As students prepare for their spring return to campus and all events that come with it, many new to the area look for new and exciting places to spend their evenings and free time.
Those with the means to drive should venture about twenty five minutes from campus to Downtown Summerlin for new restaurants and shopping experiences.
From retail options and movie theaters, Downtown Summerlin offers something for every crowd. One of the most popular activities is the Las Vegas Ballpark.
The Las Vegas Aviators is the minor league baseball team that plays out of Summerlin. The ballpark offers locals the major league experience for minor league prices.
Downtown Summerlin is also home to many local events held throughout the year including the incoming Lunar New Parade on Feb. 1 as well as every Saturday a local farmer’s market.
The lawn on Downtown Summerlin also offers lots of different classes and events alongside the farmer’s markets. Things such as yoga and meditation allows for attendees to make Summerlin their one stop shop for their weekend.
Alongside these events, Summerlin is home to some of the most versatile hiking trails for beginners as well as the more experienced outdoorsmen.
With more that a 150 miles of trailhead, Summerlin trails even connect back to the Red Rock National Conservation Area.
For those looking for something more of the relaxing side of things, those over 21 might consider Corks n Crafts.
This is a DIY bar serving glasses of wine along with classes led in multiple mediums for craft projects. From wooden laser cut signs to painting projects, Corks n Crafts has something for everyone to do and drink.
Those looking for a casual option for lunch or dinner Public School 702 in the downtown area offers just that. Their traditional school themed menu and bar offers guests with options that will bring them right back to their childhood, but with a twist.
From tater tots to Buffalo cauliflower on a new level, Public School 702 will remind you of those hot lunches in school, but the adult version.
True Food Kitchen is another dining option for those looking for lighter seasonal fare. Their menu is completely seasonal, offering vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and other options for those with stricter dietary needs.
One of the biggest perks of the area is the Summerlin Experience Pass. This allows pass holders exclusive deals on retail, dining as well as the Las Vegas Ballpark.
Venturing away from campus and away from the more advertised spots in Las Vegas can offer students who are new to the area a more local experience.
When moving to a college area in such a big city it can be hard to find community and feel a part of more than just the campus. But exploring areas such as Summerlin allows for students and locals to enjoy what all the valley has to offer.