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25 Best Things to Do in Las Vegas (That Aren’t Gambling)!

If you’ve always wanted to visit Las Vegas but don’t like to gamble or party, don’t worry! You will find plenty of things to do in Las Vegas that don’t involve gambling or partying.

I resisted going to Vegas for a long time, but when we eventually visited, I found lots of fun activities to keep me occupied in and around the city for several days.

Keep reading to discover my suggestions for the best things to do in Las Vegas!

The party capital of the world actually offers an amazing variety of activities for every type of traveler.

If you are a nature lover, or love to hike, bike or climb, you’ll find many gorgeous state and national parks within reach of Vegas.

A foodie? You’ll find a mind-boggling variety of rave-worthy gastronomic experiences to sample and savor.

If you are a photographer, the opportunities for night shots, views from above, and slices of life are all around you on the Strip.

The Conservatory at the Bellagio during the holidays
Holiday-themed decorations at the Conservatory in the Bellagio

The BEST THINGS TO DO IN LAS VEGAS

From shows to museums, and shopping to culinary experiences, Vegas does everything on a grand scale.

There are so many amazing experiences you can enjoy here that no single list can hope to cover them all.

But I hope you’ll find my round-up of the best things to do in Vegas a good starting point to plan your time in this amazing city.

#1 Walk the Las Vegas Strip and admire the facades

Las Vegas Boulevard, known as The Strip, is the famous street that runs through downtown Las Vegas.

Walk along the Strip to admire the gawk-worthy exteriors of the various resort properties!

Walking south to north, some highlights you will see are the giant Sphinx at the Luxor, the castle turrets of the Excalibur, and the New York City skyline and the Statue of Liberty at New York New York.

The castle turrets of the Excalibur on the Las Vegas Strip
The colorful castle turrets at the Excalibur Resort

Further along, you will see the gleaming facades of the City Center buildings, the Eiffel Tower at The Paris, and the fountains of the Bellagio.

At the north end, you’ll see Caesar’s Palace, with a replica of the Trevi Fountain, and the Venetian, with a facade that takes after the Doge’s Palace in Venice.

The Trevi Fountain at Caesar's palace Las Vegas
A replica of the Trevi Fountain at Caesar’s Palace
The Venetian Las Vegas
The facade of the Venetian replicates the facade of the Doge’s Palace in Venice!

We generally turn around when we reach the Wynn, which has lovely fountains, but on a much smaller scale than the Bellagio. 

Walking the Strip to admire the resort facades is one of our favorite things to do in Las Vegas.

Do it both by day and in the evening once the lights come on, for different but equally amazing experiences!

#2 Gawk at the opulent Vegas casino interiors

Some of the resorts on the Strip are worth visiting just for their fabulous interiors.

In our opinion, the two most magnificent interiors, all year round, are the Bellagio and the Venetian.

The Conservatory at the Bellagio is decorated afresh for each season.

We visited during the holidays last year and loved the huge polar bears and beautiful red and green decorations everywhere.

And definitely stop by the main lobby to gaze up at the stunning Chihuly ceiling.

Fiori di Como sculpture by Chihuly at the Bellagio in Vegas
2,000 hand-blown glass blossoms form the Chihuly scuplture “Fiori di Como”

At the Venetian, beautiful marble floors, the faux blue sky, and the painstaking re-creation of the Grand Canal make for a great stroll through the property.

St. Mark's Square at The Venetian in Las Vegas
St. Mark’s Square at the Venetian

During the holidays, the Wynn puts on a fabulous display of decorations, including miniature castles and trains that move.

Holiday decorations at the Wynn in Las Vegas
Tasteful white and gold holiday decor at the Wynn

#3 Pose for a photo at the iconic Las Vegas sign

You cannot visit Las Vegas and not get a photo at the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign!

Especially if it is the first time you’re visiting.

The Welcome to Las Vegas sign
The iconic Las Vegas sign!

The sign is in the median at the south end of Las Vegas Boulevard, the street also known as the Strip.

The most convenient time to get your photo is on your way in from the airport, or on your way out, although it looks its best when it’s lit. ‘There’s parking available nearby.

Did you know the sign has been there since 1959? It’s 25 feet tall and one of the most beloved landmarks in Vegas.

#4 Watch the Bellagio Fountain show: The Best Free Experience in Vegas!

