Back at my old job I would go to Las Vegas about four times a year. While Vegas really is a fun playground for adults, I was not exactly there to gamble or have a drunken party at the many nightclubs and swimming pools. I had to go to Las Vegas for work, since many major conferences are held there. We would attend to exhibit and network at these conferences and mingle with our clients after hours. This meant I got to know the city pretty well, at least the Strip, dining and partying with clients. We did lots of the typical crazy things to do in Vegas.
Indeed many people visit Vegas to party, play poker and cut loose. But others don’t like to gamble or drink, or are visiting with their young families in tow. Perhaps they do want to see the Strip but they are not really interested in spending a ton of time in the casinos.
What do sober people do in Vegas? What are some fun things to do in Las Vegas besides gambling? Luckily there is a lot to do in and around Las Vegas besides the typical Sin City reputation.
13 Weird Things To Do in Vegas
Do you enjoy quirky museums and unusual activities? Check out these weird, non touristy things to do in Vegas.
• The Pinball Museum features pinball machines from all eras
• It’s a good idea to visit the Neon Museum in the early evening as some of the signs get lit up
• Discover the spooky secrets of Sin City on a ghost walking tour
• If fast cars are your thing, test out a Ferrari, Lamborghini or Corvette on the race track
• The Mob Museum is housed in a historic building that was once a courthouse and post office
• If you go gaga over glitter and glitz, visit the Liberace Museum
• Learn about our natural world at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum
• Fan of the reality show Pawn Stars? Step into their shop and visit other locations on the show.
• You won’t get bored at Springs Preserve, a network of museums, exhibits and a botanical garden
• If you like botanical gardens, check out the Cactus Garden at Ethel M’s Chocolate Factory, then taste some chocolate
• Tour Wayne Newton’s Casa de Shenandoah including the stables, glittery costumes and animal menagerie
• Like old timey stuff? Check out the Old Mormon Fort, the first non-native settlement in Vegas
• Explore the Arts District, a cool new area that is a hotspot of redevelopment, and check out this awesome food tour of the neighborhood
• Play super-sized classic games at Goldspike’s Backyard
• First Fridays Las Vegas is a fun monthly community festival featuring local art, music and food in downtown Las Vegas
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