Sin City isn’t all about all-you-can-eat buffets, gambling at casinos and drinking until you can’t see straight. There’s a reason it’s nicknamed “The Entertainment Capital of The World” – Vegas was made to appeal to and entertain everyone. If your ideal Vegas vacation includes physical activity and not losing sight of your fitness routine, read the five tips below for staying fit on trip.
Take a Hike
Red Rock Canyon is a must-do while you’re in Vegas. Located just 20 miles outside of the city, Red Rock Canyon offers several miles of breathtaking hiking and biking trails. The trails offer routes sorted by difficulty (easy to strenuous) and round-trip time, making it easy to find a trail that pleases everyone. Whether you’re looking for a casual walk through the hills or something a bit more challenging, the views you will encounter along the way will make this trip worth it.
If you’re looking for ideas for a luxury trip in the U.S., Las Vegas can deliver and this class is a must. Located right on the strip at The Mirage, this is one yoga class you’ll never forget! The private yoga room offers underwater viewing windows of the dolphin habitat throughout the entire room. Although it doesn’t get much better than having dolphins as your backdrop while you downward dog to your heart’s content, the class also offers you a post-yoga smoothie and a day pass to the fitness center.
Take a Dam Bike Ride
There are several bike tours offered, but none compare to the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead Bike Tour. No matter where your travels have taken you, you’ll never experience anything like this bike tour. The 6-hour tour starts in Las Vegas and takes you through the Mojave Desert along one of the most historic trails in Nevada on your way to Lake Mead (the largest manmade lake in the world) and the Hoover Dam. To make this tour even more appealing, unlimited water bottles, a lunch, and snacks are all included. If you keep your eyes peeled, you may even get lucky and spot some wildlife along the way. Bighorn Sheep, among other local animals, are often spotted so keep your camera ready!
Head to The Spa
This isn’t just any spa! The amazing Canyon Ranch Spa Club Las Vegas in the Venetian is an indoor facility that offers everything you’ll ever need to maintain your exercise routine. Fitness classes, weight rooms and cycling classes are just a few of what is offered here. Unique to this Spa Club is a 40-foot rock climbing wall and an “Igloo” spa that shoots out cold mist to cool you down post-workout.
Workout with A View
Really need to hit the gym but also want to explore Vegas? The Indoor/Outdoor Hike at Aria offers you a unique trainer-guided tour that lets you do both! The tour lasts 50 minutes and has you go through the Aria property, casinos, and past the famous CityCenter art collection, all while doing burpees and squats the entire way through. T.V. commercials, online ads, and other Las Vegas casino news outlets mostly portray Sin City as its nickname suggests. There are a lot of activities outside of food, alcohol and gambling if you want to focus on your health.
Las Vegas isn’t the first place when you think of when you want to maintain your health. However, there are many outdoorsy and physical activities to do in Vegas that are often overlooked. Just because you’re going on a vacation to Las Vegas doesn’t mean you must belly up at a bar or casino, forget your regular fitness routine, and come home a few pounds heavier. Instead, plan your trip using the tips above to stay fit, explore the city, and don’t forget to have fun! Viva Las Vegas!