You think you know it. Casinos, buffets, grand musical acts, grander fountains. That's just what makes the postcard — beyond these few blocks, there's even more that makes Las Vegas a destination like none other. And only those in the know experience it.

Matador has teamed up with the City of Lights to showcase the true depths of "the Entertainment Capital of the World." Grab your hiking gear, your wheels, your camera — whatever gets you going on the weekend — but be sure to leave your assumptions at home.

This post is proudly produced in partnership with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

Outdoor adventure, Las Vegas style

All you have to do is look at a map of Las Vegas and you’ll see the terrain: Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Death Valley National Park. It goes on and on.

The unexpected Las Vegas: Touring the Downtown Arts District

The Downtown Arts District in Las Vegas will surprise you with how many impressive local spots there are. On this quick bicycle tour around town we hit up a bunch of them, starting with Vesta Coffee for one of the best cups of coffee in town. 

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