9 Things To Do Right Now In Las Vegas

An aerial view of Las Vegas

There are plenty of things to do in Las Vegas that don't involve gambling. If you have had enough of casinos and are ready to get out there and see what else has to offer, peruse this list of active, enlightening, and delicious options.

  • 01 of 09
    Rooftop golf with a view of Las Vegas at night

    Spend an hour or an afternoon at Top Golf Las Vegas and you'll either find your game or find a new way to have fun in Las Vegas. Cocktails, food, pools, VIP areas and plenty of ways to be entertained are all part of the Top Golf experience. If you need a different Vegas experience, this should be on your list.

    Top Golf Las Vegas 
    4627 Koval Lane
    Open daily 9:00am-2:00am
    (702) 933-8458
    Price: moderate to expensive

  • 02 of 09

    The Vesper Bar at Cosmopolitan

    A black-and-white image of signature cocktails

    Cocktails in a casino bar always feel so ordinary it is a shame that they waste good alcohol on them. That is not the case at The Vesper Bar at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. You'll see the bar when you check-in to the hotel but don’t dismiss it just because they made it convenient for you to find. Instead, embrace the idea that you can start your visit with a quality drink made by a professional behind the bar who will probe you for information in order to craft the perfect drink for you.

    Vesper Bar at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
    Open daily 24 hours
    (702) 698-7000
    Price: moderate to expensive

  • 03 of 09
    A bar interior has tufted leather couches and a setup for a band

    This is the cool spot that you wished was in your neighborhood. This bar and lounge promotes live music and a dj as well as a cocktail program with talented people behind the bar who care about what they serve. The patio opens the room up but the intimate setting is perfect for a comfortable show with a headliner trying to bring back a close set. If someone you really like is performing this is the place where you will be up close and personal. You must have a drink on the patio overlooking the strip.

    SLS Hotel Las Vegas
    Mon-Wed: 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
    Thu-Sun: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, 10:30 pm-5:00 am
    (702) 761-768 
    Price: free to enter, table reservations vary
     

  • 04 of 09
    The treehouse at Downtown Container Park

    One spot in the downtown community where restaurants, retail and entertainment combine in a family friendly and community building space. Your kids might notice the giant tree-house in the center of the park, while your wife notices the craft beer and you get excited about a new artist taking up residence. This is not traditional Las Vegas this is a place to grab a bite to eat, have a cocktail or just spend an afternoon with the kids. Evenings become more adult oriented and live entertainment is scheduled regularly.

    Downtown Container Park
    707 Fremont St, Downtown Las Vegas
    Open Daily 11am to 11 pm, Retail Shops hours vary
    (702) 637-4244
    Price: no admission fee

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  • 05 of 09

    This boutique gallery within Bellagio Las Vegas is exactly what you would expect from a luxury hotel. Their exhibits usually consist of the the prime examples of particular artists are themes. The intimate gallery allows the visor to take in the pieces while not being bombarded with crowds an distractions. The gallery offers art and wine events where the art is discussed along with pairings of wine to coincide with the exhibit. See the art in a different light in this space amidst the luxury of Bellagio.

    Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
    Bellagio Las Vegas
    Daily 10am- 7pm
    (702) 693-7871
    Price: varies depending on exhibit and event

  • 06 of 09
    A sports-themed restaurant furnished in a bright, modern style

    The stadium seating for watching sports on large comfortable couches is a huge draw and part of the reason why you might go there with a large group on game day but the individual rooms with televisions work for smaller parties as well. Televisions surround the restaurant and the sport book is right in the middle of everything. This is the complete package with great food and drinks and plenty of space to spread out when you need some space during a tense part of the game.

    Lagasse's Stadium
    Palazzo Resort
    Mon - Fri:11am - 10pm Sat - Sun 8am 10pm
    (702) 607-2665
    Price: moderate

  • 07 of 09
    The famous Du-Par's Restaurant sign
    Betsy Malloy Photography

    You will probably be tempted to have a shrimp cocktail simply because this is where that Vegas tradition was started but you have to not only consider breakfast but you must order the pancakes. Simply put, if your heart can take it then your tastebuds will thank you. I cannot be sure just how much butter is used in those flapjacks but you will taste every bit of it when you slice of each bite. The pies are great and this is one of the best 24-hour cafés in all of Las Vegas.

    Pancakes at Du-Par's
    9090 Alta Drive, West Las Vegas
    Open daily 24 hours
    (702) 636-5570
    Price: inexpensive

  • 08 of 09
    The Bali Hai Golf Club with the hotels of the Las Vegas strip in the background
    David Cannon / Getty Images

    Once you get past the idea that golf is an expensive sport at some of the more picturesque course in Las Vegas you can enjoy the experience. This course right on the Las Vegas strip has views of the strip and set amongst palm trees and long bright white sand bunkers. This 7000+yard challenging course is surrounded by over 4000 trees and over 100,000 balinese tropical plants. Don't drop it in the water on the island green on 16 and spend a little time at Cili afterwards having a drink or a full meal. 

    Bali Hai Golf Course Las Vegas
    5160 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
    Open Daily
    (702) 450-8191
    Price: expensive

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  • 09 of 09
    The exterior of the Atomic Testing Museum
    Martin Holst Friborg Pedersen / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

    Somewhere back in the not too distant past we had this fascination with atomic bombs, weird, right? Well, the U.S. Government decided to drop a few bombs in the desert and people in Las Vegas stood around checking out all the pretty colors and giant mushroom clouds. This museum tells us all about that and then explains the science of the entire thing. It turns out that atomic bombs and tourism don't really mix and in fact these bombs might just be bad for the planet. This is a must see attraction

    National Atomic Testing Museum
    755 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas
    Mon-Sat 10am - 5pm Sun 12pm-5pm
    (702) 794-5151
    Price: inexpensive