You’ve spent the morning exploring and hiking through Nevada’s beautiful nature. You’ve had lunch at a fun Vegas hotspot and now you’re back in your Vegas hotel with a full tummy and no plans until dinner. What do you do? The city offers plenty of entertainment for that in between time in Las Vegas. From drinks with a view to racing a supercar, taking in a show or art and shopping here are the 10 best ways to spend an afternoon in Vegas:
Enjoy a drink in the Air
Enjoy a pre-dinner drink in one of the most thrilling locations in Las Vegas, the High Roller. The world’s tallest observation wheel takes you on a 30-40 minute 360-degree ride where you’ll get to take in the Strip and surrounding valley. For a little extra fun hire, a private bar tender to serve drinks while you rotate.
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck
For another incredible view climb to the top of the replica Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas and take in Vegas’ gorgeous skyline. Take a glass elevator up 460 feet to the observation level where you will experience Vegas in a whole new way. While you’re there stick around for dinner at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant.
Take in a Show
If you want to experience both Vegas’ award-winning shows and their nightlife spend your afternoon at a Vegas production. Cirque du Soleil offers seven different breathtaking shows including O, The Beatles Love, Michael Jackson ONE, Zumanity, KÀ, R.U.N and Mystère. Magic shows like David Copperfield, Criss Angel Mindfreak and The Mentalist are always popular and for a few laughs check out the Laugh Factory, Jeff Civillico, LA Comedy Club and Jokesters Comedy Club.
Don’t take a nap after lunch take an exotic car ride at Exotics Car Driving Racing Experience by Exotics Racing. Just 15 minutes north of the Vegas Strip, Exotics Racing takes you on a thrilling adventure inside a supercar around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Choose from a Nissan GT-R, Audi R8 V10, Ferrari F430F1, Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2, Porsche 991 GT3, Ferrari 458 Italia, and many more.
Take in Some Art
Vegas is full of art. One of the best places to find some is in the vibrant Arts District about a mile south of Fremont Street. The area also boasts an antique store and fun spots to grab a cocktail or coffee.
Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Speaking of art in Vegas check out the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ seasonal display. Each season, the talented horticulturalists and designers at the Bellagio Conservatory transform the 14,000-square-foot space into a showcase full of sights and colors of the current season.
Hit Golf Balls
Perfect your golf game without spending the entire morning playing 18 holes. Topgolf Vegas allows you to practice your swing and enjoy delicious food and drinks while you play. As you drive golf balls take in the gorgeous Strip skyline.
Challenge your brain with a stop at Escapology. The Escape room experience offers six different tests to choose from including solving a murder mystery, escaping to Mexico, avoiding an 1881 shootout and more. You’ll be given 60-minutes to search for clues, break codes and escape. It’s the most challenging and thrilling afternoon you’ll experience.
Enjoy a Pick Me Up
That after lunch slump is real and there is no better way to enjoy a little pick me up than with a coffee and pastry. La Creperie at Paris Las Vegas offers both. Enjoy a homemade crepe at this cute bakery. Choose between sweet like the Nutella, banana, candied hazelnuts and caramel sauce recipe or savory like the three-cheese crepe with gruyere, triple cream brie and boursin.
Some of the best shopping can be found in Las Vegas, so don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a shopping spree. After lunch walk if off with some shopping at Vegas most popular hotspots like the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian, Fashion Show Mall, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.