Gambling is the heart and soul of Las Vegas, and it’s what most people do when they get there. Play as much as you want but be careful not to lose too much money too quickly. The best casinos to go to are definitely the Wynn, Bellagio, The Palms, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, and the Mirage. You should also definitely go see one of Las Vegas’s many great shows. Penn and Teller, Lance Burton, Elvis impersonators, and many more put on live shows daily so check your casino to see who’s going to be performing. A large number of people rock climb around the desert. Red Rock Canyon, located on the western edge of Las Vegas, features hundreds of traditional/gear and sport routes. Climbing is possible year-round, though Spring and Fall tend to be the most comfortable. Day hiking, Skiing, and Mountain Biking are also great things to do in Las Vegas. Up for tennis? Las Vegas is a great place for tennis fans. Not only do many of the hotels offer excellent courts but public courts abound as well. Las Vegas is also home to many amateur tournaments, UNLV tournaments, as well as The Tennis Channel Open.