While visiting Boulder City and experiencing all the exciting things to do around town, why not make a day of it? Get to know the quaint town just a short drive from Las Vegas with a variety of activities to fill the time. Follow this fun-filled itinerary to make the most of your time in town.
Start your day with a delicious breakfast at Dam Roast House & Browder Bookstore. Choose from a variety of savory and sweet options, including egg bites, waffles, sweet toast and smoothies. Then, when you’re done eating, make sure to visit the bookstore to find unique titles from local authors.
After that rail adventure, get ready for some dam adventure! Boulder City is known as the gateway to Hoover Dam (once called Boulder Dam), the groundbreaking engineering project that is one of America’s Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders. The top of Hoover Dam, the Memorial Bridge Plaza, Historic Railroad Trail, outdoor areas throughout the site and the parking garage and Arizona turnaround gift stores are now open to the public. Experience the project through the eyes of those who built it at the Boulder City Hoover Dam Museum inside the Boulder Dam Hotel. This is an experience that cannot be missed. Have lunch at Bighorn Cafe and enjoy American cuisine including burgers, steaks, wraps, and more.
The treasures of the destination are not only held in the scenery. Boulder City has several quaint antique shops with just about everything you can imagine and probably more. Step back in time and check out stylish vintage clothing, fine China and furniture at Sherman’s House of Antiques; one-of-a-kind finds at Boulder City Antique Market; a mix of new and old at Bella Marketplace; and more. You’ll also find several boutique stores along the way.
Feeling like a little – OK, a lot – of adrenaline is in order? Go sky high with Skydive Las Vegas and free fall from two miles above the ground. For a full five minutes, enjoy incredible views of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Colorado River, the Las Vegas Strip, Valley of Fire, Red Rock Canyon and Mt. Charleston.
Once back on solid ground, make it a lower key evening with some downhome barbecue at Fox Smokehouse BBQ. This downtown Boulder City location offers championship competition barbecue, including brisket burgers, pulled pork, burnt ends, ribs, and every side you can think of. Go big with the BBQ Sundae. Or if you aren’t feeling BBQ, check out Cornish Pastry Co. and be sure to order one of their delicious pasties, a dish dating back to the mining day of the 1200’s and still just as good today.
After dinner, go for a stroll through Bicentennial Park, Wilber Square Park or Hemenway Valley Park, admire the more than 30 sculptures throughout the streets of downtown, then grab a nightcap in the beer garden at Boulder Dam Brewing Company or Tap Restaurant and Bar.