Las Vegas is known for its bright lights and lively nightlife, but that's not all! Step off the Strip and discover another side of Vegas—one that’s rich with history, outdoor adventure, unique dining and so much more.
Discover The History
Journey through the history of the Mob, from its inception to its place in society today. At The National Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement, you can explore three levels of artifacts, activities and adventures, witness information on the Kefauver Hearings that brought down bootlegging mobsters in the midst of The Prohibition, and come face-to-face with the Mob’s most notorious figures at the “Wall of Infamy”. Location: 300 Stewart Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Travel Tip: Rent out the Mob Museum & send your group on a scavenger hunt through the decades.
Searching for a sign to explore a different side of Vegas? Look no further than Neon Boneyard. This two-acre museum is home to over 200 historic signs. As a hotspot for a variety of artists—from photographers to videographers, producers to illustrators—those in search of inspiration come here to find it. Take a guided tour and experience the magic of Neon Boneyard for yourself.
Location: 770 Las Vegas Boulevard North, Las Vegas
Travel Tip: Bring a camera—Neon Boneyard is full of unique photo ops.
Feel the Adrenaline
Calling all risk-takers and thrill-seekers: experience an adrenaline rush unlike any other. At Vegas Indoor Skydiving, defy gravity as you’re propelled upwards by wind speeds up to 120 miles per hour. This high-energy activity will have people of all ages flying high. Location: 200 Convention Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Travel Tip: Vegas Indoor Skydiving is open seven days a week—schedule this activity around your other Vegas adventures!
At Dig This, the playground is yours to build, break, pile and push however you’d like. Hop on a giant bulldozer to build mounds, push giant tires and teeter-totter over a mega mound as you steer a giant bulldozer. Take out the excavator to dig trenches, stack gargantuan tires and play “bucket basketball”. Can you dig it? Location: 3012 S Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Travel Tip: Traveling with a group of five or more? Rent out the playground to have the whole place to yourselves for a few hours or an entire day.
Head off-road at Sunbuggy ATV Tours. Seating up to six people per vehicle, visitors can either tour the terrain from the back of an ATV or rent a Dune Buggy. Featured on over 50 television shows worldwide, Sunbuggy ATV Tours is a uniquely wild ride.
Location: 6925 Speedway Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89115
Travel Tip: Hosting a corporate event? Plan a team building event and spend the day off-road racing.
Explore the Great Outdoors
Take a break from the slots and venture out to Lake Mead for a day of boating, sport fishing, kayaking or canoeing. For those who prefer to stay on land, the campground’s gorgeous desert scenery makes a beautiful backdrop for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Pack a picnic and bask in the natural beauty of Vegas. Location: 801 Great Basin Highway, Boulder City, NV 89005
Travel Tip: Located in close proximity, The Westin Lake Las Vegas offers free overnight parking for guests
Located a few miles west of Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon is home to thousands of unique plant and animal species. Take in the beauty of the Mojave Desert as you hike along one of 15 walking trails, or test your courage as you scale the canyon, with routes for climbers of all skill levels. If an outdoor adventure is what you seek, Red Rock Canyon is the place for you. Location: 1000 Scenic Loop Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89161
Travel Tip: For those who want to beat the heat while enjoying the great outdoors, the scenic loop is open year round for drivers to take in the views.
Let’s play ball! Head out to Cashman Field to cheer on the area’s minor league baseball team: the Las Vegas 51s. Root for the home team all summer long; games are played until mid-September. Take a seat in the bleachers, kick up your feet and enjoy this classic American outing. After the game, stay put and watch as fireworks light up the Vegas sky. Location: 850 Las Vegas Boulevard North, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Travel Tip: Every game has its own special event—check the schedule ahead of time to gear up for the theme of the evening!
Experience The Flavor
While you’re out and about at Downtown Container Park, stop by The Perch for an artisanal taste of Las Vegas. Featuring a seasonal menu made up of salads, flatbreads, small plates and more, prepare to be delighted by these bites. Location: Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Travel Tip: If you’re heading over for brunch, be sure to try the famous Smothered Egg Biscuits.
Craving some Thai cuisine? We know just the place. Recognized by Food Network, The Travel Channel and Saveur, the renowned Lotus of Siam features bold, exquisite flavors true to the culture of Thailand. Experience extraordinary cuisine ranging from soups and salads to barbecue and seafood. Location: The Commercial Center District World Village, 953 E Sahara Ave A5, Nevada, NV 89104
Travel Tip: Lotus of Siam is known for its Chilean Sea Bass, Red Snapper, and Chicken or Beef Rama entrées.
Looking for pizza that “rocks”? Recipient of the Diner’s Choice 2015 award by OpenTable and recognized by The Best of Las Vegas 2015 as well as Las Vegas Review Journal, Pizza Rock is the place to be for top notch pizza, calzones, Stromboli, antipasti and salads. Location: 201 North 3rd St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Travel Tip: Know your pizza—from Classic Italian to New York and Chicago-style, Pizza Rock has it all.
Head to Viva Las Arepas for an authentic dining experience. Treat yourself to handcrafted arepas, a staple of Venezuelan Cuisine, and be sure to bring your appetite! Named Las Vegas’ Best Latin Restaurant in 2013, this family-owned restaurant offers exceptional eats. Location: 1616 South Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104
Travel Tip: Unsure of what to order? Signature items include Black Beans & Cheese Empanada, Tequeño and Coconut & Cheese Pastelito.