An intro to Sin City

Spending a night at one of Luxor's nightclubs serves as a great intro to Sin City ... photo by CC user Mark Richardson on Flickr

Want to make your upcoming spring break trip the best yet? This article will serve as an intro to Sin City, from its engaging attractions to its heaving nightlife…

Check out the Fremont Street Experience

While you might want to jump straight into the Vegas lifestyle, take part of your first evening here to check out the Fremont Street Experience.

Topped by a barrel vault canopy over the five westernmost blocks of this street in downtown Las Vegas, this stunning tourist attraction is well worth the cab ride from the Strip.

Come after dusk for the hourly light shows, and with free concerts on offer here through much of the year, you wouldn’t have to search hard for some entertainment here.

Over 21? Partake in some hot gaming action (duh)

Not all college students traveling to Vegas will be able to play in its many glittering casinos, but if you have reached the ripe old age of 21, you will be able to hit the pits and poker tables that has made this city in the desert famous.

From blackjack to baccarat, craps to Caribbean stud, there are numerous ways you can run up your gambling bankroll to a size that will ensure many festive evenings during your time here.

If you are not clear on the rules that many of the games have, play online at gaming sites like to get a handle on the ones you’ll be playing at venues like the Bellagio so you’ll look like a smooth operator in front of all your friends!

Uncover the history of organized crime in Vegas at the Mob Museum

All these venues would have never been built without the semi-illegal influence of many organized crime syndicates of the day though, so it is well worth your while to check out the Mob Museum on some random hungover morning during your trip.

Not content to just focus on their influence and activities in Vegas, this intriguing institution sheds light on what they’ve done over the course of their infamous existences, making a compelling stop for college travelers and mob fans alike.

Sample the best nightlife that the Strip has to offer

Aside from gaming, Las Vegas is on the map of young travelers for the quality of its raucous nightlife. Whether you want to live out your cowgirl fantasies at Coyote Ugly, or to dance to trance until the sun comes up at Drais, there is a club here that will meet your needs and more.