A Day Trip to Las Vegas
There is so much to Las Vegas beyond its epithet of Sin City. There are tons of cool things to see and do in Vegas, that it’s hard to pack it all into a day – or even a week, as I did! But there are some key things you’ve just got to experience for yourself, so go ahead, make a long day out of it. Tire yourself out; you can sleep tomorrow. Today is for Vegas, boys, and girls! So what to do in one day in Las Vegas? Check out my recommendation on what are some of the fun things to do in Las Vegas. A day trip to Las Vegas with lots of fun and adventure!
A Day Trip to Las Vegas – Fun Things to Do in Las Vegas
Stratosphere Thrill Rides
Start your day early at the Stratosphere, the tallest tower in all of Las Vegas. It boasts the tallest thrill ride in the entire world, which shoots you way up into the air to the tip of the needle, and way back down. The Stratosphere rides are unlike any rides you’ve ever experienced before and are awesome for the whole family. While some can be terrifying (try spinning in a circle with no floor beneath you – just open air and way, way down the ground), the three rides are way more fun than any other theme parks you can imagine.
Jump off the Stratosphere
You’re already at the Stratosphere, so now it’s time to do the unthinkable… jump off. The tower can be seen from far and wide, making it all that much more terrifying if you’re driving towards it with the knowledge you’re about to jump off the thing. That’s right, you can jump off the tallest building in Vegas. It’s sort of like bungee jumping and skydiving combined, as you’re attached to wires as you fall down, down, down, the Vegas strip below. If you love adventure then add this to your day trip to Las Vegas itinerary. Do it in the daytime for more of a scare, or at night for a beautiful view of the strip all lit up.
Valley of Fire
Not far from Vegas is the Valley of Fire, which has beautifully colored rock formations you’ll adore. Just a short drive out of town, and you’re totally in the desert – in a land that looks like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Take a break from your crazy Vegas day, and check out the wonders that nature has given us, for a while at Red Rock Canyon.
Random Colorful Rocks
Speaking of rocks, how about the ones someone painted just outside of town? I can’t even really say rocks; they’re more like boulders. These immense painted boulders are stacked on top of each other, creating a very random scene. In the middle of the desert, you’ve just got several stacks of giant rocks somehow piled on top of each other for absolutely no apparent reason. Why? Just why? Well, I guess because it’s Las Vegas.
Step a little further out of Las Vegas and you’ll find a place that has the actual car that Bonnie and Clyde died in. Not far from there, there’s another place with all sorts of cars – from the Batmobile to the car from Back to the Future. They’re real, and they’re there for you to take photos with.
So now that we’ve gotten you on a little adventure out of Vegas, perhaps it’s time to dive back in to see what the night has to offer…
Slotzilla is unlike any Zipline you’ve done before! There are two different ones – one is lower to the ground and takes less time, while the other – you guessed it – is higher up and goes further. The biggest difference, however, is that the lower Zipline is just like any other Zipline – you’re sitting harnessed in. The tall one, however, you’re lying down in full on Superman position. It whisks you down Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas, as you fly through a giant television screen, waving at the people below listening to music, eating, drinking, and generally enjoying life. Such is the Vegas way.
Well, you’re already on a day trip to Las Vegas, why not experience Fremont Street a bit? There are a ton of buskers of all sorts to check out, live music, bars, and of course, in Las Vegas spirit, you can totally buy your drink then wander around with the open container. It’s Vegas – anything goes.
Drive Down the Strip
A day trip to Las Vegas is incomplete without driving down the Vegas strip. Of course, even if you’re not a gamer nor staying in a fancy expensive hotel, you can still experience the strip. Drive down it at night for spectacular views. I was in awe as we did, getting a glimpse of places I’d often seen photos of or seen in movies, but then they were just there right in front of me. It was certainly a sight to behold.
So on your next day trip to Vegas, pack it all in – even if you just have a day! You can rest the next day, or stay in a swanky hotel with the coziest bed you’ve ever slept in, getting a good night’s rest.
Now go out and fall in love with Las Vegas, just like this girl who hates cities did!
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