5 Things For Couples To Do In Vegas That Don’t Involve Casinos nor Clubbing

Vegas isn’t all gambling, getting sh*t faced drunk and dancing in stilettos until you can no longer stand. For those couples looking for a chill visit to Vegas it’s not only doable but super fun {and romantic} too!

As a bonus, below you’ll find some notes about where to eat in Vegas for vegans and vegetarians.

{Things To Do in Vegas Sans Casinos and Clubbing}

Shows! Shows in Vegas are truly world class. The costs range but really, you’re not going to find anything for less than $60 per ticket…more like $75 once you factor in fees and taxes.

The shows across the Las Vegas strip serve a variety of interests for adults and kids…even amongst all of the Cirque du Soleil shows, there’s enough variety amongst them to make it worthwhile to see different ones. It’s easy to think that once you’ve been to a Cirque show you’ve seen them all, but from my personal experience, having seen almost all of the Cirque shows in Vegas, they’re pretty different from each other.

{Michael Jackson ONE}

Each show has its own theme. ESPECIALLY Michael Jackson ONE. If you’re an MJ fan, I really recommend seeing this show. The choreography is legit. And the music! One hack I’d share is this show is pretty pricey.  And if you’re spending all that money then you kinda want good seats right? That certainly was the case for me.

I’d looked into tix on previous trips to Vegas but the front row seats on the weekends were just a bit more than I wanted to pay.

Fast forward a year later and my husband surprised me with a mid-week, 2.5 day trip to Vegas and got us front row seats! The point is, it’s a lot easier to get front seats on weekdays. You’re still going to spend at least $100 per ticket but at least you’re getting the benefit of it!

{Non-Cirque du Soleil Shows in Vegas}

Apart from Cirque, David Copperfield is entertaining blending humor throughout some spectacular magic tricks and the heartwarming story about his dad in the show.

The Blue Man Group is wildly entertaining too! It’s very creative and they keep you laughing throughout as well.

Le Rêve, at the Wynn, is BEAUTIFUL! I’ve seen O as well as Le Rêve and really glad I’ve been to each. While there are similarities, they’re still very different from each other. And they’re both in the same price range.

I must admit that I’ve also been to Chippendales and Thunder Down Under – both for bachelorette weekends. I found both shows pretty stupid. I mean it’s a fun thing to do with your girlfriends…I guess. The dancer in me was pretty appalled when some of the performers clearly didn’t know the group choreography. It was just not what I expected for a Vegas show.

And yes, I am aware that my assessment of the dancers’ performance quality for, a strip show, is laughable because, who cares?!? But I do, and I have to be one with my truth.

Walks! Strolling along the strip is in itself a lot of fun. Some of the best people watching in the world can be done in Vegas. The lights, glitz and glam never cease! Who knows you might be there on the day when a wedding like this huge Indian wedding, with an elephant…at the Bellagio!!!, is happening.

Pools! Many Vegas hotels and resorts have their day clubs but if that’s not your thing, you can also go to the “regular” pool. Either way it’s fun, a perfect way to cool off, especially during summer. Go early though. Unless you paid for a bungalow, everything is first comes first serve and people are aggressive about claiming their spots. It’s like Black Friday to get a spot at the pool, usually people are lined up before the pool even opens.

Attractions! Many or even most of the hotels have attractions and features. They range from cheesy to awesome and the great thing is that there’s a wide variety to suit various tastes and interests. Some of my favorite are:

Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay

The Eiffel Tower Experience at the Paris hotel, if you’ve been up at the actual Eiffel Tower, keep an open mind. It’s a fun thing to do.

Fountains of Bellagio, is one of the most impressive water shows in the world. Save your spot and click the link for latest show times.

Also at the Bellagio, their rotating exhibits in the lobby are ALWAYS fantastic. The themes change but never disappoint in artistry and creativity.

Helicopter tour from Vegas to the Grand Canyon If you don’t have time to go to the Grand Canyon during your trip to Vegas (it is pretty far), you can do a helicopter tour within a few hours.

HEXX Chocolate Tasting (I did this when it had JUST opened, and to be honest it was underwhelming, but the chocolate was yummy!)

The Observation Wheel – the tallest in the world.

{Vegetarian and Vegan in Las Vegas}

Dining and shopping are the more obvious non-clubbing and non-gambling activities. There are restaurants, bars, and malls…everywhere. If you have access to big shopping centers where you call home then this might not be very interesting to you, but otherwise go bananas because anything and any store you want, you’ll find it on the strip.

There’s some great food in Vegas; unique restaurants and incredible ambience. But for vegetarians and vegans, surprisingly the options are still a bit underwhelming. Though I will say that things are improving. You can find burritos, pizza and fast food everywhere. But if you’re looking for more fine dining and gourmet meals it’s a bit harder.

Also surprising is that there isn’t really good Thai nor Indian food on the strip. And vegetarians and vegans should skip buffets altogether.

Anything Wynn is always good. Steve Wynn himself is vegan, so all of his restaurants have extensive vegan and vegetarian options. And you know all of those restaurants are going to be upscale. On my most recent trip, we dined at Mizumi and loved it! EVERYTHING – the food, service, decor, ambience, the fact that there were SO many options for us.

{Vegan and Vegetarian Recommendations in Vegas}

Here are some more vegan and vegetarian restaurants on and off the strip. As well as some more listed here (the Indian restaurant has vegetarian, vegan, and halal options too).

Have a brilliant, romantic, sexy Vegas holiday! Please be sure to visit after your trip and tell us about your chilled out Vegas holiday!



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