5 things to do in Las Vegas that don’t involve the Strip

Travel with a Twist of Fit ~ 5 things to do in Las Vegas that don’t involve the Strip

I don’t really gamble and after 10 years of waking up at 4:40am for work I don’t dance the night away very well either.  The older I get the more I realize that stuff just doesn’t make me happy.  What makes me happy is exploring fun, out-of-the-way places, spending time in nature and doing healthy activities.  So I thought I’d write about Vegas…the other side of Vegas.  Yes there are things to do that don’t involve the walk of shame at 7am (not that there is anything wrong with that)!

Arts DistrictMy colleague Alison and I stumbled upon this area after YELP sent us to Tacos Juevos for dinner one night.  This neighborhood has been around forever, but is currently experiencing a revitalization.  Funky cafes and restaurants, quirky bars and colorful art galleries make it a great place to spend time without the casinos and glitz and glam of the strip.  Check out the workout video Alison filmed in one of the public spaces amongst the galleries:

Springs Preserve – Who knew there is tons of hiking in Vegas? The Springs Preserve offers exhibits, classes and a beautiful garden.  Plus they host an annual ice cream festival…hello!  It’s a no-brainer.

Peccole Ranch Walking Trail – Looking for a dirt trail where you can walk or run while visiting Sin City?  The community walking trail is dog friendly and rambles through several neighborhoods in the city.

Red Rock Canyon – There are tons of hiking trails in Red Rock Canyon, including Sunrise

Mountain/Frenchman Mountain and Ice Box Canyon.

Bodies the Exhibition – This one actually is on the Strip, but if you geek out over the human body and anatomy it’s amazing!  Not for the faint of heart, you can actually see what the body looks like underneath the skin, from muscles to the skeletal system.  Very cool!

And for a bonus…#6:

Neon Museum and Boneyard – See the place where all the neon signs go when they are retired.

Check out more stuff to do here!  Do you have a favorite activity that doesn’t involve the Strip?  Share it in the comments field!

How go find some adventure!


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