It’s springtime in Las Vegas, and the city is waking up. Things have almost returned to normal after two years of Covid restrictions, and the resurgence of leisure travel means that Sin City is beginning to resemble its former self.
For anyone looking to explore Las Vegas, spring is an ideal time of year to do so. Las Vegas has a lot more to offer than sweepstakes casinos online and boisterous nightlife. Let’s have a look at some fabulous activities that the city has to offer.
1. Attend a spring event in the open air
It’s time for Las Vegas to get ready for a bunch of big events this spring, so if being squished into a crowd is your thing, you might want to join in.
The Electric Daisy Carnival, the biggest electronic dance music event in the United States, held a make-up date in October and is already back for its annual spring show from May 20-22. It’s expected to attract more than 140,000 EDM enthusiasts per night.
Usher, Lauryn Hill, and TLC are among the headliners at the brand-new Lovers and Friends event, which will take place at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on May 14 and 15.
2. Explore the desert in style on an ATV
At this time of year, ATV tour companies offer hour-long guided trips in the Mojave Desert around Nelson Hills, where the topography and a wild west ambiance perfectly complement each other. The 450cc engines in the Fat Boy all-terrain buggies allow beginners and expert drivers alike to zip up and down the hills, speed through a few canyons, and negotiate some tricky turns.
These tours start as early as 6 am if you want to catch a spectacular sunrise in the desert. Most companies provide a shuttle service to take you out to the desert from the Strip – all you have to do is show up at the designated meeting point.
3. See the city from the sky in a helicopter
Fly above the glittering Las Vegas Strip in a helicopter with sparkly stars overhead. Seeing the lights of Las Vegas from the air is a whole other level of excitement. It’s a lot of fun to fly over some of the most famous casinos and hotels in the world. And taking in the Luxor’s space beam from the air is quite a unique experience.
There are several different helicopter experiences to choose from, but whichever option you go for, you can be sure that it will be an unforgettable experience.
4. Take a Kayak Tour of the Black Canyon Wildlife
A paddler’s paradise is just 45 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. At under 12 miles in length, the Black Canyon Water Trail follows the Colorado River from the Hoover Dam to a series of dramatic desert vistas, tiny slot canyons, and some of the area’s most spectacular hot springs.
Taking a half-day kayak excursion to the Black Canyon is one of the best things you can do on your visit to Las Vegas. You’ll be able to witness desert bighorn sheep and other native fauna, as well as beautiful flora and landscapes. The Emerald Cave, Boy Scout Canyon, and Arizona Hot Spring are just some of the stunning features in the area. Keep an eye out for rapids and try to avoid falling into the river.
5. At an escape room, solve the riddle
Escape rooms are a bit like online games, in that you need to solve a series of puzzles and riddles in order to win the game, but these real-world games have the added element of requiring teamwork. It’s a great way to bond with family, friends or colleagues. You’ll have to work together to escape a locked room before the clock runs out. There are so many different themes available, so you can keep coming back for new adventures.
Escape games are among the most family-friendly and fun things to do in Vegas because there is no age limit. Just remember that the goal of the game is to have a good time, so don’t get too upset if you don’t win!
To Wrap Up
There’s nowhere quite like Vegas. The name of the city paints a picture of dazzling neon lights, enormous hotels, heart-stopping shows, and endless casinos. But the city and the surrounding areas have so much more to offer.
Whether you’re traveling with your family, a group of friends, or even on your own, Las Vegas is a fantastic destination.