Waking Up in Vegas? 5 Quirky Things to Do in the City of Sin
Las Vegas: a city known for its lavish lifestyle, extravagant nightlife, and endless opportunities for anything and everything. There are some truly unique ways you can spend your vacation in Vegas, unmatched by anything else. Here are of the most quirky things to do in Las Vegas:
- Live your CSI dreams.If you’re a fan of this cult TV show, then at some point, you’ve always wanted to know what it’s like to live the life of your favorite forensic detectives. Even non-fans of the show should check out the newly-built Mob Museum or the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, in Downtown Las Vegas. Thousands upon thousands of historical artifacts from your favorite gangsters can be found here. One of the main features is the blood-stained wall where the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre took place, and the courtroom on the second floor, where several of the Kefauver Committee hearings of the 1950s to place in order to expose organized crime.
- Swim like a fish in a shark-filled tank.For all the Steve Irwin types out there with a thirst for adventure, swim around a full-sized aquarium filled with full-sized predatorial marine creatures. Billing itself as “North America’s only predator-based aquarium,” the Shark Reef stars creatures you don’t really want to meet on a normal day, like the golden crocodile, jellyfish, piranhas, and 15 species of sharks. You can take advantage of the Dive With the Sharks experience, where—you guessed it—you get to be up close and personal with nature’s deadliest killers while wearing a head-to-toe chainmail anti-shark suit. The dive lasts 40-45 minutes and, yes, there are other non-killer fish swimming too. The only catch (get it?) is you need to be a certified diver.
- Get hitched in the blink of an eye at Denny’s.For some reason, one of the most popular things to do in Sin City is to get hitched without any qualms or family members to scold you for what you’re about to do. Yet, if you’re looking for a weird place to get married (at least, weird in a way that it’s actually weirder than getting married insanely fast in Las Vegas in the first place), the Denny’s in Fremont allows just that. This is actually quite popular among couples looking to wed on the fly.
- Sequins everywhere.What’s a Las Vegas vacation without sequins? You can let your sequined freak flag fly and not get flagged for it. If you’re not a fan of sequins, you can still bask in awe at the fact that every single store (we’re even looking at you, Brooks Brothers) has quite an extensive array of sequins for sale.