A flashy, glitzy, decadent mirage in the middle of the desert, Las Vegas is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Whether you’re coming to catch a show, gamble or just lounge by the pool at one of the world-class hotels, ‘Sin City’ is the perfect LGBT getaway. With a number of gay clubs on the Strip and in the Fruit Loop (the ‘gayborhood’), there’s a great time to be had no matter what day you’re in town.
For those of you who like it HOT, Las Vegas is the city for you. On average, you’ll see the sun shining about 300 days a year and only about a month’s worth of rainfall. In the summer months expect triple digit temperatures, in the winter months the weather will dip to the high 50’s.
There are taxis everywhere you turn in Las Vegas, looking to take tourists and locals where they need to go. There is also a bus service, RTC, which serves Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and other suburban areas.
For additional information on local events and activities in the Las Vegas LGBT community, check out The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada website.
On the gaydar:
The Volcano Eruption at the Mirage Hotel
Among the many Las Vegas gay things to do on the strip, starting at 6 pm and ending at 11:30 pm, you can go to the Mirage and witness the eruption of the Volcano. This occurs once every 15 minutes.
This museum has a $6.50 entrance fee, but is well worth it. You can see everything possible dealing with the pianist, and spend a lot of time marveling at the wonders this Museum has to offer.
Pet a Shark
Mandalay Bay 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas – (877) 632-7800
What is Las Vegas without Neon signs and what’s Me On Neon without at least one mention of the Las Vegas lights. This outdoor museum, that you will find adjacent to the Fremont experience, is the home of some of Las Vegas’ oldest and most recognizable Neon signs.
425 Fremont Street
The Stratosphere Rides
Stratosphere Las Vegas
2000 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89104
The Adventuredome at Circus Circus is a ride lovers extravaganza. Housed beneath a five-and-a-half-acre glass encasement, this little gem offers rides galore. Great family fun.
Adventuredome at Circus Circus
2880 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109