If you've ever been to Las Vegas, you know that it's a city of superlatives. It's home to the world's highest building, the largest fountain in water jets and the most visited tourist destination. Now imagine all these sights without ever leaving your couch! Here's how:
Fly over the city
- Fly over the city. If you're in Vegas to do what every other tourist is doing, then this is probably your best option! The city has a lot going on, so it's worth seeing from above to know what's worth seeing. There are several companies that offer flight tours of the city and surrounding areas. Some may even include a landing at one of their airstrips.
- Fly over the strip. If you're looking for some adventure that doesn't involve gambling or clubs, then flying over something as iconic as Las Vegas Boulevard might be just what you need! Many tour operators offer this as part of their standard package, so there should be no problem securing one (unless everyone else has already booked theirs).
- Fly over the desert/mountains/towns around LA. If there's nothing special about visiting Las Vegas itself but rather all the things surrounding it then why not go beyond? There are plenty more areas within driving distance where tourists can see amazing sights such as sand dunes or snow capped peaks without having any idea where exactly they're going until they arrive!
Explore the Black Canyon
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The Black Canyon is a popular destination for hikers and tourists alike. The Colorado River flows through the canyon, creating a dramatic backdrop for all those who venture into its depths. If you want to see what this canyon has to offer, there are many trails to choose from:
The Black Canyon Trail begins at the Hualapai Ranch trailhead and is only 2 miles long. This trail offers views of Hoover Dam and Lake Mead while also providing access to other trails that lead deeper into the canyon.
The Lake Mead National Recreation Area offers two hiking trails near Lake Mead: Northshore Road Trail (#14) and Boulder Beach Trail (#12). Both are moderate or easy hikes that connect with each other at points along their respective paths through the desert landscape surrounding Hoover Dam and Lake Mead.
Visit the Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Las Vegas. You can take a tour of this massive structure and learn about its history, or walk across it to get a unique view of the Colorado River. If you prefer to stay on land, there are also boats that will take you downriver so you can see Hoover Dam up close and personal.
Enjoy a horseback tour of Red Rock Canyon
A visit to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (RCNCA) is a must when visiting Las Vegas. Not only is it a beautiful place, but it’s also home to several companies that offer guided horseback tours through the area. Horseback riding allows you to see more of the landscape than if you were just driving or hiking in your car. There are many different options for horseback riding including half day tours and full-day tours, as well as private tours that can be tailored specifically for your group’s needs. The best part about these options is that they are all available at very affordable prices—you won’t have to spend big bucks on this experience!
Walk out onto the glass bridge at Grand Canyon Skywalk
Walking out onto the glass bridge at Grand Canyon Skywalk is an incredible experience. It's the highest bridge in the world, located in Grand Canyon West, and offers spectacular views of the Colorado River below and the canyon from above.
The glass floor is 1,200 feet long, which means you can walk across it with a good deal of confidence that you won't fall through—though it's still not recommended to be walking around while wearing heels!
Hike through Valley of Fire State Park
Valley of Fire State Park is a great place to hike. The park has a lot of red sandstone, and it's a great place to explore. There are many trails in the park that you can take, depending on your level of fitness. The wildlife in the area includes coyotes and rattlesnakes, so be careful! If you're looking for something more adventurous, try hiking up one of the nearby mountains (but don't try climbing any rocks without someone experienced with climbing).
The sunset at Valley of Fire State Park is absolutely beautiful! There are so many trails here that you could spend hours exploring them all day long - but don't forget your camera so that you can take pictures when it's time for sunset!
Visit the Shark Reef Aquarium
Shark Reef Aquarium is located in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, which makes it easy to visit Shark Reef on your way to or from the pool. This aquarium has over 3,000 animals worldwide, including sharks and rays. You can see a shark tunnel that features a pool with moving water, along with a shark tank where you can touch the glass for an up-close look at these fierce creatures! Shark Reef Aquarium also has an interactive coral reef exhibit that allows visitors to walk through the tank filled with colorful fish and coral.
Ride The LINQ High Roller Observation Wheel
The LINQ High Roller is the world’s tallest observation wheel, reaching 550 feet in height. It features 28 air-conditioned cabins, each with 10 seats and holding 40 people per cabin. The High Roller takes 30 minutes to make one revolution and can accommodate up to 1,000 guests at a time (the equivalent of about two full buses).
There are three separate floors on board: the first floor has an open-air car where you can look down over the Strip; the second floor offers glass viewing platforms; and the third floor is enclosed. There are also VIP Skyboxes on each level for large groups or individuals who want more privacy than other guests enjoy on this ride experience.
See Antelope Canyon from a boat tour
Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon located on Navajo land near Page, Arizona, USA. The canyon is closed to hikers and the only way to see it is through boat tour. The narrow passageways are created by flash floods that occurred thousands of years ago.
This place has become a popular tourist destination in recent years, with over 700 boats going through each day during high season (between April and September). The water level depends on rain or snowfall in nearby mountains; when there’s enough precipitation it’s very deep inside so this activity requires experience – you need to know how fast your motor can go if you want safe passage!
Watch a Cirque du Soleil show.
One of the best ways to experience Vegas is by watching a Cirque du Soleil show. With over three-hundred shows around the world, there are many options to choose from! The company was founded in 1984 by Guy Laliberté and has since become one of the most famous circuses in the world.
Cirque du Soleil means "circus of the sun" in French—and if you've ever seen one of their performances, you'll know why they chose this name. Their shows are performed by some of the most talented acrobats and performers on earth; the costumes alone will leave you speechless!
Float high above Pahrump Valley on board of a hot-air balloon.
A hot-air balloon is a lighter-than-air aircraft that is not powered by an engine. It uses heated air to make it rise and fly.
A hot air balloon consists of two main parts: the envelope, which contains the buoyant gas (usually helium or hydrogen), and the basket, which carries passengers and crew. The car/basket portion has open sides for easy access to people within it; other small balloons may have only large openings on either side from which people can step into them.
Hot air balloons are also sometimes called "Montgolfiers" after their inventor J. A. de Montgolfier who invented them in 1782 at Annonay, France with Joseph-Michel Montgolfier as his brother Étienne's partner in their paper mill business at Vidalon near Lyons where they were based until 1786 when they moved back home near Paris where they continued experimenting until success was achieved on June 4th 1783 with a flight lasting 8 minutes over 6 miles before landing safely again near Versailles while King Louis XVI watched from below!
In Vegas, many things are possible.
Las Vegas is a great place to visit. There are many things to do, so you can easily fill your day(s) with activities. The city's proximity to the desert allows for some unique opportunities: hiking, biking and other outdoor activities that aren't typically available in cities like New York or San Francisco. If you enjoy indoor entertainment, Vegas has plenty of options too!
There are lots of places to stay and eat at in Las Vegas—it's an international hub for tourists from all over the world looking for a good time on vacation! Not only does this mean there's no shortage of options when it comes time for dinner; it also means there will be many different cuisines available if you're looking for something specific (Mexican food? Italian cuisine? Thai food?). And if shopping isn't really your thing (but let's be honest—who doesn't love going out shopping?), then don't worry because there are plenty of shops as well!
We hope this article has given you some ideas on how to spend your time while in Vegas. The city is full of things to do, and we hope that our list has helped you find something new and exciting!