What to Do on a Rainy Day in Las Vegas
We’ll admit: it doesn’t rain a lot in Las Vegas. The most it’ll reach is about five inches or less of rain.
However, when it rains, it pours. Because it doesn’t happen often, it still causes a lot of problems.
For starters, flash floods are common. Wet roads cause all the built-up oil to turn asphalt into an ice rink.
That’s why it’s best to stay indoors during a minor rain shower. Don’t know what to do during that time?
Take a Class
What better way to spend a rainy day than by learning a new skill? There are plenty of classes you can take located right inside casinos.
At the Wynn is where you’ll find various cooking classes. You’ll learn how to cook for a crowd, bake bread the right way, or learn new pie recipes.
Of course, you’ll need drinks to go with dinner. Their resident mixologist takes you through different types of cocktails you can whip up any night.
For those looking for classes on gambling, just about any casino have lessons for that. Call their concierge service to see if there are any at your hotel.
Relax at the Spa
Nothing washes away the stresses of being stuck indoors like a trip to the spa. There, you’ll be able to relax and unwind without worrying about what’s happening outside—or ruined plans, for that matter.
Over at the Waldorf Astoria is where you’ll find their serene spa. It features heat and water facilities like a laconium (a dry sweat room), a hammam (a Turkish bath), and a vitality pool.
The Spa at Wynn offers an intimate retreat for those looking to relax their mind and body. Their specialties include a four-hands massage along with Thai-influenced therapies.
No matter what spa you pick, you can’t go wrong.
Drink at a Unique Bar
Why not spend an hour or two enjoying your favorite cocktail or beer? Luckily, Las Vegas is full of unique bars.
Those looking for an edgy place to hang out will want to go to Count’s Vamp’d. It’s owned by reality TV star Danny “Count” Koker, known for his show Counting Cars.
Can’t wait for Oktoberfest? Don’t worry! Down at Hofbrauhaus is where you’ll find amazing beer along with Munich-inspired dishes.
Have a hankering for chocolate? The Chocolate Bar located inside Hershey’s Chocolate World crafts indulgent cocktails. If you couldn’t guess, it’s for adults only (sorry kiddos!).
Catch a Show
Las Vegas is known as the Entertainment Capital for a reason. It plays host to a multitude of shows. All you have to decide is what you’re in the mood for.
Need a good laugh? See Carrot Top, the guy with the bright orange hair. He’ll bring you to tears with his gut-busting jokes and skits.
Want to be amazed? Criss Angel debuted his new show, Mindfreak at Planet Hollywood. He upped up the ante by basing it off his amazing illusions he’d do for the TV show of the same name.
Looking for something the whole family will enjoy? Kids and adults will love the Tournament of Kings. Once you pick the kingdom you want to root for, you’ll watch them battle it out to see who reigns supreme.
Get in Shape (with Dolphins)
No, this isn’t a joke. You can really work on your physique with dolphins.
Enter Yoga with the Dolphins at the Mirage. You’ll start your day with relaxation and peace as you nail poses while dolphins swim around you in the underwater viewing area.
Don’t worry if you aren’t the best yogi. All skill levels are welcome!
Swim with the Sharks
Don’t feel like getting wet outside? What about when it comes to diving with sharks?
To pass the time while you wait for better weather, head to Mandalay Bay. They have a giant aquarium which features over 2,000 animals—from sharks to piranhas.
You’ll see exotic animals in their natural habitat. If you’re up to it, you can become an aquarist for a day which allows you to feed stingrays, sharks, or turtles! You’ll get up close and personal with these amazing animals to know what they’re really all about.
One way to amp up this experience is to participate in their Dive with Sharks program. You’ll go underwater to be face-to-face with actual sharks.
They have over 30 different types of sharks—from Sand Tiger to White Tip Reef sharks.
Check Out the Bellagio Conservatory
Over at the Bellagio is where you’ll find their 14,000 square foot indoor courtyard. They decorate it with a different theme for each season.
That said, depending on the time of your visit, you’ll either see flowers to represent spring or trees to represent autumn. It’s like a huge work of art you get to see for free. That’s right, there’s no cost associated!
They have a list of when they change the design for the different seasons. So, if you want to see their summer display, it’s best to visit from June to September.
While Vegas is a hotspot for gambling and other adult-only activities, it’s also known for its endless options for shopping. There’s The Forum Shops at Caesars, The Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and more. Not to mention there’s also the Fashion Show Mall with tons of shopping options along with actual fashion shows.
No matter where you are on the Strip, it’s guaranteed you’ll find one place or two to shop.
We can’t mention rainy day activities and not mention gambling. You’re in Vegas after all!
Spend some time in the casinos. There’s plenty of table games and different types of machines to play.
If you’re worried about losing money, set a budget. Once you reach that amount, walk away and try one of these other activities.
Enjoy a Rainy Day
Don’t let a little rain ruin your plans! You’re in Vegas, the city with plenty to do. Refer to this list next time you’re caught in the middle of a rainstorm while visiting.
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