Everyone is familiar with the holy trinity of activities that the cliche Las Vegas bachelor party consists of. Copious consumption, gambling, and seeking out a gentlemen’s club or two find their way onto most bachelor party “to do” lists.
But outside of the obvious things to do during a Vegas bachelor party, what are some other ideas that will help fill the time? After all, you’ll need something to do during the day.
I wanted to put together a rundown of Las Vegas bachelor party ideas that don’t involve bars, blackjack, or skin.
See Also: I break down my ideal 3-day Las Vegas itinerary.
Las Vegas Bachelor Party Ideas
Rent a Suite Big Enough For The Whole Crew: There are numerous 2 and 3-bedroom suites offered by hotels on the Las Vegas Strip that could make for the perfect bachelor party accommodation. You don’t have to split up at the end of the night – Keep the party going.
Note too that a few hotels (like Linq, Flamingo, and Circa) offer bunk bed suites that can sleep 4 without forcing guys to awkwardly share a bed. You will be sharing a single bathroom, however…
Play a High-Quality Round of Golf: Look, your friend is most likely only going to get married once or twice in his lifetime. He, and the boys, deserve a memorable round of golf as part of your Las Vegas Bachelor Party.
Bite the bullet and play the Wynn Golf Club. No, green fees aren’t cheap, weighing in at $300 – $550 per person, but that includes Callaway loaner clubs, access to the 6,500 square-foot practice green, and 6,722 yards of lush beauty designed by Tom Fazio.
In addition to Wynn, there are numerous other golf courses near the Las Vegas Strip that span the price/quality spectrum.
Or, Just Hit Topgolf: Tucked directly behind MGM Grand, Topgolf could be a solid daytime activity during a bachelor party in Las Vegas.
Like their other locations, Topgolf offers an assortment of competitive games, however, this one also offers bar-top gaming and a 2-level pool that is free to access.
Put Some Rounds Down Range: There are a number of indoor ranges in Vegas that allow you to fire an assortment of weapons.
Range packages, like these at Machine Gun Vegas, provide your crew the opportunity to fire weapons ranging from pistols, to fully automatic machine guns.
Paintball: If non-lethal rounds are more your speed, you can battle the bachelor party crew at a number of paintball sites around town. One of the cheaper options near the Strip (a $20 Uber south of Mandalay Bay) is Combat Zone Paintball which offers a 4-person package for $149 that includes equipment and 500 paintballs. Of course, options exist for larger groups as well.
Experience the Thrill Rides on STRAT: Honestly, they’re awesome. STRAT’s 3 rides either dangle you off the edge of the 1,149-foot tall tower or shoot you straight up in the air. While exhilarating, they’re also relatively inexpensive.
You can typically save a few bucks by booking observation deck access and rides in advance, here, with Vegas.com.
Experience Extreme Speed: There are a number of options for driving fast, exotic cars in Vegas, which could make for a good bachelor party activity.
Go-Karts on Steroids: Pole Position, located a short Uber ride from Strip resorts is highly regarded by visitors, earning 4 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor after 240+ reviews.
The crew will be able to race each other in several different formats in Go-Karts that have some zip, reaching speeds up to 45 mph. A great way to burn off the hangover, and get the competitive juices flowing.
I suggest adding intrigue and gambling amongst yourselves on race outcomes.
Helicopter Excursion: Start your night in style and take the group on an aerial tour of the Las Vegas Strip for as little as $104.
If you prefer to get away from the city, check out Grand Canyon helicopter tour options that start at $479 per person and increase as options are added.
A popular add-on, test the bachelor party crew’s fear of heights on the glass-bottom Skywalk Odyssey which juts out over the Grand Canyon below.
4 Wheeler Adventures in the Desert: Rip around the desert with the boys on an ATV. There are numerous ATV tours in Las Vegas, many of which offer free shuttles from resorts on the Strip.
Experiences include tours of the Valley of Fire, Nellis Dunes, and more. Among the more popular options is the Hidden Valley Fun Run, which has earned an impressive 4.9/5 star rating on Vegas.com after 70+ reviews.
Jump Out of a Plane: If the thrill rides atop STRAT won’t provide an adequate adrenaline rush, take the bachelor party crew out to the desert and hop from a plane flying at 15,000 feet.
A popular operator, SkyDive Las Vegas commonly offers packages that hover in the $200 range per person.
See a Topless Revue: Just shy of strip club-level raciness, topless revue shows do a nice job of turning up the heat without breaking the bank on tips, bottle service, and personal dances.
For those that want to toe the line without actually hitting a strip club, check out our compilation of burlesque shows in Las Vegas ranked based on customer reviews.
Rent a Pool Cabana: Nothing aids in recovery after a late, long, boozy night than spending part of the next day relaxing by the pool.
Renting a pool cabana will give your group a home base with guaranteed seating, a TV, bottled water, and a place to store your valuables as you relax. More on pool cabanas in Vegas here.
Hit a Pool Party: Although a somewhat obvious bachelor party itinerary suggestion, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention pool parties.
We put together a list of pool parties in Las Vegas with links out to each dayclub’s events calendar, making it easy to compare and contrast performers and pricing for your dates.
Smoke a Quality Cigar: There are a number of cigar lounges in Las Vegas both on the Strip and downtown that allow you to select a high-quality cigar and pair it with the perfect cocktail.
Our favorite spot is Montecristo at Caesars Palace if only because we’re able to simultaneously lose money playing video poker while smoking and drinking.
Visit a Speakeasy: A cocktail in a hidden bar could be the perfect way to kick off a night of debauchery, and we’ve put together a rundown of Las Vegas speakeasies to help you find one.
Hopefully, I was able to point you in the direction of some cool Las Vegas bachelor party itinerary ideas that don’t involve the obvious “drinking and gambling”, which we trust you’ll do plenty of anyway.
Have a great time in Vegas, and I sincerely hope the bachelor finds himself in one of the few marriages that stands the test of time.
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I’m a former software salesman turned Vegas aficionado. While the craps table is my preferred habitat, I pull myself away to explore new attractions, shows, restaurants, and outdoor activities around Las Vegas with the intent of sharing my experiences.
Ultimately, I just want to help folks plan a better trip and save a few bucks in the process.