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.
Take an electric-scooter tour with Trikke Las Vegas to see colourful murals in the downtown Arts District.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Walk along the the First Street Art Trail (on First Street between Boulder and Bridger avenues) and stop to admire the creative street art.
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.
Three Days in Las Vegas: What to Do and Where to Eat
If you’re already well-acquainted with the sights, sounds and draws of a typical Vegas getaway, then maybe it’s time to try something new on your next trip to Sin City. Cycle downtown to the Arts District and Container Park, drive an ATV through Eldorado Canyon and enjoy a fine dining experience at GIADA.