Looking for fun things to do in Las Vegas?
Las Vegas might boast a reputation for round-the-clock partying and dazzling casinos, but Sin City has far more to offer than simply hangovers and roulette!
Take a day trip to hike the Grand Canyon, feel the thrills on the Stratosphere, see incredible shows, sit back and relax in the luxury resorts, eat at Michelin-starred restaurants, and so much more!
This desert oasis offers a list of unforgettable activities unmatched by any other city in the world.
Whether you visit with friends, family, or that special someone, you’ll notice soon enough that there is something for everybody in this city! So, enjoy it!
1 – Fly over Las Vegas on board a helicopter
Get a chance to jump in a helicopter and fly under the twinkling starlight over the shimmering Las Vegas Strip. Taking to the skies in a chopper is one thing, but seeing Las Vegas illuminated by all its vibrant lights from the sky is another!
You even have the option to choose the duration of your flight! So, what are you waiting for?
2 – Try the cowboy lifestyle with a sunset dinner after a horseback tour
Put yourself into the Wild West with a horseback-seated sunset! Dusk in Nevada is powerful and colorful, and what better way to see it than with a delicious dinner and nothing but nature as far as the eye can see?
With romance written all over it, make sure to invite someone special along for the ride. A tour like this one can be a perfect birthday gift as well.
3 – Bet $10 on a slot at the Aria Casino
You cannot come to Las Vegas without trying your luck on the slots! This is definitely a must-do! The streets are full of casinos where you can gamble, but the Aria Resort and Casino is one of the most luxurious hotels in Las Vegas and one the best place for slots.
Set some limits, spin that wheel, and hopefully, you’ll walk away with the jackpot!
4 – Say “I do” in the Graceland Chapel in front of Elvis
If you’re crazy enough for a spur-of-the-moment wedding, then the Graceland Chapel in Las Vegas awaits. It can be an official or nonofficial wedding – the aim is just to have fun! If you want to spice up the event, you can even have the wedding officiated by Elvis!
The only thing left to do is find yourself a partner worth marrying! Don’t forget to take pictures, of course.
5 – Get pampered by a professional hair and make-up artist
Before tying the knot at the Graceland Chapel, you need to get ready! Lucky for us, Las Vegas offers all the necessary services for that kind of event.
Professional hair styling and make-up services are available whenever you need it, ensuring that you’ll be dressed to the nines before your night out or your impromptu wedding! You will be feeling like a real celebrity!
6 – Discover the artsy Seven Magic Mountains
Situated approximately 10 miles away from the Las Vegas Strip, these colorful totems contrasting perfectly with the desert, creating a picture-perfect backdrop. The Seven Magic Mountains is an exhibition created by Ugo Rondinone, a Swiss artist who successfully added his vibrant touch to the arid desert.
Take your best sunglasses and let those neon colors fill your photo frame.
7 – Witness the warm color palette of the Valley of Fire
Who said going to Las Vegas was just about gambling? The city is central to many stunning National Parks, including the Valley of Fire. Guided hiking tours pick you up and drop you off from Las Vegas, all you need to do is make sure the camera batteries are charged!
Take a break during your stay in Sin City and enjoy hiking in a natural environment!
8 – Put on your best poker face at the famous Bellagio Hotel
If you are a fan of poker, you will definitely enjoy your stay in Las Vegas. You can play poker in basically every casino you pass by. But if there is one you can’t miss, it’s definitely the Bellagio Hotel. The sheer volume of cash changing hands at the Bellagio’s high-stakes tables are astronomical!
If you prefer not to play, that’s fine too – just sit back and watch the pros lock horns instead. There really is something for everyone in this city!
9 – Get wet on a rafting tour
Whether it’s on Lake Mead or the Colorado River, there are many rafting opportunities near Las Vegas. If you want to have fun in the fresh air and share a team-bonding activity with your friends or family, this is the perfect thing to do.
Wear sunscreen, enjoy the peaceful environment with its breathtaking landscapes, and take a break from the buzzing city center.
10 – Tick off tandem skydiving from your bucket list
Feel the adrenaline rush through your veins as you jump from a plane in a tandem skydive over the Grand Canyon. A skydive anywhere in the world is heart-racing; a skydive over the Grand Canyon is unforgettable.
