Sin City is known for its gambling and partying. But these two aren’t the only activities that make Las Vegas one of the popular tourist destination cities in the world.
There is more to Vegas than just the bright lights of casinos and flashy clubs. Here are the top 10 things to do in Las Vegas besides gambling and partying.
1. Downtown Las Vegas Walking Tour
A walking tour is one of the best things to do in Las Vegas. Learn about the detailed history of the city by walking around Downtown Las Vegas with the help of a friendly and knowledgeable guide.
See where everything began at the corner of Fremont and Main Street. Walk from famous vintage Las Vegas sights to the most recent developments in the area. The Downtown Container Park is one of the most popular open-air shopping centers and entertainment area in the area.
2. Watch a Show at the V Theater
The V Theater is home to the best entertainment and shows on the Las Vegas Strip. From Broadway-style musicals, live bands, stand-up comedy, magic shows, and sexy burlesque acts, the V and Saxe Theater has everything you could want for some entertainment.
It has two showrooms with nine live stage productions including “V – The Ultimate Variety Show,” which has been a popular family show for nearly two decades. For women who want to try something new, they can learn dance moves from real Las Vegas Strippers in the #1 pole dancing class in Las Vegas called “Stripper 101.”
3. Dine at Hell’s Kitchen
Hell’s Kitchen is no longer just one of the most popular reality TV shows on the planet, it is also one of the best restaurants to try when visiting Las Vegas. This famed Caesars Palace attraction lets you experience the open kitchen battle between the red and blue teams in person.
From apps and entrees delivered straight to your table to the sampling of world-famous chef Gordon Ramsay’s signature filet mignon, risotto, and scallops, eating at Hell’s Kitchen is one of the top things to do when visiting Las Vegas.
4. Skyjump at The Strat Hotel
The Stratosphere is the tallest building in Nevada and is a favorite destination of thrill-seekers. Located in Downtown Las Vegas, The Strat Hotel’s Skypod offers heart-pounding thrill rides called Big Shot, Insanity, and X-Scream. And it also offers the world-famous Skyjump which every Vegas visitor should try.
The Skyjump is a heart-pounding open-air leap from 829 feet above the Las Vegas Strip. It holds the Guinness Book record as the highest commercial decelerator descent facility in the world. If you want to get excited, this one is for you.
5. Chronicling Crime at the Mob Museum
The Mob Museum has become one of the top tourist destinations in Las Vegas and chronicling the history of organized crime has emerged as one of the top things to do in Las Vegas.
Set in a former courthouse that hosted part of the Kefauver hearings, the Mob Museum has everything related to crime. From a real electric chair to a piece of the Valentine’s Day Massacre wall, it is an interactive experience that you will never forget.
6. Wine Tasting at the Rio Wine Cellar
The Rio Wine Cellar and Tasting room is a calm escape from all the Las Vegas action. Located underneath a Brazilian-themed casino, this wine lovers’ haven houses over 10,000 bottles of the finest wines in the world.
It boasts an impressive collection of the rare Chateau d’Yquem, which you can’t find anywhere else in the world. The oldest bottle in the cellar is an 1800 Madeira from the personal stash of Thomas Jefferson. You can’t pop the cork that belongs to the primary author of the Declaration of Independence, but there are plenty of vintage wines you can try here.
7. Hoover Dam Tour
Hoover Dam is one of the most impressive creations of modern engineering. It borders between the states of Nevada and Arizona.
Aside from the narration and mini-tour of the area of the dam done by tour guides, don’t forget to walk the Hoover Dam bypass bridge. The Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge offers the best view in the area and provides the ultimate photo opportunities on the site.
8. Eiffel Tower Experience
The Eiffel Tower Experience takes you 46 stories above the Las Vegas Strip. This high-altitude attraction is a half-scale replica of Paris’ world-famous landmark.
A glass elevator will take you up on a 460-foot ride to an observatory deck where you will find a jaw-dropping 360-degree view of the city. Anyone who says there aren’t other things to do in Las Vegas besides gambling and partying has never experienced this romantic Vegas attraction.
9. Picture-Taking at Madame Tussauds
The Madame Tussauds Las Vegas at the famed Venetian is more than just a wax museum. It is a must-see attraction and one of the best things to experience in Las Vegas.
Get up-close pictures with convincing life-like wax figures of your favorite celebrities. Go for a selfie with Bradley Cooper or Lady Gaga. If you want, you can even join Nick Fury and the rest of the Marvel superheroes for a photo op.
10. Gene Woods Racing Experience
If you dreamed of sitting behind the wheel of a car in an auto race, then you will have a fantastic time go-kart racing around the half-mile track at the Gene Woods Racing Experience.
You can go up to 18 laps around the course, which should be more than enough time to perfect your race driving skills. And don’t worry if you aren’t a good driver, because there is an instructional video that will help you maneuver across the racetrack.