You’re a traveler in search of thrills. Those experiences that get the adrenaline flowing, the blood pumping and of course, boost those hard-earned bragging rights. A good story to tell your friends, and the photos to back it up. You open up your browser and start searching destinations: Climbing Everest? Too dangerous. Surfing the world’s biggest swells in Portugal? Too far. Hiking in Bhutan? Good luck getting a visa.
Those on-the-go adrenaline-junkies have a dirty little secret. Las Vegas.
Sin City is known of course for slots, quickie weddings and a range of stage spectacles, but it also excels in offering visitors a different set of thrills.
Put down that poker chip and check out some of the following exciting activities in Vegas.
Zoom down one of the nearby zip line options, including the SlotZilla that runs over bustling Fremont Street or the Bootleg Canyon Zip Line in Boulder City. If you’re more into control then head to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and race NASCAR-style cars around the track – with the guidance of professional driving instructors of course. Conquer the rugged terrain Hidden Valley and Primm Valley in an extreme RZR — a juiced up, all-terrain golf cart. And for the ultimate adrenaline-by-sky ristaker, there’s the Top Gun Air Combat Experience, where you can either ride along or fly a combat plane with the assistance of an experienced pilot.
You can’t do Vegas without also doing the nearby Grand Canyon. And there are indeed ways to experience this natural wonder that goes beyond the average coach tour. Descend into the canyon by helicopter, shoot down the Colorado on a pontoon boat, and get right to the canyon’s edge via the Skywalk. For other options at dizzying heights, book a trip on a hot air balloon or go tandem skydiving. For epic views and photo ops of the sparkling nighttime Vegas strip, reserve an evening helicopter ride high above the desert landscape.
Zipped every line, flown every plane (jumped from them too), and looking for something even more unique to Vegas? Board the High Roller at the LINQ for Happy Hour 500 feet above the Strip. Check out the Heavy Equipment Playground where you can, yep, operate actual heavy equipment like bulldozers and excavators. Move the earth and dig holes to your heart’s desire using full-size construction equipment. Or enjoy a dancing display by the undead at the Zombie Burlesque inside the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino – a chilling little combination of gross-out horror and some good old-fashioned sensuality.
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