Things to Do by Yourself in Las Vegas

By Sarah Dray

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You don't need a companion to have fun in Las Vegas. In fact, Las Vegas is an ideal destination for the solo traveler, as many shows and attractions can be enjoyed without taking somebody along. Whether you're looking for things to do in between golf games or trying to find a way to entertain yourself while your spouse is hitting the ball, there is much to do in Sin City.

Canyon Ranch SpaClub at the Venetian and Palazzo Hotels

There may be no better way to enjoy an afternoon by yourself than taking time for pampering and attention. One of the best and most popular spas in the country, according to Splash Magazine, this 69,000-square-foot complex offers every kind of treatment you may expect, such as facials and massages, as well as more specialized therapeutic treatments like Reiki and Ayurvedic healing. The spa also offers a power lunch, acupuncture, body composition analysis (body fat measurement), nutrition consultations and Pilates. Mothers-to-be can enjoy special services and personalized nutrition and massage care.

Las Vegas SpaClub
3355 Las Vegas Blvd South, Suite 1159
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(877) 220-2688

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

Join other solo travelers for an air view of one of the most well-known canyons in the world. This 3.5 hour helicopter tour starts with a flight over Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam before descending to the canyon floor. The tour includes a champagne picnic, a pilot who is also an expert guide and digital narration in different languages. The flight takes about 45 minutes each way, and the pilots fly over the canyon rim and the east side of Lake Mead in several loops for plenty of photo opportunities.

All Las Vegas Tours
4285 N Rancho Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89130
(702) 233-1627

Gaming Classes at The Golden Nugget

Most casinos offer some type of gaming classes, although the Golden Nugget is one of the few that teaches almost every type of gambling skill you can imagine, including blackjack, craps, roulette, pai gow, seven-card stud, let it ride and Texas hold'em. Classes are free and because they're meant to be taken as serious business, many players come alone. Classes are always free and are meant to teach not only the rules of the game, but also strategies, jargon and etiquette. There are classes for beginners who need to understand the basics of the game, and also classes for those who want to perfect their game and learn strategies and skills. Call in advance to find out class times and whether you need to register.

Golden Nugget
129 E. Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 385-7111

About the Author

Sarah Dray has been writing since 1996. She specializes in health, wellness and travel topics and has credits in various publications, including "Woman's Day," "Marie Claire," "Adirondack Life" and "Self." She is also a seasoned independent traveler and a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. Dray is pursuing a criminal justice degree at Penn Foster College.