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Fun & Different Things To Do In Las Vegas

Las Vegas is usually known for drinking, gambling, and clubbing. It’s not called Sin City for nothing, but there is so much to do there besides what you normally hear about. I love Vegas and frequent there. I am always doing and looking to do different things while visiting. Here are some other fun and different things to do in Las Vegas that you may not have thought of.

Fun and Different Things To Do In Las Vegas ©2015 HollyDayz
1. Lake Las Vegas– A man-made lake with a Mediterranean theme. Lake Las Vegas is surrounded by beautiful homes and hotels. There is also a little village that has restaurants and stores. You can rent boats, canoes, peddle boats and, paddle boards. I had a blast when I went with a few friends and we rented a boat. We all took turns driving it up and down the lake. If only we had thought to bring food and drinks like another group did. Next time…
Lake Las Vegas ©2014 Holly Dayz
Lake Las Vegas ©2014 Holly Dayz
2. See a Show– There are tons of shows in Vegas to see. Musical acts, magic shows, acrobatics, dancing, and more. There is something to choose from for everyone. I went to see Criss Angel’s Believe magic show which is part of the Cirque Du Soleil family. I personally love Criss Angel from watching his Mind Freak television show, so I had to go see him live. It was a great show and I would happily go see it again.
©2014 Holly Dayz
Criss Angel Believe ©2014 Holly Dayz
3. Red Rock Canyon– If you like to hike, go camping, take scenic pictures, rock climb, bike, or just want to experience something different this is the place to go. I went and it was beautiful to look at. I drove around and they have places to stop and park at different points. I climbed up a few rocks for pictures purposes. I saw a lot of people hiking, including kids. It was even more beautiful as sunset approached.
©2014 Holly Dayz
Red Rock Canyon ©2014 Holly Dayz
4. Lake Mead – Yep, another man-made lake. This is the closest you’re getting to a beach in the Las Vegas area. People like to rent boats, jet skis, go swimming, camp, hike, and more. It gets pretty hot there too as you head towards the water, especially during those summer months. The water feels really good. I went there with friends and we brought some food, fold up chairs and had a ton of fun.
Lake Meade ©2014 HollyDayz
Lake Mead ©2014 HollyDayz
5. Freemont Street Experience– It is Old Las Vegas. The first casinos were built there. So seeing where it all started and the old casinos (some have been renovated) is pretty cool. It’s sad to think that a lot of people now decide to use online casinos than actually experiencing the real thing (my friends included). Apparently they have been told to look at this Jonny Jackpot Review if they wanted to try a different website. I’ve tried to persuade them to go to the many casinos that are in Las Vegas, so only time will tell if they decide too. They have a light show and free concerts. They even have a zip line which goes from one end of the experience to the other. I personally haven’t tried that yet, but I have watched my friends scream with excitement from one end to the other.
Freemont Street Zip Line ©2014 HollyDayz
Freemont Street Zip Line ©2014 HollyDayz

What fun and different things have you done in Las Vegas?

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  • thesophislife

    Oooo I like the Lake ideas and will definitely keep red Rock canyon in mind for next time!

    • Holly Dayz

      I love the lakes! One of my favorite places! Yes! See Red Rock, you will love it.

  • Laila (@FrontRowMama)

    I’ve never been to Las Vegas, will definitely keep thses spots in mind if I ever make it out that way!

    • Holly Dayz

      I love Las Vegas, you must go.

  • Tyra (@BarrisTourista)

    I love the Canyon idea. I just left Vegas myself and saw Michael Jackson One… It was amazing!

    • Holly Dayz

      Awesome. I tried to see it last time I was there. I hope to see it soon!

  • kp3reloaded

    Nice post! I have been to Vegas twice, first as a teenager with my parents, and I remember seeing a pirate show that was really cool. I went for my 25th birthday with friends, so of course that was a partying experience. If I ever go again, I’ll have to keep these different things to do in mind!

    • Holly Dayz

      Thank you. I love Vegas, there is so much to do there. Yea, the pirate show is over at Treasure Island.

  • Melody Robinson Wright

    Thanks for this! I’ve never been to Las Vegas and I know whenever I go I want to do more than just see a show.

    • Holly Dayz

      There are tons of things to do in Vegas. As many times as I have been I am still checking things off.

  • MJ

    Never did any of the lakes but I love the man made beach at The Mandalay Bay Hotel. I also enjoyed riding the gondolas at the Venetian many years ago. Taking in a show and eating at one of the fabulous restaurants are a most too.

    • Holly Dayz

      Yes the man made beach is pretty awesome. There are so many great places to eat. Foodie heaven.

  • cwbush

    I love, love, love The Fremont Street Experience. I am totally going to make sure my buddy and I stay on Fremont Street when we breeze through next year.

    I’ll have to check out LLV. Sounds cool!

    • Holly Dayz

      They have been redoing many of the hotels over there and they look very nice. Freemont Street is a lot of fun!

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