Five Best Things to Do in Las Vegas
Venture beyond the neon lights of the Strip on your next visit to Las Vegas
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There’s plenty to explore in the glittering city beyond the casinos
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Dubbed the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas certainly lives up to its name. World-class casinos, shows and special events abound, not to mention famous restaurants, buzzing bars, major concerts and more. However, beyond the Strip, Las Vegas offers a wide range of unique experiences for all travelers. Here are five activities to try on your next trip to the city with Hilton
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Hike in the Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area
Work up a sweat at the Red Rock Conservation Area, situated just 17 miles west of the Strip. Sprawled across 195,000 acres of the Mojave Desert, this picturesque geological attraction offers 30 miles of hiking trails, as well as ample rock climbing and mountain biking opportunities. Book a guided tour or wander on your own through undulating peaks, red sandstone escarpments and thickets of Joshua trees. You can also explore the area on an electric bike or scooter.
Explore the peaks and escarpments of the Red Rock Conservation Area
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Live out your dreams of becoming an F1 driver at Exotics Racing
Enjoy high-speed fun at Exotics Racing
Channel your inner Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen or Michael Schumacher at this supercar driving experience. This heart-pumping adventure gives you the rare opportunity to get behind the wheel of turbo-charged supercars and burn some rubber around the 1.2-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Choose from over 50 coveted high-performance vehicles, including the Ferrari F430 and the Porsche Cayman GTS. If it’s your first time on the racetrack, you can opt for the Drifting Ride-Along Experience, where you ride shotgun with a professional driver.
With a height of 550 feet, the High Roller towers over Las Vegas
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Take a spin on the High Roller
With so many bright lights and dazzling sights on the ground vying for your attention, you might want to consider drinking it all in from the top. And where better to enjoy panoramic views than on the world’s tallest observation wheel? The High Roller soars 550 feet above the heart of the Las Vegas Strip and offers 360-degree vistas of the neon-soaked city. For a little extra indulgence, opt for the Happy Half Hour, where you get your own bartender and free-flow of cocktails.
The Seven Magic Mountains art installation comprises stacks of brightly colored boulders
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Admire the Seven Magic Mountains art installation
Created by acclaimed Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, this site-specific artwork stands out like a beacon amid the arid desert landscape. Situated within the Ivanpah Valley and adjacent to several mountain ranges, the installation comprises seven towers of vividly hued boulders stacked more than 30 feet high. It was originally scheduled to be on view for two years but continues to be on display due to its popularity — currently, it will be open through the end of 2021.
The Pinball Hall of Fame is home to numerous vintage pinball machines
Step back in time at the Pinball Hall of Fame
Did you know that pinball machines in the United States date back over 130 years? This dive bar staple has gone through many iterations since the first spring-loaded version made its debut in 1871, surviving crises such as The Great Depression and an almost-nationwide ban from the 1940s to the 1970s. Learn more about the history of the game at the Pinball Hall of Fame, which is packed with almost 200 machines dating from the 1940s to the present day.
“On your next trip to Las Vegas, be sure to visit The Hoover Dam and the Mob Museum. The Hoover Dam is an absolutely incredible feat of engineering, while the Mob Museum offers a fascinating look at the history of organized crime in the city.”
– Jessica M., HGV Explorer
The Hoover Dam is recognized as a National Civil Engineering Landmark
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