Not everyone drinks or gambles and Las Vegas can get old quick if you do neither. There are world class pools to lay at but that too will getting boring and you can do that at home. These excursions will supply you with some great stories to tell to your friends, family and co-workers when you return home. Here are 4 awesome day trips that you will remember for a lifetime and not destroy your budget.
Skydive Las Vegas–$199, lessons, equipment rental, use of aircraft, instructor and the Jump.
Reaching speeds of 140 MPH, racing towards Earth from 15,000 feet strapped to an instructor is the ultimate rush. Requires no experience and with state of the art Sigma Parachute system, rarely does anything happen but a huge sense of relief as you touch down knowing you just did what many are afraid to do. Open 7 days a week and offering free shuttle service from Strip hotels. Within 4 hours of arrival, you and 15 other people will be streaking to the 15,000 feet above Las Vegas aboard a 2009 PAC-750 XL skydiving plane. You will tandem jump with a certified instructor that has between 3,000 and 14,000 parachute jumps. Freefalling for a heart wrenching 60 seconds before the parachute is deployed and you safely float down with unparalleled views of Boulder Dam, The Valley of Fire, The Colorado River, 4 States and of course The Las Vegas Strip. Truly a once in a lifetime experience. If you want the jump professionally videotaped, there are plenty of options to choose.
Cowboy Trail Rides–$69 to $329 depending on package and length of ride.
Packages to suit all levels of riders from beginners to experts. Enjoy a scenic horseback ride with authentic wranglers. Transportation is available round trip and there are 5 trail rides to choose from including a Sunset barbeque ride. You will enjoy all of the desert fauna and flora backdropped by amazing postcard vistas of Red Rock Canyon. Celebrating their 13 year, they are quick to boast that they are the premiere riding experience with the best horses, best rides, best scenery, and best staff. Your wrangler will make sure you are fitted with the proper horse, understand how to control and seat the horse correctly, and make sure you are comfortable before setting out. Safety of their guests is their most important concern and then, of course, the fun.
Grand Canyon South Rim Tour–$85.99 Inclusive of everything including taxes.
An amazing day trip at an extraordinary value. You will leave Las Vegas on a Deluxe Tour Bus: equipped with large windows, deluxe seating, and air conditioning. Driven by a professional tour guide and even served snacks and a beverage in the morning while enroute. You will cross the Hoover Dam headed towards Williams, Arizona, home of famous Route 66. In town, you will have a hot buffet lunch at the Grand Canyon Railway. After lunch the bus will enter Grand Canyon Park and stop at Mather point where you will spend 3 glorious hours taking in the magnificence of the Canyon. After that, the bus will show you some other points of interest and then return you worn out back to your Las Vegas hotel . This trip starts at 6:15 am and arrives back at your hotel around 9PM. Hotel Pickup and drop off is included so just wear some comfortable clothes and bring a camera. Guaranteed, the best $85 you will ever spend in your life.
Eldorado ATV and Gold Mine Tour–$149.00 inclusive,
7 hour tour on ATVs riding the same paths that mules hiked back during the Gold and Silver Rush days of Nevada. A picnic lunch and free pickup and drop off at strip hotels is included. You will also enjoy a walking tour of a 1800’s mining camp and a tour of the Techatticup Gold Mine, where workers mined by torch some of the largest claims in history. The ATV guide takes amazingly scenic routes through the Mojave Desert and the Cholla Forest. The 4 wheel drive, automatic ATVs are included as is the safety equipment and bottle water. Who said Vegas is all about gambling?
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