Las Vegas is so much more than just a gambling capital. It is also a popular tourist destination that has a lot of attractions for tourists and visitors.
You can go on a bus tour of the city, visit Tussaudâ€™s museum of wax figures, or see the Stratosphere observatory.
Recreations of famous Ancient Egyptian monuments can be seen all over Las Vegas. Museums of all sorts are waiting for you.
You can see the Hoover Dam. And, of course, you can experience the atmosphere of a big American city.Â
In fact, you can go to Las Vegas and have an amazing experience without ever setting foot in a casino. And you wouldnâ€™t be missing much, either. A lot of the special outdoor experiences offered by Las Vegas cannot be found anywhere else in the world.Â
Not all people enjoy the bustle of a city â€“ some go for the calmer and cleaner environment of the suburbs. For them, there is a whole other set of interesting attractions around the city. National Parks, nature sanctuaries, and monuments await you.
Read this article to learn more about all the different outdoor activities you can do in Las Vegas.
One of the more interesting places you can visit in Las Vegas is Cathedral Rock.Â It is a huge towering mountain, which will overawe you with its size and form.Â
And if you come here at night, you will be able to see the stars through the pure mountain air.Â This will be a whole new experience for you. Stargazing is especially scenic here.
Valley of Fire
If you go to the Valley of Fire, you will find thousands of ancient petroglyphs there.Â
You can spend countless hours strolling through the endless valley.Â Many try to find a glyph everyone else has missed.Â
There are lots of interesting cliffs and rocks to climb, and everyone will find it exciting.
It is hard to believe, but in the winter the mountain tops get a lot of snow.Â
Mount Charleston even has a small ski resort that you may also visit.Â You will get excellent views of the surrounding areas from the mountain.
Walking in Nevadaâ€™s arid desert is another pastime that is popular.Â Everyone who has been to Las Vegas has heard about it, and many people have done it as well.Â
Prepare to get cold, since the desert gets much cooler at night, which is when most people visit it.Â
Red Rock Canyon
Hiking in the Red Rock Canyon is also interesting. Donâ€™t miss this opportunity.Â
Visit Red Rock in the day and the desert at night for a full experience.
Bonnie Springs Ranch is a facsimile copy of an old Nevada city, and it lets visitors travel back in time.Â
The place mimics an 1800s town, and it has everything correct, down to the smallest details.Â
Note for visitors: the Red Rock Hotel is there. It is the only hotel for miles around. If you want to stay for the night, this is the only place.
Spring Mountain Ranch
The Spring Mountain Ranch is another place you must visit.Â
It has a yoga class held on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. It involves the local goats, which take yoga to a new level.Â
The curious goat kids come to investigate new people. They make regular yoga much more exciting.Â You also get to play with them and feed them. Goat Yoga is a unique experience, and many visitors have warm memories of it.
Sports and Other Outdoor Activities
Spear-chucking is a sport that visitors find very interesting.Â
It is more than entertainment â€“ it is a way to cool off and fight stress.Â If you have been feeling pent-up anger or stress, then go to the spear range and let off some steam.Â
You may throw spears at a target for accuracy, or you may do it for distance too.
Riding on bikes is no less popular than hiking in the desert.Â Many people come to this area for the ride and scenery, without visiting the city.Â
There are long routes for bike rides in the area, and the extreme one is 100 miles long. But most go for the easier 40-mile ride instead. The 35-mile long route around Lake Mead is the best for new riders.
Horse riding is popular, and people visit the Red Rock canyon, where the stables are located.Â
The stables are home to many fine horses, and there are five different horse trails for you to ride on.