I’m Lynn Stringer, your luxury real estate broker in fabulous Las Vegas. With Spring in full gear, today is the PERFECT day for me to share fun activities you can enjoy in Vegas. When you think about Las Vegas, you might instantly think of casinos and partying. However, there’s much more to Sin City than the glitz and glamor of The Strip. Today I will share several outdoor activities you can experience around the valley. Let’s get into it.
Get Your Heart Pumping: Adrenaline Rushes in Las Vegas
- Big Shot
- Big Apple Coaster
- Circus Circus Adventuredome
Vegas is home to heart-pumping thrill rides! From the Stratosphere Hotel’s adrenaline-pumping rides like Big Shot and Insanity to the thrilling SlotZilla zip line, there’s something for all types of thrill-seekers.
Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Hiking & Biking Trails
- Cottonwood Canyon Trail
- Calico Basin Trail
- Old Spanish Trail Park
- Hualapai Canyon
- Pecos-McLeod Trailhead
Did you know this is an excellent place for nature lovers. That’s right, Las Vegas is surrounded by terrific hiking and biking trails. Hit up Cottonwood Canyon Trail in Summerlin with your four-legged friend or tackle the challenging Calico Basin Trail; you’ll find a perfect trail.
Discover the Beauty of the Desert: Mojave Desert Adventures
- Mojave National Preserve
- Joshua Tree National Park
Venture out into the majestic Mojave Desert for a unique outdoor experience. From exploring the vast Mojave National Preserve to taking an ATV tour with Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures, there’s no shortage of ways to immerse yourself in the stunning desert landscape.
Step Back In Time: Historic Vegas Sites
- Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort
- The Springs Preserve
- Little Church of the West
- Heartland Mansion
Combine your love for the outdoors with a touch of history at these fascinating historical sites. Visit the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, explore the diverse exhibits at The Springs Preserve, or take a trip down memory lane at the Little Church of the West.
Relax & Unwind: Las Vegas Parks
- Lorenzi Park
- Floyd Lamb Park
- Centennial Hills Park
- Clark County Wetlands Park
- Bob Baskin Park
- Rainbow Family Park
- Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Want to relax and chill? Las Vegas has TONS of parks and recreational fun spots. From the sprawling Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area to the lush Floyd Lamb Park, these green spaces offer a tranquil escape from the bustling city.
Make A Splash: Water Recreation In Sin City
- Lake Mead
- MGM Grand Pool Complex
- Mandalay Bay Beach
- Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park
- Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis
- The Tank at the Golden Nugget
Last but not least, let’s talk about water recreation! Despite being in the heart of the desert, Las Vegas offers numerous water-based activities to help you beat the heat. Spend a day by the shore of Lake Mead, lounge by one of the luxurious hotel pools, or take the family to the Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park for some fun in the sun.
Questions & Answers
Q: What’s your favorite outdoor activity in Las Vegas?
A: As a luxury real estate broker, I enjoy exploring the diverse neighborhoods and communities in Las Vegas. When not working, my personal fav outdoor hotspot is the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The breathtaking views and the chance to connect with nature always leave me feeling rejuvenated and inspired. And that helps me sell MORE real estate.
Q: Are there any seasonal outdoor events in Las Vegas?
A: Absolutely! Las Vegas hosts various seasonal events throughout the year, from outdoor concerts and festivals to food and wine tastings. Here, it is EASY to get FOMO. Go online and find event calendars for the latest happenings. I guarantee you’ll find something fun and/or interesting.
Q: Can you recommend any unique outdoor experiences off the beaten path in Las Vegas?
A: Certainly! Suppose you’re interested in exploring the lesser-known gems around Las Vegas. In that case, I highly recommend visiting Clark County Wetlands Park. This park is a hidden oasis with lush wetland habitats. It offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Another unique experience is taking a guided horseback riding tour through the desert. Companies like Cowboy Trail Rides and Wild West Horseback Adventures offer scenic tours, allowing you to see the breathtaking landscape differently.
Q: What are some family-friendly outdoor activities in Las Vegas?
A: Las Vegas has plenty of family-friendly outdoor activities to entertain everyone. Springs Preserve is an excellent choice, with its Botanical Garden, Butterfly Habitat, and interactive exhibits that teach about the history and ecology of the area. Additionally, the Lion Habitat Ranch offers an up-close experience with lions and other animals, providing fun and educational encounters for the whole family. Finally, take advantage of the opportunity to visit Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage, where your family can learn about and interact with bottlenose dolphins and various majestic big cats.
As You Can See
There’s much more to do here than gamble your life away. You can adventure, relax, learn history, and do MANY other fun activities. As a luxury real estate broker, I love it here. And I’m sure you’ll fall in love with this place too. Next time you’re here, I hope I’ve given you a few new things to consider trying out.
Until next time – Lynn.