Vacation time can be a time for indulgence: staying up too late, eating irregularly and improperly or simply changing the lifestyle to which you have become accustomed. To many folks, daily fitness is part of their routine, and you may want to keep up your physical activity, especially in a tourist town such as Las Vegas. Take heart! You can visit a huge park to get in some jogging or frisbee time and there are many wonderful golf courses that would welcome you warmly during your stay. If your prefer the security of a fitness center and are not happy with those where you are staying, you can always find options throughout the city. Not everyone wants to hit the clubs and dance the night away!
2601 E. Sunset Road
Las Vegas, NV 89120
Sunset Park is the best-known and best-utilized public park in Las Vegas. It offers everything from hiking trails, duck ponds, fishing (in season), many jogging paths and dog parks. If you are looking to stay fit on your vacation and experience a free, enjoyable morning or afternoon, you will thoroughly enjoy visiting this huge park. You can even rent a bike and go for a ride along the meandering paths, take in the historic sand dunes or enjoy time among the critters and trees in this natural setting. You may want to make this a daily excursion.
Coyote Springs Golf Course
3100 State Route 168
Coyote Springs, NV 89037
This award-winning golf course is located just an hour from Las Vegas. The design is relaxing and comfortable, with rolling greens, carefully placed tattered-edged bunkers and beautiful desert vistas. You will enjoy the oasis of lakes, waterfalls and the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. If you care to take a side trip, if you carry on instead of turning right where Highway 93 meets State Route 168, you may just catch a glimpse of Area 51. Golf Magazine gave this Jack Nicklaus-designed course a No. 4 rating when it first opened in 2008.
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Bellagio Hotel Fitness Room
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Bellagio’s exercise room is filled with great exercise equipment, including the latest cardio machines, Cybex weight machines and free weights. You will find a professional team of fitness trainers to help you meet your goals and continue exercises you may have started before your vacation. They will give you personalized attention, helping develop a program that’s just right for you, or instruct you on the correct use of the machines.
YMCA of Southern Nevada
Centennial Hills Community Center
6601 N. Buffalo Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89131
Not every hotel has an indoor pool, and if you are staying in a budget hotel or with relatives, you may want some “alone” time at “The Y” to swim laps and work off that huge dinner you had the previous night. If you belong to a Y elsewhere in the country, chances are good that you can use this facility and take classes here, too. Or you can join any Southern Nevada “Y” and transfer your membership if you like what it has to offer.
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Sharon Damon is a preschool specialist, avid reader, passionate writer and creative baker/ cook. She has been a cooking instructor at a local Rec Center in Henderson, NV since 2011, and has written for Examiner and other publications since 2010. She knows her way around the keyboard and the kitchen! Sharon moved from a small city in Canada to Las Vegas 6 years ago, to marry the love of her life, and has since been swept up in the whirlwind known as Sin City. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.