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.
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’re planning your first visit to Sin City, don’t worry – Las Vegas may seem complicated and overwhelming, but it is the entertainment capital of the world for a reason!
To help get you ready for your first trip to Las Vegas, we’ve compiled a list of tips to make sure you get the most out of your adventure. So let’s do as seasoned Vegas visitors do and jump right in!
Las Vegas may be known for its lavish casino-resorts and boisterous nightlife, but there’s a lot more to do in Sin City besides gambling and partying.
If table games and dance floors aren’t your style, check out one of these alternative Las Vegas excursions or activities: