3 Things to do in Las Vegas
Get off the Strip and see what NV has to offer
Las Vegas is the city of lights, action, casinos, buffets and showgirls, right? Yes, but our city is so much more than the glitz and glamour of the world famous Las Vegas Strip. If you are planning a trip to Las Vegas, we would like to make some suggestions on how to spend your time here in our beautiful city. You definitely want to explore the strip, the amazing mega resorts, shopping dining and shows but set a day or two aside to get off the strip and explore some of these beautiful and amazing sites. Below are a few things to do in Las Vegas.
1. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
17 miles west of the Las Vegas strip you will find Red Rock Canyon National Conservation area. The unique geologic features of Red Rock make this area a scenic favorite for locals and visitors alike. Red Rock offers a 13-mile scenic drive, more than 30 miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, picnic areas, nature observing and a visitor center with exhibit rooms and a book store. If you are not into hiking, bring your camera and take the scenic drive. There are many viewpoints along the route to stop and enjoy the scenery and snap some amazing pictures. The area is 195,819 acres and is visited by more than one million people each year. After your explore Red Rock you may want to stop for lunch, dinner or drinks at Bonnie Springs Ranch which is located in the heart of Red Rock. Bonnie Springs has a full service restaurant and bar, a motel, events center, an old western town, gift shop, zoo, pony rides, horseback riding and a mini train. For more information visit: Bonnie Springs.
2. Hoover Dam Tour and Boulder City.
The Hoover Dam is located approximately 35 miles south of Las Vegas just outside Boulder City. The Hoover Dam is one of the greatest engineering marvels of all time and 70 years after it’s creation it continues to draw a million visitors a year. Construction of the dam started in 1930 and took a mere 5 years to complete. It was named after our 31st president Herbert Hoover. The Hoover Dam is the largest concrete Dam in the western hemisphere standing more than 725 feet above the Colorado River. There are several different tours available throughout the day and they vary in price. The full Dam tour is $30.00 for adults and includes access to the visitor center, the power plant tour, observation deck and a very unique and deep look at the Dam and the inspection tunnels. For $11.00 you can experience the power plant tour with access to the visitor center. The Mike O’ Callaghan — Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge was completed in 2010 and offers visitors a free self guided walking tour across the magnificent bridge. It spans 1900 feet and you will cross from Nevada to Arizona. The views are spectacular at 900 feet above the Colorado River. If you are staying on the Strip there are many tour companies and shuttles that will take you to the Hoover Dam. If you have a rental car, it is a pleasant and scenic drive. Be sure to stop in Boulder City for a delicious meal and save some time to explore the antique shops and downtown area.
3. Valley of Fire State Park
The Valley of Fire State Park is located approximately 55 miles north of Las Vegas and is well worth the trip. This is the oldest and largest State Park and was dedicated in 1935. The Valley of Fire got it’s name from the unique bright red rock formations. The park offers scenic beauty, 3,000 year-old Indian petroglyphs and petrified wood throughout the park. Activities include: biking, hiking, camping, photography and relaxation. Bring a picnic and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. There is a visitor center with extensive displays and information about the Park. During the summer temperatures can well exceed 100 degrees, be sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and wear cool clothing. There is a $7.00 to $12.00 fee per vehicle for entrance into the park.
These are just a few suggestions for things to do in Las Vegas. The desert has a unique beauty that many are not aware of. If you enjoy our area and are interested in learning more about relocating or purchasing a second home give us a call at 702-845-5348. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
We hope you enjoy your time in Nevada.
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