So you’re headed to Las Vegas on vacation. You’ve got your bags packed, your gambling how-to pamphlets in hand, and your show tickets reserved, but you’re still wondering…are there actually things to do in Las Vegas during the day?
You’re in luck! The Las Vegas Explorer Pass® lets you visit multiple attractions while saving up to 55% off combined admission vs paying at the gate.
Choose from dozens of top attractions, such as…
- Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Las Vegas Tour
- TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition
- BODIES: The Exhibition
- High Roller Observation Wheel at The LINQ
- Stratosphere Observation Deck
- The Hoover Dam
- and many more!
Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
The most convenient way to see the sights and learn about the unique history of Sin City is a Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
Knowledgeable and entertaining tour guides take you around the sights of the Las Vegas Strip and downtown, including the famous ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign, the Golden Nugget hotel and casino at the Fremont Street entertainment destination, Miracle Mile, the malls, museums, monuments, and more.
Checkout our guide for more info on one of the best ways to get around while in Vegas.
Getting in: Hop On Hop Off Big Bus Las Vegas Tours are available on the Las Vegas Explorer Pass.
Visit TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition
Another intriguing option at the Luxor is TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition. Fans of history and of the film will love to see the informative and entertaining presentation of dozens of artifacts from the actual Titanic.
See items like luggage, floor tiles, an unopened bottle of wine from 1900, and even a piece of the ship’s hull.
You’ll also see recreations of famous areas of the ship like the Grand Staircase, the outer Promenade Deck, and more.
Getting In: TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition tickets are available on the Las Vegas Explorer Pass.
Explore BODIES: The Exhibition
Visit the lobby of the Luxor to see this fascinating exhibit. Using state-of-the-art preservation techniques, this exhibition showcases real bodies and actual organs.
A visit here provides a glimpse inside the workings of the human body. Walk through nine galleries featuring dozens of anatomical specimens, all carefully and respectfully presented in an educational light.
It’s the largest permanent anatomical exhibition in the United States and is a must-see for all curious travelers.
Getting In: BODIES: The Exhibition tickets are available on the Las Vegas Explorer Pass.
Stratosphere Observation Deck
See the best Las Vegas views from the iconic Stratosphere Observation Deck, the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States.
At 1,149 feet above ground, the 360-degree views of the Strip, downtown, and beyond are unbeatable. For an adrenaline rush, go on one of the thrill rides at the top of the tower–fear of heights not allowed.
Getting in: the Stratosphere Las Vegas Observation Deck tickets are available on the Las Vegas Explorer Pass.
Ride the High Roller and Explore The LINQ
Don’t miss the world’s tallest observation wheel (taller than the London Eye!) for 30 minutes of Las Vegas views.
At 550-feet above ground, you’ll be able to see the Strip, downtown, landmarks, and more. Check out our Insider’s Guide to visiting the High Roller for tips on how to get the best views and making the most of your visit (like grabbing a drink beforehand to enjoy during the ride!).
Explore The LINQ, The newest entertainment, shopping, and dining destination on the Strip. Head to the Brooklyn Bowl to play a few frames of bowling or poke around the shops to find the perfect souvenir for your trip.
Getting in: The High Roller Las Vegas daytime tickets are available on the Las Vegas Explorer Pass.
Go on a Tour of the Hoover Dam
Check out the number one sightseeing attraction of people visiting Las Vegas, an engineering marvel, and the “greatest dam ever built”, the Hoover Dam.
At the dam, you’ll have a couple of hours to explore at your own pace and walk across the dam to the Arizona side, explore the works of art, check out the theater, exhibit halls, power plant, observation deck, and visitor’s center.
Insider tip: walk the Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge for the best views of the Hoover Dam and Colorado River.
Getting in: Hoover Dam Tour tickets are available on the Las Vegas Explorer Pass.
Go on a Day Trip to the Grand Canyon
Take a break from the busy Vegas Strip and hop on a full-day guided bus tour to the west or south rim of the Grand Canyon.
