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.
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 and the Mob Museum to Container Park and 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.