When we think of holidays we usually think of sipping Pina Coladas on the beach somewhere exotic, feeling guilt free for doing absolutely nothing but enjoying some sweet, sweet chill time.
We tend to splurge on fancy accommodation, shopping sprees, food, and for many: plenty of booze to celebrate taking some time out. But what if there were a way to find balance on your holiday? Bring it back to why you’re there in the first place. To unwind? To explore a new place and create experiences?
But why should I lay off the alcohol while on holiday?
Balancing alcohol and travel is possible! And in fact, it is a great way to get the most out of your holiday experience. Here is why you should give it a go:
- Holidaying sober means there will be nights you will remember and memories you won’t forget.
- You’ll make the early morning pick up in the lobby for a tour you’ve booked and paid for months in advance.
- You won’t crave greasy, fast food from overpriced tourist joints all day.
- Wake up feeling fresh to get outdoors and explore.
- You’ll meet people and make relationships not based on the sharing of tequila shots but on the sharing of stories.
Okay to this all sounds great. But there is one destination most people would completely rule out as a sober holiday…Vegas! We believe you can do Vegas sober and actually have an excellent time!
How to do Vegas sober
Viva Las Vegas, the Holy Grail of alcohol and ‘all you can eat’ buffets.
You may think there’s not much else to do but party and gamble the days away, but Vegas is packed with activities one can enjoy without alcohol.
Check out fun things to do around Sin City (Sober)
There are loads fantastic things to do in Vegas, you just need to do your research! Enjoy all kinds of world famous entertainment from magic shows to burlesque dancing. Enjoy the bright, flashing Vegas strip from rooftop terraces or create a mocktail tour of the grandest hotel pool bars.
See the natural surrounds: get active
Not only is Vegas notorious for strip shows but also the surrounding natural environment.
To keep your figure in shape and deter you from the minibar, there are tons of adventures offered for those who like to stay active while on holiday.
Hike one of the many trails or go on a sunrise balloon ride over Grand Canyon, book a driving experience on a vegas race track (wouldn’t want to try that one hungover) or kayak the Hoover Dam.
Bonus Active Holiday Tip: While it’s great to have a break from wearing active wear when travelling, wearing exercise clothes really is practical for most activities (and doesn’t take up much room in the suitcase). You can wear your sneakers and tights on the plane, for morning walks and to and from hotel facilities.
For those after something a little more relaxing, why not treat yo’ self!
Check out some of the best day spa’s on the Strip:
Pretty much, if you can do Vegas sober, you can do anywhere sober. Sticking to a balanced holiday will mean you won’t overdo it. Viva Las Vegas!