Las Vegas part II


In case you thought all there is to do in Las Vegas is drink and gamble, here’s proof that there’s so much more to see and do!

First of all, yes, I have said it in my other blog post, for all the fun stuff to do in Vegas you should stay on the strip or at least really close to the strip. For sight seeing it doesn’t really matter as you’ll have to uber there or rent a car.

I’ll start with the places that are on the strip or really close to the strip.

The Park

Sounds interesting, huh? I bet you didn’t know there was a park in Vegas! Oh well, it’s not a park in the common sense of what a park should be, but it is really cute and it’s definitely worth the walk!

The Park is on the North side of New York, New York. Once you walked under the Brooklyn bridge and passed what is looks like Madison square Park to me, make a left and you’ll get to it. There some cute free games to play outdoor with friends such as shuffleboard, jenga, cornhole (or sandbag as it might be more widely known). Of course there will also be some nice beer pubs and restaurants where you can stay for lunch.

The Venetian

I could spend a whole day there! Maybe cause I love the original Venice too much 🙂
If you have been to Venice and you want to reminisce about it or if you haven’t and you’d like to experience a bit of its charm, try a gondola ride! You’ll see both the indoors and outdoors of the Venetian while the gondolier sings to you! I also love this hotel because of the beautiful interior and all the amazing restaurants! I’m sure you’ll also love the charming and faithful reproduction of Venice’s Grand Canal, winding through cobbled walkways and street side cafes with the sounds of serenading gondoliers and “street" performances – every hour they put on a lovely little indoor show that you wouldn’t want to miss!

Red Rock

This is a really beautiful place for which I suggest renting a car for the day. It is cheaper than an Uber and you could use it to get to the next location that I’m going to talk about. Entrance here is $7/car and it’s a 13 mile scenic road of pure beauty. I suggest you make a stop at the first parking place that has one of the best views –  Moenkopi Loop.

Take into consideration that temperatures in Red Rock Canyon can average more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months so be prepared with water! Don’t forget to have the right kind of shoes for hiking and exploring the trails. Also watch where you put your hands and feet. Rattlesnakes, scorpions or venomous spiders maybe sheltered behind boulders or under rocks.

There are 26 hikes and trails so if you’re really into exploring I suggest you spend the day doing just that.

One of the last trails with a small parking place has 2 little benches where you can sit and admire the beauty of this place.

The last place that I want to talk about is Calico Ghost Town where you cannot get without a car. This place is on the way to Los Angeles, it’s in California, operated by San Bernardino County regional Parks. Calico Ghost town is open every day from 9 to 5 all year round, the entrance is free, there’s only a fee for the attractions.

They have 2 attractions – The Maggie Mine, an old silver mine from the 1880s and The Calico Odessa Railroad installed in 1958.

Even if you don’t want to do the attractions, you could walk around Calico for a nice, relaxing time, with a view a little different from what you normally see and maybe grab a bite at their restaurant.



  1. Taima
    October 9, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    I love this. Great tips. I haven’t been to Vegas in a while but it is nice to see other things to do. Thanks for sharing.


  2. Laura Méndez @oystertrend
    October 8, 2017 at 11:41 am

    What an interesting post!! I didn’t know that Las Vegas had so much beautiful places. I’ll love to visit it. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Stephanie
    October 8, 2017 at 8:44 am

    I could not imagine there is so much to do around Las Vegas! Thank you for the post, instructive! Red rocks looks amazing…would love to go there 😁

  4. Nuriarose
    October 8, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Kristina I did not know that Las Vegas has places like these! I thought Las Vegas was only a big city lights. I have definitely learned something today. I would love to visit all these wonderful spots you are suggesting here. Thank you Kristina for sharing such great tips and show me Las Vegas on another view!

  5. Adri
    October 8, 2017 at 6:00 am

    I’ve been to Vegas once but it was such a short period we didn’t have time to explore, hope I can go back one day to check all this places!

  6. Tara
    October 8, 2017 at 5:33 am

    I can’t wait to return back to Vegas now! I have only ever been for partying and regret not enjoying everything it has to offer. Thanks for sharing this!

  7. Kristen Jauregui
    October 8, 2017 at 4:00 am

    These tips are great!! I can’t wait to go!! Less than 3 weeks to goo!

  8. Nicole
    October 7, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    I honestly didn’t know about some of these places. The Park and Ghost Town are places I would love to check out one day! Loved your dress in the Ghost Town pictures.

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