For over 30 years, Summerlin has been one of Nevada’s prime residential areas. From its enviable location — nestled at the base of Red Rock Canyon and accessible to the city center — to its vibrant community life, it’s no wonder why Summerlin was ranked as the #1 best-selling master-planned community for almost 10 years and remains on the best-selling list. It even ranked #3 in the country in terms of home sales and was honored as 2020’s Master-Planned Community of the Year.
With such a dynamic community, you’ll never run out of things to do in Summerlin. If you’re planning a trip to the area, or even considering the big move, these activities will convince you to experience Summerlin’s charm for yourself.
8 Things to Do in Summerlin That You Shouldn’t Miss
1. Stay at World-Class Accommodations
Located near the Red Rock Canyon and a few miles from the Strip, the Red Rock Resort provides award-winning accommodations that intersect the best of both worlds. It’s home to several fine- and casual-dining establishments, various bars and lounges, and a casino. It also boasts a massive three-acre sandbar pool with private cabanas, comfortable daybeds, and attentive chair-side service.
Summerlin is also proudly home to the J.W. Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. Located near the Strip, Red Rock Canyon, and the Mojave Desert, it offers peace away from the urban buzz while remaining accessible to the life of the city. On top of its renowned accommodations, the J.W. Marriott has an impressive golf course, on-site casino, and multiple gastronomic options. It also has several relaxation and wellness amenities, such as the Spa Aquae, Resort Fitness Center, and Waterfall Pool.
2. Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Red Rock National Conservation is a significant Nevada landmark as the state’s first National Conservation Area that accommodates over two million visitors every year. Also known as the Red Rock Canyon, it allows visitors to experience and enjoy nature in various ways — hiking trails, rock climbing, scenic drive routes, horseback riding, road and mountain biking, picnic sites, indoor and outdoor exhibits, a LEED gold-certified visitor center, and more.\
But if you have a stronger affinity for water than the mountains, you might opt to enjoy unique scenic views on a kayak.
3. Catch a Game at the Las Vegas Ballpark
Acclaimed by Ballpark Digest as the 2021 MiLB Triple-A Best of the Ballparks, the Las Vegas Ballpark is the proud home of the Las Vegas Aviators. Occupying eight acres of Downtown Summerlin, it has a seating capacity of 10,000 people. It hosts a wide range of events, from baseball and other sporting events to community, civic, and non-profit occasions.
If you find yourself booking tickets for a game or special event at the ballpark, use the official Summerlin App, available for both iOS and Android, to browse through the location map, food offers, and more. The app can also help you navigate through Downtown Summerlin so you can make the most of your time.
4. Flex Your Skills on the Ice in the City National Arena
For beginners looking to improve their ice-skating skills, the City National Arena hosts one-day training classes that are segmented by skillset per age division. These classes are taught by a team of professional coaches who will provide age-appropriate lessons, and students can sign up for as many classes as they want.
The arena’s Skating Department offers various skating programs, including the Vegas Golden Knights Skating Academy, Power Skating, the Golden Edge Program for figure skaters, and the Vegas Golden Knights Center of Excellence figure skating club. Avid hockey players can also join the Hockey Department, which aims to make the sport accessible to all ages and skill levels. The arena is also the official training facility of the Vegas Golden Knights.
5. Cool Off in the Water
If you’re looking for a welcome respite from the hot and dry Vegas weather, the local Wet ‘N’ Wild is sure to offer an exciting adventure. Located just a few minutes from the Strip, visitors will be spoiled for choice with three thrill levels – Mild Thrill, Moderate Thrill, and Max Thrill. The park has a free sunscreen station, offers complimentary tubes, and is equipped with a first aid station to ensure you have a fun and safe visit.
If you’re looking for a more relaxing family activity in Las Vegas, try the Aquatic Springs Indoor Pool, the newest aquatic facility in Clark County. It features 10 lap swim lanes, as well as a warm shallow pool. The facility offers rates for daily admission, season passes, 90-day indoor and outdoor family and individual passes, and individual and family passes.
6. Shop to Your Heart’s Content
If you’re passionate about supporting small local businesses, check out the Las Vegas Farmers Market at Downtown Summerlin. They have a wide range of vendors who offer nutritious fruits and vegetables, as well as locally made food, artisanal crafts and goods, and quality apparel.
On the other hand, if you want a more upscale shopping and dining experience, Tivoli Village offers a curated lineup of retail and dining options. Have dinner with friends and enjoy a drink in the outdoor patios as you soak in the classic elegance of the Village.
7. Tee Off at a Golf Course
With 10 community golf courses, Summerlin has much to offer golfers of all ages and skill levels. Set against a backdrop of Las Vegas’s incredible landscape, coupled with the state’s frequently sunny weather, it’s a match made in heaven for a perfect time on the green.
Summerlin is home to one of the first Bear’s Best courses designed by one of golf’s G.O.A.T.s, Jack Nicklaus, as well as the state’s two Tournament Players Club golf courses. Other golf courses at Summerlin include Eagle Crest Golf Club, Palm Valley Golf Club, Highlands Falls Golf Club, Red Rock Country Club’s Arroyo Course and private Mountain Course, TPC Las Vegas, and Siena Golf Club.
8. Learn About Local Arts and Culture
Soak up Summerlin and Las Vegas’s unique culture by visiting significant historical landmarks and local arts and culture centers. The Warsaw Ghetto Remembrance Garden houses the country’s largest collection of stones from Poland’s Warsaw Ghetto before it was destroyed in 1943. The Garden, which is located at Temple Beth Sholom, is in a circular building that symbolizes the circle of life with an open roof to show the sky. Visitors can visit free of charge.
You can also check if something is coming up at the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center. It hosts many community events, ranging from music, theater, and dance productions to pageants and lectures.
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