If you’re searching for an excursion beyond the limits of Las Vegas but don’t have the time to journey to the Grand Canyon, don’t despair. Between the Valley of Fire to east, Red Rock Canyon to the north, and Death Valley to the west, there is no shortage of nearby places to visit from Las Vegas.
When you’re deep in the heart of Las Vegas and your idea of getting out into the “great outdoors” is heading to the Las Vegas Sands, it’s time to pack your bags and take a day trip beyond the city limits. Between the Grand Canyon, Red Rock Canyon, Death Valley, and the Valley of Fire, there’s no shortage of wild and wonderful landscapes to explore.
Death Valley National Park may sound menacing, but as the hottest, driest, and lowest national park in the country, it’s actually one of the most interesting spots in the Southwest. Rest assured – Death Valley is anything but dead.
If you’re looking for an off-Strip adventure, don’t discount Death Valley. It’s less than three hours from the Strip, it’s the largest National Park in the lower 48 states, and the area’s extreme temperatures, range of elevation, and untamed wilderness are the perfect complement to the over-the-top glamor of the Strip. If you need a little extra convincing, here 14 breathtaking Death Valley viewpoints you can explore:
If you’ve never ventured off the Strip, you might not know what lies beyond the streets of Las Vegas. Sin City may be located on the outskirts of the Mojave Desert, but if you’re looking to spend some time away from the flurry of Las Vegas, there’s no shortage of stunning scenery to see or interesting things to do a short drive outside the city limits. And, luckily, some of the most breathtaking sights in the Southwest aren’t located that far away from the Strip. Interested in a short road trip? Check out Red Rock Canyon! Don’t mind adding a few more miles to your drive? Beautiful Bryce Canyon National Park is only a few hours away.
If you need a break from the brightly-lit and bustling Las Vegas Strip, look no further than the scenic respite of Red Rock Canyon. This beautiful, arid stretch of land was Nevada’s first National Conservation Area and it’s now one of the most popular in the country, with over one million annual visitors.