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Las Vegas Outside The Casino- Family Travel Guide

Las Vegas Outside The Casino- Family Travel Guide

Mosaic Globe Travel the world RTW- Family Travel Vegas Outside the Casino
Contrary to popular belief, there is actually a lot more to do in Vegas than splurge all your money at a casino. Even when you go to Las Vegas alone, at some point the glitz and glamour will wear off and you would want to look for some cool stuff outside the casino. Here is a list of things you could do alone or with family when you visit Vegas.
Jump off the three legged Stratosphere Tower
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Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas
This structure is the tallest one in the whole of western USA. Soar up to 350m above sea level in an elevator ride that lasts less than 60 seconds. Once at the top, you will see dizzying views of the Strip and if you are lucky enough to do this at night, the neon lights will make the experience only more memorable. That’s not all. You put on a jumpsuit and walk out on an aerial platform before you experience a 100 stores free fall and land safely on the ground.
Cost: $110 per head
Open: Sunday to Thursday – 10 am to 1 am, Friday to Saturday – 10 am to 2 am
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Valley of Fire
Hike in the Valley of Fire
This state park located an hour north east of the Strip offers tourists astounding rock formations with interesting names like Arch Rock, White Domes and Mouse’s Tank. Some of the rocks will also have Native American petroglyphs. The best time to hike through this park is either in the wee hours of the morning or during peak afternoon as there will be a lot of natural light to take beautiful photographs of the landscape.
Cost: $10 per car
Open: 24 hours
Ride a Helicopter to the Grand Canyon
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Helicopter to the Grand Canyon
This is one of the most popular natural tourist attractions in USA. A helicopter ride to the canyon will not only allow you the best possible view but you can land inside the canyon so that you can see the cliffs up close while you walk out of it. What will amaze you is how the force of water has resulted in the formation of the deep gorges.
Cost: $300 per head
Open: Different helicopter tours have different timings
Cycle to Red Rock Canyon
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Cycle to Red Rock Canyon
This canyon is only 30 minutes away from the Strip and is now maintained as a natural conservation area. While cycling along the desert hiking trail that is 13 miles long, you will come across a number of seasonal waterfall oases, several sandstone bluffs and some wildlife too. You could choose to rent a cycle from the town’s outskirts or register for a cycling tour at the canyon itself.
Cost: $3 per cycle and $7 per car
Open: November to February – 6 am to 5 pm, March – 6 am to 7 pm, April to September – 6 am to 8 pm, October – 6 am to 7 pm
Cruise on Lake Mead
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Cruise on Lake Mead
This is an artificial lake that serves as an oasis today in the middle of the desert. You and your family could enjoy a session of swimming or boating in these waters, especially if you are visiting Vegas in summer. If you sign up for the cruise, you would be taken to the waters in a large paddle boat that feels a lot like the Mississippi River vessels of the 19th century.
Cost: $24 per adult, $12 per child
Open: Different cruise companies had different timings.
These are just some of the activities that you can try outdoors in Las Vegas and not in the casino. If you are planning a vacation with family, there are many such activities across Vegas that they would love to be a part of. But if you are planning a trip for the sake of gambling, then you already know where you will be the happiest!
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