Awesome Adventures1. Awesome Adventures:
Use Las Vegas as a base for ATV tours of Valley of Fire State Park or horseback rides through Eldorado Canyon; kayak or paddleboard tours on Lake Mead or the Colorado River; aerial adventures on the rope course at Valley of Fire State Park or the ziplines at Bootleg Canyon. Also available: a range of Grand Canyon tours. www.awesomeadventureslasvegas.com
Forever Resorts2. Black Canyon River Adventures:
Learn about the history and geology of the unique riparian area just below world-famous Hoover Dam on scenic raft trips through a remote Colorado River canyon. Highlights include a dramatic launch from the base of Hoover Dam and getting an up-close view of the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge – truly an engineering marvel in and of itself. http://blackcanyonadventures.com
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History3. CSI:
The Experience: Play the role of a crime scene investigator in this exciting interactive challenge: three murders, 15 suspects, three killers. Based on the hit TV show, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and guided by videos featuring cast members, alongside real-life forensic scientists, be the latest recruit to the world of forensic science. Recommended for ages 12 through adult. www.csitheexperience.org
Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon.4. Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon:
Feel the adrenaline as you soar through the air over Bootleg Canyon Park in the Mojave Desert at speeds up to 95 kph. Along with the excitement of four separate ziplines, visitors enjoy breathtaking views, as their group is lead through an entertaining and educational tour of the history, ecology and geology of Bootleg Canyon. Boulder City. www.flightlinezbootleg.com
Imagine Exhibitions Gallery5. Imagine Exhibitions Gallery:
Currently features 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic, a breathtaking exhibition showcasing some of National Geographic’s most-remembered and celebrated photographs from its 125-year history. In addition to seeing the photographs as they appeared in the magazine, you learn the stories behind the photos and more about the photographers themselves. www.imagineexhibitions.com
Erik Kabik / Retna Images6. Madame Tussaud's Las Vegas:
“Interact” with incredibly life-like iconic figures from the celebrity worlds of film, TV, music, sports and politics. Guests can ‘grab hold’ of their favourite stars with our many interactive experiences. With more than 100 wax figures, guests can take pictures, touch and get up close and personal in a themed setting. www.madametussauds.com/lasvegas/default.aspx
Flickr7. The Mob Museum:
Dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement, the museum presents an authentic view of the mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of mob history are brought to life via engaging exhibits, high-tech theatre presentations and more than 600 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. themobmuseum.org
Grand Canyon NPS8. The Papillon Group:
Founded in 1965, The Papillon Group and Grand Canyon Airlines/Scenic Airlines are among the largest “flightseeing” companies in the world, with nearly 70 state-of-the-art helicopters and airplanes, specifically designed to reveal panoramic views beyond imagination and the only companies that fly the entire Grand Canyon including the South and West rims. There are also tours of Las Vegas, Page/Lake Powell and Monument Valley. www.papillon.com
SkyDive Las Vegas9. SkyDive Las Vegas:
During the airplane ride and skydive see: Lake Mead, Hoover Dam; Valley of Fire; Colorado River; Lake Mohave; Red Rock Canyon; Mt. Charleston and the entire Las Vegas Strip. Then freefall at 180 kph for about 60 seconds. After the parachute opens, guests have a five- to seven-minute parachute ride with state of the art equipment and licenced instructors who steer the parachute to the ground for a nice soft landing. www.skydivelasvegas.com
It’s Pool Season In Vegas
The Las Vegas pool party scene is back with a splash for the 2013 summer season.
Pool parties host some of the world’s best DJs spinning in the sun at some of the most luxurious dayclubs, including Wet Republic at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Liquid Day Club & Lounge at ARIA Resort & Casino and Tao Beach at The Venetian Las Vegas. Each pool offers a slightly different experience, though all offer an electric dance music line-up and lush, refreshing surroundings.
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Touted as the original dayclub in Las Vegas, REHAB Sundays, at Hard Rock Hotel, continue to be one of the hottest summer parties on the Strip, with chic cabanas, lively music and gorgeous people.
The new dayclub on the block is Daylight Beach Club at Mandalay Bay, a revolutionary open-air entertainment and nightlife destination that transports guests from the hustle and bustle of the Strip to an upscale and chic tropical oasis.
XS, the sophisticated nightclub within Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, combines the alluring elements of daylife parties with the energy of the nightlife scene. Night Swim lets you take a dip in the pool and dance under the stars at Sunday after-dark soirees.
Taking its famed nightlife headliners outside, Marquee Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas offers three-storey bungalow lofts, poolside cabanas with infinity pools and a massive party deck. The hotel’s Pool District offers Bubbles & Brunch, The Neapolitan of Las Vegas, Dive-In Movies and an expanded “Set Your Life to Music” concert lineup.
Palms Pool at Palms Casino Resort is heating things up with the return of Las Vegas’ ultimate pool party, Ditch.
For a more intimate experience, guests may lounge in style at DayDream, the Pool Club at M Resort. Located on the 8th floor, the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas pool deck boasts stunning views overlooking all of CityCenter.
The tranquil pool at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas transports guests into another world where a pool bar serves up light meals, cocktails, frozen beverages and smoothies while attendants pamper guests with passed Evian spritz, fresh fruit and chilled water.
Partygoers at Bagatelle Beach enjoy fun in the sun on daybeds or cabanas that surround the property, or lounge right in the pool while experiencing daily live DJ sets and musical performances by some of the country’s most renowned artists.
For more information about Las Vegas pool parties, visit LasVegas.com.