Cancun? No. Panama City Beach? Nope. South Padre? Again, no! There’s no place to spend Spring Break like Vegas. Sin City isn’t all about gambling and nightlife. There’s a whole world out west waiting to be explored. Here are just five things to do for Spring Break in Las Vegas. Pack your bags!
Spring Break in Las Vegas: 5 Things to Put on Your Itinerary
Cirque shows are nice, but there’s so much more to this city than that. We want you to think outside the box.
1. Hit Up the Most Luxurious Pools
Spring Break isn’t complete without spending some time poolside, and there’s no better time to do so than Spring Break in Las Vegas.
Wet Republic Ultra Pool houses over 6,000 square feet of pool areas — with saltwater! — plus a 2,500 square foot lounge. If you want to really live it up, ask about reserving one of their six VIP private dipping pools.
The Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars is as majestic and magical as it sounds. You’re in for a truly royal retreat, with seven different pool areas, luxurious cabanas, swim-up blackjack tables, daybeds, and Roman architecture.
For ultimate relaxation, stop by the Wynn — a must-visit on the Las Vegas Strip. Order your favorite cocktail and cool off while lounging poolside in a chaise.
This is just a taste of what Las Vegas has to offer pool-wise, but one thing is for certain: We folks in the desert know how to cool down during Spring Break. (And don’t worry, there will be plenty of parties to make an appearance at, if that’s more your style.)
2. Hike to Your Heart’s Content
Spring Break shouldn’t be all about partying, because failing to acknowledge the amazing hiking spots here would equate to a massive opportunity missed.
Immerse yourself in the greenery by lacing up your boots and driving up into Mt. Charleston — another world in and of itself. You’ll encounter more than 60 miles of winding trails, most of them starting at over 6,000 feet in elevation and going as high as 11,916 feet, in the case of Charleston Peak.
If you want something with more of a desert landscape, Red Rock is where it’s at. It’s got 26 numbered hikes and trails. Not feeling in the mood for hiking? Rent a car and enjoy the 13-mile Scenic Drive instead. The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area spans a monstrous 195,819 acres, so you’ll never run out of land to explore.
3. Experience Mother Nature by Kayak
Let’s bring it back to sea level! If you’re sick of dry land, then strap up your life jacket, because Spring Break in Las Vegas wouldn’t be a total win without a kayak tour.
We bet you’ve never heard of Emerald Cove, which lights up green when the sun bounces off the 900-foot canyon walls and hits the algae beneath the water. What about the Hoover Dam, which construction first started on in 1931? It reaches 726.4 feet in height and weighs a whopping 6,600,000 tons. Imagine being surrounded by that as you paddle the waters via kayak.
This one is going to take a little more planning, and your best bet is to go with an experienced kayak guide who knows all the ins and outs. Even if you’re a beginner kayaker, there are gentle waters out there that are perfect for you. A guided kayak tour is an excellent way to make the most of Spring Break in Las Vegas. Don’t forget your SPF, or you’re going to leave Vegas with a less desirable souvenir: a gnarly sunburn.
Want to paddle with a friend close by? Ask about tandem kayaking!
4. Rest, Relax, and Rejuvenate in One of Our Many Spas
You work hard all year. What would your spring vacation be without a trip to the spa?
It doesn’t get more heavenly than the spa at the Aria. We’re talking diamond gemstone facials, salt stone massages, a therapy pool, and a soothing salt room. Canyon Ranch at the Venetian describes itself as a “sanctuary of wellness,” complete with spa services, dining, nutritional guidance, and fitness opportunities.
If you don’t mind traveling off-Strip, Spa Ravella at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas offers 24 treatment rooms, steam rooms, saunas, whirlpools, and even Vichy showers. If you’re feeling in the mood for a makeover, book an appointment at their salon.
5. See Another Side of the Strip
We know you’ve been mesmerized by the likes of MGM and the Bellagio, but there’s another side of the Strip — literally — that you haven’t yet witnessed: Downtown Las Vegas!
The drinks are strong, the music is loud, and the crowd is unique. The Fremont Street Experience includes the Viva Vision Light Show, which runs daily. It recently got a $32 million facelift and boasts 16.4 million pixels, totaling 1,375 feet long and 90 feet wide, hanging 90 feet above the street.
Or, strap into the Slotzilla zipline and soar over Fremont Street with a bird’s eye view of all the action. Hang on tight — these things move fast.
This barely scratches the surface of everything going down during Spring Break in Las Vegas. Plan your agenda ahead of time, because there are certain things you simply can’t miss. While some things you can do spur of the moment — like Fremont Street — other things should be booked in advance, like a guided kayak tour.
As always, stay in groups, stay safe, and enjoy your spring break.