Laughlin is a natural choice for a quick getaway, with its glitzy resorts and the stunning natural beauty of Southern Nevada. If you’re looking for things to do in Laughlin, you don’t have to look far. Laughlin is a one-of-a-kind destination with a variety of exciting things to do and see, including headliner shows and entertainment, a vibrant nightlife scene, numerous outdoor recreation activities, delectable dining options, various arts and cultural experiences, pampering at the spa and unique shopping. Read on to help plan out your next getaway to Laughlin, Nevada.


Take in Some Exciting Entertainment

Some of the top acts — from comedians to country singers, pop stars and more — routinely roll through the destination. Laughlin events never disappoint. See incredible performances by Crystal Gayle, Thomas Rhett and plenty of others while you’re in the destination.  


Enjoy the Nightlife

The party doesn’t end at dinner in Laughlin, as the destination has a vibrant nightlife scene.

If you want to dance, head to Rush Lounge at Golden Nugget Laughlin, or Losers’ Lounge at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino. All three venues offer live entertainment that’ll be playing some tracks perfect for busting out your very best move. Don’t forget to check out The Gourmet Room Lounge at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino. It’s a perfect spot to grab a cocktail and enjoy the view of the Colorado River.

A group of people dancing at Losers’ Lounge Nightclub at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort.Losers’ Lounge at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino

Get Outdoors

You’re surrounded by the natural beauty of the Mojave Desert — complete with “purple mountain’s majesty” in Laughlin — so why not get out and explore?

The Laughlin Riverwalk is a great way to take in the sights of the Colorado River, as the paved trail can be used to travel among six of the seven hotels. If you’re an avid hiker, take the Colorado River Heritage Trails, as part of the expansive system parallel the water for over two miles right up to the Davis Dam. Be sure to pack plenty of water! 

A couple has a lovely walk at the Laughlin River Walk.Laughlin River Walk

Speaking of the mighty Colorado, ride the waves on a jet ski through Laughlin Watercraft Rental, or dive right in! Swimming spots can be found at the nearby Lake Mohave, featuring 200 miles of shoreline, intimate coves and wildlife.

Another way to explore the river is by a guided tour. London Bridge Jet Boat Tours will take you to Lake Havasu, Arizona, (home to the original London Bridge) and back. Starting mid-March 2023, you’ll also be able to board the Grand Celebration, a 96-foot yacht, with Laughlin River Tours.

Want to stay on land with some speed? Get behind the wheel of the Premium Polaris Slingshot, a three-wheeled roadster available for rent from 220 Tours.


Delicious Eats

The culinary options in Laughlin are vast and diverse, from breakfast joints to steak houses and everything in between.

If you’re looking for a great breakfast spot that also offers lunch and dinner, Bumbleberry Flats at The New Pioneer is the place. Beyond pancakes and omelets, it offers classics like Chicken & Waffles and Country Fried Steak. There’s also the Beach Café at Harrah’s Laughlin Beach Resort & Casino, which serves breakfast in addition to an extensive menu of burgers, salads, sandwiches and more.

Carnivores have their pick of a number of places to carve into a prime cut, from the Saltgrass Steak House at Golden Nugget Laughlin, overlooking the river to The Range Steakhouse at Harrah’s Laughlin Beach Resort & Casino and Stockman’s Steakhouse at Edgewater Casino Resort.

Pizza is always a great option, especially if you’re dining with a group. River Rock Pizza & Pasta at Aquarius Casino Resort will certainly have an Italian pie or dish for any taste.

If you’re looking for variety in a menu, check out Claim Jumper at Golden Nugget Laughlin, which offers family-friendly American food with a Western theme. The resort also features Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., which offers an extensive Southern-inspired menu of comfort food favorites.

A group of guys enjoying themselves at the famous Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Experience Arts and Culture

Your getaway to Laughlin can also include some quality time perusing cultural institutions and sites.

For those looking for more modern artistry, there’s the Florida D. Grecco Fine Art Gallery in the Laughlin Outlet Center. The space routinely features a variety of mediums, available for public viewing and purchase. Or, take in the sights of Southern Nevada while exploring the Laughlin Labyrinths, a set of nine stone mazes a short ride from the destination’s casino hub.

A couple walking through the Laughlin Labyrinths.Laughlin Labyrinths

Automobile enthusiasts will certainly want to take a look at Don Laughlin’s Classic Car Museum at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino. The namesake of the destination is an avid collector, and this spot features over 80 spectacular pieces of automotive mastery.


Relax at the Spa

A day at the spa will have you feeling rejuvenated — and ready for the rest of your getaway’s fun-filled schedule!

Whether you want to work some stress out with a massage or get refreshed with a facial, The Spa at Laughlin Ranch Golf Club and Jean Jeffrey The Salon & Day Spa at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino both have fabulous treatments that will do the trick. These desert sanctuaries offer additional services, from pedicures to hairstyling and more.


Shop Away

Shop your heart away at the various shopping venues in Laughlin - offering luxury brand names, kids' toys, souvenirs and more.

Ladies on the hunt for a fantastic outfit or accessory should certainly check out Marshall-Rousso at Tropicana Laughlin. The Gift Emporium at Golden Nugget Laughlin has something for every style, including the latest fashions from Michael Kors, Lucky Brand, Quiksilver and more.

The Gift Emporium at Golden Nugget Laughlin Hotel & Casino.The Gift Emporium at Golden Nugget Laughlin

If you’re looking for that perfect Laughlin souvenir, head to The Marketplace at Harrah’s Laughlin Beach Resort & Casino, where you’ll find keepsakes in addition to snacks, beer and wine. Have a little one? Check out the kid’s store-in-store for toys, apparel and more.


No matter what time of year you visit, there’s always a reason to visit Laughlin. As you plan your trip, check out these deals and packages for your upcoming trip.