When one thinks of Las Vegas, gambling is the #1 thing that usually comes to mind. However, if Vegas was only about gambling, there would be many visitors that would quickly become bored. Fortunately the city offers plenty to do besides gambling and today we present you with some of the best things to do in Las Vegas other than gambling.
Dine at the Top of the World Restaurant
Sitting atop of the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino is the Top of the World restaurant with its magnificent 360 degree views of Las Vegas. While you dine there, the restaurant rotates to give diners a constantly changing view of the area. The best time of day to dine here is lunchtime as they have excellent lunch specials.
Jump off a Cliff or Zip Down Fremont
Two of the more daring activities to try in Las Vegas is bungee jumping and the Vegas Zip line. There are two places in Vegas to go bungee jumping. The first is “T-Tower” located close to Circus Circus, the largest double platform bungee tower in the world. You can also bungee off the Sky Jump at the Stratosphere
Located in downtown Vegas, the Vegas Zip line give the more adventurous souls a control descent down glitter gulch. You star about 800 feet above ground and continue until you reach the end.
Move a Mountain….Literally
If you have ever dreamt of playing around with heavy equipment such as bulldozers and excavators, then you should visit the Heavy Equipment Playground. You can move mountains of dirt with plenty of big boy toys while there. If you would rather just shoot something, there are plenty of guns to try at the firing range including rifles, hand guns, and machine guns.
Go to the Museum…But With a Twist
There three unique museum experiences in Las Vegas for those tired of the typical museum scene. The first is the Mob Museum located in downtown Vegas. There you will learn the history of the not only the Las Vegas mob’s rule in Vegas, but also the men and women tasked with bringing them down.
For those of you with young kids, the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum may be the ticket. Unlike most other museums, the kids can actually interact with the exhibits here while learning about science, history, the arts, and much more.
Lastly, the Pinball Hall of Fame offers fans of classic arcade games the chance to either reclaim some of their lost youth or try out some games that maybe they have only seen in books. The games here are all in working condition and visitors are encouraged to play as much as they want.
This article was written in collaboration with Julia Newman, a freelance writer and editor.