Las Vegas Running Tours lets exercisers ditch their treadmills and escape the gym completely with running and walking adventures around Sin City. Founded by avid runner and tour guide Jimmy Edwards, the company offers a way to explore that's more interesting than riding in a car or a stranger?s baby stroller. Participants can get a taste of the original Las Vegas while pounding the pavement during the downtown tour, which features the famed Fremont Street, Wedding Chapel Row, and Neon Boneyard. Or, they can break away from busy streets while weaving atop the shaded trails of Mt. Charleston. In addition to its tours, Las Vegas Running Tours also offers year-round training for recreational runners, walkers, and athletes.
The spirited VIP hosts of Nite Tours introduce their partiers to a range of nightlife destinations in various city’s bustling districts. As participants amble from place to place, receiving discounted drinks or VIP access at lounges and nightclubs, their leaders help them augment the celebratory vibe of the evening with interactive games and scavenger hunts.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Fremont and Fremont East
Recommended Age Group: Adults
Pro Tip: Bring sunscreen and bottle of water, and wear weather/activity-appropriate clothing and good walking shoes.
Vegas is known around the world for its wild party atmosphere and casinos, but it also has an extremely rich history. And semi-retired entertainers Kelly and Audrey Fairchild want visitors to go beyond the superficial glitz and really get to know their beloved city, so they lead two-hour walking tours that acquaint people with both the city's modern hot spots and tales of its evolution.
The owners of Las Vegas Walking Tours usher tour-goers through Downtown Las Vegas or Fremont Casino Center, pointing out everything from historic wedding chapels to the Rat Pack's hangout to a place where you can get an unlimited champagne weekend brunch for only $12. They even hit up the pawn shop and restoration studio popularized by the History Channel's Pawn Stars and American Restoration.
They also delve into the city's history, stopping by the location of the earliest settlers' arrival and discussing when miners first discovered deposits of poker chips in the area. "Most [visitors] come away surprised with how much they learned, and how there is so much more to Las Vegas and the Downtown area than they expected," the couple says.
Based in Las Vegas, Comedy on Deck Tours began escorting sightseers on tours of nearby natural wonders in 2003. The company stands out among other tour companies by employing big personalities as tour guides. Comedy on Deck's tours are led by standup comedians, who are trained to keep things PG and interact with everyone onboard. After catching their breath, chuckled-out tour takers have complimented the guides for seamless weaving of history, geography, and family-friendly punch lines.
Before they ever plotted the initial steps of their first food tour, The Walking Gourmet’s owners undertook a personal sojourn, sampling hundreds of restaurants in preparation for their unique explorations of Las Vegas’s culinary life. Not just any eatery made the cut; as a result, tours now consist of award-winning restaurants and sought-after dining experiences that pepper the Strip and surrounding valley area. Led by a knowledgeable guide full to bursting with historical Las Vegas tales, their Culinary Mystery Tour strolls through a secret itinerary of restaurants that may include visits with celebrity chefs and Sam Spade–impersonation contests at noted bistros. Other tours include Dine and Shop ’Til You Drop, which combines upscale eating with fashion perusal at stores such as Armani Exchange and Juicy Couture.
Fear is the secret to happy marriages, lasting friendships, and the final ingredient in numerous madman-created serums. Lead your scared sweetie and ghoulish gang through one of the three distinct scare lairs at the Freakling Brothers Trilogy of Terror. Dark rooms and mysterious corridors wind throughout Castle Vampyre, where a force of unadulterated evil always lurks a few steps behind in an interactive and startling experience that stokes primal fears, such as that of missing a student loan payment. Alternately, a terrifying troupe of circus freaks and clown college dropouts prowl the Circus of Horrors campus quad, featuring a labyrinthine den of monstrous inflatable balls and dead ends. Macabre screams of anguish ring through the air at the third house of horror, the Mortuary, which is in its final year at the Trilogy before its proper burial.