4 Action-Packed Reasons To Visit Las Vegas (That Have Nothing To Do With Casinos)
Rollercoasters, aerobatic flights and so much more...
Summer holiday season is here and if you’re anything like us, you look forward to nothing more than an exciting jam- packed trip to blow off the cobwebs.
Thanks to Virgin Holidays you can now go on an incredible trip to stunning Las Vegas that has SO MANY EXCITING EXPERIENCES to choose from, it would give Evel Knievel FOMO.
We went to experience some of the best that Las Vegas has to offer and we were NOT disappointed!
WATCH OUR ADRENALINE-PACKED ADVENTURES BELOW...
Kickstart the adrenaline with some incredible airplane aeronautics
Imagine it – you zip up your flight suit, engines roaring in your ears as you slide on your aviators and head through the flight hanger towards your very own Extra 330 plane. Now all of you Maverick’s can really feel the need for speed at the Top Gun Flight experience.
With flights operated by a team of highly experienced pilots at Sky Combat Ace, you’ll be thrilled as you pull through up to 10x G-force, complete barrel rolls, tail spins, flip and stalls across the stunning Nevada landscape before landing back safely on terra firma. You can even choose your very own pilots call sign! If you’re up for it, and we know you are, we’ll be your wingman any day.
Hurtle at top speed on a zipline through Bootleg Canyon
Once you’ve landed back on the ground, adrenaline pumping in your ears, it definitely won’t be long until you’re ready to get right back up again and fling yourself across the stunning Las Vegas skies.
Zipline Bootleg Canyon are based in Boulder City, Nevada approx 25 miles outside of Las Vegas. Operating zipline tours 365 days of the year, this is an experience definitely not to be missed. The team will provide you with a thorough safety briefing before you hop into the bus for a drive up Red Mountain, and then disembark to start a gorgeous quick hike to your first of four ziplines.
Once your all strapped in to the first zipline, you’ll soar through the canyon taking in the incredible views. Each zipline gives you a different view and brings you closer to your final pickup point, before you trek back to the bus and back to reality.
The adrenaline rush, combined with the unbelievable landscapes makes this one experience you definitely shouldn’t miss.
BRB, we’re just signing up again.
Tackle the Insanity at the Stratosphere
Maybe at this stage you’re all thrilled out, and you just want to take a breath and chill. LOL, we didn’t think so either.
All of you rollercoaster fans, this is one you CANNOT miss. The Stratosphere Hotel has some of Las Vegas’ biggest thrill rides, including the Big Shot, a catapult-type ride that flings you 160 feet into the air at 45mph, giving you some breath-taking views of the Las Vegas skyline, and the X-Scream rollercoaster that tips and suspends you off the side of the Stratosphere Hotel, at a height of 866 feet above the ground, before bringing you back in....and doing it all again.
Stratosphere Hotel is also home to Insanity. Strap in to the mechanical arm and get dangled 64 feet over the edge and 900 feet ABOVE historic downtown Las Vegas, before being tilted 70 degrees and spun while you’re facing straight down. Not for the faint-hearted – TBH, we’re getting dizzy again just thinking about it.
Go demolition derby crazy at Dig This!
A trip to Las Vegas wouldn’t be complete without a unique, unforgettable experience and Dig This! definitely provides that!
After quite literally flying through the sky, settle back down to earth and have the most fun you can imagine while driving diggers and bulldozers, excavating the earth, rolling around the tracks and even playing some digger basketball.
Extremely satisfying and extremely fun, you’ll not only have a blast but you’ll feel like you’re a one-person DIY team AND for all you over-achievers, you even get a Certificate of Accomplishment. Hugely recommended.
So thrillseekers, rejoice - we can confirm that Las Vegas is definitely one to add to your travel bucket list. Now, when can we go back?
MTV Travelled With... Virgin Holidays, who now offer all of the amazing activities above as part of Virgin Experiences. Bootleg Canyon Zipline from £119pp, Top Gun Air Combat Experience from £258pp, Dig This from £192pp, and Stratosphere Unlimited Thrill Rides from £39pp.