When you think of Las Vegas, the first things that often come to mind are usually casinos, showgirls, and extravagant meals. But “Sin City” isn’t just about glitz and glamor – Vegas is also home to a number of other exciting attractions, including many unique museums.
Spring break is right around the corner! Whether you’re planning a college getaway or a family vacation with your kids, the Southwest is the perfect place to escape from the blustery winds and frigid temperatures many face every winter.
Las Vegas is a common starting point for the well-travelled Grand Canyon-Bryce Canyon-Zion Park loop. This loop is a popular route for Southwest roadtrippers, but if a single week isn’t enough time for you hit all three locations, Las Vegas is a perfect home base for exploring a number of iconic Southwest landmarks, like the Grand Canyon, Death Valley, the Hoover Dam, and Red Rock Canyon.
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Located only 17 short miles from the Las Vegas Strip, Red Rock Canyon is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Sin City. It’s also perfect for families who want to add a little extra adventure to their Southwest vacation.
The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is open to the public year-round and welcomes over one million visitors every year. The 197,000 acre recreation area houses more than 30 miles of hiking trails, as well as rock climbing, picnic areas, a visitor’s centre, a spectacular 13 mile scenic drive, and over 10,000 years of human history.
Of the over five million people who visit the Grand Canyon every year, ¾ arrive during the peak summer season. From April to October, the South Rim and Grand Canyon West are abuzz with activity as people soak up the sun and explore the Grand Canyon’s many scenic viewpoints and attractions.
Summer is a popular time for family vacations, last-minute road trips, and Las Vegas adventures, but if you’re looking for a quieter, more serene Grand Canyon experience (and don’t mind bundling up a lttle) consider visiting in the off-season between November and March.
Las Vegas is known for its over-the-top parties, and the holiday season is no exception. There’s no shortage of festive cheer in Vegas, as casinos, resorts, and attractions try to outdo each other with elaborate decorations, light shows, and larger-than-life Christmas trees.