Along the way, your guides will provide entertaining and interesting information about the sights you’ll see, including the Hoover Dam as you go over the Bypass Bridge, Lake Mead, the big horn sheep habitat, Black Canyon, the 900 year old Joshua Tree Forest, and the Grand Canyon.
You’ll have time to explore the rustic wilderness of the area and walk along the rim to check out the views and take pictures.
Getting in: Both South Rim and West Rim Grand Canyon Tours are available when you build your own Vegas attraction pass.
Fremont Street Walking Tour
Learn about the history of Las Vegas on a professionally guided walking tour of Fremont Street and Downtown.
You’ll get to walk under the world’s largest video screen that covers Fremont Street and see all the historic casinos and hotels in the area.
In addition to seeing all of the historic sites, you’ll also get to see hotels, restaurants, and shops that are all some of the results of the big urban revival project taking place on Fremont East.
Getting In: Las Vegas Downtown Walking Tour are available on the Las Vegas Explorer Pass.
It’s Pool Party Time
No one goes to Las Vegas without packing a bathing suit and it’s true that the city has some of the best pools, bar none, in the entire world, but did you know that it’s also home to some of the best daytime pool parties you could ever hope to experience?
Getting in: tickets to the Vegas Rockstar Pool Party Tour are available on the Las Vegas Explorer Pass. For one low price you’ll have access to and transportation between some of the hottest splash zones in town.
Check out The Mob Museum
Did you know that Las Vegas was basically built by notorious mobsters like Bugsy Siegel, Lucky Luciano, Frank Costello, and Meyer Lansky? We could tell you more, but no one weaves this city’s jaw-dropping origin story better than The Mob Museum.
Located in downtown Vegas, this spot is full of exhibits and displays that spill secrets you can only begin to imagine. Augment your experience by dining at one of downtown’s legendary old-school eateries like Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse or Hugo’s Cellar, where ever lady gets a rose to accompany her mouthwatering meal.
Getting in: The Las Vegas Mob Museum tickets are available on the Las Vegas Explorer Pass.
Solve the case at CSI: The Experience
So you want to be a forensic detective for the morning? You’re in luck! Get out of the sun, head to the MGM Grand, and immerse yourself in CSI: The Experience.
You’ll work your way through three simulated crime scenes, evaluating evidence and doing your best David Caruso squint (sunglasses not included).
There’s more than 12,000-square-feet of forensic fun, including props, recreations, and even crime labs – seriously, you won’t believe the detail.
Getting in: CSI: The Experience Las Vegas tickets are available on the Las Vegas Explorer Pass.
Visit Planet Hollywood Las Vegas
Check off another location visit and grab a burger and fries at the legendary Planet Hollywood.
The Hollywood themed décor provides for a fun and entertaining atmosphere. (Classic hamburger, cheeseburger, or veggie burger meal included with a Go Las Vegas Explorer Pass!)
Getting in: a meal at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas is available on the Las Vegas Explorer Pass.
Experience the Great Outdoors at Red Rock
Did you know that at any given time in Las Vegas you’re less than an hour away from some of the best natural scenery in the world?
The Grand Canyon is a full day commitment, but the views and photos you’ll get are worth the trip. Guided tours make planning easy as they offer hotel pick up and drop off. Tour guides narrate along the way with in-depth knowledge about the Grand Canyon’s history.
Grab an afternoon snack or even an overnight stay at the nearby Red Rock Hotel & Casino – their spa is amazing and they’re now home to some of the best BBQ in town (hello, Lucille’s!).
Getting in: Red Rock Canyon is only a 45 minute drive from the Strip. Once there you can drive a 13-mile loop that features numerous stopping-off points from which you can hike a variety of trails – some with breathtaking views of city.
Tips for Saving in Las Vegas
Save dough on your daytime activities by grabbing a Las Vegas Explorer Pass which allows you to select 3 or 5 attractions of your choice with savings up to 55% vs. paying at the gate.
There are taxis everywhere in Vegas but they can get expensive. The hop-on hop-off Vegas Bus Pass travels up and down the strip, which can get you easy access to many of the top attractions and things to do in Vegas during the day.