5 Things to Do in Las Vegas Other Than Gambling

Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay

The idea of an aquarium in the dessert might seem odd, but the Shark Reef aquarium at the Mandalay Bay hotel has over 2,000 animals that you can see. They have sea turtles, jellyfish, and even a piranha exhibit. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can even take a dive with the sharks.

Fremont Street

Fremont Street is located in historic downtown Las Vegas. The most popular part of the five-block entertainment district is the Viva Vision screen that rests above the pedestrian mall. This unique experience has over 60 restaurants, shops and kiosks. There is a nightly light show on the Viva Vision screen and many live concerts you can attend. Take a break from the high-priced glamour of the strip and enjoy this laid-back atmosphere.


Whether you want a rollercoaster ride with breathtaking views or an intense rush at the top of the tallest building in Vegas, you can get your adrenaline rush through these attractions. New York, New York hotel features a rollercoaster that runs through the hotel and gives gorgeous views of the strip. It’s recommended to take this intense ride at night. If you’d rather get your rush by testing your fear of heights, check out the Stratosphere Tower Thrill Rides at the top of the Stratosphere hotel. This tower is the tallest freestanding building in the US with 3 adrenaline pumping attractions at the top.

See a Show

Las Vegas features shows of a wide variety. From music and dance to comedy and magic, there is a show for everyone. Cirque du Soleil features beautiful dancing and acrobatics that you have to see to believe, and the Blue Man Group puts on a show you’ll never forget. Get in some laughs with Carrot Top or check out the mind-boggling magic of Criss Angel. Some of the shows may cost more, so it’s important to pick a show early to reserve seats.

The Neon Museum

This museum features the iconic original signs from the Strip. You can schedule a guided tour to view the history and culture behind these original signs. Each sign provides a unique story about the people who created them, when and where the signs were made, and the role it played in historic Las Vegas. This experience will give you a whole new perspective of Las Vegas.