Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures: Exploring Nature’s Playground

While one might not have a penchant for gambling, Las Vegas remains an enticing destination. The city boasts an abundance of non-gambling activities that can easily overshadow the allure of casinos. To facilitate your planning for a casino-free Vegas trip, we’ve curated a selection of the city’s finest attractions, none of which require any wagers. Some delightful recommendations encompass…

  • Tours in Grand Canyon
  • Camel Safari Tour
  • Valley of Fire State Park
  • Hop-on, Hop-off Las Vegas Big Bus Tour
  • Explore the vibrant 7 Magic Mountains.

1. Tours in Grand Canyon

Escape the lively Las Vegas Strip and embark on a journey to the majestic Grand Canyon. As you make your way to the South Rim, expert guides will regale you with captivating narratives about the iconic Route 66, shedding light on its historical significance and offering intriguing tidbits about the region.

Upon reaching the Grand Canyon National Park, you’ll embark on a comprehensive National Park South Rim and Village Tour, granting you a generous three hours to independently discover this awe-inspiring terrain at your leisure.

2. Camel Safari Tour

Unveil the captivating beauty of Nevada’s desert landscapes with a Camel Safari Tour. Mount these gentle desert dwellers and embark on a journey through the rugged, yet enchanting, terrains of the Silver State. 

Explore the vast desert expanses and witness the unique charm of Nevada’s arid landscapes while forging unforgettable memories. Delve into the intriguing world of camels and their remarkable connection to this captivating region.

3. Valley of Fire State Park

Nestled beyond the dazzling cityscape of Las Vegas, Valley of Fire State Park offers a captivating escape. This vast expanse sprawled across the Mojave Desert is a visual spectacle, showcasing striking red and pink rock formations that captivate the gaze from afar.

Traverse the park’s trails and unveil the secrets of ancient times as you stumble upon petroglyphs etched into the colossal red sandstone walls, bearing witness to a history that spans over two millennia.

While the park boasts an array of hiking routes and scenic drives, it’s also an ideal destination for those seeking more than just a day’s adventure. With numerous camping opportunities, you can immerse yourself in the wonders of Valley of Fire and savor the magic of the desert beneath a starlit sky.

4. Hop-on, Hop-off Las Vegas Big Bus Tour

Embark on a captivating journey through the iconic Vegas Strip, where history comes to life through expert guides during your Hop On Hop Off Las Vegas Big Bus Tour. 

Take your pick between the open-air exhilaration of the upper deck or the comfortable climate-controlled lower level. Departures from the Big Bus Tours Welcome Center occur every 40 minutes, allowing you to explore numerous renowned destinations and engage in hours of entertaining activities along the Classic Route.


5. Explore the vibrant 7 Magic Mountains.

Nestled in the Las Vegas region, this vibrant attraction is a delightful and cost-free must-visit.

Picture seven towering formations of brilliantly hued boulders, each reaching an impressive height of over 25 feet – these are the enchanting 7 Magic “Mountains.” Conveniently, you’ll find ample free parking to make your visit stress-free.

Immerse yourself in this perfect outdoor Vegas experience, where vibrant art meets the desert landscape, promising a unique and memorable adventure.


I hope that you’ve found these distinctive activities in Vegas to be both entertaining and inspiring! The excitement doesn’t end here, as there’s a whole world of outdoor family-friendly experiences waiting for us to explore on our next visit. Whether it’s a girls’ getaway or a fun-filled family adventure, Las Vegas is brimming with endless possibilities that we eagerly anticipate discovering in the near future.

Malorie Mackey is an actress, published author, and adventurer. Malorie grew up in Richmond, Virginia where she loved sports, the outdoors, animals, and all forms of art. She took to acting at a young age, so it was no surprise when she decided to go to college for theatre. While in college, Malorie studied body movement with the DAH Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia, voice in Herefordshire, England with Frankie Armstrong, and the business of theatre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Malorie moved from the East Coast to Los Angeles after receiving her BFA in Theatre Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University. Upon arriving in LA, Malorie participated in the Miss California USA 2011 Pageant where she won the “Friend’s Choice” Award (by popular vote) and received a beautiful award for it.

While living on the West Coast, Malorie accumulated over 40 acting credits working on a variety of television shows, web series, and indie films, such as the sci-fi movie “Dracano,” the Biography Channel show “My Haunted House,” the tv pilot “Model Citizen” with Angie Everhart, and the award-winning indie film “Amelia 2.0.”

Throughout her experiences, Malorie found a love for travel and adventure, having journeyed to over a dozen countries experiencing unique locations. From the lush jungles of the Sierra Madre mountain range to the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, Malorie began adventuring and writing about her unique travels. These travel excerpts can be found on VIVA GLAM Magazine, in Malorie’s Adventure Blog, in Malorie’s adventure show: “Weird World Adventures” and in the works for her full-length travel book.

In 2022, Malorie was thrilled to become a member of the Explorer’s Club through her work on scientific travel. Her experiences volunteering on archaeological and anthropological expeditions as well as with animal conservation allowed her entry into the exclusive club. Since then, Malorie has focused more on scientific travel.

Malorie’s show “Weird World Adventures” releases on Amazon Prime Video in the Spring of 2024! Stay tuned as Malorie brings the strangest wonders of the world to you!

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