Las Vegas is one of the most famous and glamorous places to visit in the U.S with millions flocking there every year.

Las Vegas has also been heavily featured in pop culture with most depictions showing Las Vegas as a place to gamble. Its tagline ‘Sin City’ doesn’t help this reputation either and as a result, most people have the impression that the only thing a person can really do in Las Vegas is a gamble.

This is, however, very far from the truth as there are many non-gambling activities in Las Vegas some of which are as follows:

  1. Visit the rest of the world:Las Vegas is as famous for its hotels as it is for its casinos. And there are so many of them to visit.

Some are so elaborately done that they are tourist attractions in themselves. A popular trend is hotels that are location-themed. This includes the hotel Bellagio which features a replica of Lake Como in Italy, New York-New York which has a statue of liberty and Paris Las Vegas which has an Eiffel Tower replica.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing without even leaving your hotel, Las Vegas has you covered.

  1. Sip some wine: As much as Las Vegas is known as a party and gambling destination, it is also a must-go for wine connoisseurs.

There are a number of wine tasting spots in Las Vegas that while not as publicized, certainly have their merits.

Examples of this can be found on the Las Vegas strip such as the Rio Wine Cellar and tasting room which features a number of rare and famous wines including one from Thomas Jefferson’s personal collection.

If you are passionate about wine, Las Vegas should be on your radar for places to visit.

  1. Catch a show: Las Vegas is gradually becoming as famous for its amazing shows as it is for its casinos.

Since Celine Dion began the trend years ago, many famous musicians including Elton John, Mariah Carey, and Jennifer Lopez have taken up residence in Las Vegas for year-round shows.

Fortunately, there are a number of retailers who sell tickets for attractions in Las Vegas to make the process of booking easier.Coupled with many other non-musical shows such as Cirque du Soleil, there is certainly no shortage of shows to see.

  1. Explore the art world: While Vegas might not be the first place that comes to mind when one thinks of art, there is a whole world of art to see.

Life is Beautiful, an art exhibition which launched in 2013, showcases amazing paintings and murals from around the world and continues to this day.If you are interested, a quick stroll through downtown Las Vegas will introduce you to a whole world of art from all over the world.


Las Vegas is an amazing place to visit, and not just to visit its famous casinos.From art to wine, there is a wealth of activities to explore when visiting Vegas.