11 Easy Day Trips from Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a city full of activities, events, shows, and concerts, but on top of that, it’s also a great home base for exploring the rest of the Southwest. Vegas is within driving distance of more than a few national and state parks, cities, and man-made wonders. Whether you’re prepared to travel a few hours to reach your destination or find anything over an hour to be a bit much, there’s an option for everyone.

Here are 11 day trips you can make from Las Vegas, starting with the shortest drive.

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Las Vegas NYE 2020 Guide (+ Sample Itineraries)

There may be nothing more sinfully luxurious than spending New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. Revelers can start their evening off right by getting pampered at one of the many spas that dot the Strip before heading out for a bite to eat at one of the best restaurants you’ve ever been to. Then, round out your evening at one of the many (many) New Year’s Eve concerts, clubs, or parties before watching the ball drop and seeing the spectacular fireworks show that takes place as the clock strikes twelve.

Whatever you decide to do, time is running short, so start planning your NYE itinerary now. If you need some extra advice, we’ve compiled some sample itineraries to get the ball rolling at the end of those post.

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12 Days of a Vegas Christmas 2019: Your Guide to Christmas in Las Vegas

While you may not see literal maids a-milking or lords a-leaping, if you’re planning a Christmas getaway to Las Vegas, chances are you’ll spot some ladies dancing and more than your fair share of golden rings.

Las Vegas is known for its elaborate displays and over-the-top spectacles, and the holiday season is no exception. Every year, casinos and attractions on the Strip and across the city attempt to outdo their competition by creating their own unique, extravagant holiday displays and experiences. From opulent decorations and multitudinous lights to towering Christmas trees and appearances from the Big Man in Red, there’s no shortage of festive fun to be had, whether you have two days or 12. And that’s just for Christmas—New Year’s Eve offers its own selection of sensational celebrations.

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