Las Vegas is known throughout the world for its parties and their gambling, but for those visiting Las Vegas for the first time, there’s so much more to do than just party or gamble. If you don’t like the lavish gambling tables and dance floors, then here’s the list of alternative activities that Las Vegas has to offer.
1. Fremont Street
Fremont Street is also commonly known as “Glitter Gulch”, Fremont Street is right in the middle of Las Vegas. This pedestrian-only street has to offer live entertainment, a zipline, and an incredible light show.
2. Tallest Observation Tower in the USA
If you love the skies then visit the tallest observation tower in the USA. The Stratosphere Observation Deck is perfect for planning daytime activities, for couples to have a fun afternoon, or for those out for sightseeing.
3. The Grand Canyon
Don’t like the flashiness that Las Vegas specializes in? Then visit one of the greatest natural landmarks of the world on your visit to Las Vegas. There is so much you do and plan various types of trips to the Grand Canyon.
The South Rim of Grand Canyon is 5 hours away from Las Vegas via bus, and the West region is just 3 hours away. You can even rent a luxurious airplane or helicopter tour for the Grand Canyon. You can also enjoy the Grand Canyon floor landing if you’re up for an adventure.
4. Neon Boneyard
Want something unique on your trip to Las Vegas? Take a stroll downtime with a collection of a historical collection of Vegas’s Neon signs at the Neon Boneyard.
5. The Bellagio Fountains
The Bellagio isn’t only famous for its gambling tables. Bellagio’s incredible free water, light, and music show runs every 30 minutes during the day and every 15 minutes in the evening. Going to Las Vegas and missing out on the Bellagio water fountains isn’t something you’d want to do.
6. Go Shopping
Fremont Street also offers an open-air shopping center that’s home to multiple boutique retail shops and great restaurants, as well as live entertainment such as street concerts, music, and movies.
7. Visit on The First Friday
On the first Friday of every month, local artists and artisans have a tradition where they gather in downtown Las Vegas to perform, meet and greet and enjoy delicious food.
8. Red Rock Canyon
Located just outside of Las Vegas, the Red Rock Canyon is the perfect spot to visit if you wish to crave a break from an ever-lasting lavish lifestyle. It is particularly suggested to take an SUV tour throughout the Red Rock Canyon.
9. Go For a Show
Sin City’s famous for its huge selection of shows and concerts sponsored and hosted by the endless range of casino resorts and dedicated entertainment venues.
10. Be a Part of the Mob
Sounds dangerous? Well, you don’t actually have to join the Mob to learn all there is about the Mob. On this tour of Las Vegas, visit the Mob Museum located in downtown Las Vegas. This museum helps you learn about the history of organized crime from the perspective of both the mobsters and law enforcement by using a series of interactive exhibits, films, and other valuable artifacts.
11. Drive a Racecar
Let’s be honest, driving a racecar has been a dream of most people since forever. If you want to experience how it feels to drive a racecar, like a Lamborghini, Ferrari, or Aston Martin, then you can visit Exotics Racing and book a plan for yourself.
12. Race a Fast Car
Love NASCAR? Then this is the one experience in Las Vegas that you don’t want to miss out on. Join a professional driver on a ride-along and travel with speeds reaching up to 140 miles on the famous Las Vegas Speedway. Also if you feel confident enough, then you can get in the driver’s seat and race a fast car yourself. This is known as the Richard Petty Driving Experience.
13. Hoover Dam
One of the best engineering marvels that you’ll ever lay eyes on. Located just a couple of miles away from Las Vegas, explore deep inside Dam on one Hoover Dam tour, or even combine the experience by taking a tour of the Lake Mead.
14. Indoor Skydiving
If you’ve always loved the idea of skydiving but aren’t daring enough to jump out of an airplane, then try and enjoy indoor skydiving. Vegas’s Indoor Skydiving’s 1000 horsepower motor can ensure that you feel like you’re actually skydiving. People of all ages can go indoor skydiving and the service is open 7 days a week.
15. Solve a Crime
Fulfill your detective fantasy by finding a killer (fictional of course). Use your intelligence and gather evidence to test at “CSI: The Experience.” Review DNA evidence with real help from forensic scientists, examine the weapons. If by the end of time, you’re able to solve a mystery, you’ll earn an official CSI Diploma. What can be better than that?