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.
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:
Las Vegas isn’t the only place you’ll find bright lights and extraordinary sights in the Southwest! If your idea of an adventure is more natural than neon, take a trip to the Valley of Fire.
The Valley of Fire State Park is located just 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas in the Mojave Desert. Dedicated in 1935, the Valley of Fire is the oldest state park in Nevada. The Park is comprised of 42,000 acres of rugged desert terrain and hosts over 300,000 visitors every year, so if you’re tight for time, consider visiting the quieter (but no less adventurous!) Valley of Fire on your next Vegas vacation.