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In a previous post, I talked about 25 things to do in Las Vegas. There are obviously many more things to do, so I decided to share 25 more Las Vegas alternatives! Some of these things start to stray away from the main strip, but are all worth taking an Uber or a day trip.
Without further ado, here are 25 more things to do in Las Vegas:
NYNY – Bruxie
If you’re a fan of chicken and waffles, you will love this place! They make chicken and waffle sandwiches and have a variety of toppings that they put on them. And these sandwiches are huge! In true Vegas fashion, they also serve adult beverages, along with soda and water.
I had found out about this place on Pinterest and thought it sounded really decadent! One day Mom and I ventured over to the Aria hotel and found this bakery. The line was very long, and once we had tried our desserts, we understood why! As this is a specialty bakery and it is in Vegas, the prices are a little steep, but well worth it. The chocolate dessert that I had was so delicious! While there, I was looking over their menu and noticed they had a few savory quiches as well, I think I found a new breakfast place for the next time I visit Vegas!
Art galleries are everywhere, and most that I came across were free! Even the ones that require a fee have some sort of area that is free as well. I love looking at art and seeing the creativity of others. Many of the items that I’ve seen I never would have thought of, much less be able to create. People’s imaginations and abilities amaze me!
Caesar’s Palace ‘Fall of Atlantis’
In the Caesar’s Palace Forum Shops, you will find a large statue. If you time it right, you will see the statue move and put on a show! The ‘Fall of Atlantis’ show occurs every hour, and the best part is that it’s free. You’ll know a show is coming soon when the crowd starts to gather! Along with the statues, there is also a 50,000 gallon aquarium nearby that is really cool to checkout as well!
Want to hang out with celebrities for a few hours? It’s really cool to get to check out life-life mannequins of famous people. The best part is you get to take your picture with any or all of the celebrities there!
At night, head over to the Mirage to watch the volcano erupt. Every night, starting at 8pm, the volcano has a few hourly eruptions. It’s a pretty cool experience to watch a volcano go off, without having the fear to run away from the lava!
Lake of Dreams
Every evening at the Wynn, starting at 7:30pm, you can catch a hologram show! The show incorporates music, lights, holographics, and puppetry to create an unforgettable experience. It’s a great opportunity to take a break and enjoy dinner at one of the nearby restaurants.
Hop on the monorail and head to the end of the line. At the SLS, they have the Center Bar, which has a 3D ceiling! It’s a great opportunity to get out of the desert heat, grab a drink, and just relax!
Away from the hustle and bustle of the center of the strip is the Stratosphere Hotel. Although it may be a ways down the strip, it can be seen from just about anywhere because of the 1,149 foot tower! If you’re a guest in the hotel, a ride to the top is free, otherwise it’ll cost you $20. Be sure to check out Groupon for any deals! I went up to the top at night, and it was so cool getting to see all of the Las Vegas Boulevard lights from up high.
While you’re up in the Stratosphere Tower, check out the rides as well. If you’re afraid of heights it may not be so fun, but talk about a thrill! So much adrenaline as you’re dangled from over 1000 feet in the air!
Fremont Street Experience
A short Uber ride away is Fremont Street! This place is fun any time of day that you go. At night, you can watch the light show overhead on the canopy. Fremont Street is definitely one of my favorite places to people watch! There is no shortage of interesting characters in this place!
The Mob Museum
Curious about organized crime in America? The Mob Museum is located close to Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. It’s a great experience to learn all about organized crime all across America. They even have hands-on exhibits to explore!
Have you ever watched an older movie set in Las Vegas and noticed all of the neon signs? When those signs are taken down, this is the place they go. The museum can only be experienced on guided tours, but you can go day or night!
Container Park is a little shopping area made entirely of shipping containers! Surrounding a giant courtyard area, there are many cute shops that are fun to explore. There is a playground for kids to enjoy and they often have live entertainment!
Clearly not in Las Vegas, but there are so many places on the strip where you can book a tour! Just walking around I came across several places that do tours. Also, Groupon always has some sort of deal for Hoover Dam tours. If you’re at a loss but want to go, don’t be shy to ask the hotel front desk where you’re staying, they’re always great at providing helpful suggestions!
If you’re like me and love kayaking, then you will enjoy this! This is another option that is not in Las Vegas, but when you book your tour, they will pick you up from your hotel. Kayaking is so peaceful and relaxing, and when surrounded by the wonder of nature, it’s an incredible experience.
Calling all adrenaline junkies! At Rio, you can zipline between the two towers of the hotel. The ride is 400 feet up and goes 33 miles per hour! I haven’t done this one before, but it looks like a lot of fun.
Located behind MGM is Top Golf. When you want to do something a little relaxing and a lot of fun, this is definitely a good option! You can enjoy good drinks, good food, and a good game with friends. I haven’t been to the one in Las Vegas, but Top Golf is a lot of fun!
Ride the Monorail
Being able to walk everywhere in Las Vegas is great, but sometimes you’re feet get tired! This is where the Monorail comes in. Another benefit is that the Monorail is air-conditioned; a great way to get out of the heat!
See a Show
From Cirque du Soleil, to concerts, to Blue Man group, and even burlesque shows! Las Vegas has it all. Every hotel along the strips offers several different types of shows. Many of the shows even have additional performances during the day!
I love to people watch! Las Vegas is definitely a place where you will see all kinds of characters. Some dressed up as actual characters, and others who have made some very interesting fashion choices! I also find it really entertaining how some people act when they’ve had a few adult beverages. Needless to say, people watching is one of my favorite things to do in Las Vegas!
Ok, I admit, I haven’t done this yet but I definitely will next time I’m in Las Vegas. It looks like a great time. You get to put yourself in the shoes of the crime scene investigators! I’m a fan of watching shows like Forensic Files, so I think this would be awesome. Who wouldn’t want to solve a murder?
Elena Bulatova Fine Art
Last time I was in Las Vegas, I wandered by this location and I just had to walk in! Most all of the art here is modern art, and there are so many different kinds. One of my favorites was the ‘melting’ giant lollipops! They were so colorful and fun. There were also tons of other painting and sculptures, I’m sure you’ll find something in here that will catch your eye!
Now, I know what you’re thinking, and, yes, geocaching is supposed to be stealthy. I agree that it is really hard to be stealthy on a busy sidewalk with hundreds of people passing you by. But…. I managed! I won’t give away any spoilers, but I acted as nonchalantly as possible, and reached for the geocache while I looked the other way. It was pretty awesome finding the caches in Las Vegas knowing that there so many people around!
Don’t be afraid to just wander around. If a place looks interesting, go in! This is how I’ve discovered a lot of fun and different things to do in Las Vegas. Don’t be afraid of wandering somewhere you’re not supposed to be, there are very few places in Vegas where you can’t go!
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