“Voice of Las Vegas”: Steven Striker’s “Guide to VIP Outdoor Adventure in Las Vegas”
By: Inna Shamis
Recognized as “The Entertainment Capital of the World” – Vegas offers far more than its famous assortment of lavish casino resorts, fine dining, and thrilling nightlife. There’s far more to Las Vegas than meets-the-eye!
As journeyPod’s “Voice of Las Vegas” Steven Striker, CEO of Vegas’ premiere five-star concierge service Striker VIP, will tell you… “Those seeking unforgettable Las Vegas experiences should not underestimate daylight hours, as Vegas days can be equally exciting as Vegas nights.” With this in mind, here are Striker’s top picks for elite outdoor adventure in Las Vegas:
Here’s something the guys will really enjoy – four hours of extreme ATV off-roading adventure. You’ll be escorted via motor coach from Las Vegas to the staging area in Jean, Nevada (only 30-minutes from the Las Vegas Strip), where your personal ATV adventure begins.
SKYWALK over Grand Canyon
Take a helicopter stocked with party food and beverages to the Grand Canyon where you and yours can walk out over the newly constructed SKYWALK – a freestanding extension jutting out of the face of the canyon. Then for the real fun… dare someone to walk out to the end and stare down through the glass floor into the 4,000-foot chasm!
Skydiving over the Las Vegas desert
Skydiving in the Vegas desert with state-of-the-art equipment and professional instructors can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience of its own. With approximately 45 minutes of instruction at the onset, you’ll be more than ready to “take the plunge!”
White Water rafting in Grand Canyon
Want some serious action? Then head for some white water rafting Grand Canyon style. You and your posse will climb aboard an 8-passenger whitewater river raft with a Hualapai Indian rafting guide and begin carving your way through spectacular canyons of solid rock.
Wanna really turn heads? Drive an exotic ride down the Vegas Strip and beyond
This is the ultimate experience for the hot rod lovers (for ten or less) who get to choose from five of these luxury exotic rides: Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Corvette and Viper. During this six-hour excursion, each person gets an opportunity to take turns cruising each car down the Las Vegas Strip, through the Red Rock Mountains to Lake Las Vegas and back.
NASCAR racing at the Las Vegas Speedway – drive the same cars as Jeff Gordon!
Drive an authentic, Nextel Cup car on the same super-speedways the pros race on. You can drive actual race-driven Nextel Cup cars that have previously been commandeered by NASCAR favorites including 4-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Michael Waltrip, Matt Kenseth and others. This is as close as you might ever get to driving in the Nextel Cup Series!
Become an Ace!
The crème de la crème of guy-group tours is the Top-Gun fighter pilot excursion. For one incredible hour, you’re “Maverick” taking flight in a L39 fighter jet over Las Vegas. You and your buddies actually have a dogfight 35,000 feet over the Las Vegas desert – an experience that is filmed for posterity! You can edit the footage yourself, or have the video professionally edited into a short movie, complete with a soundtrack.
So, now that you know Vegas isn’t all about gambling, glitz and glamour. There’s plenty of adventure to be had outside of the casino… what are you waiting for?! Get out there and have some fun under the desert sun!
“The Ultimate Las Vegas Insider” and journeyPod’s “Voice of Las Vegas” Steven Striker can be reached through his Web site at www.StrikerVIP.com or at 866-VIVAVIP.
Listen in as journeyPod’s “Voice of Las Vegas” interviews Mario Batali, a critically acclaimed chef, restaurateur, media personality and writer.Check back next month for the newest installation from journeyPod’s “Voice of Las Vegas”.
For a full list of hot spots in Vegas check out our Las Vegas Destination Guide.