As part of Extra Space Storage’s Local Places & Extraordinary Spaces series, hosts and long-time Las Vegas residents Megan Olivi and Joseph Benavidez gave us a tour of unique things to do off of The Strip. Watch the episode below to discover these amazing hidden gems in Las Vegas!
The Neon Museum
Want to learn more about Sin City history? Take a trip to The Neon Museum in Downtown Las Vegas, where you can stroll through exhibits featuring vintage signs from former casinos, hotels, and much more! In the Neon Boneyard, you can view giant signs from the Hard Rock Cafe, Stardust Resort & Casino, and Moulin Rouge Hotel. And in the North Gallery, you can check out all kinds of unrestored neon signs. And the museum lights up at night, which makes for great photos!
Music lovers and pop culture fans alike will find something to love at Zia Records. Located on Rainbow Blvd in the Charleston neighborhood, this Vegas independent record store sells new and used vinyl records, music accessories, DVDs, entertainment center equipment, and more. They even have exclusive color vinyl records for sale! On top of that, if you love pop culture collectibles like Funko Pops, action figures, and movie tees, this Vegas hidden gem has all kinds of treasures.
Las Vegas Aviators
The American Pastime is alive and well in Las Vegas! You can root for the home team with the Las Vegas Aviators (MiLB) over at Las Vegas Ballpark. This Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics features the rising stars of baseball and offers family-friendly outings in Sin City. You can enjoy theme nights like Bark in the Park or even rent out the stadium’s swimming pool—yes, swimming pool! And while you’re there, you have to try the elevated ballpark fare and signature cocktails with food stands like Custom Hot Dogs, Flight Deck Burgers, and BBQ Mexicana.
Red Rock Canyon
One huge advantage of living in Las Vegas is that you’re close to several outdoor recreation spots. About 30 minutes from the heart of Vegas is natural conservation area Red Rock Canyon. This Las Vegas hidden gem offers a beautiful 13-mile scenic drive and some of the most stunning views of Nevada’s landscape. When you visit Red Rock Canyon, you’ll have all kinds of things to do! You can go hiking, observe wildlife, see incredible geographic features, or even camp for the weekend.
Gold Spike is a Las Vegas experience unlike any other! This hidden gem attached to the Oasis Hotel in DTLV allows you to immerse yourself in a backyard party with huge interactive outdoor games like Chess, Cornhole, Giant Beer Pong, Shuffle Board, Giant Jenga and more. But that’s not all that Gold Spike has to offer Vegas residents and visitors! This nightlife hot spot also offers live music, billiards, specialty cocktails, and even roller skating parties with Down & Derby!
Want more information on moving to and living in Sin City? Check out our Las Vegas guide to learn more about what it’s like to live in Las Vegas!