Many think that all you do in Las Vegas is drink, gamble and party, and while that’s true, there’s so much more to the vibrant city. Considered to be a grown up’s playground, Las Vegas is indeed a vibrant city in the middle of the desert, but there’s more than just the iconic Strip that features all the big hotels and casinos. But if you’re not really into gambling or partying, there are a lot of other things you can do in Vegas to still have a great time. So although the city is known for it neon lights and famous sights, here are a few fun things to do in Las Vegas to have the best vacation ever:
Explore the Strip
Put on your walking shoes and explore the iconic Strip. Soak in the neon sights, colorful people and everything else that the Strip offers. It’s fairly long, so you know that you’ll be walking for a while, but it’ll be a blast. And the cool thing about Las Vegas is that you can walk outside with alcohol, so you’ll be able to walk with your favorite cocktail in hand as you explore the Strip and check out the Vegas scene. And it’s here you’ll be able to see all of the city’s most iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower at Paris, the Bellagio Fountains and so much more!
The Mob Museum
Las Vegas used to be home to some of America’s biggest gangsters and has a rich history in the 20the century gangster era. You can actually visit the Mob Museum that’s located at the city’s former federal courthouse that’s located in the downtown area of old Vegas. It features 12 exhibits that’s devoted to America’s mob history, providing visitors with loads of info on notorious gangsters like Bugsy Siegel, Al Capone and John Gotti, as well as the dedicated FBI agents and G-men who worked to crush them.
Freemont Street Experience
Before there was the Strip, there was Freemont Street where all the classic, but less-visited- casinos are and now this section of Vegas is home to a fun tourist stop called the Freemont Street Experience. It features a huge LED canopy and occupies several blocks of Freemont Street. You can hear cool sounds thanks to its 555,000W sound system that also provides intervals of entertainment every hour between 6 P.M. and 11 P.M. Visitors can keep distracted by the numerous food stands, stores and even partake in a fun zipline along the route.
Big Apple Rollercoaster At new York-New York
The New York-New York Hotel and Casino is a fun replica of The Big Apple and features a faux-Manhattan Skyline complete with things like the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. Inside are various shops and eateries, including a NYC-style pizzeria, as well as plenty of casino games. But many like to take a ride on the Big Apple Rollercoaster that weaves through the skyline and features amazing views of the Strip. It’s a fun ride that will delight those of all ages!
The Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris
Visit the City of Lights in Vegas while stopping off at the Paris Hotel and Casino. As one of the Strip’s most popular places, you’ll find a replica of the famed Arc de Triomphe, décor that looks like the same décor from the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower that is 46 stories high right in the middle of the Strip. You can visit the top for a small fee and even book a wonderful meal at the restaurant. Inside the casino the French theme continues and you can even shop some of its swanky stores or have the night of your life up at the Chateau rooftop club
Visit the Mirage’s Volcano
If you’re feeling lucky, you’ll definitely want to stop in and drop some cash inside the Mirage’s casino, which is considered one of the luckiest places on the Strip. But if that’s not your thing, you can easily check out its massive volcano. The Polynesian-themed casino has its own man-made volcano that spews fireballs to the sounds of The Grateful Dead and really looks like a volcano exploding with all the theatrics! And the hotel is also home to a 20,000-gallon saltwater aquarium and is where you can see dolphins at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. There’s also great shopping, restaurants and various nightlife places to party. If you have time to take in a show, check out the Cirque du Soleil “LOVE” performance inspired by the music from The Beatles.