Las Vegas is literally party central. In fact, the two words you will never hear in the entertainment capital are “last call.” But hitting the club can get old. Las Vegas has an abundance of nighttime activities that do not include a bar or casino. Take a walking tour, ride a zip-line or participate in a scavenger hunt on the Las Vegas Strip.
Red Rock Lanes
11011 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89135
www.redrocklanes.comRed Rock Lanes is one of the largest and most luxurious bowling venues in Las Vegas. On Fridays and Saturdays nights, cosmic bowling is in full swing. Party the night away with fog machines, dancing lights and glow-in-the-dark bowling lanes. If you are looking to step it up a notch, opt for a private VIP lane. The private suites have ultra lounge seating, high-definition projection screens and a selection of custom bowling balls. Top off your party with catering options and bottle service.
6075 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
www.maverickhelicopter.comFor the ultimate night experience in Las Vegas, try taking a helicopter tour. Maverick has two night tours to choose from, a Las Vegas Strip at night or an area sunset tour. Tours start at $119 and include a champagne toast before take-off. The Strip at night tour lasts approximately 15 minutes, taking passengers down the Las Vegas Strip to the Fremont Street Experience and back. There is a 10-percent discount for locals. To book, visit the website.
Haunted Vegas Tours
www.hauntedvegastours.comInterested in seeing the darker side of Las Vegas? Hop aboard an Explore Vegas tour. The Haunted Vegas Tour takes guests to paranormal spots around the Valley including the haunts of Redd Foxx, Liberace and Elvis. Delve into the mob history of Las Vegas and learn sordid details about the lives of Anthony Spilotro, Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal and Frank Cullotta. Tours last about 2.5 hours and start at $59.95. They depart nightly at 9:30 p.m. from the Royal Resort on Convention Center Drive.Related: Top Concerts To Look Forward To This Summer In Las Vegas
425 Fremont St., Suite 160
Las Vegas, NV 89101
www.flightlinezfremont.comFlightlinez on Fremont is a zip-line that takes you across the canopy of the Fremont Street Experience. You’ll cruise over the heads of tourists at 30 miles per hour, taking in the spectacular nighttime lights. Rides are $15 before 6 p.m. and $20 after. Rides are available noon to midnight from Sunday through Thursday and noon to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Purchase a second ride for $5 off from 6 p.m. to midnight.
KISS by Monster Mini Golf
4503 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
KISS fans and mini-golf fans alike will have a ball at KISS Monster Mini Golf. The indoor, glow-in-the-dark, 18-hole miniature golf course is themed around the famous rock band KISS. The cost is $10 per golfer and when you finish the round, visit the arcade, the KISS gallery and the largest KISS gift shop in the world. Guests can also try on the famous “Destroyer Boots” for $5.
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