Luxury Things to do in Las Vegas Apart From Partying

Luxury Things to do in Las Vegas Apart From Partying

We all know what #LasVegas is famous for. But you don't have to stay up all night at the craps table to have fun under the neon lights. Here are 20 #aspirational things to do in Sin City apart from #partying (but no one would fault you if you did a little of that too) including a helicopter ride with some seriously sinful views. #tourismlasvegas

Your friends are trying to convince you to go to Las Vegas, but you don’t want to lose all of your money gambling? Or maybe your girlfriend wants to see Sin City and you’re not sure if you want to take her to crazy parties? Don’t worry! 

Las Vegas offers way more than just gambling and parties and your stay can be romantic, adventurous, or anything you want it to be! 

1. Explore Your Own Hotel

Choosing a hotel in Las Vegas is way more important than you think because they all feature their own unique facilities and activities. Over the summer you can enjoy some of the most amazing pool complexes and restaurants in the world, so do your research before booking your accommodation. For instance, if you’re planning a fancy weekend away you should consider some of my favorite hotels:

The Wynn (great pool lounge and romantic restaurants)

from  $270.61

Hotel Wynn Las Vegas

 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV, United States
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The Venetian (beautiful surroundings)

from  $299.08

Hotel Venetian

 3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV, United States
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 Caesar’s Palace (excellent pool and gardens)

from  $139.36

Hotel Caesars Palace

 3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV, United States
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 or the Four Seasons (the biggest outdoor pool complex a bit away from the strip).

from  $207.8

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

 3960 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV, United States
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2. Fly in a Helicopter Over the Strip

A helicopter flight over the strip is probably one of the most spectacular aerial experiences in Vegas. You can also combine it with a limousine ride.

from  $124

Helicopter Tour Las Vegas

 6075 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119, United States
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Before take-off,Helicopter ride

3. Go and see a Show

Las Vegas offers a lot of shows to choose from, but I was mostly interested in seeing the Cirque du Soleil. Tickets to these kind of shows are usually quite pricey, but in Vegas you can easily purchase last minute tickets for less than half price.

4. Enjoy the Fountain Show at the Bellagio

The fountain show at the Bellagio doesn’t need much introduction as it’s probably the most popular free attraction in Las Vegas. Simply stand around for a while in front of the Bellagio and the fountain will start to jump to the music every half hour. While I think the fountain show in Dubai is way more impressive, it was built years after the Bellagio’s.

Fountain show,  the Bellagio

5. Stroll Around the Grand Canal Shoppes

The Grand Canal Shoppes is probably one of my favorite attractions in Vegas, but I’m not sure if it’s because I love Italy or because Vegas’ version of Venice is simply impressive! The moment you step into the arcade, a replica of the Piazza San Marco, you feel like you’re actually in Venice. Every shop is decorated in an Italian style, the ceiling looks like a blue sky with a few clouds, and you can even take a gondola ride! There are also many great Italian restaurants and even a Carnevale di Venezia; a 15-minute performance of opera and Italian folk music by an elaborately costumed troupe.

The Grand Canal Shoppes
You can even take a gondola ride
Impressive soap

You can find some fancy stuff at The Grand Canal Shoppes… like SOAP!

6. Jump From the Stratosphere Tower

from  $119

Stratosphere Tower SkyJump

 2000 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89104, United States
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Those who enjoy thrilling experiences should consider jumping from the tallest hotel in Vegas; the Stratosphere Tower. It’s not a bungee jump because you jump down and you do actually land on your feet! If you’re too scared or just don’t want to spend that much, you can try some of the other attractions like the carousel at the edge of the platform.

Stratosphere TowerJUMP! 

7. Eat at the Buffet

Las Vegas buffets are loved by both visitors and locals. The food is amazing and super cheap as you can get all-you-can eat lobster for just $13.95! You can find a buffet at every hotel, but the best one in my opinion is at Fremont Street.


