Vegas can be exciting but exhausting! We share these relaxing things to do in Las Vegas, so you can enjoy the busy life of Vegas and then relax and unwind.
Las Vegas is most known for its crazy alcohol-fueled nightlife filled with casinos, clubs, and shows. Though this is fun and a reason millions of people descend on Las Vegas each year, it can also be exhausting.
Sometimes you’ll just want to relax even in a city with so many things to do whilst avoiding the things NOT to do in Las Vegas. Luckily, like there is bottomless alcohol around every corner, amazing Vegas buffets, and plenty of ways to relax and recharge in Las Vegas, too.
Take a look at these top 9 ways to relax in Las Vegas you may not have thought of.
Ways to relax in Las Vegas
1. Immerse Yourself in Nature
There are very few things in life that are more peaceful than nature. Despite what you might think, there is actually a lot of gorgeous nature throughout and near Las Vegas.
Some of these include a drive to the Grand Canyon, a visit to Lake Mead, or taking in the Valley of Fire. All of these can be day visits or there are plenty of opportunities to go on a camping or glamping excursion for a night.
2. Wine and Dine
If you are a foodie, Las Vegas is a fantastic city to relax in while you wine and dine. From unique culinary experiences to restaurants with stunning views to take in, there are plenty of places to take your time and truly enjoy yourself.
For example, Mizumi at The Wynn Las Vegas offers waterside dining. Your table will come with a view of a 90-foot waterfall and koi pond.
Another good choice for a relaxing meal is The Mayfair Supper Club, an intimate restaurant that peers out to the Bellagio Fountains. They have some fantastic Sinatra-era entertainers, too, which helps with the relaxing vibe.
We love the best buffets of Las Vegas but you can also save money by enjoying the local cafes and restaurants off the strip too.
3. Slow Down For Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea time doesn’t have to be reserved for our friends across the pond. High tea is served at a few locations around Las Vegas and makes for a great way to relax and recharge before busy nightlife or after an adventurous morning.
A favorite high tea service is at the Tea Lounge within the Waldorf Astoria. The lounge has a stunning view, comfortable seats, a wide selection for any palette, and a serene setting. Many Vegas coffee shops, like Cafe Lola, offer a kettle of tea in the afternoons at a much more budget-friendly price if you want an affordable option.
4. Lounge by the Pool
Las Vegas may be known for its nightlife, casinos, and free-flowing alcohol, but there are also some rather relaxing pools. These pools have lazy rivers, comfortable cabanas, water features, and poolside food and drink so you can recharge in style.
Some of the best hotels in Las Vegas for rest and relaxation are Virgin Hotels, NoMad Las Vegas, Delano Beach Club, and the Cypress Pool at the Bellagio. Each of these locations steps away from the pool party vibe and embraces a world of cabanas, hammocks, shades, and loungers for rest and recharge.
5. Recharge with Las Vegas Mobile IV Therapy
You can’t truly relax and recharge if you are dehydrated and low on vitamins. Las Vegas mobile IV therapy brings you IV hydration pumped with electrolytes and vitamins right to your room.
With an hour and a quick poke, you can feel more recharged and relaxed than you’ve been in years. Not only is it more easily absorbed than oral fluids, but the formulas can also be customized based on what your body needs. The best part is that they come to you.
You can take advantage of mobile IV therapy by itself or schedule some in-room spa treatments to recharge even more. Most of the Las Vegas spas offer a whole menu of treatments that can be brought to your room such as facials, massages, and body wraps.
6. Go for a Stroll
There is something just so relaxing about going for a stroll with no destination and gorgeous views. Between botanical gardens, hiking trails, parks with walking paths, and sidewalks throughout the city, there is no shortage of places to go on a walk to recharge.
Try to avoid really busy walkways as that just becomes more stressful than relaxing as you have to really watch where you’re walking. Headphones are optional, but definitely an added bonus to listening to your favorite jams.
7. Get a Workout In
For some people, the best way to recharge both their body and mind is at the gym. Just because you are surrounded by sugary cocktails, all-you-can-eat buffets, and the best places to eat in Vegas, it doesn’t mean there isn’t a nice gym to get a workout in. In fact, almost every resort has a state-of-the-art fitness center included in your resort fees.
If you are staying in a rental that doesn’t, there are plenty of gyms that offer a day pass for either a fitness class or for the facilities. Of course, you could always walk, run, or work out in one of Las Vegas’ beautiful public parks.
8. Movies in Bed
Even on vacation, a movie marathon in bed can be just what you need to escape and relax. Order some room service or make a snack run and log in to your Netflix. You would be surprised to find out that almost every TV in a Las Vegas hotel or rental has streaming capabilities.
There’s no longer any need to purchase movies and have that sticker shock at checkout. Now the only thing to do is choose what to watch first! Go with a movie with a Las Vegas plot like Viva Las Vegas to still feel involved in the city around you.
9. Have a Coffee and People Watch
Las Vegas is an eclectic city which means that it has some fantastic people-watching opportunities. Find a local coffee shop in a place with high foot traffic, sit back, relax, sip, and watch. Let your thoughts meander and really live in the moment for maximum revitalization.
Make Time to Relax in Las Vegas
Each of these ways to relax in Las Vegas is a fantastic option when you need to step away from the overwhelming bustle and party vibes. There is something for everyone here and even at every budget to try on this list.
Things to know before you go to Las Vegas
- We LOVE this camera for our travel photography.
- For a cheap, easy, and compact camera, we use this to vlog and take photographs.
- We use this microphone for all our Youtube voiceovers.
- We use this travel drone (but make sure to check drone laws in your chosen destination first).
- This is our favorite travel insurance because it covers so many activities and travel situations that could arise on longer trips but also offer year coverage.
What to pack
- No matter where we travel, I always take these trusty hand sanitizers and a mini first aid kit.
- We love these toiletry bags (especially great for smaller bathrooms) and choose a laptop bag like this as our hand luggage.
- We keep our devices charged on long travel days with these lightweight battery packs and bring these worldwide travel adaptors on all our trips.
- I still struggle not to overpack so stick to using an expandable suitcase like these and always take my trusty luggage scales to avoid being charged at the airport.