8 Fun Activities Everyone Should Try in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is an entirely different world outside its casinos and bars. Always different. Always fun.
We often, associate Las Vegas with its glitzy nightclubs, luxurious hotels, and 24-hour casinos. But, what about those who are looking to trade in the typical attractions for something a bit more active instead? Las Vegas has never been a one-dimensional kind of town. So, it's no surprise that its selection of entertainment, that accommodates all ages, tends to rival its nightlife.
Boarding the High Roller
In addition to offering one of the best views of Las Vegas, the 550-foot high observatory also holds the title of the world's largest Ferris wheel.
The 30-minute ride comes equipped with 28 massive pods and are each designed to carry a party of 40. The High Roller caters to specific audiences by offering not only family-friendly enclosures, but also festive pods that carry a fully stocked bar and personal server. The best part—it's all at an incredibly affordable rate.
The High Roller is located at 3545 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Hours of operation are from Monday - Sunday: 11am - 2pm
For additional inquiries, it's suggested to make contact by phone: (866) 328-1888
Caesars Entertainment has redefined the iconic Las Vegas skyline with the opening of world’s tallest observation wheel, the High Roller.
Exploring the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
With 15 species of sharks and over 100 different species in total, Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay provides the safest experience possible, while viewing its collection of the most dangerous creatures of the sea.
In addition to housing saltwater predators, the aquarium contains another 13 exhibits, with one of their main attractions being the endangered Golden Crocodile. It's been estimated that there are around 250 left in their natural habitat.
Shark Reef Aquarium is located at 3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Hours of Operation are from Monday - Sunday: 10am - 8am
For additional inquiries, it's suggested to make contact by phone: (702) 632-4555
Here you will come face-to-face with some of the earth's most fascinating creatures in North America's only predator-based aquarium and exhibit. See sharks of all kinds, along with sawfish, giant rays, endangered green sea turtles, piranha, moon jellies and the rare golden crocodiles. In all, there are over 2,000 animals in 1.6 million gallons of seawater.
The Mob Museum
There are very few instances that Daring Penguin promotes rebellion against authority, but The Mob Museum is just too good of a find to pass up.
The facility harbors three levels of history that's related to locally and internationally organized crimes of the early 1900s. It includes authentic artifacts, guided tours, and even hosts scavenger hunts where clues are hidden throughout the entire museum.
The Mob Museum is located at 300 Stewart Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Hours of operation are from Monday - Sunday: 10am - 7pm
For additional inquiries, it's suggested to make contact by phone: (702) 229-2734
Roaming the Stratosphere
The Stratosphere is so much more than a hotel. It's the ultimate Las Vegas experience. With an assortment of shops, outdoor activities and international cuisine—what more could one ask for? This hotel provides the perfect combination of leisure and luxury. Even better—it's all in a single location.
Hanging 64 feet over the edge of the Stratosphere Tower, and 900-feet above the Las Vegas Strip—the name "Insanity" is unbelievably appropriate for this particular theme park ride.
As if the height wasn't enough of a shock factor on its own—the ride begins to tilt and is then followed by reaching an acceleration point of 3 G's (up to 60 miles per hour in just one second.)
Admittedly, if you're capable of keeping your eyes open the entire time, the location grants a pretty nice view of the downtown area.
The staff of Daring Penguin really didn't think there was a ride more terrifying than Insanity. That is, of course, until we saw X-Scream and were introduced to the idea of being lunged 27 feet over the edge of the Stratosphere Tower. After dangling over the edge for a significant amount of time, the cart is pulled back and lunged a second time.
Sky Jump at The Stratosphere, was unquestionably designed with all the adrenaline junkies in mind. Those who are brave enough to actually take the leap, have the opportunity to jump from an authentic piece of history. The tower stands at 829-feet-high and is listed as the highest controlled descent in The Guinness Book of World Records.
Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is located at 2000 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104
Operation Hours of Rides:
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 1am
Friday & Saturday: 10am - 2am
For additional inquiries, it's suggested to make contact by phone: (702) 380-7777
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Always dreamed of getting up, close, and personal with your favorite celebrity and mingling with other Hollywood icons? If so, we have two words for you: Madame Tussaud's.
The house of Madame Tussaud specializes in the recreation of important world figures, A-list celebs, and even life-size replicas of movie scenes made from wax. While there are indeed multiple locations around the world, with their latest headlines including Nikki Minaj and boy band One Direction, the Las Vegas edition is definitely one to be reckoned with.
Plus, when's the next time you'll honestly be able to say that you saw Pope Francis, Tupac, and Marilyn Monroe under one roof?
Madame Tussaud's is located at 3377 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday - Saturday: 10am - 9:30pm
For additional inquiries, it's suggested to make contact by phone: (866) 841-3739
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Drifting Among the Clouds
If having a glass of champagne and floating over the Vegas skyline at dawn sounds like absolute magic, why not consider giving hot air ballooning a shot?
Along with providing stunning overhead views of the valley and Sin City landmarks, Las Vegas Balloon Rides also offers the convenience of private flights and hotel transportation.
Las Vegas Balloon Rides is located at 4790 S. Fort Apache Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89147
For additional inquiries, it's suggested to make contact by phone: (702) 248-7609
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