When you think of Las Vegas, you probably think of gambling, nightlife, and partying, but this lively city has so much to offer to everyone in the family. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, a museum lover, or a foodie, Las Vegas has something for you. While you might still want to check out a casino, the dancing fountain show at the Bellagio, and the erupting volcano at the Mirage, a myriad of interesting and lesser-known experiences await. Use this Las Vegas airport and accommodation guide to get you started, and then get on with these seven unique things to do in Sin City.
1. Take the Wheel
At the Vegas Motor Speedway, you can take hold of the wheel of a NASCAR stock car or even a Lamborghini and enjoy some speed. If you rather not drive yourself, you can ride shotgun and do laps around the speedway with an instructor from the Richard Petty Driving Experience.
2. Become a Wine Sommelier or a Mixologist for a Day
The Bellagio has a world record of 17 Sommeliers and three Master Sommeliers. The hotel offers 90-minute sommelier seminars the third Wednesday of every month for $80. At the Michael Mina Restaurant, you’ll explore the world of eight different wines.
If you prefer a cocktail, the Monte Carlo offers a two-hour mixology class for $75. You’ll learn the art of bartending, find out how to make a mean cocktail, and enjoy a tasting.
3. Ride a Rollercoaster
Adrenaline junkies have several options to get their thrill on. The Big Apple roller coaster at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino features a 180-degree “heartline” twist and dive maneuver. In the Adventuredome at Circus Circus Las Vegas, El Loco features a 90-degree drop, two inversions, and speaker systems you can customize to hip-hop, rock, and Latin beats.
4. Get in the Middle of Organized Crime
At the Mob Museum, also known as the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, you can learn about the mafia’s involvement, history, and impact in Sin City. With high-tech theater exhibitions, unique artifacts, and interactive presentations, you will feel like you’re in the middle of the action.
5. Hang out in Downtown Container Park
Downtown Container Park is home to more than 40 shipping containers, which were converted into an open-air shopping center filled with small businesses. This is a place to relax, shop, eat, drink, and dine off the Strip. The perfect place for the whole family, Downtown Container Park has upscale dining, boutique shops, and an interactive playground for kids, along with free concerts, movies, and entertainment on the main stage.
6. Go Zip-Lining
On Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas, you’ll find SlotZilla. This 12-story slot machine-inspired zip-line has two different heights to choose from depending on your thrill-seeking level. Tickets cost $25.
7. Tour a Chocolate Factory
Chocoholics will enjoy the self-guided viewing aisle at the Ethel M. Chocolate Factory, where you can see the process of how the sweet goods are made. The factory also offers 40-min Tasting Classes, which teach you about the chocolate while you indulge. Adult tickets cost $14.99, and child tickets cost $4.99. While you’re at it, you’ll find Nevada’s largest Botanical Cactus Garden at the same location.
Now you have seven good reasons to visit Sin City. There are plenty more exciting things to do in Las Vegas!