Don’t gamble? Here are 21 Las Vegas attractions that will interest you.
Not everyone enjoys the casino experience. Crowds of people, smoke, gambling, and barely dressed cocktail waitresses may not be your thing. The good news is there are a lot more options for you to discover in Sin City. Don’t gamble? Here are 21 Las Vegas Attractions that will interest you.
Located Downtown away from the Strip is the world-famous Fremont Street. You have to see it to believe it. From nightly concerts to an overhead hourly light show, you are sure to remember your Fremont Street Experience. Casinos, street performers, shopping, dining, and ziplining are all within walking distance in this five-block historic area. Looking for something more intimate, like a speakeasy? You bet you can find a few here if you know where to look….
How did they stack them? What started as a temporary art installation in 2016 draws over 1000 visitors a day. Unfortunately, their permit expires at the end of 2021, so without a new extension, this could be your last chance to see it. We are hopeful for a new permit because it is a fun spot to visit.
Pedal your way down the abandoned train tracks on an 8 mile round trip tour in the desert! This gem is located in Boulder City, just 30 minutes from the Strip, and is fun for the entire family! Daytime is excellent as you can see the sights and the desert colors. But for a super creepy experience, ride the rail car at night as you pedal into the darkness of the desert. Be met at the end of the line for a special treat before pedaling back to the station. We won’t ruin it for you; it is too special to miss.
Check out this video: On a Dark Desert Railroad
Take a ride out to the Hoover Dam, only 45 minutes from the Strip. This massive construction is a sight to see. Walk across the Dam or go down under in the Dam Tour. You won’t easily forget the Hoover Dam.
Red Rock Canyon and Valley of Fire State Parks
Although they are in opposite directions, both state parks are within a 30-minute drive of the Strip. Wander in nature, drive the scenic loop or take a picnic lunch and enjoy some fresh air in the desert. Both parks are worth visiting.
Zipline over the street crowds on Freemont Street or the LINQ promenade. For the ultra zip line enthusiast, you can Zipline between buildings at the Rio Casino.
Check out this quick video: Zipline over Freemont Street
Shop until you drop
You can find something for everyone, from super cheap t-shirt shops to the ultra-exclusive designer boutiques at The Forum Shoppes. Are you looking for a cute pinup dress? Check out the Miracle Mile Shoppes. Las Vegas has something for everyone, even outlet shopping. Don’t like to gamble, but you do want to shop? Well, Vegas is your Mecca!
Walk the famous Las Vegas Strip
The Strip is a lot longer than you think. Don’t bite off more than you can chew. Take a few hours and wander through a casino or two each day. Visit the Brooklyn Bridge at New York, New York, or the largest Chandelier in the world at the Cosmopolitan. If the Eiffel Tower is more your fancy, take the tour to the top. Remember the Stratosphere on this tour. Have a drink at the top as the bar rotates 360 degrees.
Check out this quick video: Viva Las Vegas
Roller Coasters and Thrill Rides
The Las Vegas Strip has these attractions as well. New York, New York, The Stratosphere, and Circus Circus all have something for the thrill-seekers in your group.
Eat, Drink and Be Merry
With over 2200 restaurants to choose from, you are going to have to make some decisions. From In and Out Burger to Dine in the Dark Experience, you owe it to yourself to plan ahead for your meals. The Strip casinos house many celebrity chef restaurants. While these creative masters may inspire the food, don’t think you will catch them plating your dinner entrée.
Be selective, be adventurous and try something new. Gone are the days of the $2.99 buffet. Although most casinos offer this popular dining option, not all buffets are created equal. Dining prices can range from $19.99 to $60 a person, depending on the venue. Sure, these lavish buffets can be expensive, the quality of food and selection are worth every cent.
You can check out our lists of favorite restaurants.
Absolutely Las Vegas has speakeasies. There are several exclusive small establishments hidden inside larger bars and clubs. Our favorites are Mas Por Favor and Ghost Donkey, but there are a few more. Maybe a hidden pizza joint is more your style. We can tell you about that as well.
When you think of Las Vegas, do museums come to mind? Mine either, but maybe we should! Las Vegas has at least 20 different museum experiences. You can find something interesting from the interactive Meow Wolf to the super scary Zak Bagans Haunted Museum. Looking for something a little naughty? Try the Museum of Erotica. When we are lucky enough to show new friends our favorite city, we always suggest the Neon Museum at dark. Wander through the lit-up neon signs and glimpse into the days of old Vegas. Pinball machines, exotic cars, art, and special exhibits are just the tip of what Las Vegas museums have to offer.
Now is your chance to visit a retail cannabis dispensary. These are not your back alley dealers; these stores have everything imaginable and the staff to help you make the right purchase. Don’t be nervous, do ask questions, and only buy something if you want to use it. For those that don’t want cannabis products, you might find a souvenir t-shirt or hat. Just go….
Concerts, professional sporting events, and free entertainment
From Lady Gaga to the Las Vegas Raiders, Vegas entertainment has something for everyone. Free lounge music, concerts on Fremont Street, UFC and pro boxing, football, hockey, magic, and burlesque. Indeed there is a show to tickle your fancy.
Machine guns, exotic cars, kayaking, and bungee jumping
Yes, indeed, Las Vegas is an adrenaline-junky haven. Take a helicopter to the Grand Canyon or over the Strip. Bungee off the Stratosphere. Shoot machine guns in the desert. Drive exotic cars at speeds over 180mph.
With so much to see and do in Sin City, you can easily see why this city is one of our favorite places to visit. Although we are not locals and probably not experts, we consider ourselves very Las Vegas savvy. For over 15 years, we have been touring this fun city and always find something new to do.
We hope you will find this information helpful as you plan your next Las Vegas vacation. If you would like some recommendations or help with your itinerary, please reach out with a comment or an email. Also, look for our upcoming articles and insider tips. If you haven’t done so already, please subscribe to our mailing list and stay tuned!
Until next time,
Travel Safe and Adventure Often!