Are you ready for some air-conditioning or trying to keep dry during one of our torrential downpours? Don’t sweat it! Las Vegas has plenty to enjoy outside of, well, the outdoors. While we love patios and strolling the Strip, we need options for when the weather is too wet, or hot!
Keep reading to check out our picks for the best indoor attractions!
Best Sweet Indoor Attractions in Las Vegas
How about a sweet way to pass an afternoon indoors? There’s nothing like a little sugar rush to sustain you through a hot or rainy afternoon! To satisfy your sweet tooth, we’ve rounded up the sweetest indoor attractions in Las Vegas. Just don’t tell your dentist!
Hershey’s Chocolate World at New York New York
What’s more synonymous with chocolate than Hershey’s? Chocolate lovers can enjoy their little slice of heaven at the Hershey’s Chocolate World at the New York New York Hotel & Casino. It’s 13,000 square feet of sweetness!
While you’re there, don’t miss the Statue of Liberty sculpture made from over 800 pounds of chocolate. You can also customize your chocolate bar. Don’t love chocolate? Take in the Jolly Rancher wall–it’s just as sweet!
Giada’s Lemon Ricotta Cookies at The Cromwell
For something sweet, elevated and positively delightful, head over to Giada at The Cromwell. The California-influenced Italian restaurant is charming, inviting, and an excellent spot for an early happy hour or brunch. The dessert menu is an absolute delight, but we can’t resist the Lemon Ricotta Cookies.
If you’re there for brunch, enjoy these perfectly balanced beauties along with a scoop of raspberry buttermilk gelato. Bon appetit!
M&M’S World Store
Hello, sugar rush and hello, M&M’S World Store! This four-story, 28,000 square-foot stores is dedicated to all things M&M’S. Have you dreamed of creating those personalized M&M’S? You can do it here in just two minutes. Plus, you won’t want to miss the replica of Kyle Busch’s 18 M&M’S sponsored NASCAR.
- Sun-Sat: 9am – 12am
M&M’S World Store is located next to the MGM Grand. To get there, we suggest hopping on the Las Vegas Monorail and heading to the MGM Grand Station. From there, make your way to the hotel lobby, out the front doors and just head next door!
Best Sporty Indoor Attractions in Las Vegas
Vegas Indoor Skydiving
Defy gravity and the heat outside at Vegas Indoor Skydiving! A 1,000 horsepower motor keeps you soaring through the air in America’s original indoor skydiving facility. We’re talking wind speeds up to 120 mph.
HyperX Esports Arena at The Luxor
HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas has something for everyone. Enjoy the fantastic food and the arena’s classic video game bar. You can only find arcade-style games like Pac-Man. These games are both enjoyable and relatively easy. But there is no better time to start playing! Maybe you’re the next great esports competitor.
One Hour: $15
Two Hours: $25
Four Hours: $40
Eight Hours: $50Weekend Warrior: $125
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Gameworks at Town Square
Ready to get your game on? Find out what your best skills are at Gameworks. Spend a few hours with your crew enjoying games, food, and drinks. Don’t miss the excellent Happy Hour! At Gameworks, you’ll find over 10,000 square-feet of arcade space. Plus, when you are all gamed-out, you can explore everything else Town Square has to offer. Pssst, that includes tons of shopping, dining & playing!
Best Seemingly Outdoor but Indoor Attractions in Las Vegas
Nothing quite compares to the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens! It’s a 14,000-square-foot oasis right in the heart of the Bellagio Hotel & Casino. The conservatory display changes five times each year. A small army of horticulturalists tends to and designs the gardens. The current exhibit, titled La Dolce Vita, is inspired by springtime in Italy.
Believe us when we say that a few minutes spent admiring the beauty of this conservatory will have you feeling refreshed and relaxed. It’s the perfect place to enjoy the splendor of the outdoors within the comfort of the indoors.
Waterfall Atrium at The Palazzo
For another outdoor-inspired oasis, visit the waterfall atrium at The Palazzo at The Venetian Resort. The gorgeous waterfall is the centerpiece to this spectacular atrium. The atrium is the current home to the LOVE art installation. It measures 12 feet tall and spans 36 feet across.
Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
For a truly unique and outdoor-inspired shopping experience, we recommend the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Stroll the “streets” of the Forum Shops and enjoy the exotic fish aquarium, the Fall of Atlantis animatronic show (show runs every hour on the hour) and the gorgeous sky throughout.
You’ll quickly forget that you’re indoors. Plus, it’s easy to get lost in one of the many high-end retail stores or spend a few hours on one of the restaurant patios.
Best Smarty Indoor Attractions in Las Vegas
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
Escape to another, underwater world at Shark Reef Aquarium. Here you will find 14 different exhibits and a touch pool where you can get up code with sharks, rays and horseshoe crabs. Best of all is the 1.3 million gallon shipwreck with more sharks than you can even imagine. Yes, if you spend the afternoon here, you may learn a thing to two, but you will also get to soak up the infinite awe of Shark Reef.
Discovery Children’s Museum
Got a gaggle of little ones in tow and looking for somewhere to spend a few hours out of the heat (or rain)? The Discovery Children’s Museum will delight all the children in your family and keep them engaged for hours! General Admission to the Discovery Children’s Museum is $14.50.
This summer’s featured traveling exhibit is Top Secret: License to Spy, and it focuses on the science and technology of spying and espionage. Each visitor is presented with a scenario and six suspects, and they have the opportunity to investigate and uncover the truth.
Summer Hours (May 27th-August 11th):
- Mon: 10am-5pm
- Tues.: 10am-6pm
- Wed. – Sat.: 10am-5pm
- Sun.: 12pm-5pm
Sophisticated Indoor Attractions in Las Vegas
The Chandelier Bar at The Cosmopolitan
Are you ready for something swanky? Nothing will have you feeling fancier than being surrounded by thousands of Swarovski crystals. The Chandelier Bar at the Cosmopolitan is the height of sophistication in Las Vegas. Make this your first stop and soak up all the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas.
Parasol Down at the Wynn Resort and Casino
Parasol Down is bright, gorgeous, and the perfect place to perch on a bar stool for an hour or two. Take in the 40-foot waterfall and the dazzling Lake of Dreams. Looking for more? Check out the sister establishment, Parasol Up.
Explore all the Indoor Attractions in Las Vegas with the Las Vegas Monorail
Don’t miss any of of these fabulous indoor attractions. The Las Vegas Monorail is the ideal way to travel the Strip. Our trains are fully air-conditioned and will help you remain cool, calm, and collected as you travel the Las Vegas Strip. If you’re dying to be outside, make sure you check out our full pool guide or our guide to dining and shopping al fresco in Las Vegas.