If you’re a solo traveler who wants to explore Sin City, there are so many fun things to do in Vegas alone. While there’s plenty of classic Vegas debauchery, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what you can find if you go outside of the typical Las Vegas sightseeing on the Vegas Strip.
Check out these exciting and unique things to do if you’re traveling solo for your next Las Vegas trip.
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What are fun things to do in Las Vegas alone?
Las Vegas is a vibrant city rich with history and natural wonders you might not expect. Whether you’re sightseeing in Las Vegas by car or simply want to walk around the city on foot, Vegas won’t disappoint.
1. Visit The Neon Museum
Of all the things Las Vegas is known for, the flashing neon lights of the casinos may be the most iconic. But what happens to all those neon signs after the casino closes or is replaced by another name? The Neon Museum in downtown Las Vegas is home to hundreds of retired and vintage signs from old casinos, businesses and hotels that laid the foundation for what Sin City is today.
As a solo traveler, take the opportunity to peruse the 2.62 acres of galleries, exhibits and the museum’s breathtaking neon boneyard. We recommend swinging by after the sun goes down to get the full neon effect from the beautifully restored signs!
2. Attend a free downtown Las Vegas concert
Although some headliners on the Strip might be outside your budget, there’s still the chance to catch a live show and see some of the biggest names in the music industry. The Downtown Rocks free concert series at Fremont Street Experience hosts bands and artists like:
- Marcy Playground
- Smash Mouth
- Soulja Boy
- The All-American Rejects
- Young the Giant
- Dashboard Confessional
- … and more!
Check out the Las Vegas concerts and head to Fremont Street to enjoy a free show under the famous Viva Vision screen.
3. See the Bellagio Fountains
Of course, you can’t visit Las Vegas without seeing the beautiful water show in front of the Bellagio. The dancing fountains are perfectly timed to captivating music and lighting as the jets shoot water streams over 450 feet into the air. While you explore things to do on the Las Vegas Strip alone, see how the Fountains of Bellagio capture the romance and wonder of Las Vegas with free water shows that run periodically from the afternoon to midnight.
4. Try your luck at Las Vegas casinos
If you enjoy gaming, there’s no better place to be than Las Vegas. As a solo traveler, you can take your pick of casinos, choose a table game or slots and flirt with Lady Luck at your leisure. Also, Las Vegas dealers are infamous for being friendly and making each hand a fun and immersive experience. Grab a drink and make new friends at the craps, poker, blackjack and roulette tables.
5. Catch a game at a sportsbook
Sports fans will absolutely love the sportsbooks in Las Vegas. No matter where you’re from or what you want to watch, you’ll likely find the game or competition at the Circa Sportsbook; the largest sportsbook in the world. With three stories of high-definition screens, high-end stadium seating and in-depth stats and sports data analysis, you can place a bet and enjoy the game with other sports lovers.
6. Fly the Slotzilla Zipline
For solo explorers who want a bit of excitement while in Las Vegas, the Slotzilla Zipline in downtown Las Vegas offers all the thrills you need. You can choose between the lower Zip-Zilla line at seven stories above the ground or the Super-Hero Zoom that’s 11 stories high. Get the best view of downtown and the Fremont Street crowd below!
7. Explore the Arts District
Another great experience for solo Las Vegas travelers is exploring the Arts District. Home to several art galleries, vintage shops, antique vendors, local breweries and theaters, the downtown Las Vegas Arts District is the cultural hub of the city. If you happen to be in town on the first Friday of the month, the Arts District hosts its First Friday art walk with live music, local artists, food trucks and activities. It’s definitely worth checking out if you want to see a different side of Sin City.
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8. Check out Red Rock Canyon
Unless you’re a local, it’s unlikely that you’ve heard of Red Rock Canyon. Located about 25 miles west of Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon is a national conservation area that features:
- Several hiking trails
- A 13-mile scenic drive
- A visitor’s center at Discovery Plaza
- Stunning views of the mountains
- Planned exhibits
- Book and gift store
Red Rock Canyon gets its name from the unique ribbons of oxidized iron found in the rocks and mountains that appear in hues of red. If you want to get outside and enjoy the natural environment of Southern Nevada, this is one of the best places to do so.
