The first thing you think of when you think of Las Vegas might be the casinos and the nightlife, but there is much more to the city. In fact, there are plenty of things to do in The Entertainment Capital of the World during the day. Here are the 10 best things to do when the sun is still out.
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Big Bus - Open Top Sightseeing Day Tour
The best part of a Vegas getaway is taking in the sights. With the Big Bus - Open Top Sightseeing Day Tour you can get an up-close look at everything Vegas has to offer. Even better, you can explore anything you think looks interesting by just hopping off the tour. When you want back on wait for another bus to come and hop back on! Buses run every thirty minutes to eighteen locations.
Stratosphere Observation Deck
If you want to get a bird’s eye view of the city you’ll find it at the Stratosphere Observation Deck. Standing over 1,149 feet tall, the tallest freestanding observation tower in America offers panoramic views of the city. Take that thrill one step further and try the tower’s thrill rides. Oh, and there is a bar and casino up there too.
The High Roller
Speaking of going high up in the Vegas sky, the High Roller at the LINQ offers its own fair share of overhead views. Standing 550-feet tall, the Ferris wheel uses spherical glass cabins to take riders high up into the Vegas skyline for a 40-minute ride that lets you see the Vegas Valley and beyond.
The Mob Museum
Dig deeper into Sin City’s sordid past with a stop at The Mob Museum. The three-floored museum will share details of Vegas’ connection with mobsters through interactive elements, real crime evidence and more. You can even become a part of the Mob family.
The Neon Museum
For a different way to see Vegas’ colorful past, check out the Neon Museum. Here lies the “bones” of some of Vegas’ most iconic signs in its past.
Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat
You can’t come to Vegas without seeing the famous Siegfried & Roy. Located at the Mirage, Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat gives you an up-close look at some of the world’s most exotic creatures.
CSI: The Experience
For those who have always wanted to test out their crime-solving skills head to CSI: The Experience at MGM Grand. Here you’ll get hands-on experience with two state-of-the-art crime labs where you perform real tests like hair analysis, testing bullet casings and DNA matching.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
The Luxor’s Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition will throw you into the history of the Titanic with dozens of artifacts from the actual Titanic. You’ll also see recreations of famous areas of the ship like the Grand Staircase, the outer Promenade Deck and more.
The Hoover Dam
There are plenty of daytime things to do off the Strip too, like visit the Hoover Dam. Enjoy one of several tours that take you to the manmade monument and learn more about the history of the structure and its function today.
The Grand Canyon
For a full-day adventure, you have to see the Grand Canyon in all of its gorgeous glory. Enjoy a guided bus tour to the west or south rim of the Canyon. There you will take in rustic wilderness, walking paths and the history of the Grand Canyon.