Viva Las Vegas

Visiting Las Vegas is about more than just checking out one of the world’s biggest gambling meccas. Yes, of course, there are incredible casinos to visit, some that have been around for generations. You can play casino games at any time of the day or night and maybe even hit the jackpot! There’s lots more to this bustling city; natural beauty surrounds it, beautiful Las Vegas swimming pools to play in, exciting live shows to see, and lots of day trips that get you out into nature. Let’s take a look at the ultimate “first-timers” guide to having a great time in Las Vegas.

Kayak in the Black Canyon

Get out of the city and experience the natural beauty surrounding Las Vegas! Take a kayaking half-day trip through the Black Canyon. While you’re on the water, you’ll get to see lots of native wildlife just scurrying around and doing their thing, including some fantastic animals like the Desert Bighorn Sheep! The flora along this route is unmissable too, and so are natural wonders like the Emerald Cave. Don’t forget your sunblock and snacks and a change of clothes in a waterproof bag in case you end up in the water; it’s freezing!

Horseback Riding and a Sunset Dinner

This is another one for those who don’t like to be constrained by city limits. One of the best ways to experience the natural beauty of Nevada is on horseback. Take a horseback tour through some of the landscape surrounding the city and get to watch a Nevada sunset in all its glory. Dinner is served in the wild, and it’s a dinner you won’t soon forget. This activity is an excellent idea for couples looking for a little unusual romance.

Try an Escape Room

If you’re more of an indoorsy type, don’t worry, we’ve got you! Vegas is home to several exciting escape rooms. Grab all your friends and book a session at The Escape Game. You’ll need to keep your wits about you and put all your communication, puzzle-solving, and logic skills to the test to find all the clues you need to get out alive! Really get into the spirit of the game, and you’ll have a great time. Choose from many different rooms with a number of themes. There’s no age limit on these rooms, meaning the whole family can participate.

Experience the Shark Reef Aquarium

Take a trip under the sea in the middle of Nevada. The Shark Reef Aquarium is eager to welcome you to its underwater wonderland! Over 2,000 undersea creatures are waiting to meet you, including fifteen different species of sharks! The Reef has one of the largest single tanks in North America, so it’s certainly worth a visit.

Lost Spirits Distillery

This is a version of the Willy Wonka chocolate factory for adults. The Lost Spirits Distillery is more than just a spot to grab a delicious drink; it’s a journey in and of itself. One of the world’s best-known rum research and development labs is housed within the distillery (who knew there were such things?), so if that’s your flavor, this is the place to stock up. Your ticket gets you through the doors for a two-hour tour and complimentary drinks. This visit could be a group or solo trip.

Check Out Cirque Du Soleil

If you’re in Vegas and have time to watch one stage show, this should be it! Cirque Du Soleil is known across the world as one of the most compelling, innovative, skillful, and well-designed shows of any kind. Watch the performers carry out death and gravity-defying feats of acrobatics and gymnastics. You’ll need to book your ticket well in advance as the show is, rightly so, extremely popular.

Discover the Seven Magic Mountains

Hire a car and drive about ten miles away from the city to an art installation in the great outdoors. At the Seven Magic Mountains, you’ll find neon totems stacked in the wilderness by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. These vibrant rock spires are an excellent spot for budding content creators or photographers to get a few shots in, and they’re a whimsical addition to any Vegas trip.

The Bellagio Fountain Show

Every evening, the fountain in front of the Bellagio Casino comes to life in a mesmerizing display of carefully choreographed lights, music, and water. It’s a classic Vegas attraction that definitely should not be missed. This dazzling display is Vegas at its finest.

Be A Racecar Driver for a Day

If fast cars are your vibe, then you should check out the Supercar Race Track while you’re in town. It is the perfect destination for thrill-seekers who have always imagined themselves to be the missing member of the Fast and Furious pack. Try your hand at drifting and take home video footage of your attempts.

Wrap Up

There is so much to do and see in and around Vegas that you won’t know where to start! We hope you enjoy your trip.