Summer Fun Ideas for Vegas Locals

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If you’re a Las Vegas local in search of exciting and unique summer activities, look no further! This scorching season presents the perfect opportunity to venture beyond the ordinary and delve into new experiences that will make your summer truly unforgettable. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker, a nature enthusiast, or a food lover, we’ve carefully curated a list of activities that will infuse your days with excitement.

Hiking at Mt. Charleston- Yes, Even in August!

While temperatures in the valley soar to upwards of 115 degrees, Mt. Charleston remains notably cooler, with its high elevation providing a refreshing 20 to 30-degree difference. The visitor center welcomes guests seven days a week, operating from 9 AM to 4 PM. With over a dozen trailheads to explore and eight open picnic sites, there’s no shortage of adventure and outdoor fun. Additionally, camping options are available in open sites, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area.

A Staycation at Resorts World

Pick between luxurious rooms and extravagant suites from one of three Hilton brand towers to suit your tastes. Explore Resorts World Las Vegas to discover exceptional global dining, extraordinary entertainment, and sophisticated amenities. Take a spa day at AWANA Spa, or treat yourself to a selection of over 50 food and beverage venues, featuring a selection from dry-aged American cuts and Japanese-certified wagyu steaks, to the first fully “plant-based” fine-dining restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip. Or snag tickets for headlining shows by Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Kevin Hart, and more! The best part? When you book now, locals can receive up to 30% off your accommodations. Book today and take advantage of this amazing deal!

Explore Vegas History and Wildlife at the Springs Preserve

Discover a family-friendly nature museum that offers interactive exhibits tailored to each season. Embark on outdoor walking trails and observe Southern Nevada wildlife in their natural habitats. Kids can enjoy a huge playground, complete with a splash pad during the summer. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Las Vegas and delve into the city’s diverse history through informative displays. Join guided garden tours, indulge in exciting fossil digs, and experience the thrill of cracking geodes with the little ones. Plus, take advantage of free classes focused on home water conservation to foster sustainable practices. This all-in-one destination promises an enriching and fun-filled experience for visitors of all ages.

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Exclusively for Locals: Dive into the Palms Pool for Free!

The incredible resort pool at the Palms Casino and Resort welcomes all Vegas locals with open arms, and the best part – it’s absolutely free to use! Just present your Nevada ID for entry, but please note that the pool is only accessible for individuals aged 18 and above. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to enjoy a refreshing and relaxing experience at one of the city’s premier pools without spending a dime!

Collect Your Own Harvest at Gilcrease Orchard

Can you believe that right here in Las Vegas, there’s a farm where locals can harvest their own fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers by hand? Experience the wonders of Gilcrease Orchard, a “pick and pay” orchard, where you can select your own produce and pay only for what you take home. Summer brings a delightful bounty of peaches, apples, squash, cucumbers, and stunning sunflowers to be picked at your leisure. To make the most of your visit, arriving early is recommended for optimal parking and the best pickings.

Feed, Pet, and Support Rescued Barn Buddies at The Las Vegas Farm

Adjacent to Gilcrease Orchard is The Las Vegas Farm, a family-friendly agricultural destination featuring an enticing farmers market on weekends. Here, you can relish the goodness of fresh, locally grown organic fruits, vegetables, and delectable small-batch baked goods. The Farm is partnered with Barn Buddies Rescue, a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue of abused and neglected farm animals. You can visit these wonderful animals at The Farm and even feed them with feed bags provided by the nonprofit. If you’re craving fresh organic eggs, they’re readily available for purchase. Notably, all proceeds from the market contribute to the care and well-being of The Farm’s rescued animals.

In conclusion, the summer in Las Vegas promises an abundance of thrilling activities to savor. Whether you seek family-friendly adventures at local museums or want to immerse yourself in nature’s serenity, the city offers an array of options. Moreover, the vibrant nightlife at Resorts World guarantees exhilarating entertainment and dining experiences that banish any traces of weekend boredom. Let this summer in Las Vegas be an unforgettable journey of excitement and exploration!

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