Alternative Activities in Las Vegas for on and off Strip Fun

Activities in Las Vegas abound with all sorts of different choices. Although Las Vegas is known as a gambling mecca, it is also a city which boasts many other fun activities too. It is a place which caters to any type of traveler, whether you are someone who likes to stay up all night partying or prefer to curl up with a good book.

We’ve drawn up a list of the best alternative activities in Las Vegas to enjoy, so your holiday to Sin City will be a truly unforgettable one.

Activities in Las Vegas Include Art Galleries

Although it may come as some surprise, Las Vegas has a surprisingly large arts scene. The Bellagio is home to a prestigious art gallery, featuring work from some of the world’s most celebrated artists. The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art often puts on mesmerizing exhibitions, ensuring that visitors receive a fresh experience every time they go there.

Also, if you’re a fan of arts and culture, then you will enjoy a visit to the Las Vegas Arts District, where you will find an eclectic mix of art galleries, stores and restaurants. On the first Friday of each month, a “First Friday” festival is celebrated, drawing some 20,000 people into the area to celebrate all arts and culture. Locals make this one of their favorite activities in Las Vegas.

Take to the Air

There’s no better way to view Las Vegas than way up in the air! Helicopter tours are both exhilarating and eye-opening, providing some of the most awe inspiring views of the Strip and beyond. Although you can book a helicopter tour of just the Strip, many travelers opt for a tour of the nearby Grand Canyon. Known as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, you can’t help but feel insignificant as you view this incredible landmark from above.

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Find the Best Buffet

One of the most popular food options in Las Vegas are its buffets, with many hotels and restaurants offering impressive spreads. Your activities in Las Vegas would be lacking without the buffet experience. Make it your goal to find the best one by sampling as many as you can! The Wynn’s breakfast buffet is particularly popular with locals and tourists alike, and serves everything from a traditional English breakfast to something more continental. Just make sure you don’t scrimp on a cheaper buffet, as you truly get what you pay for at a Las Vegas buffet.

 

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Visit Fremont Street

Fremont Street is known as the ‘old’ Las Vegas,  or downtown Las Vegas, the place where people went to gamble before the Strip took over. Today you can still visit the area’s casinos, as well as explore the local attractions, which include a host of restaurants and stores. Although not quite as glamorous as anything on the Strip, you will feel like you’re experiencing a more authentic Las Vegas on Fremont Street.

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Prepare for the Apocalypse

Pay a visit to the Zombie Apocalypse Store, where you can stock up on anti-zombie supplies before the apocalypse occurs. You just never know when the brain-eaters are going to rise to power, so it’s best to be prepared. The Zombie Apocalypse Store sells first aid kits, knives, stun guns, gas masks and – of course – zombie survival books.

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Amy Labbadia is a travel writer for the luxury tour operator Wanderforth.

Elizabeth Crane

Elizabeth Crane grew up not wearing a helmet, drinking from the hose and not wearing a seat belt. She managed to survive and now spends her time developing websites, drinking coffee, and eating chocolate.

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