Dollar Photo ClubBeen to Las Vegas and think you've 'done it all'? We wager to bet that there's a few things on our list you haven't done; things you haven't even thought to do. Whether you want to dive with sharks, bunk in a $7,500 per night penthouse or dogfight like Maverick, you can be anyone you want to in Las Vegas.
1. Take a drive in your dream car
Where: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Details: If you have ever dreamed of getting behind the wheel of a fast, sexy supercar now is your chance! Suit up and take the pedal to the metal in a GT racecar, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche or Mclaren and test it out on a real racetrack.
Cost: Starts from $89
2. Create your own Top Gun experience
Details: Want to live like Maverick, from Top Gun? Now is your chance! Climb into an Extra 330LC, with a closed cockpit, and you can be the passenger or the pilot in a sky combat scenario. There are different packages available for your preference and comfort level.
Cost: Starts from $199
3. Become a Baja racer
Where: Nellis Dunes
Details: If you spend your days stuck in traffic or chauffeuring kids to and from school, you need the speed and adrenaline rush that only comes with flying across the Nellis Dunes in a Baja dune buggy!
Cost: Starts from $89
4. Become a Crime Scene Investigator
Where: Studio Walk, inside the MGM Grand
Details: Test out your skills as a Crime Scene Investigator.
Cost: Starts from $32
5. Take a hot-air balloon ride
Where: Red Rock
Details: Climb into a hot-air balloon and take a trip over the Las Vegas valley.
Cost: Starts from $199
6. Go skydiving, without the plane!
Where: Convention Center Drive, just off the Strip
Details: If you’re not quite daring enough to jump from a plane, but are still looking for a unique adventure, try indoor skydiving! A padded wind tunnel will send you soaring into the air, but remember to relax!
Cost: Starts at $70
7. Go on a gourmet eating tour
Where: Around Las Vegas
Details: If you’re a renowned foodie, you’ll love this tour! The Walking Gourmet Food Tour will introduce you to eclectic restaurants you might not have found by yourself and each tour includes four to six stops.
Cost: Starts at $200
8. Try an adult teeter-totter
Where: Stratosphere Hotel-Casino
Details: Remember those super fun teeter-totters you used to play on as a kid? Well, this ride at the Stratosphere is similar… Except, also terrifying. Get on the X Scream, which sits on top of the Stratosphere Tower, and a 69-foot pivoting track will propel you and seven other passengers 30 feet over the edge of the building at about 30 miles an hour. You’ll be 900 feet off the ground. The ride is meant to play on everyone’s primal fear of falling, and word on the street is that it works!
Cost: One ride is $25
9. Be a dolphin trainer for a day
(c) The Mirage - Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Where: Mirage Hotel, Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat
Details: In this unique, interactive program, you will work alongside the professional dolphin trainers for the day, helping to care for, feed and train the dolphins.
Cost: About $500
10. Swim with sharks
(c) Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Where: Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Shark Reef Aquarium
Details: Diving with the sharks at the Shark Reef Aquarium is reserved for guests who are dive certified. This one-of-a-kind experience gives you the opportunity to dive with a higher concentration of exotic sharks than you could ever find in the wild.
Cost: $650 for one diver, $1,000 for two
11. Try authentic Kobe beef for dinner
(c) Barbara Kraft for Wynn Resorts Ltd.
Where: SW Steakhouse
Details: If you ever watch any cooking shows on TV, you’ll know that Kobe is the beef to beat all beef – hard to find, perfectly marbled and out-of-this-world delicious. There are a lot of hoops to jump through when it comes to getting authentic Kobe beef, from Japan, into your restaurant, and SW Steakhouse in Las Vegas is one of only three restaurants in the US certified to sell Kobe beef to its patrons.
Cost: Depends on what you order, but it won’t be cheap.
12. Drive some heavy equipment
Where: Dig This, Rancho Lake Drive, Las Vegas
Details: What’s cooler than running heavy equipment? At Dig This, you’ll get a lesson in heavy equipment operation and then they’ll give you a chance to go play in the dirt!
Cost: Starts at $169
13. Tee off in style
(c) Barbara Kraft for Wynn Resorts Ltd.
Where: Wynn Golf Club
Details: From its white-sand bunkers to a beautiful waterfall, this 18-hole, par-70 course at the Wynn Golf Club just might make you forget you’re still in Vegas. It’s also the only golf course attached to a hotel on the Strip.
Cost: $500 per player
14. Drink with mermaids
Where: Mermaid Bar & Lounge
Details: If you’re looking for a unique place to tip back a glass, try the Mermaid Bar & Lounge! While you’re enjoying the evening, there will be mermaids and mermen performing underwater ballet in the tank next to you.
Cost: Depends on what you order
15. Take a dip, listen to some tunes
Where: Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan
Details: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas features a fourth-story, open-air pool and bands that play on a specially designed stage overlooking this pool.
