You can’t have Vegas without casinos – the iconic, frightening and (for many) unjust buildings looming over passersby. But what if you’re tired of gambling and want to see other, less commonly-enjoyed sights? One fantastic tip I’ll give you is get a limo to visit the sites in Vegas. They aren’t that expensive and you’ll thank me later.
The good news is: Las Vegas probably wouldn’t be a top tourist destination for people all over the world if green tables and poker faces was all it had to offer. You can have the time of your life in Vegas without ever entering the Strip, let alone dropping a dime on the slot machines to see if today’s your lucky day. Here are some ‘alternative’ sites to visit and marvel at while in Vegas.
The Mob Museum: Have you ever had a fascination with the Prohibition Era (ish) mobsters but were ashamed to indulge it? Do you long for the era of Tommy Guns, sharply-dressed shady men, oldtimer cars and a much shorter average lifespan than today? If so, don’t miss out on the Mob Museum in Vegas. It’ll give you a history lesson you’ll never forget without ever boring you with its presentations. You’ll learn a lot about all the famous mob figures of the Golden Era of mafia dealings without and get to keep your vitality, too.
Hoover Dam Bypass: Hoover Dam might not be on everyone’s ‘must-see’ list, but it’s an amazing sight that very few people regret making the trip for. You’ve no doubt heard of the Dam, and the bypass lets tourists from all over gaze upon the massive size of the structure and explore its inner workings. You heard that right – if you were ever curious about how Hoover Dam actually works, pay it a visit during open hours and get ready for some impressive engineering.
Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: Okay, the notion of a botanical garden in Vegas and especially in its most famous casino doesn’t sound all that serious, but it’s true. Not only is it there, it’s one of the most beautiful urban gardens you’ll ever get a chance to see. The place no doubt provides welcome relief to many stressed-out gamblers on a daily basis, but it also treats every other visitor to some beautiful and oftentimes rare forms of flora and fauna.
Titanic Museum: If the movie made you shed a tear, don’t skip on this museum that highlights one of mankind’s most famously-doomed inventions. Visitors to the Luxor casino can take a break from all the action and explore this exact replica of the unfortunate ship from the inside. To make your visit even more worthwhile, the artificial Titanic has no shortage of authentic items that were collected from the actual floor post-sinking – tragic, yet no less interesting.
Limo ride throughout Vegas: What better sight to see in Vegas… than Vegas itself? It sounds like an advert, but it’s no less true – Vegas has so many stunning sites to see that you probably have no hope of covering them all even if your trip is a week-long one. A limo tour of the city is the closest you can get to achieving this, and you’ll also enjoy the VIP feeling while you’re spot-seeing – there’s no place for luxury like Vegas, after all.