Sin City is so much more than flashing lights and slot machines. Outside the compulsory stroll along the Strip, you’ll find a lot more to explore in the old downtown, Chinatown, and the natural landscape outside the city.
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There’s no lack of exciting attractions, sights, and cuisine in Las Vegas. If it’s your first time, embrace the town and go for the big thrills.
Since it is Las Vegas, you might as well start on the famous Strip. The Bellagio’s fountain show is both free and actually quite worthwhile — take a few minutes to slow down and take in the thousand-plus dancing fountains.
Get a bird’s eye view of the skyline from the High Roller Bar at The LINQ — touristy, maybe, but people flock for a reason. For an extra fee, you can have a bartender serve drinks through your half-hour rotation around the world’s largest observation wheel.
Hop on the zipline over the Fremont Street Experience in the old downtown for a bird’s eye view of it all. Amp it up by opting for the Zoomline, which allows you to fly “superhero style” rather than seated.
Red Rock Canyon boasts brilliantly colored rocks lining a scenic 13-mile drive just 20 minutes out of town. Park your car and discover ample opportunities for hikes of all ability levels and a welcome change of pace from the lights of the city.
Drive south to check out the mines of Eldorado Canyon, where gold and silver were once chiseled by candlelight all the way back to the Civil War era. Or take a ghost tour at the historic Pioneer Saloon.
Finally, to satisfy any need for speed not fulfilled by the pace of Vegas, head to SpeedVegas, where you can rent one of their dedicated track cars and zoom around a 12-turn, 1.5 mile racetrack to test your racing skills.
Drive this scenic 60-mile loop starting from the northern outskirts of Las Vegas. Route 157’s lovely curves lead right into the heart of the Mt. Charleston Wilderness Area, where you can stop for hiking or a picnic.
For an uncongested open road cruise, head south to Boulder City, then take the scenic Lakeshore Road up on the way back. This wide-open route snakes along the western bank of Lake Mead and through rocky Nevada landscape.
Northshore Road winds along Lake Mead for about 40 miles until reaching Valley of Fire State Park, where speed limits are slower but the glorious rock formations and desert scenery are unmatched.