The Bellagio fountain show is a free Las Vegas attraction that never gets old for me, no matter how many times I see it.

It’s always the first thing I rush to see when we visit Vegas.

At our last visit, we actually stayed in a Fountain View room at the Vdara, so I was able to see the show multiple times each night with no crowds around me!

The Fountains of Bellagio Las Vegas
A view of the Bellagio fountains!

The Fountains of Bellagio is a show that combines the dance of water with music and light. It’s a real feast for the senses!

The show lasts only a few minutes, but in those few minutes you experience magic. And shows run through the afternoon and evening, so you can catch it more than once if you wish.

On weekends and holidays, the shows start at noon and run every 30 minutes until 7 p.m. From 7 p.m. until midnight, the shows run every 15 minutes. On weekdays, they start at 3 p.m.

You can watch the show right from the Strip, or while enjoying a meal at the Lago or Scarpetta in the Bellagio. Or book a room at the Bellagio with a view of the fountains!

However you choose to enjoy this delightful free Las Vegas experience, you must definitely add it to your list of things to do in Las Vegas!

The Fountain Show at the Bellagio is one of the best things to do in Las Vegas
The Bellagio fountain show

#5 Enjoy a gondola ride at the Venetian

From the costumes to the serenades, the gondoliers at the Venetian come pretty close to the real thing.

And a gondola ride inside the casino along the Grand Canal is a fun thing to do when you visit Las Vegas.

You’ll float under bridges and past cafes and restaurants, with people walking along the pathways on either side, just like in Venice. A ride for two is pricey, but totally worth it!

Enjoy a gondola ride at the Venetian in Las Vegas!
Gondolas at the Venetian in Vegas


There’s an outdoor gondola ride at the Venetian as well, if you’d rather float on a canal under the real sky.

Check out this shared gondola ride combined with a visit to Madame Tussauds! If you want a ride just for two, you can upgrade when you show up for the ride.
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#6 Take in the views of the Vegas Strip from up high

If you love rooftop views (or a view of the Strip from above), you have many choices in Vegas!

Take a ride on the High Roller, currently the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. The cabins are glass-enclosed, so your photos may not be the best, but just being up there looking down upon Vegas is an awesome feeling.

Las Vegas view from above
Viewing the Strip from above is a fabulous experience!

Or head to the Top of the World Restaurant at the Stratosphere Casino, where you can grab a drink or dine while enjoying the lights of Vegas several hundred feet below.

And just a few feet higher than the highest point of the High Roller is the top of the Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Casino.

Any one of these spots can provide the thrill of seeing Vegas lit up beneath you.

#7 Catch a show

You have to set aside time to see at least one show when in Vegas, more if time and your pocketbook will allow.

Pick O, the Cirque d’ Soleil show at the Bellagio, if you like grand spectacles and drama. The show is set on an aquatic stage, and performers do their acts in the water, on it and above it.

If you love the wacky, try the Blue Man Group at the Luxor.

Whether it’s music, or magic, or drama, you will find shows here that you will enjoy. Make sure you book well in advance for good seats at reasonable prices.

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#8 Sample a Las Vegas buffet

One of the best things to do in Las Vegas is enjoy all the culinary options available.

And sampling a Vegas buffet should head your list of foodie experiences. The variety on offer will astound you.

I have never seen such huge spreads anywhere!

Items from the Wicked Spoon buffet in Las Vegas, Nevada
Items from the Wicked Spoon buffet

Not all Vegas buffets are awesome, though, so do your research before you fork over your money.

My top choice? As a vegetarian, I love the Wynn buffet because of the breadth of offerings that aren’t just salads or steamed veggies.

And if you have a sweet tooth, the dessert options at the Wicked Spoon, the Cosmopolitan Buffet, are to die for.

The Bacchanal buffet at Caesars Palace and the Bellagio buffet are other highly-rated options.

Be warned: the buffets are not inexpensive, and the lines at peak meal times can tend to be really long.

Either eat at a non-standard time, or be prepared to pay the surcharge for “VIP” access (read: shorter line) when the regular line is long.

Dessert from the Wynn buffet in Vegas
A dessert from the Wynn buffet

#9 Soar over the Strip

Adventurous visitors can choose the ultimate Las Vegas adventure, a helicopter ride over the Strip!

