Sure, Las Vegas is a 24-hour destination. But many of those hours are when the neon and LEDs aren’t shining. We’ll help you see the light — sunlight, that is, with these awesome things to do in Las Vegas during the day.
After breakfast and before dinner, there’s plenty of fun to be had! How many of the four thrill rides atop the 1,149-foot-high The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod can you handle? The SkyJump, the Big Shot, the X Scream and Insanity — will all get your heart racing. For more adrenaline-pumping excitement, take a ride on the 67-mph roller coaster at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, or get behind the wheel in a race car at Dream Racing at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Take a break for lunch by dining outside for the best people-watching views (Trust us, it’s worth it!). Take in the breathtaking views of the Fountains of Bellagio while dining on Julian Serrano’s menu of Italian-inspired dishes at LAGO at Bellagio Resort & Casino. Farther down the Strip you can experience Wynn Las Vegas’ Lake of Dreams production, which runs every half hour beginning at dusk, while enjoying a menu of fresh seafood, caviar, steaks and delicious starters at Lakeside.
LAS VEGAS HISTORY
Take in a little Las Vegas history downtown at the Mob Museum, which features interactive exhibits and artifacts that teach visitors all about the most notorious gangsters in Las Vegas. While you’re downtown, check out the Boneyard at the Neon Museum, an attraction where you’ll see iconic Las Vegas signs from the 1930s into the early ’90s. You can also have a blast at the National Atomic Testing Museum, highlighting work conducted at the Nevada Test Site and its impact on the nation.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
If spending time in the great outdoors is on your must-do list, head out to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, featuring more than 30 miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding and picnic areas, or take a quick drive to Mount Charleston in the scenic Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest for a cool afternoon hike. Explore the Southwest with a guided Pink Jeep Tour, take an afternoon cruise on Lake Mead, or stroll around the beautiful Lake Las Vegas.
Check out Chilean flamingos and other feathered friends at the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat at Flamingo Las Vegas or see more than 300 interactive exhibits that tell the story of Las Vegas’ past, present and future at Springs Preserve.
Go clubbing — golf, that is. Topgolf offers a target-oriented practice game at its facility, which features climate-controlled hitting bays as well as a full food and beverage menu. Take aim at the indoor, glow-in-the-dark, KISS-themed miniature golf course, or challenge your friends to a quick par-3 round at the Las Vegas Golf Center across from Town Square on Las Vegas Boulevard.
Now you’re ready to tackle Las Vegas, no matter what time it is. Keep filling out that all-important itinerary after checking out all the fantastic entertainment, from the many comedy shows in Las Vegas to residencies from today’s top musical artists. Start by finding your home base with all the fabulous deals there are for the resorts in the destination.