Uncovering the Best of Quirky Las Vegas

Discover everything – from the magical to the macabre – in Las Vegas
Discover everything – from the magical to the macabre – in Las Vegas | © robertharding / Alamy Stock Photo

Las Vegas does everything big, and its bright, bold sights provide endless entertainment. But a trip to the city isn’t complete without taking in some of its quirkiest must-dos. Culture Trip’s curated list of Las Vegas tours and experiences will let you choose from the best.

You’ll be spoiled for choice in glitzy Las Vegas, but some experiences stand above the rest, providing a quirky new look at entertainment-central. If you’re into the mystical and the macabre, there’s magical mindreading and zombie burlesque to take in. If you’re looking to get the perfect selfie, try it in 3D, or overlooking the city from a helicopter. Whether you’re having a dune buggy adventure, rubbing elbows with the mob, or just sipping at the perfect martini – Vegas has it all.

ActivitiesValley of Fire Hiking Tour from Las Vegas
From $119 per person
5 hours
5 (125)
Take a break from the glitz of Las Vegas and escape to the gorgeous natural scenery in Valley of Fire State Park with this morning or afternoon hiking tour. Marvel at petrified wood and 3,000-year-old American Indian petroglyphs as you take an easy, moderate or difficult guided hike through Nevada's oldest state park. During your 4-, 5- or 6-hour tour, you'll also pass through the Moapa River Indian Reservation and catch sight of Lake Mead. This small-group tour is limited to 13 people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide.
ActivitiesZombie Burlesque at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino
From $90 per person
1 hour 30 minutes
4.6 (63)
The undead never looked so good!  In Zombie Burlesque, zany musical zombies from the atomic era take to the stage at “Club Z” with variety acts, comedy, a live big band and award-winning cast of characters.  Your fantasies come back to life!  Runs 8:30pm nightly (dark Sunday) at V Theater inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Recommended age 16+. 

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ToursVegas Mini Baja Chase Dune Buggy Adventure
From $194 per person
3 hours 30 minutes
4.6 (182)
The Original Desert Chase Experience! This cannot be replicated by other mass production consumer grade vehicles! 1, 2, and 4 seat Dune Buggy Desert Racers Available. This is the most advanced and adrenaline-fueled buggy tour available, when you do The Mini Baja Chase once you will do it again every time you come through Vegas! SunBuggy has been featured in over 70 television shows worldwide and designated "Vegas' Best Near-Death Experience" By Rolling Stone Magazine! Akin to driving your own rollercoaster, this 1/4 Chase is 30 high intensity minutes in duration and is PLENTY of adrenaline filled heart pounding action fun FOR MOST of us. Special options to upgrade to longer duration adventures of 60 or 120 minutes for the truly bold and brave are available by contacting SunBuggy Direct after the initial booking.
ToursThe Pop Culture Walking Tour with Cocktails Downtown
From $35 per person
2 hours
5 (24)
Explore Las Vegas as an outdoor museum of American popular culture on a spirited 90 minute walking tour through the historic Casino District and ending in a trending neighborhood of famous murals, cozy restaurants & cool bars. With a maximum of six guests, the tour is a private-like experience hosted by a personal guide who was formerly the Cultural Planner for the City of Las Vegas. You'll see where the town began as a railroad stop in the desert, hear about the Mob's legacy, walk through Glitter Gulch and its spectacular neon, pause at the old red light district, bump into some zany street buskers, salute the iconic neon cowboy Vegas Vic, and check out the new Circa Resort Casino that's changing Downtown. Most of all, we'll be dazzled by the soaring digital canopy that stretches 4 blocks in the sky. The tour ends in Fremont East, a new arts entrepreneur district, with a stop by the famed Container Park for a complimentary cocktail/beverage and a toast to travel and to Las Vegas.
ToursSecret Food Tours Las Vegas
From $336 per person
3 hours
2.5 (4)
On our Secret Food Tour: Las Vegas, you'll enjoy a variety of celebrity chef dishes.

Learn the story of a city that started from nothing, and has become an unapologetic shrine to excess and change. We're the home of the iconic shrimp cocktail, and redesigner of the once inexpensive buffet, into a visually stunning and gastronomic experience with a new price tag to match. No place on earth in a 4.2 mile stretch can you enjoy world class cuisine from several countries and more than 20 celebrity chefs. Come with us on a journey to experience some of the best Vegas has to offer, leave with a better understanding of the unique food history and influence Las Vegas commands in the epicurean cycle.

At the end of your tour, you'll have sampled some of Las Vegas' most delicious dishes and gained a better understanding of our culture and history.