Cost: $25 to $200
16. Shop ‘til you drop!
(c) ARIA Resort & Hotel
Where: The Shops at ARIA Las Vegas
Details: Shop at what In Magazine calls, “The largest collection of high-end fashion stores under one roof in the world.” Gucci. Jimmy Choo. Tiffany & Co. Christian Louboutin. The list goes on and on!
Cost: A lot
17. Take a helicopter to the Grand Canyon
Where: They’ll pick you up and take you on the flight of a lifetime!
Details: Take a helicopter ride, about three-and-a-half hours from the time you leave your hotel to the time you get back, to see the Mojave Desert, the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon.
Cost: About $435
18. Hit up a piano bar
Where: Don’t Tell Mama, 517 Fremont St.
Details: Listen to singers and piano players in the up-and-coming Vegas scene, or attend an open mic night!
Cost: Depends on what you order
19. Party on the roof
Where: The Rio, VooDoo Rooftop Night club
Details: Located 51 stories above the city, the VooDoo Rooftop Night Club offers a unique party experience.
20. Slide on down to the speakeasy
Where: 1923 Bourbon Bar, Mandalay Bay
Details: Step into the Roaring ‘20s at the 1923 Bourbon Bar, featuring a Prohibition-themed venue – complete with era-appropriate culture, music and style.
Cost: Depends on what you’re ordering!
21. Swim in The Tank
Where: Golden Nugget, 129 E. Fremont St.
Details: The pool at the Golden Nugget is known as The Tank. It’s a $30 million complex and it has a shark tank, a three-story waterslide and 13 private cabanas. After you’ve had your fill of swimming, dry off, get changed and head to the bar.
Cost: Starts at $100
22. Swim at Wet Republic
(c) MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Where: MGM Grand
Details: Skip the main pool and head over to the MGM Grand’s ultra pool – a 53,000-square-foot complex for adults only. Experience the nightlife vibe while relaxing and getting pampered.
23. Go golfing at Bali Hai Golf Course
Where: 5160 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Details: Named one of the Top 40 Resort Courses in America by GolfWeek, you’ll find yourself golfing in a tropical oasis at Bali Hai.
Cost: It depends on the time you book, but about $200 or more.
24. Visit BATHHOUSE Spa at Delano Las Vegas
(c) Delano Las Vegas
Where: 3940 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Details: Relax and enjoy pools of different temperatures, exotic baths and a flowing waterfall at BATHHOUSE Spa. There’s even a fitness centre for a full-body work out.
Cost: It depends on your treatment package
25. See a show
Where: Caesars Palace
Details: There are many adult-only shows going on in Vegas, from comedy shows to everything in between. Come out and see Absinthe!
Cost: Tickets start at about $100 Canadian
26. Tour Hoover Dam
Where: Hoover Dam, on the Nevada-Arizona border
Details: While you’re in Vegas, be sure to get out and do some sightseeing. And what could be more iconic than the Hoover Dam? You can also buy tickets for the power plant tour.
Cost: Tickets are $15
27. Zipline through Bootleg Canyon
Where: From the peak of Red Mountain, Boulder City, NV.
Details: Spend three hours ziplining across the Mojave Desert, reaching speeds up to 60 miles an hour.
28. Experience Fremont Street
Where: Fremont Street
Details: Shops, restaurants, entertainment – Fremont Street has it all!
Cost: Depends on where you’re shopping and eating!
29. Join a pool party
Where: Encore Beach Club, Wynn Las Vegas
Details: Encore Beach Club was named Las Vegas Dayclub of the Year by Nightclub & Bar’s Top 100. You’ll find 26 cabanas, eight bungalows, an infinity dipping pool and a view of the Strip.
Cost: About $25
30. Get VIP pool service
Where: Flamingo Las Vegas
Details: The Flamingo Hotel earned an A+ from Travel + Leisure magazine for its five swimming pools spanning 15 acres. Three of these pools are connected by water slides and lagoons, and you’ll even find an 18-foot waterfall. If you reserve a day bed or a cabana, you’ll get the VIP treatment.
Cost: Only open to hotel guests
31. Watch for Gordon Ramsay at BurGR
Where: Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant BurGR is at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas.
Details: Ramsay’s casual burger dining experience is bringing in crowds. Try the new hog burger, made with Mangalitsa pork.
Cost: Entrees average $25 a person.
32. Indulge in some exquisite French cuisine
Where: db Brasserie at The Venetian
Details: Named `Best New Fine Dining” by Vegas Seven magazine, chef Daniel Boulud’s db Brasserie features two private dining rooms for personal and business entertaining, and offers classic French dishes and elegant desserts.
Cost: Depends on what you order!
33. Get comfortable and eat well
Where: Hearthstone Kitchen and Cellar
Details: At the rustic Hearthstone, you can sample shared plates, artisanal salads, charcuterie selections and signature entrees. This ultra-comfortable restaurant also offers an impressive wine list.
Cost: Depends on what you order!
34. Experience France at the Eiffel Tower
Where: Located at 3655 South Las Vegas Blvd.
