We all know the most popular spots in Las Vegas, right? No trip to Sin City is complete without a picture by the Las Vegas sign, a nightly showing of the Bellagio Fountains, a Cirque du Soleil show and a few rolls of the dice and plays at a slot machine. But what about those spots that are off the beaten path? The next time you’re in Vegas, be sure to check out these hidden gems tucked away in Sin City.
Located just 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Mount Charleston offers cool mountain breezes, waterfalls, forests and scenic beauty that you can’t find in Sin City. Take a hike (there are trails for all skill levels) or spot wildlife at this popular Las Vegas getaway.
Located inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, three award-winning tribute artists will blow your mind with renditions of many of Madonna, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga’s greatest hits. But this is far from just a karaoke show – with a male dance troupe, impressive choreography and world-class lighting and sound systems, you’ll feel like you’re at an intimate concert of a lifetime.
Locals love the Neon Museum, where you can tour a boneyard of neon signs. Be sure to charge your phone before going, as this is also one of the most Instagram-worthy locations in all of Sin City!
The Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay
Located on the 63rd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, the Foundation Room is an international dining experience featuring a lounge and outdoor patio seating. Dinner will truly never be the same after eating here, with cuisine that will satisfy any global palette and stunning views of the city!
From fine dining to hangover food! Any hidden gems list for Las Vegas HAS to include Mr. Mamas, a local institution. After a long night of partying in Las Vegas, this local diner has an extensive breakfast and lunch menu that is sure to cure any hangover!
The words ‘gem’ and ‘spa’ just go together, don’t they? At the Mandara spa, you can save 50 percent on a relaxing 50-minute Swedish massage or a 50-minute deep cleaning facial with active aromatherapy and premium grade essential oils. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas and treat yo self!
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
Experience an exciting journey into an underwater world at the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. This sinking temple has been overcome by 100 sharks, along with some of the most magnificent creatures of the seas. With over 2,000 animals inside the 1.6-million-gallon tank, guests will see exotic fish, sea turtles, gorgeous rays, endangered green sea turtles, piranhas, moon jellies and even the rare golden crocodile.
Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat
A den of peace and tranquility is yours to explore on the Las Vegas Strip at Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage. The world-renowned magicians known for their love of animals have created a zoo-like animal sanctuary that hosts bottlenose dolphins, white tigers, white lions, leopards and more! This serene retreat is also filled with gorgeous flowers and greenery, making you forget that you’re right in the middle of Sin City.
Vegas Balloon Rides
This hidden gem happens before most people even wake up! Just before the sun rises, take to the friendly skies for an hour of sailing at 1,000 feet before returning safely to the ground where a traditional champagne toast will await you. There’s no better way to start your day in Las Vegas!
Fremont East Entertainment District
A quick jaunt off the strip into downtown Las Vegas is where you will find most locals, with the Fremont East Entertainment District being the most popular. Here, you will find cafes, bars, entertainment and the little-known Las Vegas Arts District, home to galleries, studios and boutiques that are unique to the area.