Las Vegas is known for its bright lights, loud music, and nonstop nightlife. However, did you know there are adventures to try right outside the busy city? The Las Vegas group activities in the nearby desert are just as exhilarating as what you find on the Vegas Strip. Exploring the great outdoors is a great way to help you recharge and relax–especially during a Las Vegas vacation.
Fun, Outdoorsy Group Activities in Las Vegas
If you would rather explore nature than drink cocktails at the trendiest bar, then the following Las Vegas group activities are perfect for you!
1. Bootleg Canyon Zipline
A zipline over the exhilarating Vegas Strip is nice, but what about ziplining over Bootleg Canyon at sunset? Better yet, what about ziplining above the canyon and desert under the stars? These are Las Vegas group activities you must try out if your friends are adrenaline-seeking adventurers! The Bootleg Canyon Zipline is a complete adventure that includes a picturesque van ride and hike to the first of four zipline platforms.
2. Helicopter Rides
The lights of Las Vegas are best seen from high, high up in the air–in a helicopter! Helicopter rides are popular when visiting Las Vegas with friends. These rides take you over the bustling city as well as over the Grand Canyon and other beautiful landscapes just outside the Strip. Whether with a group of friends or with a significant other, a helicopter ride is an adventure you’ll never forget.
3. Seven Magic Mountains
Though the desert itself is a sight to behold, a Swiss artist put his creative touch on some massive boulders–creating a large-scale art exhibit for Vegas visitors to enjoy. The seven stacked, colorful towers add a pop of color to the desert landscape and can be found just ten miles outside the busy city.
4. ATV Off-Roading
Want to explore the desert dunes outside of Las Vegas? Why not explore them by off-roading through the sand on an ATV, buggy or quad bike? Off-roading ATV tours are a huge thrill and many are only several miles off the Strip. If you and your friends are looking for Las Vegas group activities that will make major memories, an ATV off-roading adventure is definitely something to consider!
5. Hot Air Balloon Rides
Nothing says adventure–or romance–quite like a hot air balloon ride over the Las Vegas strip and Mojave Desert. Hot air balloon rides are one of those Las Vegas group activities that make a great vacation starter or end activity. Flying over the bright lights of Las Vegas on board a hot air balloon with friends or a significant other is a sight unlike any other. A hot air balloon ride is both relaxing and exhilarating and that mix of emotions are feelings you and your friends will never forget.