Las Vegas like a Local

The city of Las Vegas is known for some colorful characters. From street performers to dealers, entertainers to hosts, servers to chefs, and so much more. What do they all have in common? They are the locals of Las Vegas. Have you ever wondered what a Las Vegas local does in or outside of Las Vegas? With so many options from shopping to entertainment, to national parks and canyons, it's hard to just pick a few. However, with fun and adventure in mind, we have curated a list of Las Vegas local favorites. With on and off property experiences that will make you feel like a Las Vegas local yourself.

01 Explore a Four-Star Resort

Amongst the glamour of Vegas is the iconic Venetian Hotel & Casino. A fully integrated resort, equivalent of a small city. Perfect for a locals' staycation! Delivering on unique, exciting, and rewarding experiences. When we want to live in luxury, we stay at The Venetian. With offerings to suit every preference and where every room is a suite. From luxury pools to one-of-a-kind attractions. Everything we need for a perfect local getaway all in one place.

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02 Dine like a Celebrity

When it comes to dining in Las Vegas, locals know what they want. They want to be wow'd! One of the biggest wow-factors is the takeover of celebrity chefs on the Strip. These celebrity chefs will redefine your local Las Vegas dining experience. Each present you with their own skilled culinary creations. Dine like the locals do with culinary masters. The Venetian offers some of the most recognizable chefs such as Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, David Chang, Lorena Garcia, Thomas Keller, and The Cake Boss Buddy Valastro. Do as the locals do and grab a reservation today!

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03 Discover the best in Las Vegas Entertainment

If there is one thing at the top of any local's to-do list it’s entertainment. Attending a show, event, or enjoying the Las Vegas nightlife is a favorite among locals alike. From live entertainers, clubs, bars, and thousands of events - Las Vegas locals have endless options. A favorite amongst locals are the popular shows presented by Spiegelworld. At The Venetian, The Atomic Salon show is a one-of-a-kind must-see. Described as “Blazing Saddles” meets “America’s Got Talent” meets “Westworld.” Find out what the locals are seeing and doing tonight!

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04 Rejuvenate at an Award-Winning Spa

Want to relax like a local? Head on over to Canyon Ranch® spa + fitness, one of the world’s largest day spas. Guests can choose from more than 150 services, exclusive amenities, and award-winning personal attention. Enjoy hundreds of options for facials, massages, and body treatments. Experience the ultimate in wellness and relaxation. After hours of your well-deserved relaxation, nourish your body at Canyon Ranch Grill. Organic, sustainable, grass-fed, gluten free options, and more makes the menu a favorite among guests and locals.

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05 Shopping Experiences Beyond Simple Browsing

One thing locals’ love to do in Las Vegas is shopping. Our favorite is indoor shopping during the summer to take a break from the heat. But we do not want just any indoor shopping, we want indoor shopping experiences. One of the premier destinations for a Las Vegas local is The Grand Canal Shoppes. With over 160 signature stores, luxury brands, restaurants by celebrity chefs, and more. The Shoppes are more than a shopping mall, it is a unique and immersive shopping experience! In addition, The Grand Canal travels through the center of the Shoppes. Sometimes, we just need a break from walking and will hop aboard a gondola voyage to relax. Take part in this unparalleled shopping environment, as the locals do.

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06 Explore the Wilderness of Zion National Park

Las Vegas locals love to explore the outdoors. One of the most popular destinations is Zion National Park. Located in southwestern Utah near the town of Springdale, the park is 229-square-miles. Popular things to do when planning a trip to Zion are hiking or bicycling through the many trails ranging from easy to challenging. Locals love the guided trips on horseback, boating down the Virgin River, and stargazing. In addition, locals take advantage of the three campgrounds, learning about canyoneering, and birdwatching. Grab a map and guide to help you plan your visit. Contact our Concierge team for more information.

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07 Scenic Rides through Red Rock Canyon

There is something for everyone at the 195,819 acres of The Red Rock Canyon. Locals enjoy the one-way, 13-mile scenic drive or bike ride, that allows exploration of the canyon. With many scenic stops and trail heads along the way, Red Rock Canyon is a maze of beauty. There are 26 different hikes and trails plus rock climbing for all climbing levels, camping, and more. Locals enjoy the seasonal and year-round wildflowers, plants, and wildlife, plus live Desert Tortoise habitats. Contact our Concierge team to find out more. Pro Tip! Order a to-go lunch from one of our amazing restaurants to make a picnic meal of it. 

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08 Sight Seeing through the Grand Canyon National Park

Looking for a unique adventure? Local's love exploring the Grand Canyon! We get to experience the four states it touches: Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado. The two most accessible and popular rims to see the Grand Canyon from is the South rim in Arizona and the West rim in Nevada. Locals and tourists alike can take advantage of so many unique experiences. Go on a casual sightseeing adventure or even a helicopter tour. Looking for more? You can go rafting, hiking, running, and skydiving! Learn about the history, culture, nature, science, and so much more. Contact our Concierge team to find out more.

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09 Natural Attractions - Mt. Charleston

Fun for all seasons! Mt. Charleston has your perfect outdoor adventure. Mt. Charleston lies within the Spring Mountains that is part of Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Which is considered the largest national forest in the lower 48 states and home of the nation's first national Cold War memorial. There are over 50 miles of trails, 4 campgrounds, 7 picnic areas, its own library, and remote areas for camping. The expansive campground has both tent space and cabins. Plus, sports facilities, picnic areas, and activity centers. During any season, take advantage of the Lee Canyon Ski Resort. Las Vegas's own snow sports resort that offers both winter and summer activities, events, and the Bighorn Grill and Bar. Contact our Concierge team to find out more.

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10 Scenic Views - Valley of Fire State Park

If you are looking for an outdoor adventure to explore Nevada, we recommend the Valley of Fire State Park. With 40,000 acres of Aztec sandstone to explore, the park is open year-round. Stop by their visitors' center, to find exhibits on the history of the park. Want to partake in its beauty? The Park has fun amenities such as, camping, RV camping, group campsites, picnicking, hiking, and much more. Contact our Concierge team to find out more.

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