Electric Daisy Carnival: Las Vegas Travel Guide

Article by: Alexa Smith

Thu June 12, 2014 | 00:00 AM

In just two short weeks, hundreds of thousands of ravers will make their way to Las Vegas for the Mecca of the American electronic dance music scene, Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas. Headliners from all over the world will meet under the electric sky for three days of non-stop partying. As you can imagine, the festival will be incredibly exhausting. If you find yourself needing a break from the frenetic pace of EDC, Vegas offers plenty of other entertainment for thrill seekers to enjoy. Round out your time at EDC by checking out these exciting activities for the ultimate Las Vegas experience!


Stratosphere Hotel Casino Insanity

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Zip the Strip 

Zipline through neon lights up to 35 mph under the canopy at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Vegas. Jump 12 stories from the “World’s Largest Slot Machine” at Slotzilla , where you can now even zip line headfirst, superman-style, 114-feet high. If the Slotzilla leaves you wanting more, try the VooDoo Zipline at the Rio, which takes you a staggering 400 feet up above the strip. http://voodoozipline.com Don’t miss out on this sightseeing adrenaline rush!

Run Away with the Circus

You can’t leave Las Vegas without catching Cirque du Soleil. One of the most visually appealing and mystifying shows in Vegas, EDC fans will appreciate the surreal performances. Choose from several unique themes such as Michael Jackson ONE, “O”, The Beatles LOVE, CRISS ANGEL Believe, or Zarkana. Trust us, your jaw will be on the floor by intermission.

Take a Ride on Top of the World

Check out amazing views of Sin City from over 900 feet high, while hanging over a ledge, spinning! Adrenaline junkies can choose from three heart-pumping rides that will have you holding on for dear life. The XScream totters you over the edge, Insanity dangles you over the edge, slanted in your seats as if you’re going to fall out, and The Big Shot shoots you to the top of the tower at over 1000 feet.

Free Fallin’

Jump off a building. Literally. At SkyJump, you can free fall from the 108th floor of the Stratosphere—that is, if you muster up enough courage to push yourself off the ledge. Jumpers will reach speeds up to 40 mph on this vertical zip line. This is for extreme thrill-seekers only!


Angela Neon Museum Vegas

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Light it Up

There’s nothing ravers love more than neon and lights (well, okay, maybe there are a few things…) so the Neon Museum is the perfect place to visit in your off-EDC hours. Dedicated to collecting and preserving that iconic Las Vegas signage we all know and love, the two-acre Neon Museum campus includes the outdoor exhibition space that’s been nicknamed “The Neon Boneyard,” which is a must-see for anyone addicted to vintage Vegas, or those who are looking for a seriously cool photo opp.

Cruise the Canals

Take a short trip to Italy with a Gondola ride through the Venetian Hotel. The indoor option takes you on a scenic tour of St. Mark’s square, passing by the shops and under bridges. The outdoor route is almost like the real thing. Your gondolier may even give you a private concert amidst the ride.

Be a High Roller

Catch stunning views of Vegas on the world’s largest Ferris wheel, the High Roller. The wheel clocks in at 550 feet and is located in the heart of the strip at the outdoor retail, dining, and entertainment plaza, The Linq. Enjoy your 30-minute ride where you’ll be able to capture endless amounts of Instagrams that will make your friends jealous.

Eiffel Tower Experience

Every trip to Paris requires visiting the Eiffel Tower, and this one is conveniently located in the heart of the strip. At 460 feet in the air, about half the size of the real Eiffel Tower, you can catch glittering views of the city at night. Reserve a sport at the restaurant on the 11th floor in advance for the ultimate experience.


Britt Reints Mon Ami Gabi Vegas

Photo by Britt Reints via Flickr Creative Commons

Serendipitous Moments

Check out Serendipity 3, a celebrity favorite and classic NYC fixture. Dine in or have a quick casual meal, you can enjoy signatures such as frozen hot chocolate or giant donuts. This is the perfect place for candy ravers to satisfy a sweet tooth in a city that’s all about guilty pleasures.

Dining at the Top

Go all out at the Stratosphere’s Top of the World where you can dine at one of the world’s highest restaurants. Not only is it 800 feet above the strip, but it also rotates 360 degrees every 80 minutes.

French Toasting

Take in amazing views of the Bellagio Fountains while enjoying a glass of bubbly and classic French bistro fare at Mon Ami Gabi at the Paris Hotel & Casino. Go at night for a light show that will be the cerise on top of your Vegas experience.