If you’re a thrill seeker, then Las Vegas is the right place for you: Sin City is a prime destination for adrenaline-spiking adventures both in and around the city. If you’re lucky enough to live in Las Vegas, all of these options are right at your fingertips — and you won’t have to worry about running out of choices, either.
Here are just 7 ways that you can get an adrenaline rush in Las Vegas without gambling it all away.
1. Zip Line Down Fremont Street
Have you ever wanted a cinematic, bird’s eye view of the famous Fremont Street in Las Vegas? Now you can get it! Ride the Slotzilla zip line, which starts at the top of the world’s biggest slot machine and sends you cruising down the busy street, high above all of the gamblers, for a unique view of Las Vegas.
The zip line features different levels for different riders. For $25, you get a beginner’s 77-feet-high ride and for $45, you get a thrilling 114-feet-high “zoomline” ride over the street and entire mall, ending at the stage between the Golden Gate and Las Vegas Club casinos.
This zip line experience is uniquely Vegas and a great way to get an adrenaline fix in the heart of the city.
2. Swim with Sharks
If you’re an animal lover, then diving with the sharks in Shark Reef at the Mandalay Bay Resort may be a great option for you. At the aquarium, you’ll receive an educational tour on the sharks and learn about their upkeep, preservation, and role in the natural ecosystem. You get to enjoy all of this while experiencing the thrill of extremely tame sharks that swim right up to you.
Please note that you have to be SCUBA certified and a registered guest at the hotel to partake in this adventure, but it might make a great excuse to have a staycation!
3. Take a Daring Ride
If you are looking for something a little more traditional, Las Vegas has several amusement attractions worth your while. The High Roller Ferris wheel at the LINQ takes riders 550 feet up in the air for incredible views of the city. Alternatively, the Big Apple Coaster at New York-New York Casino takes you on a journey around the top of the hotel, spinning you through a miniature Manhattan featuring all of the NYC icons. You could also venture over to the Adventuredome at Circus Circus, which hosts a variety of rides and attractions to satisfy your theme park desires.
4. Jump Off the Stratosphere
If amusement parks aren’t extreme enough for you, the Stratosphere Tower offers a stomach-dropping, toe-tingling high you’ll likely never forget. Their SkyJump bungee jumping-like experience from “The Top of the World” starts at a heart-stopping 829 feet up in the air, and you can reach speeds up to 40 MPH as you zoom down to the padded landing below, on Guinness World Record’s highest commercial decelerator descent facility.
We recommend enjoying the 360-degree restaurant after the jump, rather than before.
5. Dive Out of a Plane
If we’re still not getting your heart racing, maybe skydiving will do the trick. Some local Las Vegas companies offer skydiving lessons and the opportunity to go with an instructor or even alone (if you are certified). The Las Vegas desert is a great place to skydive and enjoy expansive views of the city and surrounding mountains.
6. Take Flight
Perhaps jumping out of planes isn’t your thing, but the idea of flying one yourself appeals to you. Las Vegas offers many flight experience companies that put you directly in the pilot seat for the ultimate thrill of soaring the skies above and around Sin City. The best part is that you don’t need any previous experience — just the desire to experience rolls and flips over the wide desert landscape.
If you want to take a more mellow flight, there are also helicopter tours and hot air balloon rides in the surrounding Las Vegas area.
7. Race Off-Road
If flying is too much for you and you’d prefer being a little more grounded, there are plenty of thrilling activities on — and off — the Las Vegas roadways. You can drive a monster truck off-road, race a muscle car on a pristine track, or even rent a motorcycle for a tour of the Grand Canyon. Whatever your mode of transportation, you can combine thrills and sightseeing into one adrenaline-packed adventure.
If you find yourself in need of some quality downtime after your thrills, don’t worry. Las Vegas has just as many ways to wind down as it does to turn up. And when you live at Sky, rest and relaxation are right at your doorstep — literally. The private pool, sauna, and steam room are all just a quick walk from your front door, so you can unwind at home before gearing up for your next big adventure. Talk to our Sky sales team today about the other benefits of living in a luxury condo at Sky.