So Much More Than Just the World Famous “Las Vegas Strip”
Las Vegas is just a car or helicopter ride away from some of America’s most impressive natural sights and wonders, including Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam, Death Valley National Park, Zion National Park and of course, the Grand Canyon.
- Lake Mead is one of the largest manmade lakes in the world, perfect for swimming, riding jet skis or taking a sightseeing voyage by boat. A trip to the lake wouldn’t be complete without also visiting the engineering marvel that is the Hoover Dam.
- While the city is a wonderland of manmade attractions, Las Vegas also has a natural side. Mount Charleston is just 45 minutes away from the Strip, offering snow sports in winter and lush, green hiking trails in the warmer months.
- The desert surrounding Las Vegas has a unique beauty all its own. View the many shades of Red Rock Canyon, just 15 miles from the strip, or check out the geological history and Wild West ghost towns within Death Valley National Park, just two hours away.
- Zion National Park, just two and a half hours away in Southwest Utah, is famous for its breathtaking scenery, including enormous sandstone cliffs in shades of pink and red. Take a hike, go climbing or ride a bike through some of the most stunning vistas in the American West.
- One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, America’s famous Grand Canyon National Park in nearby Arizona is one of UNESCO’s must-see World Heritage Sites. Las Vegas offers one-day trip packages that include a helicopter tour of the canyon’s most impressive features, or you can venture out on your own – it’s about a four-hour drive by car.
- If you’re in the mood for a slower pace, take a side trip to Sedona, Arizona, home to shops, spas, art galleries and striking desert scenery. This artsy town with a Native American vibe is just four and a half hours from Las Vegas, making it an ideal destination for a quick overnight escape or a long weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
- Las Vegas is one of the most LGBT-friendly cities in America. We’re famous for our hospitality and a rainbow of entertainment venues that are open both day and night, so you’re sure to feel welcome wherever you go. We’re also America’s number-one destination for LGBT weddings and commitment ceremonies, with a variety of unique venues to choose from.