Details: Why travel internationally to experience love in the air when you can get it right in Las Vegas? The Eiffel Tower Experience provides a birds-eye-view of The Strip from the enclosed observation deck, and you can see these views all the way up when you take the glass elevator. For even more romance, book a table at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant.
Cost: Admission during the day starts at $11.50 for adults.
35. Get medieval with Excalibur’s Tournament of Kings
(c) Excalibur Hotel & Casino
Where: The Excalibur Hotel and Casino
Details: Enjoy a delicious three-course meal while watching the trials and tribulations of King Arthur’s court. Knights and mighty steeds, battle scenes and eating with your hands – all in one place!
Cost: General admission is $58.23 plus tax and service fee, which includes the three-course meal.
36. See something new with the Blue Man Group
Where: Luxor Hotel and Casino
Details: Comedy, theatre, rock concert and dance party – experience it all with The Blue Man Group! The Luxor Hotel and Casino has created a specially designed Blue Man Theatre, so the show is better than ever.
Cost: Tickets start at $64.90
37. Learn Vegas history at The Mob Museum
Where: 300 Stewart Ave.
Details: The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is the one and only place dedicated to the history of organized crime and law enforcement.
Cost: Tickets start at $19.95
38. See the Neon Museum and Boneyard
Where: 770 N. Las Vegas Blvd.
Details: The Neon Museum is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas neon signs. These pieces have significant artistic and cultural importance, and range from the 1930s to present day.
Cost: Available for guided tours only, tickets start at $18 each.
39. Get a dose of world-class entertainment
Where: The Park
Details: This brand new outdoor dining and entertainment district is located between New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts in front of the brand-new 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena (which also just opened).
Cost: Varies depending on whether you’re eating or checking out a show!
40. Look for celebrities
Where: 1 OAK in The Mirage Hotel and Casino
Details: Experience the New York nightlife at 1 Oak in Las Vegas and be sure to watch for celebrity appearances. Check out the club’s website to see which event you’d like to attend.
Cost: Tickets start at $30 a person
41. See Britney Spears live
Where: Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino
Details: “Electrifying,” “dreamlike” and “daring” are just a few of the words that have been used to describe Britney Spears’ Las Vegas show, Britney: Piece of Me.
Cost: Room and concert packages start at $54 and go up, depending on seating at the concert and your chosen room at the hotel.
42. Get to a Cirque du Soleil show
Where: Bellagio Hotel
Details: The Chicago Tribune states, “’O’ defies description, as spectacular and inventive a live show as you’re likely to find anywhere in the world.” And you can get it right here in Vegas!
Cost: Tickets start at $99
43. Be entertained by Terry Fator
Where: The Mirage Hotel and Casino
Details: Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment features renowned ventriloquist Terry Fator, winner of America’s Got Talent. You’ll delight in his singing, comedy and celebrity impressions.
Cost: Tickets start around $65.
44. Learn magic from Penn & Teller
Where: Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino
Details: Comedy and magic come together in an unforgettable event with Penn and Teller! After the show, be sure to stick around for the meet-and-greet – every ticket holder is invited!
Cost: tickets start at $82.50
45. Experience the 10th anniversary of Vegas Uncork’d
Where: The tour takes place at different locations around the city, including Caesars Palace, The Cromwell, The Venetian and The Palazzo.
Details: Vegas Uncork’d is the premier culinary and wine event in Las Vegas, featuring celebrity chefs and a once-in-a-lifetime food experience.
Cost: Prices vary depending on location, the chef and the food served. Check the calendar for your choice and ticket prices.
46. Live the high roller life
Where: The Palms Casino Resort, Palms Fantasy Tower
Details: The Kingpin Suite at The Palms offers everything a high roller could want in a hotel room – a bowling alley, a pool table, a lounge with a theatre-sized TV, a full bar – all over 4,500 square feet.
Cost: Nightly rate starts around $7,500
47. Soak up the sun and enjoy the pool party lifestyle
Where: Sky Beach Club LV
Details: Located right on the Strip, this South Beach-inspired venue features two luxury pools, VIP cabanas, a DJ booth and two bars.
Cost: Depends on what you’re eating and drinking while lounging poolside
48. Roll in the dough
Where: Binion’s Gambling Hall
Details: While they won’t actually let you ROLL in the money, you can have your photo taken with a million bucks!
49. See the Berlin Wall
Where: Main Street Station Casino, Brewery, Hotel
Details: No, really! A section of the Berlin Wall is located in the men’s bathroom at Main Street Station. Women can be escorted in to view this piece of history, as well. After you’ve seen the wall, stop by the registration desk and ask for a list of other antiques around the hotel.
50. Turn it up loud
Where: Foundry SLS
Details: This venue is legit - with a custom-built 25 foot by 65 foot stage, amazing lighting capabilities, three full bars, VIP booths and seating for up to 2,000 people.
Cost: Varies, depending on the show you’re attending