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by Mihaela Schwartz (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer and an avid traveler.
Published December 26th 2012
Better known as a honeymoon or gambling destination, Las Vegas is also the perfect choice if you want to try out new things, and to have some adrenaline filling adventures. Whether you are into rough water sports like river rafting, canoeing, and jet skiing, or you prefer an off road adventure, you can have all this and much more while being stationed in Vegas.

Outdoor adventures at Stratosphere Tower

XScream Stratosphere Tower
XScream Ride at Stratosphere Tower
The highest building on the strip, Stratosphere Tower is home to one of the most popular casinos in Vegas, a luxury hotel, a wedding chapel, a few shops, bars and restaurants, including the scenic "Top of the World" that rotates above the Strip. However, Stratosphere Tower is also the place to go if you want to feel the adrenaline rushing in your veins.

Insanity Stratosphere Tower
Insanity Ride at Stratosphere Tower
Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity are the classical rides you can take at Stratosphere Tower. They all involve a lot of spinning, as well as the opportunity to get some great views over the Strip and its surroundings. Depending on the number of rides you want to try, you can buy the appropriate package. Prices range from $23 to $33.

The newly added Sky Jump is much more expensive. With prices starting from $109, this thrilling ride allows those who dare to take such a challenge to jump off the edge in total safety.

Scenic Outdoor Adventures in Las Vegas

Strategically located in the heart of Nevada Desert, Vegas is the perfect destination for an active as well as scenic getaway. If you want to get great aerial views on Red Mountain, the Red Rock Canyon, Mount Charleston, the Grand Canyon, or Valley of Fire, get on a helicopter or in a balloon. Another option is the Bootleg Zip Line Tour.

Are you ready to spread your wings and fly? Then, maybe you should have tandem skydiving experience. Canyoneering is a great way to explore the Black Canyon and the Valley of Fire inside out.

Red Rock Canyon
Canyoneering the Red Rock Canyon
A combination of rock climbing, hiking, and jumping, canyoneering is probably one of the most thrilling outdoor activities in Las Vegas area. Unfortunately, this adventure is suitable only to those who are in perfect physical shape.

Luckily not all outdoor activities have so tough standards. Touring beautiful areas like the Hidden Valley and Mojave Desert in an ATV, an RZR or a Jeep can fill your thirst for off road bumps and dust.
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