If you’re into gambling and partying, you’ll have no shortage of things to do in Vegas. While some casinos are better than others, even the most avid gambler will struggle to make his/ her way through more than 3- simply because of the scale and size of them. Similarly, clubs are plentiful. However, if your interest lies outside of these 2 elements- Las Vegas offers plenty to keep you engaged. The trip can be expensive, so early booking or promotion hunting (like this one) might help you save a bit of money, but that’s not to say that the full price isn’t worth it. Here are the top 5 underrated activities in Vegas.
- Take a drive out to Grand Canyon
It’s shocking how many people visit Vegas without making an effort to get out to the Grand Canyon. It is hot and dry, and seeing it by helicopter is expensive, but is also a once in a lifetime experience that you should definitely add to your bucket list. You get to see the result of 2 billion years of geological formations- how often can you say that? You can also opt to stay the night to maximize your experience.
- Get Cultured
Las Vegas is home to some of the world’s best performers. In this tiny city, there are dozens of Cirque du Soleil shows, and acclaimed artists like Celine Dion and Britney Spears both have Vegas residencies, meaning they perform every night for a set period of time. You can get bargain same day tickets at booths throughout the street. Also make sure to check out one of the many exhibitions, like the Titanic showcase, where you can see original artifacts from the wreck.
- Chill poolside
It’s no secret- Vegas is scorching hot. It’s no surprise that pools have become an attraction in themselves- with each resort trying to outdo its neighbour. There’ll often be entertainment for you to enjoy while lounging on a daybed, and you’ll have a butler at your beck and call. Sip on a cocktail and enjoy the plentiful opportunities for people watching. If you’re looking for a hotel with an amazing pool, check out the Cosmopolitan, which often hosts pool parties, framed by palm trees and the spectacular Vegas skyline.
- Pamper yourself
Vegas is home to some of the country’s finest spas, which offer every treatment under the sun- from waxing, to facials and massages- there is no need left unsatisfied. One of the best spas around is located at the Encore resort, and comes complete with opulent furnishings and garden suites, which make you feel as if you’re in a tropical forest. This is a great option if you want to treat someone special.
- Fine dine your way through Vegas
In Vegas, you’ll get more than just simple sustenance. If you’re going to be spoiling yourself, why not extend that to what you eat as well Some of the best restaurants in the world have branches here- just a few include Nobu, which is located at Caesar’s Palace, as well as Joel Robuchon which calls the MGM Grand home.