Things to Do in Las Vegas for the Non-Gambler

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  • Las Vegas

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Curator’s statement

Las Vegas is known and loved for its never-ending gambling scene. However, if casinos aren't your preferred hangout spot and you get overwhelmed by the sight of so many slot machines, you may be hesitant to visit the city. As someone who doesn't like the idea of coming home from an establishment with less money than I walked in with (without making any purchases), I'm here to tell you that there are still tons of things to do in the bustling city of Las Vegas.

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Where to stay in Las Vegas

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Curio Collection by Hilton

Located just a mile from The Strip, live your Vegas resort life with a day spa, outdoor pools, 24-hour gaming and a foodie's paradise of restaurants.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The hip pick on the strip, with an artsy vibe in the refurbished rooms, and a must-visit beach pool.

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A classic Vegas staple, the Bellagio is a crowd pleaser for a reason.

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Things to do in Las Vegas

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1. Area 15

Here you'll find tons of interactive experiences like art shows, VR simulators, axe throwing, and the very popular Omega Mart. Choose to bring the kids along or head upstairs to the adults only bar and arcade.

2. Flyover

Strap in and experience a life-like simulation of flying over different cities around the world. When I went, I did the Iceland experience and it was beautiful! They even had mist to make it feel more realistic.

3. Rides at The Strat

There's tons of thrill rides to choose from here. My personal favorite is SkyJump, where you'll have the opportunity to jump off of the tallest building in Las Vegas, The Stratosphere. If you're a bit afraid of heights, I promise, it's more like a vertical zipline rather than a completely terrifying free fall.

4. Slotzilla

Zipline either sitting up or superman-style across Fremont Street to get a view of the city from up top.

5. Walk the Strip

There's always something to do on the strip. Grab a bite to eat, enjoy the street entertainment, and take amazing photos of the city.

6. Erotic Heritage Museum

This fun and frisky yet educational museum will definitely teach you something you didn't know about the history of the acceptance (or lack thereof) of one's sexuality.

7. Drais Nightclub

Experience Vegas nightlife at one of the hottest clubs for hip-hop and R&B music with frequent celebrity appearances and performances.

8. The Adventuredome Indoor Theme Park

Get your dose of thrill and enjoy this indoor amusement parks with rollercoasters and games.

Places to eat & drink in Las Vegas

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  • The Wicked Spoon: Did you really go to Vegas if you didn't visit a buffet restaurant? The Wicked Spoon is known for its great food—but make sure you have a reservation, it gets busy.

  • Fat Tuesdays: Looking for somewhere to get an outrageously large but delicious drink? Mix your favorite flavors to make a tasty daiquiri or other frozen cocktail.

  • Rivea: Great views and great food — two things I love the most. Try to get a table nearby the windows and don't skip the delicious wine! To eat, I got the pacherri pasta for dinner and the chocolate soufflé for dessert and both were to die for.

  • The Stove: This one is in Henderson, and is a great spot for brunch. Bottomless mimosas (make them yourself) and great service and a DJ to really set the vibes.

  • Mrs. Coco: A pink lover's dream. This cute, girly-aesthetic restaurant has great food, coffee, and photo opportunities. Make the drive to Henderson to dine at this adorable cafe.

  • Spago: Located inside the Bellagio hotel, this restaurant attracts people because of it's amazing food and beautiful water show. Make sure to get an outdoor seat for the best view. Also, I know it sounds simple... but get the spaghetti. It's the best I've ever had.

  • Lolo's Chicken and Waffles: This was one of my favorite restaurants in Vegas. If you're looking for a great brunch spot that makes the mark for food, drinks, music, and service, this is the one. Make sure to try one of their Kool-Aid cocktails.

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Dolapo Owolabi’s guide, Kid-Friendly Escape to Las Vegas.

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