10 things to do in Vegas at America’s Credit Union Conference
At the 2017 America’s Credit Union Conference, discovery is what it’s all about. In a schedule packed with opportunities to gain valuable knowledge, attendees get to discover the ideas, strategies, trends and technologies that are shaping the credit union industry.
When the conference adjourns for the day, attendees will discover the sights and sounds of our host city, Las Vegas.
The Entertainment Capital of the World has no shortage of thrills, attractions, and time killers. (Here are some things to get most excited about):
- Shopping on the Strip
Plenty of great shopping is available throughout Sin City, the famed Las Vegas Strip features the greatest density of commerce, with hundreds of outlets offering clothes, jewelry, art, souvenirs, memorabilia and more.
- Cirque du Soleil
Radically transform the way you think about the circus with their thrilling acrobatic show. The Canadian entertainment juggernaut has a handful of resident shows in Las Vegas, including The Beatles LOVE, Zumanity and Michael Jackson ONE.
- Shows Galore
Of course, Cirque du Soliel isn’t the only game in town. Many of the world’s top entertainers call Las Vegas home, including prop comic Carrot Top, magician David Copperfield and the one-of-a-kind Blue Man Group. On Sunday, June 25, America’s Credit Union Conference attendees will be heading to a performance from country legends, Reba, Brooks & Dunn.
- Hoover Dam
Built from 1931 to 1936, the Hoover Dam continues to provide power to Las Vegas to this day. Consider taking a break from the glitz and glamor and head to Lake Mead to see this astonishing testament to American ingenuity, ambition, and dedication.
- The Fountains of Bellagio
One of Las Vegas’ most iconic attraction is free to experience. Dozens of times per day, the Bellagio Hotel puts on dazzling, unforgettable water shows choreographed to classic pop songs, Broadway tunes and jazz standards. Visit more than once—no two performances are the same!
- The High Roller
Right next to Caesar’s Palace (the conference’s official lodging partner) is The Linq, a hotel and shopping promenade full of things to see and do. Its major attraction is The High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel. At 520 feet in diameter, one revolution on this behemoth takes 30 minutes to complete.
Las Vegas’ abundant natural beauty is one of its most underappreciated virtues. Red Rock Canyon’s vermillion ridges make for great sightseeing on bike rides or hikes, while the nearly 12,000-ft.-high Mount Charleston rewards hikers willing to get a little chilly with enchanting forests and fascinating Nevada wildlife.
While this mall features plenty of noteworthy diversions, the main attraction is the pedestrian promenade’s 90-ft. Viva Vision canopy screen, which uses more than 12.5 million LED lights to create remarkable light shows all night long.
- Celebrity Restaurants
Several culinary professionals have their own Vegas restaurant with its own unique flavor and atmosphere. Bring your appetite; world-famous cuisine is on the menu.
- Helicopter Tours
From the ground, Las Vegas can feel like sensory overload. Riding a helicopter thousands of feet in the air, however, you can fully appreciate the city’s luminous beauty, splendor and constant action. It’s a great way to cap off your Vegas stay and reflect on all that you’ve discovered in Sin City.
America’s Credit Union Conference will be held June 25-28, 2017, in Las Vegas. To learn more and register, please visit acuc.cuna.org.