Are you travelling to Las Vegas for TravCon? If so, there is a wide range of things to do whilst you’re there.
But what if you want to bring your family? Or don’t want to gamble all your money away? Well, Las Vegas is much more than just a gambling strip, and this once sin city has become more family friendly. So, here is our list of things you can do to experience what Las Vegas has to offer without heading to the casino.
Have a relaxing but elegant experience the Tea Lounge. It has a beautiful view overlooking the city, so you not only get to sample fine teas from all around the world, but you can enjoy the scenery whilst doing it. It provides a super elegant atmosphere and unbeatable views of the Las Vegas strip.
Don’t like tea? Don’t worry! The Tea Lounge also offers coffees, juices, cocktails, and even treats like English scones, cupcakes, and macaroons. It is truly the place to relax and treat yourself.
Try boba tea
If you’re looking for a new beverage to try while you’re in Las Vegas, then boba tea, also called bubble tea, is the one. Boba tea is not only trendy, but also tasty, offering a range of flavors to choose from. Bubble tea is a Taiwanese recipe made by blending a tea base with milk, fruit, and fruit juices, and adding the “bubbles” (tapioca pearls that sit at the bottom).
Interested? Well, here are all the places in Las Vegas that supply boba tea.
Valley of Fire State Park
The Valley of Fire State Park has the finest scenery. You can go for a hike, go camping, take a picnic, whatever you prefer. The park is a public recreation and nature preservation area covering nearly 46,000 acres and is located 16 miles south of Overton, Nevada. This is perfect for people who love nature, but also people who love to learn about it too.
If you want to find out just what you can do at the Valley of Fire State Park, click here.
Neon Boneyard Museum
Lights, lights, lights. The Neon Boneyard Museum features signs from old casinos and other exciting businesses. The museum contains over 250 unrestored signs, which at night are lit up with ground lighting beside the restored signs that are permanently lit. You’ll feel like you’ve travelled back in time. It’s well worth a visit.
The museum is even more exciting for fans of the movie Vegas Vacation, as the Lady Luck sign featured in the movie is in the museum to view.
Another museum with fantastic history is the Mob Museum. If you’re looking for something unique, then the Mob Museum is just that. It offers a bold and authentic view of organized crime in old Las Vegas, the back alleys of American cities, and the rest of the world. You get to learn fascinating facts and stories about the Mob and Law Enforcement, and the exhibits keep you enthralled while you journey through the museum.
Horseback riding with a ‘western’ breakfast
Have you ever wanted to be a cowboy/girl? (I know I have.) If so, you’ll want to give this breakfast experience a go! Escape reality with a scenic horseback ride led by expert wranglers. After your horseback ride, you’re treated to an authentic western-style breakfast, which includes pancakes, choice of bacon, sausage or ham, hash browns, eggs, toast, coffee, and orange juice. Return to your hotel with plenty of time left in the day to experience more of Vegas.
Venture out and experience what it’s like to be a cowboy/girl in Las Vegas.
Hoover Dam is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Nevada – and there’s a reason for that. It’s considered to be one of the seven engineering wonders of the modern world, and once you visit, you’ll see why. Hoover Dam and Lake Mead are only a 30-minute drive from Las Vegas, and make the perfect photo opportunity.
Shopping at Caesar’s Palace
Last but not least – the shopping trip of a lifetime. If you have any interest in shopping, then you cannot miss out on visiting Caesar’s Palace. It’s Las Vegas’s luxury shopping destination, and there are approximately 160 speciality stores and fine restaurants. There are stores from the biggest names in fashion, such as Louis Vuitton, Versace, Giorgio Armani, Valentino, and Gucci. Even if you cannot afford these places, it’s still fun to window shop and live out all your fashion fantasies.
With TravCon taking place in this vibrant city, it’s a fantastic opportunity to explore Las Vegas and its many faces. If you’re bringing your family with you, or don’t want to spend too much time in the casinos, there is a little something for everyone.
So, why wait? Register your interest today!
Chloe Mumford is a content writer and researcher for Talent 4 Health. She has a BSc in Sociology, and enjoys writing about travel and the healthcare industry. She can be reached via LinkedIn.