Wednesday, March 5, 2008


1. Hiking
- (Red Rocks, Lake Mead area, Boulder City, my own neighborhood even has a hiking trail!). There are some beautiful spots.

2. Anything on Lake Mead, especially boating.

3. Fremont Street (although I realize this is similar to the strip)

4. Eat.
-Vegas has some of the best restaurants, and many are off the strip. Rosemary's comes to mind, but there are many.

5. Ethel M Chocolate Company tour.
-Ethel M is a local chocolatier that offers a free tour. It's really fun!

6. Gambling lessons.
-Most casinos offer them. It's really fun and doesn't cost a dime.

7. Poker tournaments.
It typically only costs $10-30 to play. DH even won a tournament once at an off strip casino (enough to buy me a designer purse!)

8. Las Vegas mini grand prix or Las Vegas Motor Speedway to watch some smaller races.

9. Golf
-We have some of the most beautiful golf courses I've seen, and I grew up in Hawaii. Some courses offer great locals and twighlight rates.

10. The Neon Museum where some of Las Vegas' famous neon signs/decor have been laid to rest. It's free!

11. Spa Day.
-I'm not a big spa person, but we have some wonderful off strip spas that are half the price of the ones on the strip.

12. Lake Las Vegas.
-Montelago resort has lots of cute little shops. Loews has a nice pool, decent beach and some great restaurants. It's really beautiful out there--and only 45 minutes from the strip.

13. Hoover Dam and Boulder City.
-Boulder City has a cute little downtown area that you pass through on your way to the Dam. Lots of little art shops. This isn't technically Las Vegas, either. If you stop by Boulder City, check out Milo's Cellar for a great meal (very reasonably priced and an extensive beer and wine menu).

14. Liberace Museum or Elvisarama Museum.
-Both are a riot and very, very cheap!

15. Helicopter tour of the city.

16. White Water Rafting.
-Outside of Vegas, but you can typically book a tour from your hotel on the strip. Usually lasts all day

17. Mt. Charleston
-skiing/snowboarding during winter, hiking/nature/birdwatching during fall, spring and summer

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