Eight Photos that Will Make You Want to Explore Las Vegas

Head off the Strip to see street art, visit historic buildings, tour the Neon Museum and go hiking at Red Rock Canyon.
 

Fremont Street downtown, photo by Heather Gill

Pool parties, celebrity-owned restaurants and nightlife are enough to keep you on the Las Vegas Strip. But don’t miss an opportunity to go downtown and into the desert to explore another side of Sin City.

Trikke Las Vegas tour, photo by Heather Gill

Take an electric-scooter tour with Trikke Las Vegas to see colourful murals in the downtown Arts District.

 

El Cortez Hotel & Casino, photo by Heather Gill

El Cortez Hotel & Casino, located in Fremont East, opened in 1941. Its vibe still reflects old-school Vegas with vintage 1950s decor. Have a drink at Siegel’s 1941, named for mobster and former hotel owner Bugsy Siegel.

 

Atomic Liquors, photo by Heather Gill

Grab a beer at Atomic Liquors, the oldest free-standing bar in Las Vegas. During the Cold War, locals would drink on the tavern’s rooftop to watch the mushroom clouds from A-bomb blasts about 65 km away.

 

Neon Museum, photo by Heather Gill

The Neon Museum is a shrine to old Las Vegas signage. Book a guided tour of the outdoor Neon Boneyard to see both rusting and restored vintage signs.

 

La Comida, photo by Heather Saitz

Head down a back alley to get to La Comida where the menu includes authentic Mexican dishes and more than a dozen kinds of margaritas.

 

First Street Art Trail, photo by Heather Saitz

Walk along the the First Street Art Trail (on First Street between Boulder and Bridger avenues) and stop to admire the creative street art.

 

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, photo by Heather Saitz

Visit the fiery cliffs of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Located just 30 minutes west of the Strip, it has about 50 kilometres’ worth of trails.

 

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