Picturesque landscapes will be as far as the eye can see while you rocket back toward Earth at speeds of up to 220 km/hr!
11 – Take the craziest selfies with your favorite celebrities at Madame Tussauds
If you pass by Las Vegas, don’t forget to take some selfies with your favorite celebrities at Madame Tussauds! The statues are uncanny, and you’ll be guaranteed to fool your friends.
Snap a photo with (wax) Eva Longoria, Muhammad Ali, Leonardo DiCaprio, or Britney Spears – regardless of your A-lister of choice, we’re sure that you’ll have a great time!
12 – Meet your favorite heroes at the Marvel Avengers STATION
Big fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Then you’ll quickly fall in love with everything on offer at the Marvel Avengers STATION. Full-sized superheroes and plenty of apparel, toys, and collectibles await!
This is an excellent activity for kids if you’re heading to Vegas with the family.
13 – Stare in awe within the walls of Antelope Canyon
As the most famous and most visited slot canyon in the world, Antelope Canyon is a must-do for anyone visiting Vegas. This calm and peaceful atmosphere will give you the opportunity to relax, away from the hustle and bustle, while offering truly incredible photo opportunities.
Don’t forget the camera!
14 – Feel the powerful wind around the Hoover Dam Bridge
If you get the chance to take a trip to Las Vegas, ensure a day’s left available to tick off one of the United States’ most popular destinations: the Hoover Dam. It’s one of the top attractions in the Las Vegas region.
Countless photo opportunities await, making this spot an ideal destination for passionate photographers!
15 – Explore the Black Canyon wildlife by kayak
One of the most enjoyable things you could do while visiting the Black Canyon is a half-day kayak tour. You’ll get to see the native wildlife, including desert bighorn sheep. The flora is also very impressive, and you’ll get to see a number of beautiful landscapes, such as the Emerald Cave.
Just make sure not to fall in the water – it gets pretty cold down there!
16 – Take a hop-on-hop-off bus tour around Las Vegas
It’s not only in London that has double-decker buses! In Las Vegas, you will find the opportunity to do a tour of the entire city, seated on a comfortable bus. The open roof will allow you to have a better view and enjoy the sunny weather at the same time.
If you’re pressed for time, this is the perfect way to see as many things as possible.
17 – Admire the Grand Canyon’s West Rim by airplane
One of the most fantastic things you could do at the Grand Canyon is to see it from the sky on an airplane tour. Through the windows, you will get to see all the exceptional landmarks that the Grand Canyon has to offer, such as the Zuni Corridor, the Desert View Watchtower, and even Point Imperial.
You will also have the chance to hear about the history of the Grand Canyon and its surrounding areas! Who could ask for more?
18 – Explore the Red Rock Canyon on bike
If you want to get out of the hectic Las Vegas Strip for a day, we have the solution for you: a self-guided electric bike tour in the Red Rock Canyon!
Take a bottle of water, a camera, and dress in your most comfortable sportswear for what will be an unforgettable day.
19 – Drive a luxury car around Las Vegas
We couldn’t talk about Las Vegas without mentioning luxury cars. Head to the Luxury Car Racetrack and take your pick of a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, or whatever your heart desires – the number of options exceeds expectations!
Enjoy the thrilling experience those cars offer but be careful not to drive too fast!
20 – Walk at 1200 meters above the void on the Grand Canyon Skywalk
Are you afraid of heights? Well, if you are, we offer you the chance to get out of your comfort zone! You can walk on the Grand Canyon Skywalk and get some of the most fantastic views you’ll ever see!
Still not high enough for you? Jump in a helicopter tour then!
21 – Climb aboard a Mississippi-style paddlewheel boat for a scenic cruise
Take the time to appreciate a drink and an excellent meal on Lake Mead aboard a paddleboat. The sunset you witness from the decks is stunning, offering incredible photo opportunities.
This is the perfect location to enjoy a great dinner in the summertime!
22 – Get mesmerized by the Bellagio fountain show
The Bellagio fountain show is one of the city’s most iconic spectacles. There is nothing like seeing them live. If you are staying in the city for a few days, this is definitely something you shouldn’t miss!
With synchronized music, powerful water cannons, and dancing lights, the atmosphere truly is unreal.
