A Guide to Day Tripping in Las Vegas

There are few cities around the world that offer a more dazzling array of daytime activities than Las Vegas. Daytime in Sin City means more family-friendly and accessible activities, like golfing at Red Rock Canyon, exploring the Hoover Dam or taking in a show at the Bellagio. It also means plenty of opportunities to take advantage of the 24-hour offerings including brunch at one of many restaurants, shopping on The Strip or gambling away your day's earnings.

What to do in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a one-of-a-kind destination with the perfect mix of outdoor and indoor activities. Whether you're in town to gamble, enjoy a show or just soak up some sun, there's something for everyone.

If you're looking for an activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family, head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. You'll find art galleries, parks and trails that are perfect for hiking. Red Rock is also home to a nine-hole golf course and offers multiple types of rock climbing.

If you want to explore Las Vegas' history and culture, visit the Hoover Dam and take a guided tour through this engineering marvel. It's also possible to sign up for an experience called Dam Face which lets you feel what it's like to walk across the top of Hoover Dam or even rappel off its face!

No trip to Las Vegas is complete without seeing one of its world-famous shows! Whether you're looking for music or magic, there's plenty of options on The Strip. One of our favorites is Le Rêve at Wynn Las Vegas where your senses will be taken on an unforgettable journey through a surreal underwater fantasy kingdom inhabited by living sculptures including mermaids, sea horses, jelly fish and more!

What's open and closed in Las Vegas during the day

In Las Vegas, most stores and restaurants are open from 10am-11pm. Casinos and other gambling establishments, however, are open 24 hours a day.

During the day there is plenty to do in Las Vegas and many tourist attractions are open to the public during the day. However, not all attractions may be as busy with children during the daytime hours as they would be at night. When you're visiting Las Vegas you'll want to be aware of which attractions are closed or have reduced operating hours during the daylight hours.

How to get around Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a sprawling city that can be daunting to navigate. If you're planning on doing some daytime exploring, you'll want to figure out how to get around the city before you head off on your adventure. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to do this.

A quick and easy way to get around Las Vegas during the day is by renting a car through one of many companies like Hertz or Avis. You can also use taxi services if you prefer public transportation or rent a bike from one of many shops on The Strip. There's even an app called "Uber" that connects drivers with those in need of rides for a reasonable fee.

Another option for getting around Las Vegas without a car would be the "Deuce" bus system, which runs up and down Las Vegas Boulevard throughout the day. Remember that during peak hours it can take nearly an hour to get anywhere on the Deuce. All buses have bicycle racks at the front so cyclists have space to transport their bikes as well!

Where to stay on a day trip to Vegas

If you are looking for the perfect place to stay for a day trip to Vegas, consider The Linq. It is centrally located on The Strip, just minutes away from all of the top attractions. You can also enjoy an amazing view of the Las Vegas Strip from your room or suite. Plus, you can take advantage of their shuttle service to The Strip and downtown Las Vegas.

You will have plenty of time to explore and enjoy everything that Las Vegas has to offer so make sure your hotel is comfortable and conveniently located near where you want to be!

How long should you visit?

So when is the best time to visit Las Vegas? The answer to that question depends on the type of experience you're looking for. If you want to visit Vegas for a quick weekend getaway, you can probably get away with a day or two. However, if you're planning on staying in Vegas for a longer duration, say four to five days, it might be worth adding a day trip or two into your itinerary. The surrounding areas outside of Sin City offer some fantastic outdoor activities and once-in-a-lifetime experiences that are well worth the extra time.


Las Vegas is one of the most exciting places in the United States to visit. There is always something to do, whether it's exploring the city during the day or taking in a show. With so many things to do, it can be hard to figure out where to start. This guide will help you plan your next day trip to Vegas and make the most of your experience!