Vegas is the place to go for fun, entertainment, gambling, shows, drinking and partying, and it’s probably fair to say that most people head there with friends or family.
However, even for solo travelers, there’s so much to keep you busy that you’ll never feel bored or lonely – and in this post, we give you our top 26 suggestions for things to do in Las Vegas alone.
26 Things to Do in Vegas Alone
1. Walk the Length of The Strip
As soon as you land in Vegas for the first time, one of the best ways to get your bearings and give yourself an introduction to Sin City is to walk the entire length of the infamous Strip.
Bear in mind that it’s over four miles long, and in summer, the temperatures can be punishing.
However, it’s a great way to take in some of the iconic sights and see some of the world-famous resorts for yourself, giving you an idea of where everything is.
2. Ride the Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus
If you’re not up for a four-mile trek along the length of the Strip, a more sedate introduction to Vegas can be had by jumping on the Hop On, Hop Off bus tour.
The bus follows a circuit around town, explaining the history of Sin City and giving you a fascinating insight into how a small settlement in the desert developed into the “Entertainment Capital of the World”.
You can get on and off as many times as you like, and when you’ve finished the tour, you’ll be ready to check out some of Vegas’ myriad attractions on foot.
3. Learn how To Gamble in A Class
Vegas has always been about gambling, but if you don’t know how to play the games, that’s no problem – because many of the casinos offer classes.
Most of the time, these take place in the mornings, and the best thing to do is simply enquire about this in your resort when you check in.
If the resort where you’re staying doesn’t offer a class, they’ll be able to point you in the direction of other places that do, leaving you ready to hit the casinos for real.
4. Try Your Luck in The Casinos
Whether you’ve come to Vegas for the gambling or not, everyone has to go to a casino at least once, and it can be just as much fun for solo travelers as for people travelling with friends.
There are games for players of all levels – and all budgets – and who knows? You might end up going home a lot richer than you arrived.
5. Hit the Shops
After the casinos, you can take your winnings and hit the shops for some hardcore retail therapy – and you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Some of your options include the renowned Forum at Caesars Palace, Fashion Show, one of the largest malls in the whole of the US, Wynn Esplanade for luxury, high-end brands or Las Vegas Premium Outlets (North or South) for bargain-hunting.
And even if you don’t win big in the casinos, at least you can go window-shopping for free.
6. Check out The Mob Museum
For solo travelers keen on learning more about the murky past of Vegas, a trip to the Mob Museum is a must.
You’ll be able to while away a couple of hours exploring the shady characters and dirty deals that helped put Vegas on the map – and without which, Sin City probably never would have grown into the place it is today.
7. See the Neon Museum
For history buffs, another unmissable visit is the Neon Museum, the place where Vegas’ famous flashing lights go to retire.
While there, you can travel back in time to catch a glimpse of the Vegas of the past while taking in some of the classic neon lights that have always been an inextricable part of the Las Vegas experience.
8. Go Bar Hopping in Downtown
If you’re in Vegas alone and in need of a bit of company, one way to meet new people is to go bar hopping in downtown.
You don’t need to join a tour or do anything organized – downtown is full of all kinds of interesting and often quirky bars, and all you need to do is pick one you like the look of and go in for a drink.
You’re sure to meet all kinds of people, and you never know where your evening might take you!
9. See the Fremont Street Experience
Whether or not you decide to go bar hopping there, you should still head to that end of town to check out the Fremont Street Experience, another of Vegas’ best free attractions and an ideal activity for solo travelers.
The main feature is a barrel vault canopy that runs around 1,375 feet along Fremont Street that is fitted with over 49.2 million LEDs to create a mind-blowing lightshow that you can enjoy as you stroll along below it all.
There are also other attractions there, including a zipline, and they also sometimes organize free music concerts, which could be another great way to meet new people.
10. Play Bingo
If the noise and the crowds in the big casinos are all a bit too much for you, a more laidback way to enjoy a game is to head to one of the many places in town that offer bingo. You’ll have to head off-Strip, but the bingo halls generally have an in-the-know vibe and are often just as full of locals as tourists.
Places to check out include Green Valley Ranch Casino Resort & Spa, Red Rock Resort and Boulder Station – but there are plenty of others.
Bingo is a perfect game for lone travelers since you can just lose yourself in your numbers – and if your luck is in, there are big prizes to be had too.
11. See the Fountains of Bellagio
Everyone who visits Vegas should watch a show at the Fountains of Bellagio at least once, and it’s just as impressive whether you’re with others or just by yourself.
It’s also one of Vegas’ best free attractions, so you can still do it, even if you’ve already lost all your money in the casinos or spent it all on shopping or partying!
12. Pamper Yourself in A Spa
At times, the craziness of Vegas can become overwhelming for just about anyone, but fortunately, the city is also home to a large number of world-class spas.
This means solo travelers looking for some downtime can head to the nearest spa for a few hours of indulgent pampering and relaxation.
Most big resorts have excellent spas, but some of the best include The Spa at ARIA, Qua at Caesars Palace, The Spa at Encore, Bellagio Spa & Salon and The Spa at Vdara.
Also Read: Best Massages in Las Vegas
13. Take a Flight in A Helicopter
For unique and unbeatable views of Vegas – and memories that will last a lifetime – you can sign up for an evening helicopter flight over Sin City to take in the sights and the lights from above.
