Time Well SPENT: Las Vegas Bleisure Travel

Bleisure is the result of merging two words together to create a new one – like Brexit, bromance or Brangelina, pre-break-up of course. In this case, it’s the blending of business and leisure, a fast-growing trend among business travelers. More and more people are extending their trips to unwind, see the sites, or hang by the pool. According to Skift, a travel industry platform, the top three bleisure destinations in the U.S. are Las Vegas, Miami, and Orlando. In this segment of Time Well SPENT, I’ll focus on Sin City and the fun things to do once the convention is over and the booths have come down. As always, SPENT will hook you up with cash back on hotels, rental cars, entertainment and shopping, so download our expense management app when planning your Las Vegas adventure. Side note – you’ll get even more cash back when you book through our partner websites bestofvegas.com and smartdestinations.com.

Check out a Concert

There are lots of great shows in Vegas right now. From The Beatles LOVE by Cirque de Soleil to J Lo to Chris Angel to Britney, there’s no shortage of acts to entertain. Thanks to our partnership with FanXchange, SPENT gives you cash back on concerts by Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga and others when you purchase through our app or website.

Plunge Toward Earth

Adrenaline junkies – this one is for you! Experience the sensation of free falling without actually jumping out of an airplane. In a wind-chamber that’s driven by a 1000 horsepower motor, you’ll free fall and float through space while rocking a full body jumpsuit. Vegas Indoor Skydiving is the closest you’ll get to the real thing!

Do the Dam

35 miles south of Vegas lies the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering feats of all time. While visiting the dam makes for a nice day trip, what gets my blood pumping is the idea of exploring its base while seated in a kayak, followed by a 12-mile ride down the Colorado River. If that appeals to your adventurous side, check out Evolution Expeditions.

Spot Some Aliens

Nothing has captured the imagination of conspiracy theorists quite like Area 51, that top secret military base deep in the Nevada desert. Its status as one of the most mysterious places on earth has fueled theories ranging from UFO’s to aliens to the 1969 moon landing. Satisfy your extra-terrestrial curiosity with a day-long guided tour by Area 51 Tours.

Visit a Graveyard

Vegas is all about the flashing neon, visible from one end of the strip to the other. But over the years many of those high-voltage signs have gone into peaceful retirement. Head on over to the Neon Museum Boneyard, a 2-acre campus that houses over 200 relics, to get a life-sized view of such icons as Caesar’s Palace and The Golden Nugget. There’s no shortage of things to do and see in Las Vegas and with a little imagination, you can have a blast. So extend that business trip by a day or two and get your Vegas on. And if you book your hotel stay through SPENT, you’ll have lots of cash back to play with. The best part – you’ll earn it on your company’s dime!  

Mark Scherzer

Mark Scherzer is a writer and communications expert with over 15 years of experience. He’s worked for Fortune 500 companies, produced content for digital startups, written for television, created curricula for education companies and developed programs for non-profits. He is also the author of “Hire Me, Hollywood” published by Adams media, a division of Simon and Schuster.
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