Trapeze artists flying through the sky

Death-Defying Las Vegas: An Adventure-Seeker’s Bucket List

Looking for fun things to do in Vegas? Caution, meet wind. This is for the seekers of the next great thrill. Are you an adventure-seeking, death-defying, one-leg-on-the-flying-trapeze-with-no-net kind of stunt amateur? Then Vegas is your place and this bucket list of thrills is your go-to reference for all things adventure.

From the dangling ropes of Stratosphere, to skydiving over the Mojave desert from the Earth’s atmosphere, the adventures here are boundless. Be sure to keep these ideas in mind when you’re at a loss for fun things to do in Las Vegas. And don’t forget to grab a friend (just don’t tell them where you’re going).

Here are our top 5 favorite ways to defy death in Vegas:

#5: Dangle Above the Strip

Want to lose your lunch? No? Well, postpone that lunch and head to Stratosphere Hotel & Casino, with its iconic tower … that you will be dangling around. Standing 90 stories above the Vegas streets, the Insanity ride throws riders out over the edge, whirling them at speeds that produce up to three G’s of force. The ride also tilts you down, right at the concrete floor hundreds of feet below. Sound like a fun Las Vegas adventure? We thought so.

#4: Walk with the Dead

What better way to defy death than to walk with it? As one of the city’s newest death-defying attractions, Fear the Walking Dead Survival provides a walk-through attraction that brings the dead to life in front of your very eyes. Based on AMC’s hit series, “Fear the Walking Dead,” the tour takes thrill seekers through a military style installation where the zombie apocalypse is alive, real, and out for your blood. Make your way to the Fremont Street Experience and enjoy this fearful but fun Las Vegas activity.

One of the rooms in Fear the Walking Dead Survival experienceAttribute: VegasExperience.com

#3 Drive a Lambo Around a Race Track

If you prefer pavement over dirt, that’s not a problem. How about driving a $200,000 supercar around a track at 150 MPH?  If that doesn’t strike your fancy and tickle your adventure-seeking bone, nothing will. Whether justified or not, a recent lawsuit alleging unsafe driving conditions might just make SPEEDVEGAS a go-to for defying death. Choose between your favorite Ferraris, Audis, Porsches, Lamborghinis, and even off-road vehicles. The company’s 1.5-mile track features banked turns, long straightaways and maximum thrills for drivers of all skill levels. Package deals are available, and you can even try out multiple cars in one trip.

#2 Blaze a Trail of Glory … In Dirt

Hold the super car. It’s time to ride a dune buggy. And Vegas is the perfect place to do it. A number of rental companies give adventure seekers the chance to fly through the Mojave’s scorched, sandstone terrain. One guided trek will take you through the famed Valley of Fire, where you can high-speed chase your nearest and dearest friends or newfound enemies.

Dune buggy being driven through the sand

#1 Dive from the Sky

Ever seen the Vegas Strip from a plane? This is better. SkyDive Las Vegas is open 365 days a year and have completed more than 10,000 successful jumps each year. And it’s just 30 minutes from the Strip, which makes it pretty hard to excuse yourself for any other reason than fear. But that’s not a real thing. So, shall we?

As always, no experience is necessary, unless you’re bad at falling. Las Vegas is one of the best places in the world to defy death from the sky. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure will pump your adrenaline like no other activity, as you free fall at 120 MPH, arming your eyes with views of Lake Mead, the Colorado River, Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire, Mt Charleston, Red Rock Canyon, and of course, the Las Vegas Strip. Be sure to splurge on the video purchase so you can relive the experience (and show proof).

Vegas is a heart-stopping kind of city. From betting it all on black to diving from the sky, there’s no shortage of Las Vegas adventures for the daredevil in all of us.