It might be a bit pricy, but it’s worth every cent, and it’s just as much fun for those traveling alone as those in town with friends or family.
14. Experience Omega Mart
One of Vegas’ most unique and bizarre attractions is Omega Mart, and since the experience is so immersive, is just as much fun to do it alone as with others.
In fact, you could argue that it’s better to go alone because that will allow you to focus on solving the puzzle and completing the story rather than worrying about what the other people in your group are doing.
15. Fill up At an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet
For many people, one of the quintessential elements of any trip to Vegas is filling up at one of the ever-popular all-you-can-eat buffets – and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t partake of this gluttonous pleasure, even if you’re traveling alone.
For the most extravagant spread and an unrivalled choice of dishes, head to Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace – while for a little more sophistication and elegance, Wicked Spoon at the Cosmopolitan should be top of your list.
16. Take in The Coca-Cola Store
Another of the best free attractions in Vegas is the Coca-Cola store, which is located on the Strip near MGM Grand and opposite New York New York.
While there, you can check out a whole range of Coke-related memorabilia, take a selfie with the largest Coke bottle in the world and peruse the Coca-Cola-themed merch.
You’ll also have the chance to try a range of different versions of Coca-Cola from around the world – although you’ll have to pay for that part!
17. Watch a Big Game in A Sportsbook
For sports fans, one of the best ways to meet new people and make new friends is to head to a sportsbook to watch a big game.
You can place a few bets on the match to make it more exciting, and since everyone is doing the same thing, you’ll automatically have at least one thing in common with everyone you meet, making it easy to spark up a conversation.
18. Join a Tour to The Grand Canyon
For solo travelers, one of the best ways to meet new people is to join a tour – and if you’re in Vegas, one of the best options is to take a tour to the Grand Canyon.
You’ll be driven out to the Canyon and taken to some of the best viewing spots, allowing you to witness one of the world’s true natural wonders – and you’ll be able to share the experience with the other people you meet on the trip.
19. Join a Segway Tour
If you don’t want to spend a whole day traveling out to the Grand Canyon and back, a less time-consuming option is to join a segway tour of Vegas.
Again, you’ll be able to meet other people who are taking the same tour, and you’ll also get taken to all the best places in town – and doing it all by segway adds an extra dimension of fun to the activity.
20. Do the STRAT SkyJump
Lone travelers looking for their fix of adrenaline should make a beeline to the STRAT SkyPod to experience the SkyJump.
This attraction challenges you to leap from level 108 of the tower to descend 829 feet on a rope at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour.
This is by definition a solo activity, so if you’re looking for something that’s sure to set your pulse racing, then this is it!
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21. Ride the High Roller
If you’re not quite such a dedicated adrenaline junkie, the imposing High Roller located right in the middle of all the Vegas action might be more to your liking. At 550 feet in height, it’s nothing less than the highest Ferris wheel in the world.
As such, it affords spectacular and sublime views of the Las Vegas Strip below and the surrounding desert stretching off into the distance.
And although it’s fun to do with friends, riding it alone can also give you the space to absorb and appreciate what you’re seeing in peace.
22. Hunt for A Bargain at The World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop
Another great activity that solo travelers can enjoy is a trip out to the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop that features in the hit TV show Pawn Stars – an especially unmissable opportunity for fans of the show.
It’s free to visit the shop, and you’ll be able to take photos of the familiar interior where you’ve seen your favorite personalities from the show countless times.
You’ll also be able to browse the assorted memorabilia and antiques on display – and if you’re really lucky, you might even bump into Rick, Chumlee or Antwaun while you’re there.
23. See a Comedy Show
If you’re in need of a good laugh, watching a comedy show is the ideal solution – and it’s the kind of activity that’s just as enjoyable alone as with friends.
There’s no shortage of comedy clubs in Vegas, but some of the best include Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club, Laugh Factory Comedy Club and Comedy Cellar.
24. Ride the LINQ zipline
For thrill-seeking solo travelers, riding the LINQ zipline is one to check off the list while you’re in Vegas.
The experience is just as exhilarating if you ride by yourself – and at least if you do it alone, you won’t have to put up with friends laughing at you afterwards for the way you screamed!
25. Join a Guided Horseback Tour of Red Rock Canyon
There are lots of intriguing tour options in and around Vegas, but if you want to escape from the craziness of the city to spend a bit of time near nature, one of the most memorable options is to join a guided horseback tour of Red Rock Canyon.
Several operators organize such tours, and not only will you have the chance to meet other people on the tour but you’ll also get to experience the spectacular local scenery and geology from the saddle of your steed.
26. Take a Selfie in Front of The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign
So you’re almost ready to leave Las Vegas, but you’ve still got one more thing to do.
Head down to the southern end of the Strip and keep going until you come to the unmistakable Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas and take your obligatory selfie. And now you’re free to go home!
You’ll Never Feel Alone in Vegas
Even if you travel to Vegas by yourself, there’s so much to do and see that you’ll never feel lonely or alone.
In fact, solo travelers often end up meeting far more people than those who travel in groups, so after your trip, you’ll probably have quite a few more friends than when you arrived.