If you opt for a helicopter ride, it’s generally offered in the evening/night, so you’ll be able to see the Strip and the city all lit up. The flight covers about four miles, and includes views of the Bellagio, the Mirage, and the Fremont Street Experience.

Multiple departure times are offered through the evening.

For a daytime thrilling Las Vegas adventure, you can opt for a hot air balloon ride over the desert.

Hot air balloon rides are generally offered as sunrise experiences, so you’ll have to wake up early.

On this ride, you’ll float over the Pahrump Valley, about an hour from Vegas, in a colorful hot air balloon. Enjoy magnificent views of the desert and the mountains!

#10 Head over to Fremont Street for a taste of old Las Vegas

We have visited Vegas many times, but it was only on our most recent trip that we visited downtown Las Vegas and Fremont Street.

With its indoor zip line, lots of street performers, souvenir stalls, and eateries, Fremont Street is definitely worth placing on your list of things to do in Las Vegas.

There’s free live music, and after 6 p.m., an hourly free light show to enjoy.

Downtown Las Vegas is a great place to people watch. If you are a photographer, you will find lots of great photo ops here. You have to get the iconic shot of the Golden Nugget Casino, lit up at night.

And don’t forget to step inside to view the gigantic shark pool inside.

Golden Nugget casino Downtown Las Vegas Nevada
The “money” shot of the lit up Golden Nugget Casino!

#11 Visit a museum, or an art gallery

Did you know that Las Vegas is home to a bunch of museums, some really unique?

At the Neon Museum, you can see lots of old Las Vegas signs in the outdoor Neon Boneyard. Take a guided tour to learn about the history of the exhibits. Book in advance for a guaranteed spot on a tour.

At the Mob Museum, you can learn about the history of organized crime.

If you love vintage autos, check out the Nostalgia Street Rods Museum.

If you are an art lover, you can view changing exhibits at the Gallery of Fine Art at the Bellagio. Self-guided audio tours help you learn as you view.

#12 Shop till you drop, or just window shop

Las Vegas is a shopaholic’s mecca. The resorts boast high end designer stores, but the city also features outlet malls where you can get deals.

Designer stores at the Bellagio
Designer stores at the Bellagio

Head to the Container Park in Downtown Las Vegas for a unique shopping experience: the shops are made from recycled shipping containers!

Here you will find local retailers rather than international or national brands, and it’s a fun stroll.

To browse exclusive brands, visit The Shops at Crystals, the most decadent of the Strip’s high end shopping complexes.

I love the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian for the setting: cobblestone walkways, faux blue sky with clouds, and, of course, the water.

Shops at the Venetian in Las Vegas
Shops at the Venetian are set around the Grand Canal

#13 Enjoy the Volcano Show at the Mirage

The Volcano Show is a great free nightly attraction you can enjoy at the front of the Mirage, on the Strip.

A fire, water, and sound show that features fireballs and explosions, the Volcano Show was created by the same team that designed the Fountains of Bellagio.

A highlight of the show is the accompanying percussion music, by drummer Mickey Hart and tabla great Zakir Hussain.

There are only four shows nightly, and the shows are super popular, so arrive early for a good viewing spot.

If you’re staying in the Mirage with a view of the site, you can enjoy a wonderful aerial view.

But to feel the heat and the throbbing rhythm of the drums, experience it up close!

#14 Drive (and hike) Red Rock Canyon

Just 16 miles from Las Vegas is the beautiful Red Rock Canyon State Park. Red Rock Canyon is one of the easiest and prettiest day trips from Vegas you can do.

Red Rock Canyon Scenic Drive Nevada
The scenic drive at Red Rock Canyon

Here you can do the one-way 13-mile scenic drive through the park. You will see stunning red sandstone formations and beautiful vistas.

Stop to admire the views and to take photos at stops along the drive, have a picnic in nice weather, and just enjoy being in the peace and quiet of the lovely park.

Red Rock Canyon Nevada
A stunning rock formation at Red Rock Canyon

If you’re up for an active day, you can also hike or climb at Red Rock. If you want to hike, you can choose from over two dozen trails. Keep your eyes peeled for local flora and fauna.

Planning a trip to the Silver State? Check out my list of 15 beautiful places to visit in Nevada!

#15 Do a helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon

One of the most thrilling ways to see the Grand Canyon is to book a helicopter ride from Las Vegas.

You will soar over Lake Mead and Hoover Dam before traveling over desert vistas en route to the magnificent Grand Canyon. You’ll love the huge picture windows and comfy seats!

