The Ultimate Las Vegas Bucket List – Part 1

Recently I had the pleasure of going to Las Vegas for my 23rd birthday. With my best friend in tow, we set out to have the best time ever in the city where anything can happen. With a little bit of research (hey, someone has to do it) we set off to create the Ultimate Las Vegas Bucket List. Because we had such a great time, I’ve decided to split this post into two. But without further a due, here are 5 things you have to add to your Las Vegas Bucket List.

1. The Strip

I know, I know, what a cliche first suggestion to have on your Las Vegas bucket list, but you have to go there. Not only is it truly awe inspiring to think that all of these attractions were completely man made and constructed, but you can start in Egypt and travel to the canals in Venice, all in an afternoon.


2. The Grand Canyon

If you really want to up the adventure side of things, try taking a short plane ride or helicopter ride to the wonder. The vast canyon is indescribable. Nature at its finest. The glass bridge isn’t for those of the faint of heart, look straight down into the canyon. I truly recommend going to the grand canyon, it’s a welcome break to the hustle of Las Vegas. If you head to the Grand Canyon by car, no doubt you’ll stop by the Hoover Damn an American jewel and man made amazement.

3. Old Vegas

The sites you see in the tv and movies depicting Las Vegas is usually Old Vegas. Specifically Fremont Street. Covered in a blanket of lights, Fremont street is not only reminiscent of an older time in Las Vegas, but also a lot cheaper. Want a meal for under $5? Fremont Street is probably your best bet.

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4. XS

XS is the best club in the world. No really, XS was named the best night club in the entire world. With house dj’s like Avicii, and David Gueta, get there early or prepare to wait in line. But once inside, prepare to be amazed. Where else in the world is there a swimming pool in the middle of the club? The inside is plated with real gold status and fittings. And not to sound like a small town kid (I’m a small town kid) the bathrooms were amazing. Probably the nicest ones I have ever seen.

5. The Chippendales

Finally, we’ve come to the end of the first half of my ultimate Las Vegas bucket list, but we’re going to finish strong. The Chippendales are a Las Vegas institution. For those of you who don’t know. the Chippendales are ‘male dancers’ similar to Magic Mike, but impeccable. Whether you’re into the more traditional fireman dance, or a more specific 90’s R&B performance, the Chippendales have something for you.

Although at first I was a little nervous (to say the least) ladies, don’t worry these men are pros! If you’re interested in having one of the best nights of your lives, check out their site here. PS get your photo taken with the Chippendales after the show…it’s the only Vegas souvenir you’ll ever need.558996_10153851704090012_138151699_n

Vegas was just so much fun! If you’re over 21 I 100% recommend going. Check out if you’re thinking of going. It had some really great deals. Have you been to Las Vegas? Let me know if there’s anything you’d suggest to do. I know I will be back soon.

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Sara Ruthnum

Sara is the marketing and community outreach coordinator for She is passionate about all things travel, culture and sports, and is excited to start knocking off some of her bucket list dreams in the near future. Connect with Sara by emailing or Check out Sara's bucket list here