Healthy Activities to Do in Las Vegas this Fall
- Posted on: Oct 7 2021
There aren’t many who haven’t heard the slogan, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!” Coined in 2003, this slogan was meant to encourage visitors to come to Las Vegas and “let loose” without fear of consequence or concern. Unfortunately, the saying has now become an excuse to overindulge in gambling, drinking, and whatever it is you want to “stay” in Vegas.
Unknown to some is that Las Vegas has some healthy options for those wanting to visit and continue their focus on wellness. Below is a brief list of things you may not have considered as part of your Vegas experience. If you are a local, you may be surprised by some of what you can find in your own backyard.
Options for outdoor enthusiasts include the different ways you can get your exercise in by hiking. With twenty-six numbered trails with various lengths and levels of difficulty ranging from easy to strenuous, Red Rock Canyon is a possibility “for the price of a couple of lattes.”
If people-watching is more your style, running or walking The Las Vegas Strip may be a good choice. Whether joining a walking tour or going it alone, the Strip is a little over 4 miles and, depending on the foot traffic, if you’re walking or running, and if you make any stops along the way, can take about 60-90 minutes to complete.
A more expensive option for those counting their steps would be the indoor hike at the Aria Casino and Resort. Spanning about 2 miles, walkers and their trainer for the day take a scenic tour of the Aria that includes seeing the Monorail, viewing artwork, taking a flight of stairs or two, and stopping at various points for added exercise. This is certainly one way of getting in your exercise and having the individualized attention of a trainer.
Yoga in the sky? …With dolphins? …Or in a boneyard? Yes!
One of the three more unique yoga experiences offered in Las Vegas is on the High Roller Observation Wheel. Taking two 30-minute revolutions on the supersized Ferris wheel, the hour-long yoga class coincides with taking in the views of the Las Vegas Valley. Because of the size of each pod, class size is limited, and personal lessons are available. The cost depends on the option you choose which includes a break to snap pictures of the views, a souvenir yoga mat, and a water bottle.
If you prefer water rather than the aerial views, yoga with the dolphins may be more your style. With yoga mats laid out in front of The Mirage Spa at the Mirage Hotel and Casino, participants are offered Yoga Among the Dolphins. Sessions are offered on the weekend with a reservation and last about an hour and are designed for all skill levels.
Another option for those who love yoga and the outdoors is showcased at the Neon Museum. Known for its collection of retired outdoor Las Vegas casino, event, and business signs, the Neon Museum also offers an outdoor yoga experience. In a shaded area with some Vegas-inspired music playing in the background, this yoga session brags on putting the hot in yoga during the summer months and may be a better option in autumn temperatures. No matter the season, bring plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Healthy Hotel Experiences:
The MGM Resorts Las Vegas offers the Stay Well™ Rooms and Suites at fifteen of their various casinos and hotels throughout the city. For those who desire to get away from the hustle and bustle of The Strip, but still want modern conveniences; a Stay Well™ room just may be the ticket. Suites combine the latest in technology and wellness techniques such as purified air, aromatherapy, specialized lighting, infused showerheads, and natural memory foam mattresses for optimal sleep. Cost and amenities depend on which MGM Resort and the features you select. The different types of Stay Well™ experiences are Fresh by Stay Well™, Stay Well™ Hotels, and Stay Well™ Premier.
At Caesar’s Palace, among the Roman-themed structures, seven swimming pools, and award-winning restaurants, is Qua Baths and Spa. Taking up 50,000 square feet of Caesar’s Palace, the spa ground includes Roman baths, a Laconium Room for dry sweating, and a one-of-a-kind Arctic Ice Room where a gentle “snow” falls as mint-infused air chills the room. Qua Baths and Spa guests can receive services such as Ayurvedic healing treatments and facials while listening to guided meditations through headsets. If that weren’t enough, the spa’s other amenities are Vichy showers, a cedarwood sauna, an herbal steam room, whirlpool, tea lounge, and a 5,500 square foot fitness center. When it comes to costs, both the MGM Resorts and Caesar’s Palace healthy options keep in step with Las Vegas’ extravagant reputation.
Although Las Vegas Valley is smack dab in the middle of desert land, it offers many healthy options at different price points. Within the valley, there are multi-use trails, eight miles of equestrian trails, with twenty-three more miles still to be developed. Las Vegas has also seen a boom in healthy food.
Options such as Liquid Las Vegas (voted Best Acai Bowl in Las Vegas), Flower Child (with its Newport Beach vibe), and vegan Mexican food such as Tacotarian don’t even come close to naming all that is available. Whether it’s family fun at Springs Preserve, Gilcrease Orchard, or stocking up on health supplements and tinctures at Herbally Grounded; both visitor and resident alike can find something fun and healthy to do in the Vegas Valley.
A big part of getting and staying healthy is the attention you receive from your medical provider. Specializing in natural and holistic approaches, Desert Oasis Clinic sets out to help patients reach and achieve optimal health and vitality. Please call right now at 702-310-9350 to speak to our friendly staff and schedule an appointment.
Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19 restrictions and mandates, it is recommended that you confirm your plans for any of the listed events with the individual vendors to avoid any inconveniences.
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