Have a Magical Dream with Xavier Mortimer
Former star of the Cirque du Soleil show Michael Jackson One, Xavier Mortimer is the first Cirque performer to launch a headliner on the Las Vegas Strip. The show room at Bally’s a comfortably small and the perfect setting to be transported into Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream. The magic unfolds in 14 acts and delights audiences of all ages.
The show is appropriate for ages 5 and up.
Get Real at Tanked
Go behind the scenes of the hit TV series Tanked with a 70-minute guided tour of Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM). While touring the world’s largest aquarium manufacturing company and its 37,000 square foot facility you’ll learn about building aquariums, see featured tanks from the TV show, learn about those created for celebrity clients, and hear what it’s like to be a real reality TV star. You’ll also have a chance to meet many other animals that call ATM home.
Take a Hike at the Railroad Tunnels
A must-do trail, you can also experience this historic railroad tunnel hike virtually. The hike is relatively easy for any level hiker. The trail is suitable for walking, biking, running, strollers and dogs. The trail offers great views of Lake Mead.
Tunnel 3 is closed at this time due to structural issues. The first tunnel is about a mile from the trailhead and the fifth tunnel is about 2.2 miles from the trailhead. Total round trip distance for the Railroad Tunnel trail is about 7.5 miles.
From the Las Vegas Strip, take the 215 East. Exit to Highway 93 South and continue through Boulder City, to Lakeshore Road. Turn left onto Lakeshore Road. When you pass the Visitor Center on the right, take a right turn onto the Historic Railroad Access Road. There is a large parking area at the trailhead.
As with any hike, go in prepared and “Leave No Trace.” Pack water, sunscreen and snacks, and be sure to wear appropriate clothing and shoes.
Ride the Rails with Rail Explorers in Boulder City
Take a scenic ride on the train tracks (rails) that helped build the Hoover Dam just 20 miles from the Las Vegas Strip. The four-mile downhill trip is powered by you (with pedals) and starts at the Nevada State Railroad Museum. Riders can enjoy a rail-side picnic (bring your own snacks) while waiting for one of the historic trains to take them back up the hill.
Ticket prices include admission to the Nevada State Railroad Museum. The trip and tour take approximately 1.5 hours. Add additional time to visit the museum.
Rail Explorers tours are only available January through April.
Bloom into Spring
It’s been a wet winter across the Mojave Desert, so the area is expecting a super bloom this Spring. A short drive from the Las Vegas Strip, here you can expect to find an abundance of annuals blooming at Red Rock Canyon, Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Valley of Fire State Park.
Did you know that there are 600 species of plants found at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation area, including 15 that cannot be found anywhere else in the world?
If you’re willing to venture a bit further for even better blooms, head to Utah’s Zion National Park and California’s Joshua Tree National Park, both reasonable drives from Las Vegas. Don’t forget to pack your camera.
Get Funky with the Flamingos
Nothing says “spring” quite like pink birds of paradise. This free attraction is a Las Vegas favorite, and one that can’t be missed. The Flamingo’s Wildlife Paradise is home to a flock of Chilean Flamingos and many other birds and animals. This 15-acre habitat is a lush oasis for visitors and well-maintained home for its residents who spend their days among the islands, streams and waterfalls.
The Wildlife Paradise is open daily from Dusk to Dawn with pelican feedings at 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Admission is free.
Get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful landscape that makes up Las Vegas with a hot air balloon ride. From the famous lights of the Las Vegas Strip to the sprawling mountains, it’s an experience you’ll never forget. Check this off your bucket list on Spring Break. Children must be 10 years of age.
Light Up Paris
The Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas now features a synchronized and choregraphed show nightly. More than 300 color washing light fixtures and 300 white strobe lights have been added to the tower to create the light show. The light show runs daily on the half hour and hour, from dusk until midnight.
Did you know? The half-scale replica Eiffel tower is 541 feet tall or 46 stories. Since its 1999 opening, the attraction remains the tallest reproduction of the original Paris landmark.
Catch the show and then take a trip up the 5,000 tons of welded steel for 360-degree views on the viewing deck. The viewing deck is open daily from 10 a.m. to midnight.