Five Amazing Things to Do in Vegas Not in a Casino - Casino Guide

Thursday, Jul 5, 2012 | by CasinoGuide

Las Vegas definitely earns its billing as one of the top gambling destinations in the world.

But there's plenty to do in Sin City away from the craps and blackjack tables as well, with heaps of sightseeing, shopping and other sinful entertainment on tap.

The steady stream of millions of tourists provide a constant influx of dollars to support businesses of all sorts, from strip clubs to indoor skydiving to firing ranges and anything and everything in between.

Below you'll find some of the most popular options when it comes to getting away from the blackjack table or craps action and enjoying a different side of Las Vegas.

● Outlet malls: Shopping isn't everyone's cup of tea but Vegas has two huge outlet malls that can help you get your shopping fix and save tons of money in the process.

Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas is about a 10-minute cab ride from most Strip casinos and offers substantial discounts from retailers such as Coach, Ann Taylor, Williams-Sonoma, DKNY and Lucky.

Las Vegas Premium Outlets is another great place for bargain shopping in Las Vegas and is also just a 10-15 minute cab ride from the Strip.

●  Red Rock Canyon: Located about 15 miles outside the city, Red Rock Canyon offers several different ways to enjoy the amazing natural scenery.

The adventurous can brave the Vegas heat and explore different hiking trails while those that prefer to enjoy nature from the comfort of air-conditioning can take the 13-mile scenic drive that winds its way through the picturesque scenery.

●  Strip clubs: If you're looking for a sexier sort of vacation, Vegas is home to several of the world's top strip clubs including Spearmint Rhino, Sapphire and Treasures.

All the strip clubs in Vegas are 18 and over and expect to pay a hefty premium for cover charges, drinks and anything else you might purchase during your visit.

● Pinball Hall of Fame: From the sultry to the utterly wholesome and family friendly, Vegas is home to the Pinball Hall of Fame where you'll find 250 classic pinball machines, all in working order.

The very best part? This is one of the few museums or hall of fames where you can both look and touch, with nearly all of the pinball machines available to feed some quarters into to test your skills.

● Indoor Skydiving: For those who want the thrill of skydiving with none of the panic of falling out of an actual plane, Vegas Indoor Skydiving is the answer.

In operation sicne 1982, visitors can recreate the sensation of the pure freefall of skydiving via a vertical wind tunnel. A mesh trampoline and padded walls help ease the anxiety, though. The total exprience takes about an hour.

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