Explore Vegas Beyond Gaming in These 3 Adventures

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Valley-of-Fire-state-park-photo-credit-LVCVAA treasure trove of cultural, artsy and adrenaline-filled experiences await groups beyond Vegas’ gaming scene.

Groups can explore artsy and innovative museums or explore the area via boat, ATV, helicopter or horseback—each offering a distinct view of the city and surrounding natural landscapes. Yes, Vegas beyond gaming can be trippy and one a heck of a trip.

From the Air

Convention attendees often opt for a helicopter sunset tour of the Strip or the Grand Canyon, where they soar past Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam before easing on down into the canyon for a champagne picnic or stopping by the SkyWalk for a stroll on the 4,000-ft glass bridge that juts out from the canyon.

The Desert Calls

Up to 300 attendees can board The Desert Princess, a Mississippi-style paddle wheeler, for sightseeing, a champagne brunch or dinner cruise on Lake Mead. Off-roading through the desert, across dry lake beds and through the Valley of Fire, Nevada’s oldest state park, delivers many thrills, or groups can hang out at red rock haunts during a rappelling or zip-lining session.

Adventure is Afoot

Back in the city, the plethora of celebrity chef restaurants place gourmet foodie crawls at the top of the group to-do list, while museum tours tout a lesser-known cultural side. The Neon Museum (which is amidst an expansion), Mob Museum and “ghost town” of the Clark County Museum are popular draws. Hotels are also showing off their creative and cultural sides. Just ahead of the Chinese New Year, the Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino debuted, becoming Vegas’ first casino resort to deliver an authentic Asian lifestyle experience. Groups can also experience a Vegas-style art crawl by simply strolling through the city’s Strip hotels.


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