Things to do in Vegas - Phil's Rambling Rants — LiveJournal
Things to do in Vegas|
i think Hoover Dam isn't too terribly far of a drive from there (i could be mistaken on that, however...it might be Really Far)
i know people often take day-trips to california from vegas. (And vice versa)
and i also know that you can rent a motorcycle and drive around the desert outside vegas, but i've no idea where exactly those sorts of rentals take place.
while gambling might not be your thing, walking up and down the strip gets you free street-shows and like that. (Although it might be too touristy for your tastes.)
There is also Laughlin, Nevada. Which is a frightfully old gambling town which has managed to stay off the tourist radar. All the casinos are joined together along the river. If you do decide to try and put a coin in a slot machine, i would recommend Laughlin. And if you just want to walk around an old-west town, i would also recommend Laughlin as the nearest within driving distance. We spent an hour just walking up and down the boarwalk outside the casinos.
And just as a warning, all the casinos and their hotels are specifically designed for you to lose track of time. Bring a travel clock and a watch if it might be important for you to be somewhere at a certain time.