It’s hard to not act like a tourist when you see Elvis glide by on a mobility scooter. Keep your camera handy because you never know what you’ll see.
Things to Do
If you’re planning to move to Las Vegas there are plenty of things to do without ever seeing the Strip. People who live in Las Vegas don’t hang out on the Strip, they’re involved with groups like Biking Las Vegas, supporting farmers markets, supporting local businesses in areas like Container Park and enjoying the results of Tony Hsieh’s ambitious Downtown Project.
Las Vegas Neighborhoods
My favorite part of Las Vegas is Eastside, in particular, Paradise Palms where a classic part of Las Vegas history lives on. If you’re relocating to Vegas you’ll need help figuring out where to live. This overview of neighborhoods and cities in the Las Vegas Valley will help: Where to Live? About Las Vegas, Clark County and a Little Bit of Paradise.
Yes, Drink Water
Until you’re deep in a desert climate you don’t realize how much water you need and how quickly your skin dries. Keep moisturizer, chapstick and eye drops handy, it’ll make getting lost a little less irritating while you drive around looking for a place to live.
Where to Eat
While exploring Las Vegas you’ll get hungry, thirsty, lost… Don’t what looks like an abandoned concrete business plaza fool you. We found an incredible Ramen noodle spot, Fukumimi Ramen, in a strip mall that looked 75% vacant. In another mini plaza we fell for a Bavarian Cream Croissant from Great Buns Bakery that will send you into a decadent sugar coma. Both spots are less than 20 minutes east of the Strip and super friendly to your wallet. Be brave and explore, do some research and you’ll find great places to eat without ever going to the Strip.