23 – Watch the stunning Cirque du Soleil show
Combining high octane athleticism, art, magic, and more, le Cirque du Soleil is one of the most famous and impressive circus producers in the world. People usually walk away in disbelief – it’s just that good.
Don’t hesitate to book your ticket if you want to have a great evening with your family or friends.
24 – Elevate your Las Vegas experience at the Stratosphere Observation Deck
The Stratosphere Observation Deck is definitely one of the most iconic spots in the city. Not only does it sport a fantastic view of the area, but it also hosts restaurants where you can dine out in style!
This is an amazing experience to share with someone you love.
25 – Get in control of powerful equipment on a giant playground
If you’re the kind of person with a thirst for power and control, then driving enormous bulldozers and digging giant holes in a supersized playground might be exactly what the doctor ordered! If you used to play with trucks in the sandpit as a kid, now’s your chance to do so for real!
26 – Fly over the dry Pahrump Valley on board of a hot-air balloon
Want to get a view from the sky? Try the hot-air balloon ride and fly over the Pahrump valley. You’ll see the massive rocks jut out from the endless landscape, all while enjoying a Champagne float and obtaining your flight certificate!
Choose from a summer sunrise or winter sunset, either way, you’re in for a wonderful adventure!
27 – Enjoy an exotic day tour at the Zion National Park
Enjoy lunch at the Zion National Park and learn about the “Grand Circle”. You can also go through the famous Mt. Carmel tunnel. This national park offers stunning and vibrant colors that will make all your pictures look excellent.
Don’t forget to wear your best hiking shoes for the trail!
28 – Live your Fast & Furious dream at the Supercar Racetrack
If you are a thrill-seeker, this activity is made for you! Live your very own Fast & Furious experience as you drift around corners and burn some rubber at the Supercar Racetrack.
You even have the opportunity to buy the video footage so that you can relive all your shrieks, tears, and giant smiles! A high-thrills memory is about to be made!
29 – Admire the stark contrast between Las Vegas and Death Valley
We just can’t forget the famous Death Valley in any Vegas activities list! Perfect for a day trip, and despite its dark name, Death Valley offers a vast palette of beautiful colors. The tour organizers also usually offer snacks and water.
Stretch the legs on a hike or admire the vistas from the bus – either way, don’t pass up a chance to visit this amazing place!
30 – Get married in… a ghost town?
Out of all the craziest ideas someone could have had in Las Vegas, this one probably sits in the top 3! Getting married at the Nelson Landing ghost town? Really? Well, some people have done it! If we ignore the spooky elements, it could actually be a lot of fun!
Bring your friends, invite the whole family, and tie the knot in a seriously unique environment (or visit just for the sake of it).
31 – Explore the Eldorado Canyon and Gold Mine
Have you ever wanted to find some hidden treasure? Now’s your chance! From Las Vegas, you can plan a visit to Eldorado Canyon, explore the gold mines, and hopefully find something shiny for yourself.
The Canyon offers incredible views with many photo opportunities. The Gold mine is also full of history, so opt for a guided tour if you want to learn about all its secrets.
32 – Be entertained 24/7 at Circus Circus
Despite what most people think, Las Vegas is also an excellent place for family trips! If you chose to do it that way, we highly suggest you stay at the Circus Circus Hotel & Casino & Theme Park – a classic hotel known for being the best accommodation for families.
With entertainment, amenities, the casino floor, circus shows, and its very own theme park (Adventuredome), this place is insane! You can be sure that you will never get bored during your stay there.
33 – Live your best shopping experience at the North Premium Outlets
Las Vegas offers many shopping tours and opportunities, highlighted by the North Premium Outlets shopping mall. This open space has over 150 clothing and accessory shops such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Lacoste, Dolce and Gabbana, and more. Discounts of between 25% and 75% are waiting, all year long!
Be careful not to overuse your credit card though!
34 – Go wild at the best pool party in Las Vegas!
There is nothing like enjoying your time in Las Vegas at the Rockstar Pool Party, one of the most popular spots to celebrate a birthday or a bachelor party.
Wear your best swimsuit, try their special drinks and have the best time of your life!
