Few other cities in the world can be as amusing as Las Vegas, after all, this place was built on nothing but neon lights and entertainment.
So, in this post we´ll be seeing some of the wildest and most fun non-gambling activities to do in Sin City, we´ll try to set it all in a weekend-long itinerary but you’re welcome to try to make your own schedule for an escapade to Vegas.
Now, before we start it’s important that you plan out your transportation options as there are a lot of fun activities distributed all around the city, and to get to all of them, you must have a reliable way of transport.
I recommend you consider booking a car rental. This way you can visit any of the places we’re going to learn about without the hassle of having to look for public transport options and with the added benefit of doing so at your own pace, no need of waiting for your driver if you get to be the driver yourself.
Now without further ado let’s begin.
Arriving in Las Vegas
The first thing you should do in Las Vegas depends on the time you get there. It’s not the same getting there on Friday night, as doing so on a Saturday morning and so I´ll give you two options to do depending on the time of your arrival.
The Bellagio Fountains (Arriving Friday Night)
I won’t lie to you, Vegas is a completely different story at night, and I would even dare to say that it’s a much more entertaining place when the sun goes down, after all, the neon-lit splendor of the city is only visible in the dark.
So if you arrived at the city at night my recommendation is that you head directly to the Bellagio Fountains as they make a great welcome show for anyone visiting.
Bellagio Fountains are worldwide famous as one of the biggest and most complex water features in the world!
Water, light, and music are all synchronized in an amazing choreography designed to entice all of your senses.
The fountain displays its shows every 30 minutes from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and every 15 minutes from 8:00 pm to 12:00 a.m. And you know what’s the best thing about it all? It’s free!
Adrenaline Pumping Activities at the Stratosphere (Arriving Saturday in the morning)
Now I could advise you to go for a nice little breakfast at one of the many French-style cafés in Las Vegas but that’s not crazy enough so, if you go to Las Vegas on Saturday morning then you should head to the tallest buildings in the city: The Stratosphere.
This enormous casino/hotel has some heart-razing rides at its top that will either cure your fear of heights or… you know, cause it, but in the end, you’re going to put your adrenal glands to good use and you’re also going to see the whole Las Vegas Valley from the city’s highest point!
The attractions at the Stratosphere’s top include the Big Shot (a ride that will get you to the very top of the building and then drop you into free-fall back to the starting point).
The Insanity (a mechanical arm that will hold you over the tower’s edge and then spin you) and the X-scream (a ride that will catapult you over the edge, dangle you in the air and repeat the process).
On Saturdays, the attraction is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. making it the perfect place to start your visit should you arrive on this day of the week, just… make sure to go for breakfast after going to the rides.
There are a lot of awesome activities to experience in Vegas besides the well-known gambling. So, in this section, we’ll explore two of the most amazing things to do here. Both of these activities take some time so maybe doing one of them on Sunday might be a smart idea.
Sin City Smash
Are you familiar with the concept of a rage room? If not, let me explain: a rage room is a room where you can vent all your anger and frustration by destroying everything within a controlled environment.
So basically, you’re let into a room full of common objects such as plates, bottles, and printers, then, you’re given an implement such as an ax or a bludgeon, and you’re allowed to destroy everything in the room.
It’s simple, fun, crazy, and way safer than it sounds, as you´re given all the appropriate safety equipment, perfect for a group of friends looking for crazy activities in Las Vegas.
There are multiple settings you can choose from so you can destroy everything from a simulated office to a simulated casino and there is even an ax-throwing range on the facility in case you want a little more excitement!
Dig this Las Vegas
So now that we’ve destroyed a bunch of stuff, we should get in touch with our constructive side… or at the very least with heavy construction machinery, because you see, only here in Vegas you can find an attraction based solely on playing with real excavators and bulldozers!
Dig this Las Vegas offers you the possibility of getting into bulldozers and excavators and playing around with dirt while you learn how to operate them and even do some tricks on them such as “one-arm pushups”.
The instructors are famous for being very friendly and patient and many customers report the activity to be extremely fun for everyone.
Now dig this is a little bit far away from most other sites in Las Vegas as its located in the city’s outermost limits at 800 W. Roban Ave so if you want to enjoy this one, you should consider your transport options.
Again, having access to a rental car in Las Vegas is one of the easiest options for moving around plus you can get really good offers for it on certain sites.
A Sunday to say Goodbye to Las Vegas.
Sunday comes around and we have to say goodbye to Las Vegas, but not without visiting a couple of quirky sites.
These next two sites are little interesting attractions to spice up your visit to Sin City, you don’t necessarily have to arrange everything so that you can see them on Sunday, but they’re good for filling up your schedule.
The Pinball Hall of Fame
This is pretty much the definition of a quirky site. Here you´ll find a strange type of museum dedicated to pinball and other coin-operated arcade games.
There is an almost absurd amount of classic pinball machines from throughout the history of this game and you get to play on each one of them! The place itself is not what you’d call fancy, but it’s part of their aesthetic, after all, pinball has never been very classy, to begin with.
The Pinball Hall of fame is also very near McCarran airport, so if your flight is early at least you’ll get to have a little last Vegas adventure before leaving.
And last but not least, let’s explore a very unique type of experience: The Void.
This is one of the most immersive and high-tech virtual reality experiences you can find out there, they’re even capable of simulating smells!
They have a great variety of immersive experiences ranging from an original Star Wars adventure to an Avengers adventure and even a couple of experiences made uniquely for this new and exciting platform.
The tech is pretty new so you´ll only find The Void in a couple of cities around the world, but luckily, Las Vegas is one of them! You´ll find The Void at the Venetian resort.
And there you have it! next time you have a free weekend, consider coming to good old Las Vegas, believe me, there is so much more to see and do than it would fit into this single post!