There are a lot of reasons to be excited that the NAHB’s International Builder’s Show™ (IBS) is returning to Las Vegas this year. One of the big reasons is that here’s just so much to do in the city. Beyond the nightlife and the gaming, Vegas offers a dizzying number of activities and experiences, and there’s something here for everyone. Here are just five things you might want to check out while you’re in the city:
#1: Phenomenal Food
The food in Las Vegas is worth the trip alone. It’s right up there with eating your way through New York City. No matter what kind of cuisine you like, there is a 5-star restaurant serving up delicious meals at all hours of the day or night. Here are just a few of the restaurants that you might enjoy trying.
#2: Shows and Concerts
Las Vegas has a long history of famous entertainers and performers, and the tradition is alive and well today. If you want to catch a show during IBS, you’ll have a lot to choose from. There’s Adele’s Las Vegas residency, Cirque du Soleil performances almost every night, David Copperfield, Moulin Rouge, Blue Man Group, and more. Explore the concert and show options here.
#3: The Neon Museum Las Vegas
What better place than the Neon Capital of the World to see one of the largest collections of neon signs? Hailed by Travel + Leisure as one of the top museums in the US, the Neon Museum has rescued over 250 iconic Vegas signs and has restored many of them to their former glory. Take a guided tour of the collection and learn about the history of neon signs in Las Vegas or take in their “Brilliant!” augmented reality light show to see the neon signs in a whole new way. Tickets sell quickly, so make sure to book in advance!
#4: Fremont Street
Second only to the Vegas Strip, Fremont Street is an historic place in Vegas to take in the sights with live entertainment, musicians and character models lining the street. You can even dine in a restaurant inside a shipping container and watch five shark species swim by you in a huge aquarium. You name it, you can probably do it with flair on Fremont Street.
#5: National Parks
The Hoover Dam is just a 40-minute drive away from downtown Las Vegas. Death Valley is only two hours away, as is the Grand Canyon. If you want to take a day trip away from the city before or after the show, there are lots of national parks within easy driving distance.
If you haven’t yet registered for IBS, now is a great time to do so–and you might consider tacking on a day or two to enjoy everything Vegas has to offer! Register for the show at BuildersShow.com.