35 – Get scared at the Wild West Ghost town
If you are a fan of horror movies, you will want to explore the Wild West ghost town. Funny enough, Nevada is home to more ghost towns than actual populated towns. Crazy when we know that the state hosts the city of Las Vegas, right?
Go on a guided tour and learn about the history of this ghost town. You will have the chance to see a Wild West cowboy shootout show and make a pitstop at a Western saloon!
36 – Ride The LINQ, the tallest Ferris wheel in the world
The Las Vegas High Roller appears in almost every picture when you type “Las Vegas” into your browser. That makes it a must-do! Some tours even offer the possibility to have a happy hour while it rotates.
And guess what? We already knew that Las Vegas was a crazy city, but it’s about to get crazier: you can even get married on the High Roller, 550 feet above the center of the Las Vegas Strip!
37 – Join the sports betters at Caesars Palace
If you want to try sports betting, Caesars Palace is the place to be. Situated in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace – famous for its casino and gambling area – is one of the most prestigious hotels in the world.
Even if you don’t have a room booked, anyone is welcome to wander in off the streets and take a look.
38 – Fly like a bird on the Bootleg Canyon zipline
The Bootleg Canyon zip line is definitely one of the most exciting activities you could do during your stay in Las Vegas. If you are a thrillseeker or simply someone who wants to feel the adrenaline of flying over a Canyon, this activity is made for you!
Get ready because it will take your breath away!
39 – Visit the Las Vegas Springs Preserve
Visiting the Springs Preserve is definitely something the typical Vegas travel rarely considers, to their own detriment! Dinosaurs exhibitions, geology showcases, cabarets, virtual reality experience, and plenty more is on offer – there is something for people of all ages!
40 – Learn the history of gangsters at the Mob Museum
We don’t call Las Vegas Sin City for no reason. It hosts the Mob Museum, which is very much one-of-a-kind. With a ticket in hand, you’ll learn about the history of gangsters, and the ongoing battles between organized crime and law enforcement.
It’s one of the country’s most unique museums, without a doubt.
41 – Fly over the Grand Canyon by helicopter
A Grand Canyon helicopter tour from Las Vegas will make you feel tiny as you soar over the enormous mountains, canyons, and gorges. The Grand Canyon is already extremely impressive from the ground, but seeing it from the sky is on another level.
During the helicopter tour, you will also have a live English-speaking guide describing and explaining every point of interest.
42 – Make your mouth water on a food tour
Tantalizing our tastebuds on a food tour isn’t something that comes to mind when we think of Las Vegas, but is simply can’t be overlooked! The city boasts legendary buffets; The Buffet at Wynn and the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace are particularly adored. You will also find all types of food dotted across the Strip and beyond, from Michelin-starred restaurants to the most succulent fast-food joints.
Take a food tour. Your taste buds will thank you.
43 – Admire the underwater life at the Reef Aquarium
During your visit to the Reef Aquarium, you’ll have the chance to see 15 different species of sharks just centimeters from your face (nervous yet?). With its 2,000 creatures, the Reef Aquarium is one of the most massive tanks in North America. Don’t get too scared!
44 – Get pampered at the Canyon Ranch Spa Club
Las Vegas is one of the top spa destinations in the United States, and it attracts the top massage therapists from all around the world. But the Canyon Ranch Spa Club is the pick of the bunch; with climbing walls, pools, jacuzzis and more, Canyon Ranch is ready to help you wind down.
This is the perfect destination to spend a day after a hike in the Canyon!
45 – Party at LAX, the celebrity hotspot
Regardless of the fact that Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears both own a part of this place, the LAX nightclub is the place where you have the highest chances of meeting celebrities!
Famous DJs perform here all the time, with past names such as DJ AM, Fat Joe, and The Game. Since its opening in 2007, LAX has been one of the most coveted places to party in Las Vegas.
46 – Be starry-eyed at the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden
This professional flowerbed, located right next to the Bellagio Hotel, offers its visitors an impressive collection of colorful flowers, featuring a multitude of installations inspired by different themes. With the dancing fountain, this magical place emits an air of fantasy.
Bring your camera with you – fantastic photo opportunities await!
47 – Explore artworks at the Boulder City Historic District
The Boulder City Historic District is full of antiques, artworks, eateries, and museums to visit and explore. The town was made to support the construction of Hoover Dam between 1931 and 1935, which means it’s brimming with history.
