Even though Las Vegas seems like a very fast-paced trendy place that mainly young people would enjoy, seniors will still find a lot to do that is more their speed. If you came to Vegas in the past, you probably rememeber a very different Vegas than what exists now. You can check out the historic Las Vegas, or just visit the newer places that are more enjoyable for seniors in general.
Las Vegas isn't just all about gambling and “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!”, it can be an interesting place to see some great shows or learning something new. There are plenty of things to do in this glittering gem in the desert.
Where to Stay
Las Vegas is known for its cheap hotel rates, but as a senior, you might be on an even tighter budget (you need to save your money for the shows and slots!). For a cheaper but still nice hotel that doesn't have a casino bustling inside of it, the Desert Rose is a great peaceful place to stay. You can take a dip in the pool, help yourself to the free breakfast in the morning, or use the full kitchens that come equipped in the rooms.
The Homewood Suites Las Vegas airport is cheap and peaceful as well, with complimentary shuttles that will take you from the airport to the strip. Very convenient if you just want to hunker down at the airport when you arrive.
There are many low cost things to do on or near the strip. The Antique Auto Collection at the Imperial Palace and Casino features over 250 vintage autmobiles is open 7 days a week, and features a gift shop. Admission is only $5 for seniors, and you get to gawk at over $100 Million worth of classic and special interest vehicles.
Head over to the front of the Mirage Hotel and Casion to check out the erupting volcano, which erupts every hour from 8 PM to Midnight. It's a show all in itself, and its completely free. For some real natural beauty, check out the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for exotic plants and a huge domed ceiling. It's truly a beautiful sight to see.
The Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo features flamingos, penguins, ducks, swans, pheasants, quail, turtles, koi and goldfish in a large natural-looking habitat. These animals aren't confined in tiny spaced with windows or bars, they roam about in more homelike environment. You could also check out the Gondola ride at the Venetian Hotel and Casino at the indoor canal. You have the option of scheduling a ride inside or outside, and the gondolier will serenade you along the ride.