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Ultimate Guide to Las Vegas

Think Las Vegas is a town only for gambling, drinking, and clubs? Not so fast.  Obviously you can channel your inner Kardashian with zero judgment here (hey #WhatHappensInVegas), but Vegas is so much more.  Whether you are an animal lover, sugar addict, alcoholic, cheapskate, adrenaline junkie, sedentary, shopaholic, human or zombie there is something here for you.  Keep reading for a list of 50 amazing off the beaten path, super cool, and some free (or nearly free, I see you cheapskates) things to do.


Free or Relatively Inexpensive Things to Do

1. Walk the Strip and People Watch

2. Snap a pic at the Welcome to Las Vegas Sign

3. Hike Valley of Fire State Park (about 30 min away)

4. Red Rock Canyon

5. Visit Seven Magic Mountains

6. Walk down Fremont Street

7. Go Down the Shark Slide at the Golden Nugget pool

8. Visit the Neon Museum

9. Visit the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts

10. Liberace Museum


For the Foodie

1. Nobu 9 course Dinner at Caesar’s Palace

2. Tour Ethel M Chocolate Factory

3. Have dinner overlooking the fountains at Bellagio

4. In and Out Burger

5. Sugar Factory and/or Black Tap Epic Freakshakes

6. Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay

7. Picasso at Bellagio

8. Secret Pizza at Cosmopolitan

9. Heart Attack Grill

10. Have dinner at a restaurants signature chef’s table.  (Many restaurants have these and we went to Delmonico’s in the Venetian and enjoyed it immensely




Adrenaline Junkie

1. Take a Doors Off Helicopter flight

2. Sunrise Helicopter Flight into the Grand Canyon

3. Voodoo Zipline at Rio

4. Skyjump at Stratosphere

5. High Roller at Linq

6. Zip lining at Bootleg Canyon

7. Zombie Burlesque

8. National Atomic Testing Museum

9. Cirque Fitness Classes

10. Race Exotic Cars at Speedvegas (please check out my post all about this!)




Animal Lover

1. Flamingo Habitat

2. Lion Habitat Ranch

3. Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay

4. Secret Garden Zoo and Dolphin Habitat at Mirage

5. Aquarium at the Silverton Hotel



Las Vegas has no shortage of really cool bars and these are just a couple of fun and unique ones:

1. Minus 5 Experience

2. Parasol Up/Down at the Wynn

3. Laundry Room hidden Speakeasy bar in Mandalay Bay

4. Vanderpump Garden in Cesars

5. Brewery Tour or Mixology Class



Something for everyone

1. Canyon Ranch Spa

2. Hoover Dam/ Boating in Lake Mead

3. Top of the Eiffel Tower at Paris

4. Take a Picture with the Street Artists on the Strip

5. Walking in each themed Casino on the Strip

6. Shopping in the Forum Shops, Grand Canal Shoppes, and Fashion Show Mall

7. Take a Gondola Ride at the Venetian

8. Check out an icons residency (I saw Britney and she was amazing)

9. Play craps at 1 in the morning

10. Go to a Cirque Du Soleil Show


Check out these other articles!

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Complete Guide to Antelope Canyon AZ

Things to Know Before You Visit White Pocket, Vermillion Cliffs, Arizona


  1. Kelly Young

    November 9, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Infomrative and also hilatious post … Love it

  2. Jacqueline S Heard

    November 9, 2019 at 9:19 am

    This is the best article. I love the different lists! It’s great

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