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Guest Post: Vegas – Activities Outside The Casino….

Today we have a guest post from Kendra Thornton, the former Orbitz Director of Communications (as you can imagine, she used to travel a great deal!).  Now a full time mother of 3, Kendra lives in Chicago with her family.  Whilst we’ve got Macau, nothing beats a trip to Vegas and here Kendra gives us some ideas on things to do outside of the casino…

Kendra Thornton - Vegas Picture

Ever since I was a little girl, I have traveled all around the United States. After I got married, my husband and I made it a point to visit Las Vegas every year. Although the city is known for casinos, there are plenty of other things to do. Here are four of our favorite points of interest.

Link Coaching

One of my husband’s favorite things to do is to play golf. Therefore, we make it a priority to visit the Butch Harmon School of Golf. Mr. Harmon was the swing instructor for Tiger Woods. In addition to Butch Harmon himself, his professional staff teaches lessons and instructions. Although my husband has not officially had Butch Harmon as an instructor, we are hoping that next time we visit he will be available. After all, he teaches a number of clinics that run for three days.

Wine Instruction

I love wine, and when we visited Las Vegas last year, my husband signed me up for Sommerlier Wine, Mixology & Cooking Classes. It was a tremendous experience to learn the intricacies of grapes, and how soil and climate can impact this fruit. I learned to how make an official cocktail. I never knew the details that were included in this. It was enjoyable to try different wines and receive interesting instruction.

Unique Museums

My husband and I like the arts. We never thought that Las Vegas had anything in terms of museums, but we were pleasantly surprised. We liked walking through the Neon Museum. In fact, part of the museum has an exhibit outside, and it seemed like we were walking through a junkyard. However, it was filled with memorable art. After we did this, we traveled an hour away to the National Atomic Testing Museum, which has information concerning nuclear bombs.

Shark Rush

The two of us decided to be daring on one stay in Las Vegas, and we decided to swim with sharks. We did this at Mandalay Bay, where the aquarium highlights predators. My heart was beating quickly as my husband and I slipped into our shark suits that featured chainmail. The 45 minutes went be quickly. We had quite a rush being next to such wondrous creatures.

All of these places we would love to do again. With so many cool places to see and do as well as places to stay, even if you come to Las Vegas more than once, each experience is different than the last. Sites like Gogobot can even help you sift through the unwanted things so you can enjoy the trip planning process. Las Vegas has quite a bit to offer. The only problem is there is not much time to do it all.

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