Whether you are planning a visit or live in Las Vegas or Henderson, Nevada, then there are many interesting day trips that you can take while you are there. Here are four Las Vegas day trip recommendations.
The Hoover Dam located 33 miles southeast of Las Vegas makes a wonderful day trip. Consider starting your day at the Visitor’s Center which opens at 9:30 AM. The scenic drive to get to the center running between Lake Mead and the Black Canyon is one of the prettiest in America. From the visitor’s center, you can take a one-hour tour of the dam where construction started in 1933. On the tour, visit underground tunnels and feel the power of the wind generated by the water in your face. More adventurous travelers can rent a kayak or canoe allowing them to explore Lake Mead on their own.
Located 33 miles west of Las Vegas, the Red Rock Canyon is a wonderful place to explore on foot or by bike. The amazing Aztec sandstone formations were created about 65 million years ago by shifting fault lines. The 13-mile-long scenic loop is a good place to start exploring the Red Rock National Conservation Area. Several short paths off the scenic drive allow visitors to see the vast variety of ecological areas lying within this park. More adventurous guests may want to pack a backpack allowing them to enjoy backcountry backpacking at this park.
Adventure seekers can find many wonderful things to do in Pahrump, which is located 63 miles west of Las Vegas. Take a firearm’s class at the Front Sight Firearms Training Institute. Strap on a jetpack allowing you to fly through the air. Challenge your friends to a round of golf at the Mountain Falls Golf Club. The land surrounding this southern Nevada town is famous for the grapes that it grows with many wineries offering fabulous tours. Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch welcomes you drive fast after receiving their special training. Test Lady Luck at the town’s casinos.
Step back into the era when General Fremont used Bonnie Springs as a stopping grounds to build up his troops for the march through Death Valley. Take a 90-minute horseback ride allowing you to see the amazing scenery. Interact with the animals at the petting zoo including wallabies, emus, rabbits, and burros. Visit the amazing Wax Museum to see Old West scenes recreated in wax. Start the day with an omelet in the restaurant or later in the day enjoy a Philly cheese steak sandwich along with a hot slice of pie.
There are so many interesting places to visit in Nevada that you will want to return many times. Pick your favorite and get started packing your bags today.