With year-round sunshine and open expanses, Las Vegas contains dozens of world-class golf courses only a short drive from the Strip. Sienna Golf Club near Red Rock Canyon, named Nevada’s Golf Course of the Year in 2009 and 2010, accommodates golfers at all levels with 18 holes of varied player challenges amid gorgeous palms, waterfalls, mountain backgrounds, trees and shrubs.
After a day spent outdoors on the Vegas golf course, what could be better than taking in the famed Las Vegas attractions, splendid hotels, casinos and entertainment on the Las Vegas Strip, driving a real Nascar race car, or visiting the M&M Museum. There are spectacular live shows at lavish hotels and world-class acts competing to entertain you. The world-renowned Cirque du Soleil mounts seven different productions at different venues around the Strip: O, Mystere, Believe, Zumanity, Viva ELVIS, KA, and Criss Angel!
You can enhance your visit even further with exciting, family-friendly and absolutely free things to do in Las Vegas:
- Fountains of Bellagio Hotel. This dazzling outdoor water attraction has become emblematic of the grandeur and opulence of Las Vegas, and featured in Hollywood films such as Ocean’s Eleven. The completely free attraction welcomes Vegas spectators to enjoy magnificently choreographed shows set to songs of Elvis, Celine Dion, Michael Jackson and Andrea Bocelli, and special holiday shows such as the Hallelujah Chorus at Christmas. More than 1,200 water nozzles and 4,500 lights are coordinated to create these shows in the middle of the 8-acre man-made lake. The Bellagio Fountains are a Las Vegas highlight not to be missed.
- Wildlife habitat at Flamingo Hotel. A welcome oasis with winding pathways, lush gardens, waterfalls, and footbridges, this habitat offers a change of pace from glittering neon lights, and the craziness and busyness of Las Vegas. View a variety of birds wandering freely in a natural setting as you learn interesting facts while your children try to spot parrots, koi, black swans, turtles, perhaps some penguins loaned from zoos. Savor the peaceful, relaxing atmosphere, a thorough soothing change from the Strip.
- Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Cactus Garden. Visit this amazing chocolate factory and watch the creation of fine chocolates. Watch through large windows the various delicious candies being prepared, cooked, coated, wrapped and packaged while video monitors explain the entire process. Sample and buy tasty candies at the end of the tour, then wander through the extensive attached 3-acre cactus gardens.
- Sunset Stampede water and laser show in the Mystic Falls Park at Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino. An impressive 25000 sq ft park is contained within an atrium with birds chirping softly in live trees. Resembling a rainforest with brooks, plants, and waterfalls cascading over cliffs, this park comes to life with music, dancing water, and animatronic wolves, bears, and eagles. This fantastic water and dazzling laser light show chronicling the experiences of pioneers in the West is one of the unforgettable, must-see productions in Vegas.