Las Vegas is a vibrant, dynamic city that you can visit a hundred times without having duplicate experiences. It’s the perfect spot for solo travel with its 24-hour entertainment options, fun restaurants and luxurious spots to stay.
While you’ll probably want to stop by at least one casino while you’re in town, explore the city a little deeper. Try these fun and festive things to do for a trip you won’t forget.
Located on the famous Las Vegas Strip, the Ghost Donkey is a vibrant lounge in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Since it’s a speakeasy, you won’t see advertisements or signage for it. Instead, go to the second floor of the Cosmopolitan’s Block 16 food court. Head to the back and find a door with a white donkey on it. Open the door, and you’ll find yourself transported to a bar with a festive vibe.
Ghost Donkey has a large selection of mezcal and tequila, and you can indulge in a tasting flight if you don’t want to try just one. The specialty cocktail menu is unique and extensive, too, and you can choose from authentic, traditional Mexican spirits and artisanal brands. Cocktails range from the frozen Stealth Margarita to the mezcal Negroni.
Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Las Vegas
Prepare to see art in a whole new way at the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Las Vegas. Located at the Lighthouse Immersive at the Shops at Crystals, it’s a great place to get lost in the beauty of Van Gogh. In fact, there are things you can appreciate here that you might miss if you go with others who might distract you.
The exhibit lets you step into some of Van Gogh’s most beloved paintings and some lesser-known ones. It helps increase your understanding of the artist’s work, too. There’s an AI experience where you can write Van Gogh a letter and receive a personalized one in return, thanks to their technology that has analyzed the many letters Van Gogh wrote in his lifetime.
Also be sure to stop by the pocket gallery where you can utilize your smartphone to help bring colors and paintings to life.
Mount Charleston, which is formally considered the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, provides an easy escape into awe-inspiring nature with waterfalls and a “sky island.” It’s only a 45-minute drive from the Las Vegas Strip, so you can come here for a few hours during the day and return to your Vegas hotel at night.
Find 60 miles of maintained trails throughout Mount Charleston. Some of the more ambitious hikes culminate with the 11,916-foot Charleston Peak. Keep in mind that you’ll be hiking in high elevation here, so bring plenty of water to avoid dehydration. And, if you’d prefer not to hike, you can take scenic drives where the views are still spectacular, and you never have to leave the air-conditioned comfort of your car.
The Neon Museum
If you’ve ever seen an old movie or television show that’s set in Las Vegas, you probably identified the city by its bold, eye-catching neon signs. The Neon Museum is a special place that’s dedicated to preserving those historical signs. You can take a tour to learn all about them or explore the place on your own time.
Don’t miss seeing the now-defunct signs in the Neon Boneyard, a fascinating outdoor exhibition space that is part of the museum’s 2.27-acre campus. Also watch the innovative show “Brilliant!” for an immersive experience that takes you into Las Vegas history as 40 monumental signs are reanimated before your eyes.
Bellagio Spa & Salon
Some of the best parts of a solo getaway include the chance to pamper yourself and indulge your every whim without worrying about someone else’s schedule and preferences. The Bellagio Spa & Salon is the ultimate Las Vegas spa destination where you can get lost for a day in deep relaxation and restorative treatments. Beauty treatments like nail, hair and makeup services are also available if you want to come here to prepare for an exciting night on the town.
The Bellagio Spa & Salon offers nature-inspired holistic treatments that are focused on harmony and regeneration. Choose from facials, massages and body treatments. Poolside spa services allow you to get a massage or other restorative treatment in the relaxing environment of the pool area. The spa has a steam room, a sauna, a pool and four whirlpools.
Rail Explorers is a high-energy ride that lets you see the beauty of the Las Vegas area in a whole new way. You climb aboard a pedal-powered vehicle that rides on railroad tracks for the first part of the journey. Then get ready to pedal your way through a four-mile downhill ride where you’ll see amazing sights that are part of the Nevada desert, the Eldorado Valley and the River Mountains.
Once you get to the end of the initial ride, you’re invited aboard a historic train that takes you back uphill to where you began at the Nevada State Railroad Museum. A free pass to the museum is also included in every Rail Explorers adventure.
Wynn Golf Club
Located on the Las Vegas Strip, the Wynn Golf Club is a picturesque golf course that’s a great option whether you’re an experienced player or a first-time golfer. The club was designed to welcome and challenge all levels of play. It has rushing streams and lush greenery that will transport you to another world, and you just may forget you’re in Sin City.
The Wynn Golf Club is a 6,722-yard, par-70 championship golf course with dramatic elevation changes. Over 8,000 trees line the gorgeous grounds, and many of them are over 60 feet tall because they’ve been flourishing for over 70 years. The course also has three scenic lakes, meandering streams and two marshland areas, too.
Myron’s Cabaret Jazz
Myron’s at the The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a show like no other in Las Vegas. You can relax with a meal and a drink while taking in world-class jazz music. Choose a table on the floor or mezzanine balcony seating.
The shows at Myron’s are designed to provide an intimate experience where musicians, singers and the audience connect over timeless jazz music. Performers have included Sammy Miller and the Congregation, Vonda Shepard, Duncan Sheik, Pasquale Esposito and Cheyenne Jackson.
AREA15 is a uniquely Las Vegas attraction that’s a whole district of fun, immersive experiences all in one place. It offers shops, bars, restaurants, groundbreaking art installations, live events and other immersive experiences. You can spend the day here as you explore all the attractions that look like fun to you.
AREA15’s Emporium Arcade Bar has pinball games, video games and arcade games that guests can enjoy while dining and imbibing. “Wink World: Portals into the Infinite” is a mix between a carnival funhouse and a psychedelic art house. Museum Fiasco is a sound and light spectacle that brings you into the experience.
FlyOver Las Vegas
FlyOver Las Vegas is a fun flying ride that’s picture-perfect for a solo excursion. It’s designed to help you feel as though you’re flying passenger-side in a helicopter. The ride is called “The Real Wild West,” and it takes you over 22 awe-inspiring destinations. It’s presented in 8K resolution on a 52-foot screen.
You start by relaxing into the flight-motion seats that are designed to dip, turn and swoop as needed throughout the ride to give you the most exciting, authentic experience. The ride also uses mists, incredible scents and wind to bring the outdoors into the ride. The entire ride experience lasts under half an hour, so you can fit it into any day in Las Vegas.
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