9. Visit The Mob Museum
It’s impossible to study the history of Las Vegas without learning about its connection to organized crime. The award-winning Mob Museum doesn’t shy away from that history. This venue unapologetically dives head-first into it all with interactive exhibits, priceless artifacts and an immersive experience.
Learn how the mob and law enforcement helped shape the city and get a deeper understanding of Las Vegas. You can find The Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas near Main Street Station Casino on Stewart Street.
10. Relax by the pool
On a hot summer day in Las Vegas, there’s nothing better than taking a dip in the pool and enjoying a cold drink. If your Las Vegas hotel doesn’t have a pool or you want to experience some of the best pool parties in Vegas, you won’t have to go far. Circa Resort & Casino is home to Stadium Swim, a relaxing resort experience with six pools, lounge chairs, cabanas and a massive 40-foot high wall of high-definition screens.
There are also several other worthy pools on the Vegas Strip and downtown Las Vegas, including:
- The Tank at Golden Nugget Las Vegas
- Garden of the Gods at Caesars Palace
- Mandalay Beach at Mandalay Bay
- Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
11. Shop at the Las Vegas Outlets
If you’re looking for awesome deals on designer brands and great finds, you should definitely check out the Las Vegas outlets while you’re here. Shopping is something many people prefer to do alone, which makes it the perfect way to spend your afternoon if you’re traveling solo. Depending on where you’re staying, choose between Las Vegas North Premium Outlets or Las Vegas South Premium Outlets on either end of the Strip.
12. Enjoy a solo spa day
The world-class resorts in Las Vegas offer more than beautiful rooms and luxury amenities. Many are home to award-winning spas that take relaxation to the next level. Solo travelers should jump at the chance to unwind, be pampered and indulge in unique spa treatments you might not have in your hometown.
13. Take a day trip to Boulder City
If you want to get away from all the hustle and bustle of Sin City, Boulder City, NV, is only about a 30-minute drive from Las Vegas. The small-town charm and historical significance of Boulder City make it worth exploring. While you’re there, be sure to check out:
- The Hoover Dam
- Boulder City Museum
- Nevada State Railroad Museum
- Tom Devlin’s Monster Museum
- Boulder City Antique Market
- Tours of the Techatticup Mine
14. Do a Las Vegas foodie tour
There is no shortage of spectacular food in Las Vegas. Some of the best chefs have restaurants located throughout the city, including Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis and Jose Andres. However, locally-owned Las Vegas restaurants are also making a splash on the food scene with inspired menus that feature fresh ingredients and playful fusion concepts. Book a foodie tour to sample the best of what Las Vegas has to offer with other like-minded foodies.
15. See the Bellagio Conservatory
While walking around Las Vegas, be sure to make a stop at the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. You’ll get to explore vibrant, seasonal displays meticulously designed by the Horticulture and Engineering team at the Bellagio. Each detail is completely made from flowers, plants, trees and seeds. The best part is this attraction is free, so you won’t have to break the bank to enjoy the conservatory.
What are the benefits of solo travel?
If you’re still on the fence about traveling alone to Las Vegas, you’re missing out on all the benefits of taking a solo trip. For example, some perks of traveling alone include:
- Have the freedom to enjoy your trip the way you want
- Opportunities to meet new people
- Easier to travel on a budget
- Boosts your confidence and independence
- Alone time can promote personal growth
It’s okay to step outside your comfort zone and spend some time exploring on your own. With a variety of things to do and see in Las Vegas, it’s the ideal city for solo travelers.
What are tips for traveling alone in Las Vegas?
While traveling alone has its benefits, you should always be cautious and aware no matter where you are. When taking a solo trip to Vegas, here are some tips to make the most of your vacation:
- Book your accommodations ahead of time
- Let people know where you are and what you’re doing
- Stick to areas where others are around you
- Plan out transportation needs and know how to get where you’re going
Also, be open to new experiences. Solo travel means you might be doing things on your own for the first time. However, you’re sure to meet new acquaintances along the way during your adventures. Remember to keep an open mind and allow for some spontaneity while in Las Vegas.
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Ready for your solo trip to Sin City? Check out downtown hotels in Las Vegas for the best deals in the city. You’ll also be steps away from the Fremont Street Experience, Slotzilla Zipline, Viva Vision light shows, free concerts and all the fun downtown has to offer. Book your room today!