Activities in Vegas

Costco Locations:

801 S Pavilion Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89144

791 Marks St, Henderson, NV 89014

For Discount Show Tickets:


Hiking is one of those undiscovered great Las Vegas activities.

My friend Denis Murdock leads hiking groups most Saturday mornings starting at 9 am.    He loves the company.

Contact him Denis Murdock at 702-817-5726. Denis Murdock []

Or go to There are organized group hikes almost every day.


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Poker Tournaments

If you enjoy playing poker many of casinos have poker tournaments. Go to to see what daily tournaments are available. The buy ins range from $40 to $125.Obviously there is the event big tournaments with buy ins from $225 up to $1 Million and the most famous $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event starting every July at the Rio.

See FREE Gaming Lessons below for places that have free poker lessons for beginners.


Imperial Health Spa

My favorite SPA.

The spa facilities are separated by sex and include Korean-style, therapeutic sauna rooms, hot tub with massage jets, and an herbal-steam sauna. On the second floor, you’ll find the co-ed area, where visitors wear provided clothing to access amenities such as the jade room, which helps bodies detoxify, or the red-clay-ball sauna room, which emits a soothing heat amid tiny balls of pure red clay. Visitors may add spa services such as facials or massages for an additional charge.

Visiting Imperial Health Spa is like stepping back in time—to a Roman bathhouse, to be precise. The Las Vegas location’s white-columned exterior resembles an ancient Italian palace, and features approximately 32,000 square feet of treatment rooms and heated saunas. Natural elements such as jade and salt are designed to balance bodily energy and oust toxins, and warm beds full of red-clay balls bolster circulation.

After à la carte services such as an intensive acupressure massage or exfoliating body scrub, guests head to the onsite restaurant for authentic Korean dishes. The spa provides plenty of lounging space—including a movie theater at the Las Vegas location.

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Do you need a Dog Walker. Then call Kimberly Gray-Hinojosa at 702-274-5748. Her website is



Check out the Las Vegas Golf & Leisure Magazine. Go to

Check out discounted green fees at

Rancho Mirage I was told was only $20 after 2 pm.

Las Vegas is Golfer’s paradise with many public courses.


FREE Things:

1) Bellagio Water Fountain show. A refreshing addition to your entertainment options, the Fountains of Bellagio were destined to romance your senses. Take in a complimentary Las Vegas show of water, music and light thoughtfully interwoven to mesmerize its admirers. All for your amusement, the most ambitious, choreographically complex water feature ever conceived amazes against the beautiful backdrop of Las Vegas’ lavender sky. Each dynamic performance from the Fountains collection is unique in its expression and interpretation. Fall in love with the stunning nature of this unprecedented aquatic accomplishment while relishing a clever concert of opera, classical and Broadway tunes. More details and show times go to

2) Volcano Show at The Mirage. One of Las Vegas’ most renowned icons, the Volcano at the Mirage is a sight to see and an experience that should be on the top of your list of things to do in Las Vegas.

Premiered in December 2008 after undergoing a dramatic enhancement, the Mirage volcano wows audiences with an audio / visual spectacle that features never-before-seen fire effects and a musical composition created by legendary Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and international tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain.

The Mirage volcano features more than 150 FireShooters™, that shoot fireballs choreographed to the music. The volcano show lasts approximately 10 minutes and ends with a giant fire eruption 60 feet into the air.

The Mirage Volcano erupts nightly every hour on the hour from dusk until 11pm. The first show is at 7pm. The volcano can be viewed from the sidewalk on the Vegas strip in front of the Mirage Hotel Casino or from inside the hotel premises.

To get a good viewing spot, plan to arrive 15 minutes before the next volcanic show. This is important especially if you have young children with you.

We have also found that the best viewing spot is right in front of the Mirage entrance behind the valet kiosk. This spot will place you about 100 feet from the volcano and you will definitely feel the heat from the exploding volcano. This area fills up fast so remember to get there 20 minutes early.

Mirage Volcano Eruption Schedule:
Begins at 7:00 p.m. and runs every hour on the hour until 11:00 p.m. (nightly)

Schedules are subject to change and vary by season.

3) Fremont Street Experience. Fremont Street is the second most famous street in Las Vegas, after the Las Vegas Strip. The Fremont Street Experience is a five-block exciting pedestrian promenade located in the heart of the downtown casino corridor. It is the address for many famous casinos such as Binion’s Horseshoe, Fremont Hotel and Casino, Four Queens, Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, The D Las Vegas and Golden Nugget .

Spaning five-blocks, the Fremont Experience is packed with free live nightly entertainment, great odds and loose slots, more than 60 restaurants, the world’s largest video screen at 1,500 feet long 90 feet above the pedestrian mall. VivaVision, with 12.5 million digital lights and a 550,000-watt sound system, dazzles visitors nightly with light & sound shows.