Aerial view of the Grand Canyon in Arizona
Aerial view of the Grand Canyon

You can opt for a tour that lands on the floor of the Grand Canyon for snacks and a drink before you return to Las Vegas. How awesome is that? The helicopter rides are pricey, but totally worth it!

If your time is limited but you’d still like to soar over the Big Ditch, this helicopter tour soars over the canyon but doesn’t actually touch down.

You’ll still fly over the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead and enjoy superb aerial views of the Grand Canyon.

If you want to visit the Grand Canyon as a day trip, consider an air and ground tour, so you’ll get a decent amount of time at the park.

Driving to the South Rim, the most magnificent part of the park, takes five hours from Vegas, so it makes for a really long and tiring day.

#16 Check out the most iconic casual eateries in Vegas

Las Vegas is home to many “best of class” casual eateries, and you’ll want to try some of them when you visit Vegas.

If you’re in the mood for a high quality, reasonably priced burger in Vegas, try Chef Hubert Keller’s Burger Bar in the Mandalay Bay Resort. For vegetarians, there’s an excellent veggie burger here. And don’t forget to order a milkshake!

If you are a pizza lover, head to Pizza Rock, which offers six styles of pizza by Tony Genignani, a 12-time world pizza champion. Choose the award-winning Margherita pizza if it hasn’t run out when you go…only 73 are made each day!

In Las Vegas, you can try casual fare from your favorite celebrity chefs as well.

Head to Thomas Keller’s Bouchon at the Venetian for French cuisine at its best, or Giada at the Cromwell for great Italian cuisine and possibly a photo with Giada!

#17 Spend a day driving through the Valley of Fire

Just an hour away from Sin City, you’ll find a world that’s as different from the neon lights of Vegas as chalk from cheese.

Drive through the Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada’s oldest state park, and prepare to be amazed by the size and color of the red rock formations. In bright sunshine, you’ll think the rocks are actually on fire.

Red rocks at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada
The Valley of Fire State Park is a must-visit!

The 10-mile road through the park is listed as a Nevada Scenic Byway.

You’ll see cool petroglyphs and stunning rock shapes, from a beehive to an elephant. And you can get epic road photos here as well.

So if you love scenic drives, put a visit to the Valley of Fire at the top of your list of things to do in Las Vegas.

Petroglyphs at Valley of Fire Nevada
Petroglyphs at Valley of Fire

#18 Be pampered at a spa

Like everything else in Vegas, the spa options are grand and endless, and you will have a difficult time deciding which ultra-pampering experience to choose.

But a spa experience should definitely feature in your list of things to do in Vegas!

For decadence at its best, splurge on the Moroccan Journey at the Sahra Spa & Hammam in the Cosmopolitan. The experience is not easy on your pocketbook, but it’s worth every single penny.

Or try one of many extravagant treatment options at the Aria Spa, where a daily facility fee allows you to be transported to Japan, with Ganbanyoku heated stone beds and the Shio Salt Room.

At the Canyon Ranch Spa, attached to the Venetian and the Palazzo, the Aquavana, with its amazing array of hydrothermal options, comes as a complimentary add-on when you get a treatment or a day pass.

Enjoy a deep tissue massage here: Canyon Ranch is renowned for the quality of its therapies.

#19 Photograph the Strip at night

As an amateur photographer, I loved the breadth of photo opportunities in Las Vegas!

From the fancy facades of the resorts to the rich interior elements and from up-high views to close-up shots on the Strip, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

But the quintessential Las Vegas photos you need to come away with are night captures of the Las Vegas Strip.

View of the Las Vegas Strip at night
A view of Las Vegas at night

For those iconic poster-worthy Strip photos at night, shoot from the Eiffel Tower Experience looking both north and south.

Sadly, tripods aren’t allowed, so steady yourself and take lots of photos so you get at least a few good ones.

You can also shoot from the top of one of the walkways that punctuate Las Vegas Boulevard. Hold your lens close to the glass to minimize reflections.

#20 Visit the succulent garden at Springs Preserve

If you are a plant lover, you’ll find a beautiful sanctuary right in the heart of Las Vegas at the Springs Preserve Botanical Garden.

Succulent plant
Stunning succulent plant

At this award-winning desert garden, you can view the renowned Mojave Succulent and Cactus Collection, with many of the plants grown from seed or local cuttings.

