Outdoor Activities in Las Vegas
If you take a party-hard approach to Vegas and stick close to the gaming and club scene, there are some great outside activities to consider right by your hotel. Venture out further and be delighted that the surrounding area will fully accommodate the nature lover or sports enthusiast.
Directly near the most popular Strip Hotels you’ll find many outdoor shows, but your trip won’t be complete until you see the Bellagio Fountain dance to a Broadway tune or classical masterpiece. Nearby, watch the pirates of Treasure Island do battle with the beautiful “Sirens of TI,” and take time to see the raging volcano and fire lake at the Mirage.
The Old Las Vegas Downtown is delightfully energetic with lots of outside activity. Fremont Street is closed to traffic and is a continual block party hosting live bands, vendors, and even a zip-line you can ride over the crowd. Thrill seekers will find other rides on the very top of the Stratosphere Hotel including the Big Shot ride and the Sky Jump where you literally leap off the building and face 108 floors of controlled free fall.
If you rent a vehicle or shuttle with a group, you’ll have the opportunity to experience more than the party scene: the beauty of Southern Nevada. Red Rock Canyon and the Valley of Fire are two locations enjoyed by sight-seers and those looking for physical activity. Appreciate the unique looking Joshua Trees, cacti, and other plant life interrupted by mountainous sandstone boulders. If you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of a big horn sheep balancing on a steep rock face or a friendly burro hoping for a hand-out. Keep an eye out for early Native American rock art and petroglyphs. Red Rock and Valley of Fire are both great locations for biking, rock climbing, hiking, picnicking, and camping.
Another area supporting these popular activities is Mount Charleston, where during the colder months visitors can add skiing and snowboarding to the list of notable pursuits. The contrasting terrain of Mount Charleston, including a density of pine trees, lends itself well to hiking and horseback riding. The area is also an excellent retreat from the hottest summer days in Vegas where the mountain can be 20 degrees cooler than it is in the valley.
Returning back to the modern conveniences and comfort of your Vegas hotel, you can reflect on the day’s recreational endeavors. You may make a reservation for a luxurious stay in Las Vegas at www.hotels.bz