  • Fremont Street Concerts – Open air concerts.
  • Fremont Street Experience – Enjoy the musical video show on the ceiling of the canopy covering Fremont Street.
  • Real Action Stunt – Watch performers on the stunt stage
  • At a cost of $11.5 million, the new Slotzilla zipline at Fremont Street Experience is the world’s largest slot machine and the most unique zipline you will ever dare to ride.
  • Lower Zipline – launches riders froom 68 feet up and sends them travelling over 2 city blocks under Viva Vision
  • Upper Zoomline launches riders from 108 feet up and sends them soaring in a horizontal “Superman” position 1,700 feet across the entire pedestrian mall at speeds in excess of 35mph.
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sundays through Thursdays: Noon to Midnight
    Fridays and Saturdays: Noon to 2:00am
    Price: Zip line rides cost $20, Zoom line rides cost $30.

4) The Aquarium at Silverton Hotel Casino. The Silverton Casino & Hotel features a 120,000 gallon saltwater aquarium filled with more than 150 species of fish, 6 different species of sharks, and 5 species of stingray. Click here for more information.

5) Bellagio Conservatory. Each year more than 5 million visitors, 15,000 — 18,000 per day, take time out from gambling, clubbing and shopping to experience the floral extravaganza of one of five horticultural shows in the Conservatory. Beginning with Chinese New Year in January and changing through spring, summer, fall and finally winter, the Conservatory mounts each show with the creativity and lavishness that a Broadway producer would envy.  Like a Broadway show, these floral theatrical productions take months of work and an army of talented people, plus a colorful cast of players –  here thousands of flowers, trees and plants –  to pull off.

Planning for each show begins two to three months before it debuts. Design meetings are held every week and ideas come from a variety of sources. The Bellagio has 120 people working on its horticultural staff in a variety of areas including the conservatory, interior and exterior floral and grounds maintenance and floral design. This doesn’t include the numerous employees from engineering, electrical, water design and more who all help contribute to the final product.

The conservatory staff is always listening, looking for the next inspiration and it’s not just the hotel staff that’s voicing an opinion during the design phase. Visitors to the garden play an active role in what gets installed.

Design work continues up to the day the show opens as the Conservatory staff wrestles with any surprises that come up along the way.

The logistics of the show change-outs are staggering. Over the course of seven days, the staff of 120 works 24-hours a day to transform the 13,573-square-foot conservatory.

Potted flowers and plants – more than 10,000 – are ordered months in advance from suppliers in Southern California. The plants arrive shortly before the exhibit and are housed temporarily in a 40,000-square-foot, off-site greenhouse. Props, stored in a 24,000-square-foot warehouse, are trucked to the hotel.

Cranes help the staff position the larger pieces. Tunnels run under the Conservatory’s floor to allow even more access.

Even after the change out, work for the Conservatory staff doesn’t end. Most of the watering is done by hand and every two weeks more than 10,000 potted flowers are switched out.  The old plants are then recycled, providing mulch for the rest of the Bellagio. Ninety percent of the Conservatory is recycled.


 FREE Gaming Lessons:

During a gaming lesson, the instructor will teach you the basic rules and the object of the game and then will usually deal out some example hands, showing you the different scenarios that can happen with each. Then, you usually get to “play” a few hands on your own, using practice chips (they don’t let you play with the real thing) to see how you do and whether you’re playing properly. The instructor also will explain the different odds and show you how you would be paid on each hand.

One word of advice — these lessons can be fairly popular. Get there early if you want a seat at the table for hands-on practice. If you’re late, you’ll probably have to stand behind the table and just observe.

The gaming teachers are very friendly and are happy to answer any questions you might have, so don’t be embarrassed about your lack of knowledge. Remember — they want you to be able to go out and play these games after the class.

Here is a list of casinos that offer gaming classes.

Boulder Station: Poker on Thursdays at 3 p.m.

Circus Circus: Blackjack daily at 10:30 a.m.; roulette daily at 11:30 a.m.; craps daily at 12:30 p.m.

Excalibur: Poker daily at 11 a.m.; roulette daily at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; blackjack daily at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; craps daily at 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Gold Coast: Craps on Fridays – Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

Golden Nugget: Poker daily at 10 a.m.; craps daily at 10 a.m.; Pai Gow daily at 10:30 a.m.; roulette daily at 11:30 a.m.; blackjack daily at noon.

Luxor: Poker daily at 10 a.m.; roulette, craps and blackjack all daily at noon.

Mandalay Bay: Poker daily at 2 p.m.

MGM Grand: Poker daily at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Monte Carlo: Craps daily at 11 a.m.

The Palazzo and The Venetian: Craps on Mondays – Fridays at 11 a.m.; blackjack on Mondays – Fridays at 11:30 a.m.

South Point: Craps on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. and Saturdays at 11:15 a.m.

Stratosphere: Poker on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 – 9 a.m.