The City of Las Vegas needs no introduction. The city known for its vibrant nightlife has earned itself the title as ‘The Entertainment Capital of the World’. With strips lined up with mega casinos and bars, the city has the reputation to give you the worst hangovers. While Las Vegas is known as the ultimate party destination, there is a prettier and offbeat side to this Sin City. If you are not into too much partying or you are too broke to gamble, then check out the below spots to experience the side of Las Vegas that many are not aware of.
Check out the Neon Museum
Join the Museum tour to revisit those neon signs that once lightened up Las Vegas before the more efficient LED lights kicked in. This museum aims at preserving the iconic Las Vegas signs for historical and cultural enrichment. You can book the tickets for the tour online. Also the museum lies away from the Las Vegas strip, giving you a much needed break from the chaos. This place is just a 10 min drive from the strip.
Escape to the Red Rock Canyon
One of the most popular hiking destinations in the Las Vegas area. This barren red landscape can give way to some legendary Instagram shots. The Martian land houses many secret springs and old ruins for you to discover. Also lookout for the chance encounters with burros and wild mustangs. A 30 min drive from Vegas should get you there.
Tour a Gold Mine
45 mins off the Las Vegas strip, lies one of the most oldest and richest gold mines in Nevada, The Techatticup Mine. This place has been cleaned up and illuminated offering guided tours to tourists.
Treat Yourself to Hot Springs
There are multiple hot springs located in the state of Nevada, all at a quick drive away from Las Vegas. The most accessible one appears to be the Arizona Hot Spring since it is the closest one and also the busiest one. The trek to the spring takes you through the canyon spread out at 3 miles and also involves a bit of scrambling as you get closer to the spring. This place is another 45 mins drive away from Vegas.
Visit the Unique Car Forest
Visit this creative junkyard in Goldfield, Nevada, a dream project of artists Chad Sorg and Mark Rippie. This is an open space exhibit which includes 40 automobiles including trucks, cars, vans all delicately balanced on their ends or stacked above each other. Most of the cars here also have also been decorated with colorful graffiti. A 3 hour drive from the Las Vegas Strip can easliy get you there.
Jump off the Cliffs at Nelson’s Landing
This spot is perfect for the outdoorsy. While cliff jumping is the main attraction here, it is also a great spot for swimming and kayaking in Lake Mohave. There cliffs are off various sizes ranging from 10-50 feet. This place is a 2 hr drive from the Las Vegas Strip.
Prepare yourself for the Zombie Apocalypse
Shop at the Zombie Apocalypse Store in Las Vegas. This place has everything from ninja blades, tomahawks to a variety of swords to save yourself when the undead rises. You can also target practice on life sized zombie dummies. This place is just a 10 mins away from the Las Vegas strip and is a fun place to visit.
As you see there are a lot of places for you to explore around Las Vegas. So make the next Vegas strip more memorable by going offbeat. With all these spots at a driving distance away from Vegas, the best way to get there is to rent a car and take things at your own pace. Check out Miles Car Rentals for their exciting array of luxury cars and that too at affordable rates.