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Beyond the Strip

Vegas: Beyond the Strip

Who says you have to be a high roller to get the most out of Las Vegas?

We find history, cuture and adventure, all just a short hop from the famous strip. Just don't forget to bring your ski goggles...

 

Ski and Snowboard, Mount Charleston

Mount Charleston, Las Vegas

It says everything about Nevada's remarkable geography that you can be in the desert one moment and in a ski resort 30 minutes later, and that's undeniably what Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard resort on Mount Charleston is.

Though the ski area's not exactly extensive in the way of the big US and European resorts, there are few better places to cool off and chill out within a short distance of the strip.

Take Highway 95 around 30 miles north to Highway 156, Lee Canyon. It's then 17 miles to the resort. skilasvegas.com

 

Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon

You don't have to go far to swap bright lights for the great outdoors - less that 30 minutes' drive from the strip should do it. The spectacular Red Rock Canyon conservation area is a hiker's heaven, with 19 marked trails ranging from easy to strenuous, while the hard sandstone walls of the canyon offer a red-hued playground for new or experienced climbers. 

Look out for routes with names like Magic Bus, Big Bad Wolf, and Smooth Operator - not to mention Panty Wall (no laughing at the back!).

Located west of Las Vegas on Charleston Boulevard. redrockcanyonlv.org

 

Be Inspired

Inspire, Las Vegas

Believe it or not, it's possible to see a a show in Vegas without having to watch a vast, glitzy performance bt a star ekeing out the last mileage in their career. Inspire is a brand new, intimate (in Vegas terms, at least) venue that puts on everything from live music and vaudevillian shows, to talks on thought leadership. Inspire's (not very) secret bar, 365 Tokyo, also does a mean cocktail - the the added novelty of hand-carved ice.

3820 S Jones Boulevard. frglv.com

 

Sign of the times

Neon Museum, Las Vegas

Along with the roulette wheel, the neon sign is one of Las Vegas's calling cards, and the best place to see some of the city's finest isn't on building, but in a museum. The Neon Museum, some of which is appropriately housed inside a former motel, is dedicated to preserving iconic Las Vegas signs. It also hosts lectures and 'happenings', including weddings - which makes a nice change from being walked down the aisle by Elvis while you figure out how to break the news to your family.

770 Las Vegas Boulevard North, neonmuseum.org

 

Just hanging around

Las Vegas

There are plenty of ways to get around in Vegas. You could wander around the strip on foot, going from hotel to hotel or, if you're lazy or posh, hail a cab. But this is the entertainment capital of the world, so of course you'd rather be fired out of a 110ft-high slot machine along a 1,700ft zipline, through flashing lights and past giant neon showgirls on Slotzilla, at the Fremont Street Experience. That's our kind of high rolling...

425 Fremont Street, vegasexperience.com
 

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  • After Dark
  • Off the beaten track
15 Jun 2016 | Virgin Holidays

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