Off The Strip
THE GUIDE to exploring the hidden Gems of Sin City!
With all of the noise and all of the lights, it is easy to get lost in the shuffle of Sin CIty. With hundreds of restaurants, attractions, and shopping, one might say that Las Vegas Boulevard encompasses what Vegas is all about. However, when you ask the industry locals, they will gladly tell you that the best of Las Vegas is located Off the Strip! We’ve compiled a small list of some of the local favorite restaurants and things to do off the Boulevard.
1: THE FOODIES’ CHOICE
With all of the top restaurants located in major hotels, we’ve found local favorites that are a must! Not only will your tummy be satisfied but your wallet will be too.
Celebrity chef Kerry Simon brings his signature tastes and American gastro lounge, Carson Kitchen, to downtown Las Vegas. The menu, which has an emphasis on sharing, includes social plates, sandwiches, entrées and stone-oven flatbreads. For dessert, try a bourbon fudge brownie served with brown butter bacon ice cream or glazed donut bread pudding. [visit]
An exciting mix of Jamaican meets New Mexican cuisine, DW Bistro has quickly made a flavorful mark on Las Vegas. Having opened in the spring of 2010, the neighborhood of dining just got a bit more spice added to its life. Open for lunch and dinner & weekend brunches, this hard to resist hot spot will quickly become your place to meet friends, to dine & to drink. [visit]
From working lunches to formal dinners, casual date night to family celebrations, Vintner Grill’s pleasant and inviting ambiance makes it perfect for a variety of occasions. Created by Executive Chef Matthew Silverman, the menu features American dishes infused with Mediterranean flavors from Spain, France and Italy. One of OUR favorites! [visit]
This is probably one of the most popular sushi restaurants frequented by the industry locals. The rolls are unique and delicious. The staff is friendly and energetic. The Paradise location is open till 3am, which makes it a great place for a late night snack! We recommend this place to everyone that visits Vegas and one of our favorite rolls to try is called the “First Kiss!” [visit]
Opening just a few months ago and named for the entertainment and dining district of Vietnam’s largest city – District One Kitchen and Bar’s contemporary Vietnamese menu backs up the hype of it’s headline-worthy dishes. It was the Asian-marinated Garlic Serrano Wings, Hamachi Tacos, 5-Spice Game Hen, and Shaken Steak & Eggs that led us to spending hours in the restaurant. [visit]
Spicy. For some people it’s their taste-buds doing the tango, for others it’s watery eyes, but for locals its something you cannot live without… CRAWFISH. Not just any crawfish, but the kind of crawfish that will keep you awake at night thinking about when you can get some more, the kind that doesn’t need pretense, special occasion, or utensils. [visit]
2: THE ADVENTURERS’ CHOICE
If eating is not your thing then check out some other adventures you will not find on the strip. From racing exotic cars to reliving your top gun childhood dreams, we’ve found some thrills you don’t want to miss out on!
Accessible to all, this exotics racing school is the most exciting attraction in Las Vegas! They give you the opportunity to drive their fleet of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Porsche, McLaren, Audi, Mercedes and Nissan on a race track… This isn’t your mom and dad’s excursion to the hoover dam, this is a high adrenaline experience! [visit]
At Vegas Indoor Skydiving guests will earn their wings and experience bodyflight during a simulated skydive experience. The experience is similar to skydiving with the addition of a mesh trampoline floor and foam padded walls. Guests are able to simulate the freefall aspect of skydiving without the use of an airplane or parachute. [visit]
This isn’t an adrenaline rush, but with the scenic views, rugged terrain, beautiful rock formations, and diverse plant life, your boots that are collecting dust in the closet will get a workout! Miles and miles of chartered Red Rock Canyon hiking trails will give you a peaceful experience away from the noise and the lights of the strip. [visit]
“They’re like rock stars!” says the guy next to me in the Captain America costume as we look up from our vantage point on Fremont Street to see four more people fly past our field of vision on the zip lines strung overhead. “It’s a fantasy come to life, flying underneath a $70 million video screen as the crowds cheer for you from the street below…” [visit]
Thrill seekers this one is for YOU! Go up with an experienced pilot and relive your childhood Top Gun fantasies. Learn aerial tricks or play a game of laser tag with the other plane. YES, Dogfighting with frickin’ laser beams! With classroom instruction and full safety measures, you will be a real pro in no time with the planes’ controls in YOUR hands. [visit]
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Shining bright on the Las Vegas Strip, the 550-foot-tall Hight Roller is the world’s largest observation wheel and the crown jewel of The LINQ, the Strip’s all-new outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment district. The High Roller has 28 spherical, Italian-handcrafted glass-enclosed cabins, each weighing 44,000 pounds. [visit]