There’s so much more to Las Vegas than casinos and not everyone goes to Las Vegas to gamble. Some go to work and to enjoy some of the other highlights of this amazing city. The city is one of our busiest with our corporate rentals enjoying some of the highest occupancy in the entire country. If you’re there to work and don’t want to lose days in casinos, there is a whole lot more to see and do.
We asked our travel team for five activities to enjoy in Las Vegas that don’t involve a casino. Here is what they came up with.
Fremont Street is in the heart of downtown Las Vegas and is known as ‘Glitter Gulch’ because of the lighting and shiny things in store windows. It is a pedestrianized area full of stores, live performances, lights, a zipline and more. There are often live shows or performances going on as well as dozens of places to eat and drink, stores to shop and marvels to just walk by and admire.
The Neon Museum, locally known as the Neon Boneyard, is where the lights of Las Vegas retire to. The museum began as a collection of old neon signs but has gown into a full museum spread over 2 acres. It includes over 200 signs, a restoration studio, gallery and more. You have to sign up for a guided tour to visit the Neon Museum but it is well worth checking out.
See a show
Las Vegas is almost as famous for its shows as for its casinos. There are usually A-listers of some kind performing in the city either as residencies or tours. Otherwise, there are hundreds of shows from burlesque to the Blue Man Group and all are worth seeing. Many perform within the huge hotel complexes while others have shows in other venues.
CSI: The Experience
CSI: The Experience follows the theme of the TV shows by providing a crime scene and asking you to solve the mystery using proven techniques. There are three murders, 15 CSI lab stations, 15 suspects and 3 different killers and it is your job to use science to find the culprits. It is situated within MGM Grand and is a great way to spend a couple of hours.
Hoover Dam Tour
The Hoover Dam is only a few miles outside of the city and is well worth a look. One of our greatest feats of engineering, the dam has a long and illustrious history. The tour takes you into the heart of the dam and walks you through its construction, engineering, science and all the details you never knew about one of our most famous landmarks.
Richard Petty Driving Experience
The Richard Petty Driving Experience takes place at the Las Vegas Speedway and if you’re into cars, this is a must-see. Sit beside a professional race driver as you are taken around the track at over 140 mph. If you’re feeling up to it you can drive too! The experience is short at only 8 minutes at a time but you feel every single second. Different packages are available including ride-along, free practice or The Rookie. Each delivers high octane fun that you won’t forget in a hurry.
If you find yourself working in Las Vegas, you don’t have to spend every waking hour gambling. The city has so much more to offer and is more than happy to fill all of those moments with a huge range of activities and things to see and do!