Las Vegas is booming. This is not only due to hedonistic tourists, but also to the increasing number of business trips. According to the authorities, around 21,000 trade fairs and.000 trade shows and conventions were held in the desert metropolis last year, attracting a total of more than 6.3 million attendees. Tendency increasing. THE FREQUENT TRAVELLER took this development as an opportunity to track down the most creative after-work locations – without the constant gambling, but with team-building potential.
No question about it: of course it's tempting to do a little gambling in Vegas. But if you don't feel like the crowds in the casinos, you can try your luck online, for example – and enjoy the many other sides of Las Vegas. Here are our suggestions..
A bird's eye view of Las Vegas: High Roller
Yoga classes or after-work drinks: The High Roller wants to be more than a Ferris wheel
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At 167 meters, the High Roller in the middle of the Strip is the world's tallest Ferris wheel. Of course, Las Vegas wouldn't live up to its reputation as an entertainment capital if a world record and a breathtaking city panorama were all the Ferris wheel had to offer. Those with a relaxed (and limited-time) after-work drink in mind with colleagues and business partners can book tickets for the "open bar" gondolas at the High Roller (around $50 per person). For a clear conscience you can sign up for a yoga class the following morning.
For current offers and availability, check the official High Roller website.
Getaway in the Grand Canyon
Picnic in the Grand Canyon: no problem with a little advance notice and service from Attraction Tickets Direct.
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If 167 meters of altitude doesn't sound exciting enough, take a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon and have a picnic at the foot of the Colorado River. Before landing at 1,200 meters, you'll pass Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and dozens of miles of desert landscape. With a little luck you can spot a herd of galloping wild horses on the way. Flight times are 35 minutes each plus a 40-minute break in the heart of the natural wonder. A welcome occasion for Digital Detox.
Our tip: Due to high demand, it is advisable to make a reservation in advance, especially for travel groups. For information on current offers and German-speaking customer service, contact Attraction Tickets Direct.
The American Way of Dining: Bacchanal Buffet
At Bacchanal Buffet, every day is Seafood Day
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Buffet restaurants are part of Las Vegas – just like Celine Dion or oxygen-enriched interiors. A hotspot that will win over even the most culinary-minded guests is the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace. The award winning restaurant under the direction of Chef Leticia Nunez serves a high quality mix of home cooking and international cuisine. Sensitive dishes are cooked to perfection at various live cooking stations. Highlights include Northwestern Wagyu Beef, Nashville Hot Chicken, Velvet Pancakes or Seafood en masse. The prices per person are a fair 40 USD (weekdays) resp. 58 USD (weekends) plus drinks. The original American flair comes for free.
For more information, visit the Bacchanal Buffet website.
The alternative side of Las Vegas: Downtown
Old neon signs and authentic vibes: a visit to downtown Vegas is worthwhile.
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Few visitors know that the famous Las Vegas Strip runs mostly through suburbs of the metropolis. The historic city center is about 15 minutes away by car and is much more down to earth. If you have a penchant for nostalgic house facades or neon signs, you won't regret a stroll through Las Vegas Downtown. A great place to discover the city's creative vibe away from the crowds.
Our tip: Don't miss Fremont Street with the largest LED installation in the world and the oldest casino in Las Vegas called "Golden Nugget".
Take off together with indoor skydiving
The perfect team event for all fitness levels: Indoor Skydiving
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A stone's throw from the Las Vegas Convention Center is an attraction that balances action with a limited time allotment: Vegas Indoor Skydiving. After an introduction of about twenty minutes, you go into the wind tunnel in small groups of no more than five people. A turbine lets participants take off in winds of around 200 km/h – always under the expert guidance of the instructors. Each participant can fly for at least three minutes per round. The perfect opportunity to clear your head just in time for closing time.