My personal list of non-scandelous places worth visiting (going south to north)
Drive to the Welcome to Las Vegas Sign- There's a parking lot (on the left hand side if driving south) that you can pull into so you can take pictures in front of it.
Mandalay Bay Aquarium http://www.sharkreef.com/visitor/prices.aspx $18 per person
NewYork NewYork Casino- Cool to go inside and look at- don't go on the roller coaster, its old and shaky and will give you a headache.
Cross the road and go to M&M World and giant Coca Cola Bottle (theres an Outback Steak House right there too if you're hungry! Also theres a tix4less stop to look for cheap show tickets)
Cosmopolitan Casino- go inside and look around casino, make sure you check out the really cool chandeliers (it's one of the newer casinos).
Bellagio Casino (if you park on the top floor of their parking lot you can see the mini eiffel tour really well). Go inside and look at the seasonal decorations in the lobby, the butterfly ceiling and of course the fountain outside.
The Venetian- PERSONAL FAVORITE hotel/casino, go see the inside and find the gondola guys in their boats. Thats also where the Madam Tussaud's wax museum is.
Madam Tussauds Wax Museum- http://www.madametussauds.com/lasvegas/buytickets/default.aspx $24 each. Even if you don't go in- go to the entrance and they always have 2 sample wax people out that you can take pictures with for free.
Then from there DRIVE (it looks close but it's not!) to "Old Vegas" which starts around Circus Circus Hotel
Stratosphere- Only worth going to if you are going to go up to the top to the look out and/or the rides. At the top there is an observation level where you can walk around the whole thing and see all of Vegas. $18 a person to go up. Then one floor up there are three different rides, crazy but so much fun! Stratosphere Rides
Fremont Street Experience- Go at night. There are lights all around which is very cool. There's a zip line that goes through the whole street.
If you want to see a show I suggest going to Tix4Tonight (heres a map of the different locations, opens at 10am so go early to get more selection). In my opinion Cirque de Solei are the best shows but also the most expensive, but there's a really wide selection of shows that could be awesome!
- Free parking at all the hotels- very handy!
- Everything looks like it's close together but it often takes a long time to walk from place to place because there are crazy bridges and bendy sidewalks.