Best Things other than Gambling to do in Las Vegas

Best Alternatives to Gambling in Las Vegas

Las Vegas was built on a worldwide reputation of non-stop gambling action where a fortune can be won for a few dollars and a smile from Lady Luck. The city has evolved and developed, however, and today there are an abundance of things to do and places to go for the visitor for whom gambling takes a back seat.

Some of the best alternatives to gambling are offered both inside the massive megaresorts that line the Las Vegas Strip and outside the casinos as well. Inside options to gaming include amazing nightclubs, world-class entertainment and spas that provide guests with the utmost in tender loving care. Activities outside include sports such as golf, tennis and skiing; sightseeing, and shopping.

Nightclubs exploded onto the Las Vegas scene this century. Often throbbing to the exciting pulse of the city, these lavish hotspots have become “the” place to visit. Most of the major hotel/casinos boast one or more nightclubs where patrons dance, drink, party and rub shoulders with the world’s elite including Pure in Caesars Palace, The Bank in Bellagio, Blush in Wynn, Moon/Playboy and ghostbar in The Palms, Studio 54 and Tabu in the MGM and Tao The Venetian.

Las Vegas is known as the Entertainment Capital of the World where many of best performers on the planet can be seen. Strip marquees are often emblazoned with the names of the world-famous such as Cher, Celion Dion, Bette Midler and others. These incredible performers make a visit to the city much more than a mere gambling experience. Additionally, Las Vegas is home to several Cirque du Soliel troupes like Mystere, La Reve and Love that offer incredible shows.

There are many activities outside casinos for guests who want to get away from their Las Vegas gambling getaway. Some of the best are participation sports like golf and skiing.

There are more 50 golf courses in the Las Vegas area that provide visitors with an alternative to gambling. Courses include Black Mountain Golf and Country Club; Royal Links Golf Club; TPC Las Vegas, and TPC at Summerlin.

The majestic Mt. Charleston is about an hour northwest of the city. Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort on the slopes of the 11,918-foot mountain is great place to enjoy Southern Nevada. For the skiing fanatic, in winter it is possible to water ski in the morning on Lake Mead east of Las Vegas and snow ski in the afternoon on Mt. Charleston.

There are wonderful shopping opportunities for Las Vegas guests who want a break from the slots and gaming tables. Several shopping centers, including the magnificent Forum Shops at Caesars Palace; the Fashion Show Mall, and the enormous Belz Factory Outlet World mall, literally offer a store for almost everyone.

Las Vegas sits on the northern extreme of the Mojave Desert. There are sightseeing opportunities a short drive from the famous Strip that are unparalleled including Red Rock Canyon, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Valley of Fire.