Whether you’re looking for relaxation or exhilarating adventures, the beautiful and picturesque destination of Laughlin has it all. This 2024 travel guide is perfect if you’re planning a trip to Laughlin, Nevada. From activities to attractions and fantastic restaurants – all on the gorgeous Colorado River – there are plenty of things to do in Laughlin!
THINGS TO DO
Get out and explore! With the Colorado River and the surrounding Southwest desert, there’s no limit to the adventure you can have on your next trip to Laughlin. Here are some activities to check out while you are here.
Grab your hiking boots or comfy sneakers because Laughlin is filled with trails for every adventurer. Go on an exhilarating hike at Grapevine Canyon Trailhead or Colorado River Heritage Greenway Park & Trails. Otherwise, wind your way through the Laughlin Labyrinths – nine stone mazes that are both intriguing and energizing. Or, enjoy a leisurely stroll on the Laughlin Riverwalk, a paved scenic path that can also be used to get from one casino to another, connecting six of the seven resorts along the river.
For another relaxing activity, hit the links on one of Laughlin’s championship golf courses. Get in a challenging round or two and enjoy the surrounding beauty and nature while you play. Or for some adventure, hop aboard a UTV rental or take a ride in a Slingshot with 220 Tours. The Mojave Desert is your playground!
Laughlin is an ideal location for any photographer. With over 300 species of migrating birds, picturesque mountain landscapes and desert flowers in the spring, you’re sure to find plenty of picture-perfect photo opportunities.
If you’re seeking a family-friendly adventure, take a day trip to Oatman, Arizona. The historic mining town on the famed Route 66 is now considered a ghost town. Watch the infamous herd of donkeys roam along Main Street, explore a reconstructed mine, and take in a gun show and dual reenactment.
From swimming and riding watercraft to relaxing cruises, there are plenty of things to do in Laughlin! Swim and wade through coves and unwind along the 200 miles of Lake Mohave shoreline. Or spend the day fishing at Katherine Landing Marina, which has gorgeous blue water and white, sandy beaches. You can opt to rent a boat or fish from the shore in nearby coves. All necessary fishing equipment can be purchased at the marina store and, when you're done, there’s a fish-cleaning station near the launch ramp.
If you really want to get around, enjoy a relaxing round-trip cruise (approximately 6.5 hours) to Lake Havasu to see the original London Bridge from London Bridge Jet Boat Tours. The excursion also offers time to explore Lake Havasu City, where you can enjoy some retail therapy at various boutique shops and have a lovely lunch before boarding the return trip.
Looking for a more exciting experience? Kick up the speed with a personal watercraft or rent a boat through Watercraft Adventures. You can also head over to Laughlin River Jet Ski Rentals at The New Pioneer for more options (including safety gear).
After a fun-filled day in the sunshine, check out Laughlin’s indoor activities and attractions. Sit back and relax or bring on the competition as there are plenty of things to do! Try your hand at gaming inside Caesars Race & Sportsbook and Live Poker Room at Harrah’s Laughlin Beach Resort & Casino. Or check out the themed casinos at Laughlin River Lodge Hotel & Casino. Next, head to William Hill Race & Sports Book at Edgewater Casino Resort for all-day action, high-resolution screens and the largest sportsbook in Laughlin. And don’t forget to pop into the bingo room with multiple daily sessions, fitted with VIP seating, river views and state-of-the-art equipment. Another option over at Tropicana Laughlin is Trop Bingo, a luxurious bingo room with surround sound, portable bingo stations and multiple sessions to join in on the fun! Or stop by Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort to check out Bingo Paradise, a bingo hall that is open 7 days a week. They also have a wide array of slot machines and a Poker Room that offers daily tournaments with ten tables with all limits of Texas Hold'em and Omaha Hold'em!
Gaming at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort
For even more game-centric fun, you can watch the day’s action on the big screen while playing pool, electronic darts, retro video games and gaming machines inside Blue Lagoon Lounge at Bayshore Inn.
Seeking some pampering? Opt for a massage, facial or specialty treatment at the Spa at Laughlin Ranch. It’s the perfect thing to do after a day on the water or golf course—but also a great way to start the day.
If you’re with the family, check out Laughlin River Lodge Hotel & Casino for a variety of family-friendly activities! Get competitive with a round of bowling or better yet, play your favorite classic arcade games! In addition, check out the kids play area and the gamer room. Or catch a movie together in the Riverside Cinema at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort, where you can enjoy state-of-the-art video and sound, luxury reclining seats and a full-service bar for the adults.
WHERE TO EAT AND GRAB A DRINK
You’re sure to work up an appetite in Laughlin. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered with restaurants for every taste. Looking for American comfort food? Check out Bumbleberry Flats at The New Pioneer. Otherwise, you can find a cup of joe and baked goods, paninis and salads at Duet Coffee & Wine at Aquarius Casino Resort. There’s also Pinkbox Doughnuts at Edgewater Casino Resort, where you’ll find delicious treats and premium coffee for an easy grab-and-go breakfast option to start your day off right!
If you’re seeking breakfast, lunch or dinner, you’ll have many options featuring classic American cuisine inside Big Horn Café at Laughlin River Lodge Hotel & Casino.
Big Horn Café at Laughlin River Lodge Hotel & Casino
Or check out celebrity chef Guy Fieri's El Burro Borracho restaurant at Harrah’s Laughlin Beach Resort & Casino featuring traditional Mexican dishes with the flair you have come to expect from the Food Network star.
For a delicious dinner at an award-winning restaurant, visit Saltgrass Steak House at the Golden Nugget Laughlin. Feast on an assortment of options like fresh seafood, steak, salad, and plenty more! Another popular eatery over at Edgewater Casino Resort, Stockman’s Steakhouse, has a stacked menu including steaks, baked potatoes, prime rib and seafood.
Once dinner is over, head to Tango’s Lounge at Tropicana Laughlin, the perfect place to grab a drink, bust a move or cheer on your favorite team during game day. Be sure to check the entertainment calendar, as it frequently has a live band to set the tone and mood for an incredible night out in Laughlin!
Tango’s Lounge at Tropicana Laughlin