Let�s face it. For some broadcast engineers, attending the NAB Show is about more than just what you can learn in a conference or see on the exhibit floor. It�s about experiencing the world of Las Vegas outside of the convention center.
Whether this is your first NAB Show or your 30th, here are a few things you may want to check out in your off time.
No matter what, you�ve got to eat. Las Vegas is no longer known as a town of mediocre all-you-can-eat buffets and run-of-the-mill Italian restaurants.
While those Bacchanalian feasts do still exist, the city is increasingly full of celebrity chefs and trendy restaurants.
Even if you�re on a tight budget, it might be worth your while to check out one of the hot restaurants on and off the Strip.
Outside of its slots and poker tables, Las Vegas is known for good entertainment.
Big names headlining concerts around the time of the spring show include: Celine Dion, Steely Dan,� John Mayer, Hans Zimmer, Backstreet Boys, New Found Glory, Donny & Marie Osmond, Kansas and many others.
Comedians and magicians are also a staple of the Sin City scene. Ray Romano and David Spade, Carrot Top, Criss Angel, X Comedy and many others take the stage the week of NAB Show.
Cirque du Soleil is also a regular on the Strip, featuring several different shows at various menus.
If you�re the adventurous type, it may be worth your time to venture to the Hoover Dam or even take a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon.
Dune buggies and� race cars are also available for those who want to take a spin and work off some pre- or post-show stress.
Perhaps killing zombies is more your speed? Say no more. There�s Operation Zombie Apocalypse, a two-hour virtual reality adventure just for you.