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A Tour for All Tastes: The Outdoorsy/Active Types

The Outdoorsy/Active Types
These guys (and ladies) like to have good time, but not before getting their sweat on, enjoying quality time in the Great Outdoors or having some kind of risky undertaking to get their blood moving. Luckily our town is quite adept in risk taking and over-the-top adventures. You may even experience something new for yourself!

Outdoorsy/Active Types 







8 a.m. 
Rise and shine it’s fresh air time. Two options less than an hour drive from town are the Red Rock Canyon Morning Horseback Ride ($119 at www.allvegastours.com) which includes breakfast and gorgeous views, or Huevos Rancheros and a Bloody Mary (bacon please!) at The Coffee Cup (www.worldfamouscoffeecup.com) in Boulder City followed by an invigorating zipline tour of Bootleg Canyon ($159 at www.flightlinezbootleg.com). Neither will disappoint.

1:30 p.m.
Head back into town to show your visitors The Strip is more than “Maltese Fortune” slot machines for sissies. The Stratosphere rides ($23-$34 at www.stratospherehotel.com) will get anyone’s heart pounding and if you’re really the crazy kind, spend the extra $110 on the new SkyJump™. Still not enough? Take a dip in the Shark-Reef at the Mandalay Bay (www.mandalaybay.com). At a whopping $650 per diver this one calls for advance planning…but hey…some only come here once, right? 

4 p.m.
Ok, they’ve earned their stripes and obviously want to buy you a beer for being the “Best. Tour Guide. Ever.” Not just any beer, though. Let them experience hometown brews at one of our local breweries. We like Big Dog’s Draft House, 4543 N. Rancho Drive (5 tasters for $6 at www.bigdogsbrews.com); Tenaya Creek Brewery, ($1 per 4 oz. taster at www.tenayacreek.com ); Triple 7 in Main Street Station, (5 tasters for $3.95 at www.mainstreetcasino.com) or Barley’s Casino & Brew Pub, (4 tasters for $3.99 at https://wildfire.sclv.com/Barleys.aspx). 

6:30 p.m.
Now’s time to show them the best restaurant in your neck of the woods, so they don’t go home telling people you live in a hotel. Honey Salt’s (1031 S Rampart Blvd) farm-to-table chic is a great fit for this granola group and has many options as well as a kid’s menu (www.honeysalt.com). The fresh ingredients and authentic feel of the new Novecento Pizzeria (expanded to 9460 S. Eastern Ave., www.novecentopizza.com), is sure to be a hit if you live in Green Valley. If they just HAVE to eat on The Strip, Sage at Aria should do the trick (3730 S. Las Vegas Blvd, www.arialasvegas.com).  

8:30 p.m.
What’s Vegas without a little fun out on the town? Let’s show them the honkey tonk side of Vegas they probably didn’t know existed. For dancing, you can’t go wrong with Stoney’s Rockin’ Country in Town Square (www.stoneysrockincountry.com). Live music and buckin’ broncos (read: mechanical bulls) also abound at Coyote Ugly in the New York, New York ( www.coyoteuglysaloon.com/vegas) or Gilley’s in the Treasure Island (www.gilleyslasvegas.com).    

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