Summer is upon us and the temperatures in Las Vegas are inching toward record numbers. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t explore the outdoor attractions Las Vegas has to offer. Here are five things you can do outside in (and around) Las Vegas:
The Welcome to Las Vegas sign
The “Welcome to Las Vegas” easily attracts the most attention in Las Vegas. Located at the south end of the Strip in between Mandalay Bay and the Little Church of the West, the famous sign has graced Las Vegas Boulevard since 1959.
Lee Canyon, Mount Charleston
An hour outside of Las Vegas, Lee Canyon offers a range of activities to take part in, including skiing and snowboarding if you visit in the winter, or camping and hiking in the summer. The scenic area is also popular for weddings in the spring and summer months.
Go Paddle Boarding
Located off the 95 South in Henderson, Lake Las Vegas offers its guests a wide range of amenities and activities both on and off the water, including paddleboard yoga, introductory paddleboard lessons, wake boarding and flyboarding.
Visit The Neon Museum
The Neon Museum pays homage to Las Vegas’ past through its signage. You’ll find signs from old businesses offering “free aspirin and tender sympathies”, and original signage from hotels that still grace the Strip today, like Treasure Island.
Because the museum is located outdoors, it’s important to keep the weather in mind when you go. If you go in the summer months, be sure to bring plenty of water.
Guided tours are the only option available to see the museum, so be sure to book your tickets in advance.
Take a helicopter tour
Helicopter and balloon rides are very popular in Las Vegas. You can take a tour of just the Las Vegas Strip, or venture into the desert toward Hoover Dam or the Grand Canyon.
Viator offers tour options at affordable prices, some of which include champagne and dining. Sundance Helicopters is another popular tour company; their tours include limousine pickup.