Take a self-guided tour through the city to learn about its past at your own pace.
48 – Ascend to the top of Vegas’ replica Eiffel Tower
Have you always dreamed of going on top of the Eiffel Tower? Well, who said that you had to go to France to enjoy that? While you might not get the same view or the waft of fresh croissants, the scenes from the top of the Vegas replica at Paris Las Vegas are still well worth checking out!
You’ll even get to see the L’Arc de Triomphe, among other landmarks, with the scene lighting up with style after sunset!
49 – Create your own candies at M&M’s World, Las Vegas
The M&M’s World in Las Vegas was the very first of the five locations now dotted around the globe. You can choose your favorite combination of M&M’s to take home, with more choices and flavors that you’d ever imagine! You can even create your own M&M’s, imprinted with a custom message.
There also sell a number of edible goodies, plush toys, and souvenirs if you want to bring a little memory home for your friends or family.
50 – Take a picture in front of the famous Las Vegas Sign
If there is something that simply can’t be missed when you get to Sin City, it’s the iconic Las Vegas sign. Snapping a selfie or two here is a must-do for anyone passing through the area.
We recommend going in the early morning – that’s when crowds are the smallest.
51 – Become a sniper for a day
Have you ever watched an action movie and wanted to be like the main character, sniping around and never missing the target? Well, put your skills to the test at the Battlefield Vegas shooting experience!
It is open to everyone, including beginners. So what are you waiting for?
52 – Attend the Mirage Volcano Eruptions show
Located outside the main entrance on Las Vegas Boulevard, you’d need to have your eyes closed to miss the Mirage volcano eruption show if you wandered by. This is an awesome spectacle, during which fire jets launch into the air. It’s very popular and a must-see for any Vegas tourist.
And you know what the best part is? The show is free! So no excuses!
53 – Get dazzled at the Mystic Falls Park
Meander through the Mystic Falls Park and relax with the sound of the waterfall crashing down, all day long. Situated at Sam’s Town, the park offers an incredible show, especially at night, with all the vibrant colors illuminating the area.
You’ll feel like Snow White as you walking through the park, with the sound of the birds above transporting you into a real-world fairytale!
54 – Learn quirky facts at the Titanic Exhibition
If you are a fan of the iconic James Cameron movie, then Titanic, the Artifact exhibition is for you! Learn all about the monumental ship and the tragic sinking that happened more than a century ago. You’ll find there a vast collection of 250 authentic artifacts found in the boat, plus have the chance to see the cabins that were shown in the movie.
Ticket in hand, you’ll learn a lot about the infamous vessel as well as the remarkable stories of the people who went down with it.
55 – Roar through the desert dunes
Just outside of the city, if high-octane thrills are what you’re after, then you won’t find much better than a desert dunes tour during your stay in Las Vegas. Chase dunes on board of a quad bike or a buggy, the choice is yours!
Surround yourself with friends and book a tour today!
56 – Enjoy a gondola ride at the Venetian
The gondola tours are one of the most iconic activities you could do in Venice. The same statement rings true for The Venetian Las Vegas. The representation of Venice here is stunning, with exactly the same gondolas available as in Italy itself. Onboard, you’ll pass the Ponte Di Rialto (Rialto bridge) and a representation of the Piazza San Marco.
Going to Las Vegas will make you travel even more than you’d ever imagine!
57 – Stare up in awe on Fremont Street
Situated near Downtown Las Vegas, Fremont Street is a must-see for tourists from all around the world. Enjoy the neon lights and the impressive themed roof while walking down the street.
Fremont Street is full of casinos, shops, restaurants, and a zip line – there is something for everyone!
58 – Sign up for a freaky adventure at the Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum
If you love horror stories, you’ll want to visit the Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum, situated near the center of Las Vegas. You’ll get the opportunity to see original collectibles from haunted sites and learn about paranormal stories.
We can almost guarantee that you will not be able to sleep the night of your visit! (Just kidding)
59 – Get stunned at the Neon Museum
The Neon Museum is famous for its social media opportunities. This is the place to go if you want to post some new and funny Instagram pictures. The museum recounts the story of the Las Vegas casinos via their former neon signs. Victim of its success, the tickets get sold out pretty fast, so book them in advance!