The garden features thousands of plants. Some specimens were rescued from local lands that were being developed.

Spend a couple of hours strolling through the garden, and emerge recharged and refreshed!

#21 Dine at a celebrity chef restaurant

For another fabulous Vegas foodie experience, book a table at one of the many celebrity chef restaurants in town.

From Wolfgang Puck to Thomas Keller and Gordon Ramsey to Bobby Flay, many celebrity chefs own eateries on Las Vegas Boulevard, and dining at one (or more!) of these places should definitely be on your list of the best things to do in Las Vegas.

We like Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho for spicy and satisfying Mexican cuisine, and Giada for Italian with a pinch of California.

#22 Do a day trip to Death Valley National Park

We actually took two days out of our Las Vegas holiday to enjoy the sights at Death Valley National Park at a somewhat relaxed pace.

But if you’re up for it, and prepared to leave early and return late, you can do it as a day trip.

For many outdoor enthusiasts, a trip to Death Valley is the highlight of a trip to Vegas.

And when you see the breathtaking otherworldly desert vistas at the park, you’ll understand why it’s one of the best national parks near Vegas to definitely put on your itinerary for Sin City.

View from Zabriskie Point in Death Valley National Park California
View from Zabriskie Point in Death Valley National Park

Most of the major sights at the park are relatively close together, considering the park is over 3 million acres.

Don’t miss Artist’s Drive with its colorful canyons, Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America, and Zabriskie Point, one of the most amazing scenic viewpoints I have seen anywhere.

Artist's Drive Death Valley National Park
The colorful Artist’s Palette in Death Valley National Park

#23 Or Do a day trip to Zion National Park

If you are up for the three hours of driving to get from Vegas to Zion National Park, you must do a day trip to Utah’s first national park when in Vegas.

Once in the park, you can ride the free shuttle in season, generally March to November.

The Zion Canyon shuttle stops at several points along the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and loops back to the Visitor Center.

Hiking The Narrows in Zion National Park in Utah
Hiking The Narrows in Zion National Park

Short walks from the shuttle stops lead to scenic viewpoints for great photo ops.

The Riverside Walk is an easy 2-mile walk along the Virgin River, and easily doable as part of your day trip.

Or you can drive the scenic route from Zion to Mt. Carmel for more breathtaking scenery.

#24 Explore Hoover Dam and Lake Mead

Set aside a day to visit the amazing Hoover Dam and the Lake Mead National Recreational Area.

Located in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, the Hoover Dam is an amazing piece of engineering. When you do a tour of the power plant or the dam, you’ll find it difficult to believe that the dam was built way back in the 1930s.

Make sure to visit the Observation Deck on the top floor of the Visitor Center, from where you can get spectacular views.

View of the Marina at Lake Mead Nevada
View of Lake Mead

The Lake Mead recreational area is huge, and you could spend days here enjoying the wilderness.

On your day trip from Las Vegas, drive along Lakeshore Road and/or Northshore Road to take in the scenery. You get lovely views of the lake and the drives are both very scenic.

Or get out on to the water! Take a cruise or go boating.

Check out this highly rated Hoover Dam tour from Las Vegas!

#25 Tour a ghost town!

We walked around Rhyolite, a ghost town near Death Valley. It was fascinating to see the old buildings. Rhyolite was a bustling gold boom town in its heyday, with hotels, casinos, a school, and a bank. But once the boom was over, its citizens fled.

OLd railroad car at Rhyolite in Nevada
An old railroad car at Rhyolite
Remains of a building at Rhyolite Nevada
Remains of a building at Rhyolite

Much closer to Las Vegas you can tour Nelson, Nevada. Nelson is just a 45-minute drive from Las Vegas.

Nelson is one of the first places in Nevada where gold was discovered. Called Eldorado by the Spanish that first settled here, the town became Nelson after a mine was built here.

A true lawless wild west town in days gone by, Nelson makes for a fascinating visit. Take a tour of the Techatticup Mine to see the quartz rock through which the gold ran.

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So there you have it: my list of the best things to do in (and around) Las Vegas (that aren’t gambling)!

What’s at the top of your list of things to do in Las Vegas? Tell me in the comments below!

Have I missed a Sin City experience you love? I’d love to know if you have a great addition to my list!

