If you’re looking for things in Vegas that are not gambling, then you’re in the right place. We have compiled a list of the top things to do in Vegas not gambling-related (besides just hanging out in your honeymoon suite!).
I have visited Vegas several times and have spent less than $100 cumulatively and less than an hour gambling. I can say there are so many other things worth doing while you are there.
Whether you are honeymooning in Las Vegas or spending a romantic weekend there, you will be surrounded by gambling. While many love the idea of playing a game of blackjack or putting it all on red on the roulette wheel, some would rather save their money. And even those who enjoy gambling will want to take a break occasionally.
18 Best Things to Do in Vegas Not Gambling Related
There are many things to do in Vegas not gambling-oriented; here are some of the top recommendations.
Explore Fremont Street
Next to the Las Vegas Strip, Fremont Street is one of the most iconic places for tourists to visit. This is where it all started, so you’ll get a feel for “old Vegas.” You will also find a variety of live concerts and shows, which are typically free.
There’s plenty to do along Fremont Street day or night. The two most popular hotels here are The Four Queens and Golden Nugget, both of which offer entertainment and fine dining.
The Mob Museum
Also known as the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, the Mob Museum is a great place to learn about how organized crime shaped Las Vegas. Not only can you see famous artifacts and learn about mob bosses, but you can also participate in interactive events.
These include the crime lab, where you can see how forensic scientists, fingerprint analysts, and medical examiners determine how a crime is committed. The firearm training simulator immerses you into split-second decisions police experience on a daily basis.
Last but definitely not least, you can take a tasting tour through the speakeasy and distillery.
Mandalay Bay is an 11-acre iconic resort on the south end of the Las Vegas strip. While here, you can dip your toes in real sand, hang in the wave pool, or mingle at the high-end bars and lounges.
If you want to see one of the most impressive pool complexes in North America, then Mandalay Bay is your place. You will also find excellent shows such as “Mama Mia,” “Lion King,” and “Chicago.”
Some ziplines aren’t worth the money in Las Vegas, but SlotZilla Zipline is one of the best. If you want to fly like a superhero over Fremont Street, then you will love this.
On SlotZilla Zipline, Zoomline takes tourists 10 stories up and launches them 1,750 feet across Fremont Street at a top speed of 40 miles per hour. If you want a toned-down version, you can do the Zip-Zilla, which is only 77 feet in the air and stops halfway down Fremont Street.
No matter which one you choose, it’s one of the best things to do in Vegas not gambling oriented.
Adventuredome Indoor Theme Park
If you want to feel like a kid again, then the Adventuredome indoor theme park is a great place to visit. Here will find roller coasters like the Canyon Blaster and El Loco, arcades, bumper cars, rock climbing, and more.
Blue Man Group
If you want to see an impressive performance, then going to a Blue Man Group show should be on your list. Blue Man Group performances combine art, music, and comedy, all without saying a word. Shows to sell out quickly, so plan ahead if you want to see this popular Las Vegas performance.
Las Vegas has some of the best magic shows in the world that will leave you wondering, “How did they do that?” Some of the top magicians include Criss Angel, David Copperfield, and Penn & Teller.
America’s Got Talent Live
Instead of sitting on your couch watching “America’s Got Talent,” why not watch it live during your trip to Las Vegas? You can book tickets for the show from Wednesday through Sunday, and it starts at $49 a ticket.
The show is around 75 minutes, so it’s something you can easily fit in during your trip.
Cirque Du Soleil
If you want to discover the extraordinary, then a Cirque Du Soleil show won’t disappoint. What started as 20 street performers in the late 1980s is now one of the most sought-after shows in Las Vegas. The acrobats and other performers demonstrate some of the most impressive and jaw-dropping physical feats you will ever see.
This is another show that you should book ahead, as tickets sell out quickly.
Walk the Strip
If you are looking for a free thing to do in Las Vegas, then walking the Vegas strip is a good activity. There is never a dull moment and you will find free entertainment everywhere you look.
As we said, you don’t have to spend a dime, but you can also choose to stop at the many bars, restaurants, and high-end lounges you will find along the way.
Hop On Hop Off Big Bus Las Vegas Day Tour
If you enjoy learning about the history of a city, then the Hop On Hop Off Big Bus Las Vegas day tour is worth checking out. This double-decker bus leaves every 40 minutes and will take you to some of the most popular places in Las Vegas.
During the ride, you will learn the history of Las Vegas and how it’s grown to become one of the top tourist destinations in the United States.
Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas
If you don’t want to book a flight to Paris, then you can get the whole Eiffel Tower experience in Las Vegas. While it’s half the size of the real Eiffel Tower, it’s still worth checking out as a top romantic thing to do in Las Vegas.
Crack the Case at CSI: The Experience
If you want to bring out your inner detective, then Crack the Case at CSI is challenging but fun. You will be given a staged case where you are taken through various stages of investigating a crime, from examining the crime scene to analyzing the evidence in the crime lab.
Each case takes around an hour to complete and is great for adults and teens.
High Roller Observation Wheel
The High Roller is a 550-foot-tall Ferris wheel, making it the largest Ferris wheel in the world. During the 30-minute ride, you will be able to see the entire city and the desert landscape. Each cabin has clear windows from the floor to the ceiling.
Stratosphere Observation Deck
For another perspective on Las Vegas, the Stratosphere is the largest standing observation deck in the United States, at 1,149 feet tall. A romantic thing to do in Las Vegas is to have a cocktail here, overlooking the city lights. You can also get a bite to eat or see one of the many shows at the Strat Hotel.
BODIES: The Exhibition
Located in the Luxor Hotel & Casino, Bodies The Exhibition has been visited by more than 15 million people. Here you will get to discover the wonders of the human body from real human cadavers.
You will also see what human organs look like when they have been affected by diseases and why taking care of your body is important.
TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition
Most have seen the Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet movie, but if you want to get an insight into what really caused the Titanic to sink, you can visit the Titanic Exhibition. Here you will see over 300 artifacts from the Titanic wreck, costumed actors, and full-scale room recreations of the Titanic.
Rockstar Pool Party Club Tour
If you are looking to let loose, then the Rockstar Pool Party Club Tour won’t disappoint. The tour starts at one of the party pools, where you will relax and enjoy some signature cocktails. From there, you will hop on a limo party bus for a tour of the Las Vegas Strip.
There is a daiquiri bar on the limo party bus (because it wouldn’t be Las Vegas without one). After the tour, you will be taken to either Wet Republic or Liquid for an unforgettable pool party. You won’t need to worry about a cover charge or wait in line when you book this tour.
While these are some of the top things to do in Vegas, not gambling-related, they are only some of the many activities you can enjoy there outside of a casino. If you aren’t a gambler or just want other things to do on your Las Vegas trip, there are plenty of options to choose from.
If you’re planning a honeymoon here, be sure to check out our articles on top Vegas honeymoon suites and how to spend your honeymoon in Las Vegas.