10 Things To Do in Vegas From A Locals Perspective

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Over 32 million people visited Las Vegas in 2021 and it has easily become one of America’s favorite cities. This city has endless entertainment, music, restaurant, and outdoors available to tourists and locals alike. 

Here are 10 things to do in Vegas from a locals perspective.

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1. Ferguson Downtown

Probably one of my favorite spots in Vegas in Ferguson Downtown. There are coffee shops, bars, small businesses, and it’s just a great place to hangout on a beautiful sunny day. Shops include vintage shops, plant stores, minimalist/eco-friendly stores, and unique stores that make Ferguson Downtown what it is. 

Address: 1028 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Cost: Free

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2. Cactus Joe’s

Cactus Joe’s is a desert gardens outdoor store with native plants that are eco-friendly and thrive in Nevada. It’s a 7+ acre desert oasis with an emphasis on protecting the desert and natural habitat of the area. This place is incredible and a must visit if you’re into plants or desert landscaping. 

Address: 12740 Blue Diamond Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89161

Cost: Free

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3. Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon is a hidden gem in Las Vegas that offers hiking trails, plants and wildlife, camping, geology, and so much more. It’s widely known for its one-way 13-mile scenic drive that many people travel on via car, motorcycle, or bicycle. There are incredible exhibits here that could take an entire day to go through, so it’s a great place to visit multiple times in your life. I recommend putting in a reservation at the day and time you plan on going.

Address: 1000 Scenic Loop Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89161

Cost: $10 per vehicle or free with a parks pass 

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4. Springs Preserve

Springs Preserve is one of my favorite spots in Vegas and is a must if you enjoy nature and wildlife. There’s so much to see at Springs Preserve including the botanical garden, butterfly habitat, Nevada State Museum, free train rides, Sustainability Gallery, restaurants, tours, and so much more. 

Address: 333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107

Cost: $10

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5. Fremont Street

Fremont Street is crazy and chaos but it’s also worth a visit if you enjoy people watching and seeing the craziness of Vegas. Besides the crazy part of Fremont Street, this is a long street that offers quite a lot of other things like Container Park, Ferguson Motel, and other popular hot spots of Vegas.

Address: 425 Fremont Street, Las Vegas

Cost: Free

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6. Wetlands Park

Wetlands Park is a hidden gem in Las Vegas that even locals don’t really frequent. There’s a ton of wildlife here, walking trails, biking trails, and even mountain biking trails. I’ve spotted coyotes, roadrunners, quail, and so much other wildlife every time I visit. There’s even a visitors center and exhibit that educates people about the area.

Address: 7050 Wetlands Park Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89122

Cost: Free

7. Neon Museum

Neon Museum is a unique spot unlike any other place in the world. This place is a nonprofit that’s dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying, and exhibiting onion Las Vegas signs. I recommend visiting this place in the evening as you’ll get a much better sight of all the neon signs. 

Address: 770 Las Vegas Blvd North, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Cost: $20 and locals $16.

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8. Area15

Area15 is an entertainment district that offers live events, immersive activations, retail, bars, restaurants, monumental art installations, and so many other things. There’s really nothing like this place in the entire world and it’s right next to the strip. 

Address: 3215 S Rancho Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89102

Cost: Varies

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9. Downtown Container Park

Downtown Container Park is a shopping enter built from containers, along with a playground and galleries. This is a great place to bring children as the playground is unlike anything else. This park is free to visit and is a fun spot to see during the day and evening.

Address: 707 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Cost: Free

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10. Mountain biking in Blue Diamond

If you enjoy the outdoors and enjoy mountain biking like me, you need to rent a bike and visit Blue Diamond. There are easy to more difficult trails and it’s probably not for beginner mountain bikers, 


Cost: Varies

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