Vegas without gambling is a phrase that describes the city in its most authentic form. It doesn’t include casinos, slot machines, or other forms of gambling. Instead, it offers visitors an opportunity to experience the real Las Vegas.
If you’re planning a vacation to Las Vegas, here are some tips to help you maximize your fun while minimizing your stress.
Here’s How to Make the Most Out of Your Trip.
ALADDIN – They have a rain display where water falls from the ceiling into a reflecting pool below.
ANDERSON DAIRY – Dairy Tour
ARTS DISTRICT, DOWNTOWN – First Fridays
BALLY’S HOTEL – Light, water, and sound show
BARBARY COAST HOTEL – Big Elvis
BASS PRO SHOPS – Fishing demonstrations
Cheap Hotels in Las Vegas
BELLAGIO – They have an elaborate fountain show every half hour and can be seen from the street or standing on the casino’s front porch. Over 7500 flowers, trees and plants are displayed, and the atrium is changed six to eight times a year. One thousand two hundred nozzles and 4500 lights are used. The Bellagio is also famous for its botanical garden.
BELLAGIO – Stunning Bellagio hotel lobby
BELLAGIO – Chocolate fountain
CIRCUS CIRCUS – The AdventureDome is free to walk around, though rides cost. From 11 am to 12 pm, every 20 minutes, a different circus act performs midway above the casino. The theme here is the Grand Canyon.
CAESARS PALACE – Caesar and Cleopatra walk inside, waiting for you to quiz them about historical events. There is also a circular aquarium at the far end. You can take a free weekday tour to learn how the fish tank works and what the employees do to keep the fish happy.
CAESARS PALACE FORUM SHOPS – Every hour two fountains come to life. The show starts promptly at the hour. There are two shows. The first show features Bacchanal and the second show features Neptune. Very popular and crowded. To easily slip out, watch near the back of the crowd.
CAMBRIDGE COMMUNITY CENTER – Movies and popcorn.
CHINA DATE RANCH – This small working farm with a vast selection of fresh dates and baked goods. The date palms have brightly colored petticoat skirts which keep the birds away and the dates happy.
Things To Do In Vegas Without Gambling
BOULDER CITY – Hoover dam (with or without water)
BONNIE SPRINGS PETTING ZOO/OLD NEVADA – Less than half an hour west of Vegas, you will find this extensive free petting zoo though donations are accepted gratefully! There is a mining town (small fee), plus a miniature locomotive. The whole place is like a recreation of the wild west of Nevada.
CHINATOWN – Just like many Chinatowns around the world. A great experience and lots of fun.
COFFEE ROASTERS OF LAS VEGAS – Find everything you want to know about tea and coffee here. There are tours and classes – terms are accessible – and you also get to enjoy a free sample.
DESERT DEMONSTRATION GARDEN – A display of hundreds of desert plants and explaining how desert plants grow in the desert.
DESERT PASSAGE MALL – Harbor rainstorm
DON PABLO’S CIGAR COMPANY – Cigar Factory Tour
DESERT PASSAGE SHOPS – Entertainers
ETHEL M CHOCOLATES – now who doesn’t like chocolate? They have a great tour showing how they make fudge, chocolate squares, and more. In the end, you’ll also get a free piece of chocolate. The address is 2 Cactus Drive Garden, and their site is www.ethelm.com.
EXCALIBUR – Aimed at children, there are Court Jester performances and medieval acts
FASHION SHOW MALL – Fashion shows
FISHER SPACE PEN COMPANY – This pen has been on every human-crewed space flight since 1968. 711 Yucca Street, Boulder City.
FLAIR BARTENDER SHOWS – at various Vegas locations
Las Vegas Museums
BASS PRO SHOPS OUTDOOR WORLD – the layout of this store is similar to a natural history museum. An extra unique feature is the live bass aquarium.
CANNON AVIATION MUSEUM – This is located at the McCarran International Airport. There is a large exhibit about the aviation history of Las Vegas.
ED ROMAN GUITARS – Guitar museum