Las Vegas : What to do when you are done partying

Las Vegas : What to do when you are done partying

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.

24 thoughts on “Las Vegas : What to do when you are done partying

  1. There is so much to do in Vegas. Whenever I mention it to my husband he always is like, maybe not, I don’t care for clubs and casinos. But there is so much more to vegas. I’ve never been but it’s definitely on my bucket list.

  2. The big dog is super fun! My husband and his friends go once a year and it is an adult sand pit with heavy machinery where you can dig!

  3. Hadn’t heard of many of these places, although I have hiked at Red Rock Canyon and it is beautiful! When we go to Las Vegas, we neither gample OR party, so everything we do is in this category. We’ve found some awesome parks, stores (especially thrift stores) and buffets. Or we just visit with family who live there. Vegas is definitely an interesting place.

  4. I cant wait to head back to Vegas. It is like a adult’s playground with so much more to do than gamble. I had no idea about the hot springs though. My heart goes out to the city at the moment in light of recent events.

  5. Super cool, as Las Vegas itself is a party heaven, didn’t actually about these cool stuff to offbeat. Would love to visit the car forest as it looks entertaining and exciting. And who wouldn’t love to rent at least a luxury car for a day, right?

  6. It’s good to have an additional perspective on Las Vegas. After all it’s an interesting region. I’d love to see the Hot Springs and the Car Forest is also unique.

  7. It looks like there’s a lot more to do in Las Vegas than you at first think! I love the Zombie apocalypse store – very weird! For me though, I think the hiking is the most appealing activity.

  8. Having been brought up on a rich diet of western classics both in book form as well as the Hollywood classics. Las Vegas holds a special place in my heart. Really there is so much fascinating stuff in Vegas beyond the razzle-dazzle of the casinos.

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