For the ultimate experience, head there during one of the sound and light shows!
60 – Take a Segway street art tour
What’s more fun than having a street art tour? Doing it on a Segway!
Combine art with fun and try both at the same time! Downtown Las Vegas is booming with street art, meaning that photo opportunities are aplenty.
61 – Gain some speed on a jet ski tour
Thrashing through the waters of Lake Mead on a jet ski one of the most exhilarating things you could do during your stay.
The tours usually include a number of stops, including sightseeing at the Hoover Dam and a lunch break at the Lake Mead Marina.
62 – Learn about nuclear weapons at the National Atomic Testing Museum
During your stay in Las Vegas, a certain left-field attraction that many find intriguing is the National Atomic Testing Museum, which recounts the time when American nuclear weapons used to be tested in the Nevada desert.
The exhibit has a great and simple objective of making people aware of the danger and lasting impact of these kinds of weapons.
63 – Skydiving… without the sky!
Have you always wanted to try skydiving, but are too scared of the freefall? Well, we have the solution for you! Indoor skydiving will give you the sensation and the adrenaline of a free fall but in a safe, secure, and controlled environment.
It’s a great stepping stone to the real thing when you skydive over the Grand Canyon on your next visit!
64 – Have shots with your friends at the Hakkasan nightclub
One of the most pumping clubs in Las Vegas, the Hakkasan nightclub at the four-star MGM Grand, will drive you absolutely crazy. The nightclub includes an incredible lounge, a massive Oriental-themed garden with a bar, and an enormous dancefloor.
This is the place to go if you don’t want the party to be over!
65 – Crack the code at an escape room
Perfect for team bonding, you will have to think strategically with your team to try to escape a room before running the clock strikes zero! Many themes are available to choose from, so you can come back time and time again.
There is no age limit for an escape game, making this a perfect activity for the whole family.
66 – Turn back the clock at the Natural History Museum
Yes, even Las Vegas has a Natural History Museum! Located in Downtown Las Vegas, the museum offers many exhibits such as the Treasures of Egypt, which is one of the most popular ones. Notably, it includes the tomb of Tutankhamun and many other renowned treasures.
You will also get the chance to see recreations of artifacts like chariots, the Golden Throne, the Golden Shrine, and many more.
67 – The most exciting way to explore the city: a scavenger hunt!
Get in competition with other groups on a scavenger game through the city. The app on your phone will guide you through the different locations and direct you toward objects you need to find in order to succeed.
This is the best way to explore the city on foot in a fun way.
68 – Find out if aliens exist at Area 51
Learn more about the mysterious Area 51 on a guided tour. As your guide takes you through notable locations all over the desert, no secret will be left hidden once all is said and done.
Bring a bottle of water, your best shoes, a hat, and some sunglasses, and explore the conspiracy-laden Area 51! (Well, as close as you can legally get)
69 – Go clubbing at Omnia for your bachelor party
If we had to choose among all the destinations on Earth for a bachelor party, we would all say Las Vegas. Come on, we don’t call it Sin City for no reason! There are several options available to you for a night of debauchery: you could rent a themed-suite or see the Absinthe show from Cirque du Soleil – but if there is something you shouldn’t miss, it’s clubbing at Omnia!
Bring your best friends and have the time of your life!
70 – Try the Upper East Side lifestyle in Las Vegas
If you came to Las Vegas with nothing but partying on your mind, then one of the best things you could do is to have a Champagne-filled limousine ride! You can select the duration of your ride to be between 1 to 4 hours, depending on your preferences.
The limousines are usually made for 6 to 12 people, so just bring your friends and have some fun!
71 – (Don’t) get drunk on a beer tasting tour
Last but not least, Las Vegas offers amazing beer tasting tours, featuring some of the best local craft beer breweries. Try tens of different beers and choose your favorite one to take home with you! This is an excellent way to meet new people if you’re traveling solo.
Of course, make sure to know your limits, even in Sin City!
We hope that you enjoyed reading about all the fun things you can do in Las Vegas. If you want to see more of them, don’t hesitate to check out the TourScanner’s list of endless Las Vegas tours.