Known as the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” Las Vegas is one of the most diverse and eclectic destinations in the States to visit.
No matter where your tastes or adrenalin levels lie, Sin City has a myriad of activities and performances on offer.
It’s also one of the top destinations for people who are in search of some high-octane thrills and spills — it’s not all Elton John piano concerts and blinding light shows!
If you’re looking for a high-intensity stay in Vegas this year, here’s the lowdown on the things to do and the places to go.
Drive some incredible cars
As well as its famous Strip and entertainment extravaganzas, Las Vegas is also renowned as the host city of top motor racing events like the Daytona 500 and the Indy 500.
If speed racing is your thing, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is the place to try it.
Drivers can choose from a selection of cars to test on the track, including models from Aston Martin, Audi and Mercedes-Benz.
Free Falling in Las Vegas
Maybe you prefer the thrill of being suspended above ground than racing around a track, and if so, Vegas has got you more than covered.
There are plenty of airborne activities on offer for the adventurous in Vegas— you can even skydive from an aeroplane 15,000 feet above the city.
There are some extraordinary views to see from this height, including the strip and the vast Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
If that option is a bit too extreme for you, though, there are some milder alternatives that you can try.
Do A Sky Jump
SkyJump is a daredevil, open-air jump from the 108th floor of the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower.
The tower is the tallest building in Vegas, and there’s a drop of over 800 feet between the top and the ground below.
Probably one of the most thrilling bungee jumps in all the U.S. let alone Vegas, as you descend the SkyJump, you’ll hurl toward the landing pad at 40 miles per hour, wearing a wrist cam that records all the action (and your ear-piercing screams!).
The good thing about the SkyJump is that you can make it at any time, even at night after sunset.
It’s also highly entertaining for the diners at the Top of the World Restaurant at the hotel to watch thrill-seekers as they plummet toward the ground.
A tad closer to the ground but no less exciting, the SlotZilla Zip Line at the Fremont Street Experience is another attraction that could only happen in Vegas!
The zip line itself starts at SlotZilla, an 11-story model of a slot machine, complete with flamingos, a martini glass and showgirls, and ends between the Four Queens Casino and Fremont Hotel Casinos.
There are two ways that riders can “fly” on SlotZilla: a 77-story classic seated zip line that runs for two blocks or a prone zoom line that riders take superhero style for a total of seven blocks.
Hit the Las Vegas Strip
If you fancy a change of pace during your time in Sin City, what could be more classically Vegas or more thrilling than hitting one of the Strip’s legendary casinos?
Even though land-based casinos in the U.S. are facing increasingly stiff competition from those online casino platforms with their array of money-saving bonus codes and offers, there’s still nothing quite like the experience of playing in a Vegas casino.
As always, the lavish rooms of the Bellagio, Caesars Palace and the MGM Grand are the places to be if you want to unleash your inner high roller.
For those with a more modest budget, however, the ARIA Resort & Casino has one of the biggest slot machine floors in the city so that you don’t have to break the bank to get your casino thrills!
Go Extreme in Vegas
If you can’t find your thrills within any of the listed attractions in the city, your next port of call should be to pay a visit to the Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures.
The top purveyors of extreme sports and outdoor experiences in all of Nevada, these guys can put together packages that encompass everything from heading to a military-style shooting range in the desert, Drive and Dive ATV jeep tours along the Colorado River, and even a ride in the Guinness World Record monster truck.
Most of the tours booked through Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures include round-trip transport, a quick stop of at the world-famous Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge at the Hoover Dam Bypass to check out the stunning views and Vegas dining at its best at the Arizona Last Stop burger bar.
Whatever you end up doing have a great time in Las Vegas, you won’t forget it!
Steve and Sabina