8. Take a Balloon Tour Over Lake Mead

Who doesn’t want to fly in a balloon? Las Vegas gives you a wide range of balloon tours including a flight over the spectacular Lake Mead.

from  $225

Balloon Tour over Las Vegas

 Las Vegas, NV, United States
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9. Arrange a Romantic Dinner on a Boat

Lake Mead offers pretty much any activity you can think of from jet-skiing to a romantic dinner on a luxurious yacht. It’s really up to you what you want to organize. Party-ers don’t usually come to the lake, which makes the place really quiet even though it’s just a 10-minute drive from the strip.

10. Get a Drink at the Cosmopolitan’s Chandelier Bar 

Even people who don’t drink should stop by this bar as I believe it’s one of the most beautiful bars I’ve ever seen. This two-floor bar is decorated with a gigantic chandelier which is absolutely spectacular.

Cosmopolitan Chandelier Bar
Trying my luck

11. Visit the Mob Museum

Located in downtown Las Vegas, the Mob Museum showcases both sides of the notorious battle between organized crime and law enforcement. It opened last year and was inaugurated by Mayor Oscar Goodman, who also happened to be the lawyer for all the mobsters in town. You can spend hours wandering around this place.

12. See Some old Neon Signs at the Neon Museum Stop

The Neon Museum is an open-air museum dedicated to preserving neon signs from Las Vegas’ past. The organization restores all of the old signs and has them displayed along Fremont Street.

13. Say hi to the Dolphins and Tigers from the Mirage’s Secret Garden 

The stereotype that Vegas is Disneyland for adults wouldn’t be complete without wild animals. During your trip you can dive with sharks at the Mandalay Bay hotel or visit the Secret Garden at the Mirage, home of many exotic animals like dolphins and tigers.

Dolphins,Mirage's Secret Garden

14. Shop at the Forum Shops

The Forum Shops might be my favorite mall in Vegas, but not because of the shops. The food there was my favorite especially a crab pretzel (probably the most random food I’ve ever ordered). The design is obviously pretty and if you’re willing to spend $350 for a bra then you should definitely go for some expensive shopping because the clothes there are stunning.

Italy in Las Vegas
My Crab Pretzel - Yumm! 

15. Drive a Super-car 

The Vegas super-car experience will give you a chance to drive some of the most luxurious cars in the world. You can take a Lamborghini on the track or chase a Ferrari through the desert. Where else in the world can you do this?

from  $199

Exotic Racing Las Vegas

 6925 Speedway Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, United States
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16. Horse-ride in the Ol'Spanish Valley

For horse riding fans, I’d recommend taking a trip to the Spanish Valley where you can feel like a cowboy. After a ride you can enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner while watching the sunset. It’s definitely romantic! 

17. Visit the Valley of Fire

This oldest state park in Nevada, the Valley of Fire can impress anyone and it’s only 50 miles drive from the strip. Visitors can see beautiful rock formations, climb them or ride an ATV around whilst observing fantastic scenery!

Valley of Fire, Nevada

18. See the Grand Canyon

The most popular tour in Vegas is obviously a trip to the Grand Canyon. There are many companies that offer day trips and joint helicopter rides to the West Rim (touristic part). I’d recommend a helicopter ride as the view is definitely impressive and it’s the best option to avoid the crowds.

from  $224

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

 Grand Canyon National Park, AZ, United States
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19. Explore the Ghost Towns of Death Valley

The trip to the Death Valley lasts approximately 10 hours and it’s up to you if you want to get there by bus, rent a car, or order a limousine. You can visit some old American ghost towns and experience the lowest, driest, and hottest area in North America.

20. Get Married in Style

Weddings in Las Vegas are associated with drunken parties at Elvis’ chapel and a lot of people think marriage certificates issued in Vegas are invalid elsewhere. This image couldn’t be more different from reality. You can obviously still get married at one of the smaller chapels like the one where Elvis Presley said his vows, but everything has to be arranged in advance and requires a lawful marriage license. However, the majority of weddings offered in Las Vegas hotels are quite luxurious with beautiful places to host your wedding reception in style.

Paris, Las Vegas

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