Do you want to go to Vegas but aren’t keen on spending day after day on the strip? Here are five things to do in Las Vegas besides gamble.
Vegas is America’s Playground. Famous for its casinos and fabulous clubs and bars, most people seem to head to this oasis in the desert to try their luck and party the night away. But what if you aren’t really into partying or gambling?
Well, here are 5 things to do in Las Vegas besides gamble.
1. Head to Fremont Street
This street in downtown is Vegas’ second most famous street. It is full of over the top, neon signs and old school casinos, like the Golden Nugget, so it is full of retro-looking kitsch. However, the real draw is the light show that takes place every night at dusk.
Just before the show starts, the whole street turns out its lights. Then visitors are treated to a spectacular display of lights with a rocking soundtrack full of bands like The Who and Bon Jovi fills their ears. It really is worth a trip off The Strip.
2. Go See a Show
Next to gambling and partying one of the things Vegas has always been known for is its top-notch entertainment. From Cirque de Soliel’s many productions to many A-list performers regularly having ongoing engagements, there is bound to be something for everyone to see.
And just a quick head’s up. Lady Gaga’s residencies have been extended into the New Year. So, if you have always dreamed of seeing her perform live, now you can.
3. The Neon Boneyard
Las Vegas is instantaneously recognizable by the neon landscape of the Strip and Fremont street. But have you ever wondered what happens when those signs get retired? Well, now you don’t have to, they go to the Neon Boneyard.
The Neon Boneyard is one of the coolest and most off-beat things to do in Vegas besides gamble. Full of over 200 signs, this is an amazing tribute to the city’s rich visual history. It really is worth adding when planning your trip.
4. The Mob Museum
The Mob is almost as synonymous with Vegas as casinos are. So, why not head to the Mob Museum to learn about the role organized crime played with not just how the city was founded but also in the decades after, as well as its impact on the rest of the country.
Told from both the perspective of the Mob and Law Enforcement, it is a fascinating and often interactive look into the seedier side of history. Plus, they have several combo deals to make it an offer you can’t refuse.
5. See the Grand Canyon
While it may not be exactly in Vegas, it isn’t that far away either. The famous landmark’s west region is only about a three-hour drive from Las Vegas, making it ideal for a day trip if the bright lights and constant traffic gets to be too much.
Plus, with plenty of guided tours and buses to and from, you can see it with relatively little stress.
Things to Do in Las Vegas Besides Gamble
This list is just 5 things to do in Las Vegas besides gamble. Trust us when we say we could have easily done another 5 lists just like this one. Between world-class museums, some of the best dining in the world, and plenty of free spectacles, you are bound to find plenty of things to do in America’s Playground that doesn’t involve gambling.
For more insider travel tips or ideas on things to do wherever you are going, take a look at some of our other travel tips.