Vegas is a scorcher this time of year. The hot dessert sun hits temps of up to 110 or more, making being outside downright uncomfortable. But fear not, Vegas has plenty of ways to enjoy the city inside, where the air conditioning is pumping. Here are 7 indoor activities to beat the Vegas heat:
Visit a Museum
Las Vegas is filled with museums that will keep you cool and entertained. Learn about Vegas’ mob history at Mob Museum Downtown. Explore the inner workings of the human body at Bodies the Exhibition. Even skim haunted artifacts at Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum.
Take a Ride on the High Roller
If you still want to see Las Vegas without actually being outside the High Roller at The LINQ is your best bet. The observation wheel has 28 climate-controlled, glass-enclosed cabins. The ride lasts for 30 minutes.
Las Vegas Strip Tour
Another excellent way to explore the Strip without walking the Strip is on the Las Vegas Strip Tour by Gray Line Tours. Guests will hop on-board a luxury coach for a three-hour tour of the Strip. The coach even picks you up from your hotel, so you can minimize the time you are outside. Once onboard, you’ll head out to such famous sights as the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, Fremont Street, past millions of hotels and more. You’ll even get to sip champagne to keep you extra cool.
There isn’t a more perfect time to try your hand at gambling than in the hot summer months. Most casinos are very well air conditioned and if you find one that has penny or nickel slots you can easily stay cool for hours.
Shark Reef Aquarium
Enjoy all of the splendor of the ocean without stepping foot outside at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. The underwater world takes you into a sinking temple that has been overcome by 100 sharks and other sea creatures. The 1.6-million-gallon tank is home to over 2,000 animals including exotic fish, sting rays, sea turtles, moon jellies and more.
Vegas Indoor Skydiving
Enjoy the cool air of the A/C with the thrills of skydiving at Vegas Indoor Skydiving. This unique attraction let you experience the sensation of free-all without stepping foot on an airplane. Using vertical wind tunnel to simulate being in the air, you’ll experience wind speeds of up to 120 miles per hour. Enjoy the excitement all while staying inside and cool.
You’ll both keep cool and feel cool at SpeedVegas. The 100-acre speed complex features a Formula-One inspired racetrack and some of the world’s most sought-after exotic and muscle cars. Choose to ride along with a driver or take the course alone. Whichever you choose to enjoy the cool A/C and thrills.