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Dhara's travel interests are eclectic, spanning everything from natural wonders to history, culture, art and architecture. She has visited 22 countries, many more than once, plus almost all 50 states of the USA, and has amassed a hoard of cherished travel moments.

30 thoughts on “25 Best Things to Do in Las Vegas (That Aren’t Gambling)!”

  1. I loved this post. It brought back memories of my visit back in 1999. We did a bit of gambling however we also did most of what you wrote about. A flight over the grand canyon, we visited an old movie set for the old westerns. We also wandered to the “seedy side of Las Vegas”…where to gamble was cheap and the croupiers had holes in their jeans…not fashion either. Thats where we learnt how to gamble at 5 cents a go. It was awesome.

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  2. I never knew how many interesting things there were to do and see in this area. I’m not into gambling at all (it’s too hard to earn it to throw it away, lol). Next time we’re in the USA, I’ll consider this one on my list, thanks.

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  3. This is such a great list of ‘non-gambling’ things to do in Vegas! Just what I needed to read as I plan a trip there with my teen son. Lots of food for thought – thank you 🙂

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    • Thanks, Coralie! You and your son will find tons of fun things to do in Vegas that do not involve gambling or partying. And Vegas is the perfect springboard for any number of fabulous day trips, especially if you both enjoy the outdoors.

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  4. This was really helpful! I’m heading to Las Vegas tomorrow for a friend’s wedding but have a free day… I now have lots of ideas on how to spend my time there! Thank you ☺️

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  5. I appreciate the tip for a good vegetarian buffet!!… any other tips for vegetarian fare that’s not pizza, salads, steamed veggies or a baked potato?? this is a great list!!

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    • Sure! If you like Thai food, Komol or Lotus of Siam are great options. They are off the Strip though. For tapas try Firefly. I found good vegetarian options at all these places.

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  6. We are going on the 8th of September. The 25 non-gambling things to do in Las Vegas are very interesting. Many thanks, Valerie

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  7. Love this list , we’re heading to Las Vegas next month – can you recommend any other outlet shopping places that are worth exploring?

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    • Yes…you may enjoy the North Premium Outlets, right by Fremont Street, about a 10-minute drive north from the Strip. It’s an outdoor shopping center, but since you’re visiting in October, it should be nice if you visit in the evening.

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  8. We are coming to Las Vegas for the first time in November. We are staying at the Harrah’s hotel. Is there anything fun to do inside the hotel or close to it?

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    • Harrah’s is pretty centrally located on the Strip. The High Roller is right next door. It’s only a 7-minute walk to the Venetian on one side and about a 12-minute walk to the Bellagio on the other, so you have plenty to see and do nearby!

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    • Hi Dan, the Strip is closed to traffic so a spot on the central portion of the Strip should give you a decent view. Pick one of the pedestrian bridges in the central portion of the Strip for a good free vantage point.

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  9. Hi Dhara, could you please elaborate on your stay at the Death Valley by which I mean where you stayed and what you did? Thanks

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    • We stayed at the Inn at Death Valley. I documented some of my favorite experiences at Death Valley in another post. You can drive to various scenic spots in the park, hike one or more of the canyons, view sunrises and sunsets.

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  10. Hi! We will be headed that way in February. I will have my then 4 month old daughter with us. I would love to see the state parks but I’m scared it’ll be too tough with a baby? Think I could take her in to see Blue Man Group? Maybe leave if she cries?

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    • Blue Man Group is loud in places with drumming and strobe lights. I would not take a baby to the show. You could try the drive at Red Rock Canyon. It is very pretty, and the park is just 30 minutes from the Strip, so not too inconvenient to get back if you wish to call it a day. The drive, with a few stops for views, could be done in less than a couple of hours.

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  11. My daughter, granddaughters and I are doing a girls road trip to Vegas for my 70th birthday this November 14 through 18. Our itinerary is full of fun things to do with no gambling involved. Some of the things we’re doing are the Neon Boneyard, Zak Bagan’s Haunted Museum, the Mob Museum, Hoover Dam, The Freemont Street Experience, to name a few. We may stop in at Calico Ghost Town on the way to Vegas. Your list has given us a few more ideas! Thank you!

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    • That’s awesome…I am so excited for you and the other girls in your family! I am sure you will have a fabulous time. You have given me a couple of places to visit on our next trip to Vegas! Have a great birthday celebration.

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