It may surprise you to find how many fascinating things there are to do in Las Vegas beyond the Strip. Here are some of the best walking tours that are likely to take you to some places in Vegas you’ve never seen before.
Downtown Las Vegas – Fremont Street (Past to Present)
Downtown Las Vegas – Fremont Street (Past to Present) is a two-hour tour that informs guests about the original Las Vegas. The tour starts where Las Vegas began at the corner of Fremont and Main Streets in 1905. Hosted by Las Vegas Walking Tours, this is an excellent tour to discover how Vegas got its start. The tour will take you from Union Station down Fremont Street as your guide shares stories from the past and Vegas’ origins. You’ll also visit Fremont East, Vegas’ newly revitalized district with restaurants and shops.
Then you’ll see Downtown Container Park, the outside plaza created from shipping containers, which is a fun, family-friendly area to socialize with food and drink. Other stops on this tour include the Mob Museum and the Slotzilla Zipline, along with several other historic Vegas locations. This 1-mile tour is $35 per person.
Downtown Vegas Sightseeing and Foodie Tour
Food lovers will enjoy the Downtown Vegas Sightseeing and Foodie Tour guided by Food Tours of America. The walking tour starts at The Downtown Grand at 206 N. 3rd St. at the Art Bar. As the tour progresses, you’ll learn about the history of Las Vegas as you sample a variety of delicious cuisines. The guide shares stories of the landmarks and local history and the tour stops at some of the best murals and street art to allow you to capture wonderful memories along the way. The tour progresses through the Fremont Street Experience and ends at Downtown Container Park.
The foodie tour features samples from restaurants like Freedom Beat and Bin 702, which is a unique restaurant in Container Park that’s actually made from two shipping containers. Note that menu selections are the chef’s choice and food allergies or dietary restrictions may not be possible to accommodate, so plan ahead if you have any dietary restrictions. The tour is two-and-a-half hours long and costs $125 per person, with enough food samples along the way to make an entire meal.
Las Vegas Pop Culture Walking Tour Downtown
Las Vegas Pop Culture Tours hosts the Las Vegas Pop Culture Walking Tour Downtown, a small group walking tour that takes you through old downtown Vegas. The tour starts at The Mob Museum at 300 Stewart Ave. and ends at Downtown Container Park at 707 E. Fremont St. Guests visit The Downtown Grand, an upscale boutique hotel, the Fremont Street Experience, the Slotzilla Zipline, and the plaza. You’ll also visit Fremont East, Vegas’ new redevelopment district featuring arts, entertainment, shopping, and restaurants, and have a photo opportunity with Las Vegas’ two famous neon signs, Vegas Vic and Vegas Vickie.
This walking tour takes approximately two hours and guests receive a complimentary beverage at the historic El Cortez Hotel and Casino. This personalized small-group guided tour is an enjoyable way to learn about the origins of Sin City. The tour costs $35 per person.
Valley of Fire Hiking Tour From Las Vegas
For a walking tour away from Las Vegas, the Valley of Fire Hiking Tour brings you by bus to the astounding Valley of Fire. Love Hikes sponsors the tour, and a trained guide leads the tour.
There are three different hikes available for guests. Friendly hikes focus on having fun, visiting dramatic rock formations, viewing petroglyphs, and taking lots of photos. This hike takes four to four-and-a-half hours. The moderate hike includes visiting peaks and plateaus and more challenging trails and lasts up to five-and-a-half hours. For the truly adventurous, there’s also an intense hike option that takes you to the most spectacular views in the Valley of Fire and lasts for five-and-a-half to six hours. Bring your cameras to capture the amazing views.
The price starts at $119 per person, which includes transportation from Las Vegas, refreshments, and healthy snacks on the tour.
Wedding Chapels Walking Tour, Las Vegas
It’s very easy to get married in Las Vegas, and a fun tour is the Wedding Chapels Walking Tour, which explores eight different wedding chapels. This is different from an organized tour since it’s a self-guided walking tour, which is convenient because you can set your own pace and spend as much time at each location as you prefer. The variety of unique and beautiful chapels makes this a fascinating walking tour.
The self-guided tour is very simple. You download the GPSmyCIty: Walks in 1K+ Cities app, which allows your phone to become your personal tour guide. The GPS navigates you from place to place, and the app even works offline. Some of the chapels you’ll see are Hollywood Wedding Chapel, Mon Bel Ami Wedding Chapel, and Vegas Wedding Chapel. You’ll also visit one of the oldest local chapels, The Chapel of the Flowers.
Las Vegas: Two-Hour Guided Segway Tour
For people who might not be able to walk for one to three hours on a walking tour, try the Las Vegas Guided Segway Tour. The tour starts with 20 minutes of training, so if you don’t know how to ride a Segway, your guide will train you. After the training, you have two options, a one-hour or a two-hour tour. The shorter tour takes you through downtown Vegas. The two-hour tour takes you to the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, the Mob Museum, and many other famous Vegas locations. You’ll have opportunities to stop for photos too as you learn many little-known facts about Las Vegas.
The Segway tour is appropriate for ages 12 and older. The one-hour tour costs $89 and the two-hour tour is $129 per person.
The team at De Castroverde Personal Injury & Accident Lawyer wants to hear your feedback on these unique walking tours around Las Vegas. Let us know if you take any of these tours, or if there’s another one we can add to our list.