Celebrating something special but still hoping to maintain a safe distance? Las Vegas has a ton of wonderful locations designed for groups without forcing you to mingle with strangers. Whether you’re here to celebrate a birthday, bachelor or bachelorette party, or any other special occasion, there’s a safe way to celebrate every milestone.
While ax throwing is certainly not new to Las Vegas, Dueling Axes inside AREA15 provides a more high-tech experience. Digital screens and scoring allow you to take your competition to the next level. The VIP section of the facility has comfortable seating and is designed specifically for groups and team building. Order drinks from their full bar or food from The Beast (they’ll deliver it right to your booth).
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours
If you and your travel group are foodies, you won’t want to miss a great food tour in Las Vegas. Lip Smacking Foodie Tours provides a variety of different food tours for every taste both on and off the Strip, with private tour options available. Tours run throughout the day with brunch tours, afternoon tours, and several evening tours from which to choose. Each of the food tours takes you to multiple locations where you’ll sample some of their signature dishes with VIP treatment (no reservations or waiting required).
If you’re looking to enjoy a round or two but don’t want to brave the upcoming heat, Five Iron Golf inside AREA15 allows you to enjoy the simulated outdoor experience of golfing from the comfort of a private putting suite indoors. The facility has a full bar, and you can even order food from The Beast- the food hall downstairs. Five Iron Golf is designed for all skill levels so anyone can give it a shot.
If you’re hoping to make your visit as memorable as possible, consider a helicopter tour from Papillon Helicopters. With a variety of tours for smaller groups (the helicopters seat six), you can easily tour the Grand Canyon without having to make the long drive out. Make the most of your trip with the Grand Celebration Tour that flies over the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon and lands on the Canyon floor so you can explore by the Colorado River while enjoying champagne. Papillon also offers a stunning night tour of the Strip so you can see all the glittering lights from the sky.
Sin City Smash
Are you looking to let off a little steam? Sin City Smash might be the perfect spot for you with their fully equipped rage rooms and several offerings like the smash room, splatter room, and airsoft range. The attraction is open by appointment only, so you won’t need to worry about crowds, lines, or a long wait. Sin City Smash offers packages for small groups of four or six with mini-group buyout options too.
Vegas Balloon Rides
What better way to see Vegas than from the sky? Vegas Balloon Rides offers morning rides so you can start the day with the best unobstructed views in Las Vegas. Rides last about 45-60 minutes depending on the weather (the Las Vegas winds can be unpredictable, so rides may be canceled if it’s not safe enough to fly) and include champagne and a commemorative ride certificate. Balloons carry up to 16 people, and rides take place every day of the week.
A trip on the High Roller at the Linq Promenade is a great way to start (or end) your Vegas trip. With one of the best views in Las Vegas, it’s an attraction that should be on every visitor’s list. If you have a larger group, rent out a VIP cabin- it fits up to 20 people and costs $600. Are you looking to do a little pre-gaming first? Their Happy Half Hour option accommodates 10 with a 30-minute open bar.
If you’re looking for a unique experience, Airbnb offers a wide variety of different activities for every kind of Las Vegas visitor. If you’re hoping for a more one-of-a-kind experience, the locals in Las Vegas provide numerous options. Are you hoping to learn something crafty? Try Adventures in Glass Blowing. If you’re in the mood for something a little more active, local performers can teach you their art in the class Fly With Cirque Pros. You can even try your hand at the turntables with Learn How to DJ From a Headliner. Most activities on Airbnb are for smaller groups, and many of them offer private group options.
A trip to Vegas in the warmer months wouldn’t be complete without a little downtime at the pool. Pools at properties all around the Strip have implemented reservation systems for lounge chairs, daybeds, and cabanas to ensure capacity limits are not exceeded. Both Caesars and MGM offer online booking for all of their single and group seating options, so you can pick just how isolated you’d like to be. If you’re looking for a party atmosphere, try Wet Republic. Are you more in the mood for something small and chill? Try out Bare Pool Lounge.