Hit the Lanes: What’s more fun than launching a heavy object and watching its path of destruction? Nothing! Which is why 10-pin bowling has been one of America’s favorite pastimes since the 1940s, when our own Boulder Bowl originally opened its doors. Located at 1504 California Avenue, the recently renovated 8-lane facility offers retro charm with state-of-the-art scoreboards and a full snack bar. Open Bowling is Monday-Friday 2:30-5:30 pm, Sat. 1-6 pm and Sun. 1-5pm. Or rent the whole alley for an hourly fee. Call 293-2368 for more information.
See a Flick: Back in the day, nothing beat a Saturday movie matinee. Parents or grandparents can continue this memory-making tradition with minimal effort now that Lakeview Cinemas has reopened its doors. After a short hiatus, the independent theater at the Hacienda Hotel & Casino on Highway 93 has fired up the popcorn machine and restocked the candy selection. The films are geared toward its local clientele and include classics such as “Singin’ in the Rain” as well as the most popular current releases. www.lakeviewcinemas.info or call 293-0266.
Take a Hike: Less than 5 minutes away from Boulder City’s center is one of the area’s most family-friendly hiking experiences. The Historic Railroad Trail, once used by the Six Companies Inc. to haul materials by train to the Hoover Dam, has been transformed into a multi-use recreational route that combines lovely Lake Mead scenery with dam-making history. Wide and flat, it runs 3.7 miles one way from the River Mountain Loop Trailhead off Lakeshore Drive to the Hoover Dam parking garage. Hikers, bicyclers, dog walkers and even stroller-pushing parents are encouraged to dress for the elements and bring plenty of water. Visit the Lake Mead Visitors Center at 602 Nevada Way, or call 293-8990.