Places To Visit Around Las Vegas
We all love to go on holiday, and one place that is a big favorite for many people around the world is Las Vegas, Nevada. Whether people are going for a short weekend, a week, or for a wedding ceremony, the bright lights in the desert and the casinos are a major attraction.
Getting to Las Vegas these days is easy as flights arrive from all over the world, from a country like the UK you can be in Vegas within 10 hours from take-off to landing.
With so much to do in Las Vegas itself, not many people tend to visit the surrounding areas, but if you are there for a week or more it is highly recommended that you hire a car and take a drive to a few of the outstanding features in the area. Below is a list of must visit places if you do hire a car.
Valley Of Fire
This is about an hour’s drive from Vegas and is an area of outstanding beauty. It costs a few dollars to enter the location but this money is used to keep the roads in good condition.
The geology of this place is absolutely amazing, and the colors range from dark reds and browns, to light yellow. Some of the rock formations make excellent pictures for your photo album.
This amazing piece of human engineering is world famous and with the opening of the new bridge across the Colorado you can now get pictures of it that used to be only possible from a helicopter.
Parking is very easy, use the multi-story on the Nevada side, or the open parking on the Arizona side. You can clearly see from the dam itself how much the levels of Lake Mead have dropped this century.
This is a beautiful sight from the valley that contains Las Vegas, and is usually snowcapped for about 6 months of the year.
You can spend a few hours getting a tan next to a pool in Vegas and then later in the day drive up Mt Charleston and go skiing, now there are not many places that you can do that.
It also means that your kids can finish off a fun day in Vegas with a snowball fight.
Although this is a couple of hours drive from Vegas it is well worth a visit.
The area can easily reach 120F in the summer months, but due to the low humidity it feels a lot lower, so make sure you keep drinking water if you go for a walk.
There is so much to see in this area you need to spend the whole day here, form the Devil’s Golf Course to Badwater, which is below sea level.
Las Vegas is an amazing place to visit and it has so much to do that you are never there long enough, but hiring a car will give you access to many places that the average tourist never gets to see.
Enjoy more holiday advice here in our guide and travel tips for warm weather
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