Beat the Heat: Explore the Great Indoors of Downtown Vegas
July 5, 2018
Summertime is about soaking up some sun and enjoying the heat – but sometimes it can be necessary to seek the refreshing shelter of some good old fashioned air conditioning. The good news is that in Vegas, sacrificing time in the sun doesn’t have to mean sacrificing fun. This city has plenty of indoor activities that the entire group will enjoy, whether it’s taking a swim a few feet from a shark, seeing a classic Vegas show, or strolling through an art gallery.
Here are some of the best places to beat the heat and explore the great indoors of Las Vegas:
Cool off while taking in the views at the High Roller at the LINQ Promenade. The High Roller is the tallest observation wheel in the world and provides a one-of-a-kind, panoramic view of Las Vegas from above. Try timing your trip so that you see the sunset from the top!
Pinball Hall of Fame
Take a break from the sunshine and have some gaming fun at the Pinball Hall of Fame. Housing the largest collection of pinball machines in the world, the Pinball Hall of Fame is a sight to behold. Games were created from the 1950s to the 1990s, so visitors are able to experience multiple eras of pinball fun.
Discovery Children’s Museum
Want to take the kids to have some indoor fun? Look no further than Discovery Children’s Museum. Kids can both learn and play in this engaging, vibrant setting. Award-winning exhibitions and hands-on experiences will both entertain and educate the whole family.
Learn about the history of organized crime and the inner workings of past mobs through rare artifacts and interactive exhibits at the Mob Museum, just minutes from Fremont Street. The museum regularly hosts special events, such as speakers and mob experts, so keep your eye out for these amazing learning opportunities.
Shark Reef (Mandalay Bay)
Get an up close view of some of the most exotic ocean inhabitants at Shark Reef Mandalay Bay. Over 2,000 call the exhibit home, creating a one-of-a-kind collection of wildlife that would be hard to come across, even in the ocean.
Beat the heat with a game of bowling at Red Rock Lanes, which features 72 lanes, a lounge, a game room, and a deli snack bar. Or, head to Brooklyn Bowl for a hip mix of live shows, gourmet food, and bowling.
Give both your body and mind a break from the heat by indulging in one of the many spa offerings in Las Vegas. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award-winning spa at Encore will help to dissolve tension and stress and reverse any damage the sun has done on your skin. Offering both classic and specialty treatments, the spa at Encore is sure to exceed your expectations and leave you rested and rejuvenated. Want to stay closer to home? Relax right here at The Ogden on our Sky Deck, Rooftop Pool, or Social Lounge.
Of course, Las Vegas is famous for its spectacular shows. From magic shows to concerts to dinner shows to comedy, you’re sure to find the perfect show for your day out of the sun. The Las Vegas Performing Arts Center at UNLV hosts various shows, events, and presentations throughout the year so keep an eye on the schedule of events so you’re sure not to miss anything.
A Climbing Center
Enjoy the outdoors inside at Red Rock Climbing Center. The gym welcomes climbers of all levels and is a great place to pick up a new hobby that’s both exciting and physically active. The team is always putting together new routes so you’ll never grow tired of the same path.
The Arts Factory
Step into an art lover’s dream, air conditioning included. Located in the Arts District of Downtown Las Vegas, The Arts Factory features galleries showcasing the works of photographers, painters, graphic designers, and more. Stop by on the first friday of each month for a showcase of new artworks and artists.
Our final indoor destination on the list is a fun activity for the whole family to enjoy at Circus Circus Las Vegas, Adventuredome! This all age, 5 acre, entertainment location features a variety of roller coasters and other exciting rides, along with mini golf, laser tag, bumper cars, food, a carnival style atmosphere, and much much more! Whether you’re bringing the kids or just looking to be a big kid for the day, you are sure to have a fun filled day at the Adventuredome located at the north side of the Strip.
If you need a break from the summer fun, have no fear: Vegas has got you covered. From aquatic fun to sporting activities to dazzling shows, there’s plenty to do indoors in the Entertainment Capital of the World.