If you are looking to have extreme fun then Las Vegas is the place for you. From thrilling roller coasters to erupting volcanoes and the world’s tallest observation wheel, Las Vegas’ attractions appeal to people around the world. These must-do Las Vegas activities and adventure tours will make any adrenaline junkie ecstatic!
The High Roller is the tallest observation wheel in the world at an impressive 550 feet tall and is located at The LINQ Promenade. Towering above The LINQ Promenade’s $550 million outdoor, dining, entertainment and retail district by Caesars Entertainment, the High Roller provides spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip and Valley. The attraction even offers an option for a Happy Half-hour, allowing passengers to enjoy cocktails on their 30-minute revolution. For the yoga enthusiasts, “Yoga in the Sky” is also available. The experience includes a one-hour yoga session (two rotations) with an instructor from Silent Savasana and up to six guests per cabin. Guests will be guided through the experience by wearing a headset that allows them to hear the instructor and music. This technique allows riders to have a more individualized, soothing and focused session while taking in sweeping views of the Las Vegas Strip and skyline.
Downtown’s famous casino-lined Fremont Street has been converted into a 175,700-square-foot pedestrian area covered by the Viva Vision canopy, the world’s largest graphic display system. Called the Fremont Street Experience, this canopy showcases spectacular light and sound shows every hour on the hour during the evenings. If you’re looking for thrills of a different nature, ride “SlotZilla,” the world’s most unique zip line attraction, featuring the 850-foot Zipline and the 1,750-foot Zoomline as people launch from a 12-story slot-machine themed takeoff platform to fly under the Viva Vision canopy.
Sky Combat Ace is the ultimate fighter pilot experience in Las Vegas. Different packages, including “The Adrenaline Rush” and the “Top Gun Experience,” take passengers on a thrill ride through the desert sky filled with dynamic maneuvers and stunts.
Explore Las Vegas like never before with a helicopter tour. There are a number of tour operators in and around the Las Vegas Valley with flights to the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, over the Strip and other natural wonders in the desert southwest.
Man-made Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the United States and is probably most famous for The Hoover Dam. This peaceful lake is nestled among two, beautiful mountain ranges, The River Mountains and the Muddy Mountains that create a gorgeous backdrop. Approved activities for the Lake Mead National Recreation area include camping, hiking, swimming, boating and horseback riding.
Lake Las Vegas offers a plethora of activities, both on the water and off. You can hit the green at either of the two golf courses, shop or indulge in the many restaurants. Those looking for fun in the sun can head to the marina to rent a variety of boats, stand up paddleboards, flyboards, canoe, kayaking, gondola rides and more.
Several shooting ranges offer extensive options for training, target practice and the option to mix and match for your optimal trip. These unique shooting experiences offer a variety of skill levels and are supervised by instructors.
For the romantic in you, slow things down a bit with a Gondola Ride at The Venetian Las Vegas. Accompanied by singing gondoliers, this leisurely tour takes you along the quarter-mile replica of the Grand Canal in Venice. Take it even further with the resort’s new Gondola University. Participants in this program will learn the “ins and outs” of piloting a gondola and will actually row their own vessel during “Rowing 101” and the experience ends with an official Sash and Scarf Ceremony, modeled after the actual ritual used by The Venetian Las Vegas when new gondoliers earn their stripes upon completion of training. Sessions are available daily.
Must see in Vegas
The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, better known as The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to telling the thrilling story of the downfall of organized crime led by law enforcement. True stories of the mob’s history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 600 artifacts – the largest collection of the mob’s and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof.
Golden Nugget has the first GOLD to go ATM in Las Vegas. The GOLD to go ATM vending machine dispenses 24-karat gold bars of various weights ranging between 1 to 250 grams. The vending machine also sells traditional gold coins and signature gold bars featuring the Golden Nugget logo.
The writer is Consulting Editor, UdaipurTimes, Mumbai.