If you’re looking for an alternative to the typical Vegas pastimes – gambling, taking in a show, visiting the tiny Eiffel tower – look no further than the multiple experiences of virtual reality that the Strip has to offer. Virtual reality is becoming increasingly more popular, and as a result, has only improved in quality for the user since it was introduced. With virtual reality, you can escape into a world of your own choosing and live out an experience that you could only dream of before.
At the MGM Grand, take your squad with you and sign up for their virtual reality experience at Level Up, powered by Zero Latency. At only fifty dollars per person for a thirty-minute session, your entire group can join forces to fight hordes of the undead, rogue robots, and killer drones, or solve a fantastical puzzle while exploring the Engineerium. Up to eight people can play together at one time, and Level Up is open from 10 a.m. to midnight every day of the week.
X World 360
X World 360 has several locations throughout Vegas, including Circus Circus and the Miracle Mile Mall, so no matter where you and your fellow travelers find yourselves, an X World is never too far away. At X World 360, the virtual reality is a ride, and visitors sit in pod-like chairs to get the entire experience. They boast more than ninety options for your virtual reality experience, including: flying, swimming with sharks, or riding a terrifying roller coaster. X World 360 is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays, when they are open until 11.
For fans of Star Wars, there is no better place to go than VOID at The Venetian, where their virtual reality experience is a full-body, immersive game in which you are dropped into a galaxy far, far away and must solve puzzles, recover Imperial intelligence, and go undercover as Storm Troopers. You and your Rebel Alliance teammates will play in groups of four, each of you fitted with a backpack, headset, and mobile computer. The Venetian’s VOID also offers a Ghostbusters experience, and the Nicodemus will take you back in time to the 1893 Chicago World Fair, when something unspeakable was unleashed. It is up to you and your team to battle a demon, fighting alongside one another while you adventure through the past. Open from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. daily (and until midnight on weekends), VOID is a fully immersive experience that will delight anyone who is game for a virtual reality experience like any other.
Can’t make it to Vegas? Don’t worry, virtual reality has you covered there, too! Available on iTunes and the Google app store, VRTV’s Virtual Las Vegas app will take you on a 360-degree tour of the city’s best hot spots. A-list restaurants, VIP suites, and a sunset tour in a helicopter all await you from the moment that you download the app.
Vegas is an experience, so why not make it an even more fun one by fighting off zombies, becoming a Ghostbuster, or flying like a superhero through the skies? All of these and more await you at any of the city’s best virtual reality experiences.