Everyone knows about the casinos and nightlife along The Strip that have earned Las Vegas its moniker “Sin City,” but if you are reading this, you are probably looking for other ways to spend your winter days around Las Vegas. Here are 5 of the best ways to spend your winter days with a local feel.
1. Hop-on Hop-off Big Bus Tour of Las Vegas
Looking for the best way to be introduced to Las Vegas? Look no further. The hop-on hop-off Big Bus Tour of Las Vegas is one of the most fun and informative ways to view the city. Knowledgeable tour guides will point out highlights on The Strip and downtown, explaining the history and fun facts about Las Vegas. The best part about the Big Bus Tour is that you can hop off when you want to explore an area, and hop back on another bus once you are done to get to the next place you want to explore.
2. Check out Container Park
Looking for something fun to do with the entire family? With seasonal events each week with live music and art shows every second Sunday of the month, Container Park has something fun for everyone. Additionally, there are plenty of restaurants and shops to explore around that area.
3. Hiking day trip
One of Las Vegas’s best-kept secrets is it’s access to the great outdoors. With thousands of trails to choose from for hiking, canyons, and climbing, you will never run out of outdoor activities to do.
Check out Lee Canyon for all sorts of winter activities like skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and more. Red Rock Canyon and Mount Charleston are also within 30 minutes of the city, giving you access to all the trails you could ask for.
Take a quick day trip to the Grand Canyon and check out more trails and some of the best overlooks in the world. On your way to the Grand Canyon, you’ll see plenty of spots along the way, including the Hoover Dam, the Bypass Bridge, Lake Mead, Bighorn Sheep Habitat, Black Canyon, and the 900-year-old Joshua Tree Forest.
4. Check out the Mob Museum
Did you know that The Mob essentially built Las Vegas? Famous mobsters like Bugsy Siegel, Lucky Luciano, Frank Costello, and Meyer Lansky were some of the first to popularize The Strip by building casinos and other huge entertainment buildings along the strip. Immerse yourself in Las Vegas history through engaging exhibits and hundreds of artifacts that tell the sinister story of how The Mob built “Sin City.”
5. Linq Promenade
Looking for the best hangout areas with places to shop in Las Vegas? The Linq offers over 30 unique retail, dining, and entertainment venues, as well as the world’s tallest observation wheel, the High Roller.
The holiday season is one of the best times to visit the Linq. Transforming into a winter wonderland, there will be a plethora of holiday decorations, carolers, and festive music. Just like everything in Vegas, everything about the holiday season in the Linq is larger than life and sure to entertain.
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