- By kevin
- On May 28, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
Las Vegas – known as the Entertainment Capital of the World – hosted 41,126,512 visitors in 2014, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Some travelers nowdays are going for activities that involve a bit of physical skill and a sense of play. It gives a whole new meaning to 'gaming in Vegas'. Book the day trips from Las Vegas to visit the city and have the different experience there.
Take the lead at Pole Position Raceway
Las Vegas is all about cars. And racing. If you don’t have the time (or cash) to suit up and put the pedal to the medal in actual stock cars or exotic roadsters at the Las Vegas Speedway or other tracks, take your competitive edge indoors. At Pole Position Raceway, electric go-karts are the swift means of conveyance. Don a racing helmet, strap in and jet around a winding, looping course. After you lap your friends, they can toast your victory in the adjacent Icon Lounge with a frosty beverage.
Flip on the fun at the Pinball Hall of Fame
Just a quick drive east of the Strip lies one of the loudest museums in the world, the Pinball Hall of Fame. It’s filled with the sound of chiming bells and flipping paddles emanating from an astounding collection of vibrantly decorated arcade games. Some of the machines are vintage from the ‘50s to the ‘70s, with nostalgic titles like ‘Domino,’ ‘Big Hit’ and ‘Fireball.’
Others were built more recently, and are high-tech, computerized amusements with themes like NASCAR and a slew of movie characters from Batman to Indiana Jones. Many fervent pinball fans make pilgrimages to this charming nook of pop culture history.
Party with low-tech techniques at Beerhaus
In a city filled top-to-bottom with electronics, it’s nice sometimes to enjoy an old-school breather with human-powered entertainment. And a few beers. Both are available in the airy, brick-walled Beerhaus at the Park, the only open-air public space of its kind on the Strip. Wood rules the school here, from toppling tower sets to carved tic-tac-toe grids. Stand-up competitions include table tennis, foosball and indoor shuffleboard. Brainiacs can flex their mental muscles during word games and trivia nights. To fuel furious matches, there are dozens of brews on tap and a gastropub-style menu is available.