L is for LAS VEGAS: 34 Things to do When You’re Not Gambling L is for LAS VEGAS: 34 Things to do When You’re Not Gambling North America SHARE Jessica , April 13, 2013 / 13525 http%3A%2F%2Fapassionandapassport.com%2F2013%2F04%2Fl-is-for-las-vegas-34-things-to-do-when-youre-not-gambling%2FL+is+for+LAS+VEGAS%3A+34+Things+to+do+When+You%27re+Not+Gambling2013-04-13+04%3A00%3A00Jessicahttp%3A%2F%2Fjess.guessthiscity.com%2F%3Fp%3D135 Thankfully, as much to everyone’s surprise, Vegas is not all casinos and gambling. Don’t get caught up in all the hype and spend the majority of your time in Vegas at the tables, go out and explore. With so much to see, it would be a shame to spend it all indoors becoming best friends with the dealer and bartenders. However, there’s plenty of things to do in Las Vegas besides gamble. More than 34, actually. Recommended Items to Pack for Vegas: Chapstick for that dry desert heat | Comfortable Sandals | Cross Body Bag | Moisturizer | Sunscreen | Aloe Vera Gel for sunburns | Cardigan | Sunglasses | Sun Hat | Sneakers | Hand Sanitizer | Lint Roller | Camera | Ibuprofen for hangovers | Sarong | Bathing Suit | Kindle | Eye Mask | Reusable Water Bottle So get off the strip, (or maybe stay on), and say goodbye to the casino. Want some thrilling experiences? 1) Go indoor sky diving with winds up to 120 mph. That’s me in the photo below! Definitely an experience to remember. Look for a Groupon as they frequently have deals. or if you’re really up for it, check out 2) Vegas extreme skydiving from 15,000 feet. After indoor sky diving, I feel like I can finally say that jumping out of a plane is something I don’t consider too far flung anymore. 3) Drive an exotic car. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, or McLaren anyone? 4) If you want to see all the glitz and glam from above, consider a helicopter ride above the strip, complete with a champagne toast 5) Check out the rides at the Stratosphere and Circus Circus 6) Drive bulldozers and excavators in the only heavy equipment playground in America. Or just looking to have some [cheesy] fun? 7) Jump your highest ever at the Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park 8) Check out the New Secret Formula Exhibit at The World of Coca-Cola 9) Play at the Pinball Hall of Fame on some super rare machines 10) Explore old town and the Fremont Street Experience. You can even go zip lining, super man style! Don’t miss having your photo taken with the million dollars at Binions, and get some carnival food, like a chocolate covered banana with peanuts (even more delicious at 2 in the morning, but acceptable any time of day). Tired of the glitz and glam? Take a day trip. 11) The obvious Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon National Park Read Next: A Day Trip to the Grand Canyon West Rim from Las Vegas 12) Put on your hiking boots at Mary Jane Falls 13) Spend a day on the mountain in Lee Canyon 14) Test your swing at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Course 15) Be sure to check out Nevada’s oldest and largest state park, The Valley of Fire Read Next: A Day Trip to the Valley of Fire from Las Vegas 16) Explore the beauty of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Hungry? Look for some fine cuisine 17) Have dinner at Top of the World, with 360degree views of the strip (plus, it spins!) 18) Have a delicious brunch or attend a baking class (!!!) at Bouchon Bakery 19) Get some seafood at Michael Mina in the Bellagio 20) Have a truly unique dining experience at Todd’s Unique Dining 21) Have some crab at Joes Stone Crab in Caesars Feast your eyes on some first-class entertainment 22) Entertain yourself at a Cirque du Soleil show; consider The Beatles LOVE, KÀ, and Zarkana 23) See Blue Man Group, my absolute favorite show in Vegas Lost ALL your money? Consider these [almost] FREE experiences 24) Check out the numerous glorious hotels. With the Bellagio, all-new Atria, and the Wynn, you could spend an entire day hopping from hotel to hotel. FREE 25) Go window shopping at the Forum Shops at Caesars. Be sure to leave your wallet at home/in your hotel room. FREE 26) Enjoy dollar margaritas from Casino Royale $1 or 2, depending on how many you want 27) Take your mojito onto the streets. Where else can you do that? FREE, besides the cost of a mojito (about $7) 28) Fountains of Bellagio FREE 29) Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat $19.95, or $16.95 if you’re staying at the Mirage 30) Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay $18 31) Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at the Bellagio: FREE 32) get some yummy chocolates at M&M’s World cost of M&M’s 33) Take a picture at the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” Sign (an absolute must for any first-timer!) 34) play around at Neon Museum $18 (includes a tour) 35) Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo: FREE 36) Window shop (it’s almost as fun as buying stuff!) Where to Stay in Las Vegas The Cosmopolitan Perfect for any girls weekend or modern romantic getaway! Book Now! ARIA Resort and Casino Super swanky and in an excellent location! Book Now! Did I miss anything? What do you like to do in Vegas? 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