Las Vegas Area Attractions

Check out the areas in and around Las Vegas, NV for some amazing attractions

Las Vegas is famous for its legalized casinos for gambling and never-ending partying. However, there is a lot to discover in this city. The glimmering lights usually outweigh its natural side and surrounding areas. It has amazing greenery, ski slopes, unusual grounds for hiking and lake activities. Moreover, this is where one wonder of the world’s seven natural wonders can be reached from a mere half hour drive to five hours, depending on the mode of transportation. Below are some of the top attractions in North Las Vegas:

Bryce Canyon National Park

This national park in one of the major attraction centers in the Northern region of Las Vegas. Bryce Canyon is on average 4 hours from the city, it gives incomparable sightseeing experience with the deep red, golden, tan, and white tall rock spires, and also arches which give a spectacular contrast up on the clear blue skies and a surrounding of green forest. Absorb its bewitching rock towers and vistas or go hiking. During winter, cross-country skiers as well frequent the Bryce Canyon.

Zion National Park

Just a 2-1/2 hour drive from the city of Las Vegas, Zion is amongst the world’s most attractive parks. It is home to remarkable hiking trails, cliffs that stand 3,000 feet tall as well as colorful sandstone. It boasts of beautiful carvings and the world’s largest sandstone walls.

Lake Mead

Lake Mead is one of the largest man-made lakes worldwide. It is less than an hour drive located southeast of the Strip. Enjoy fun activities like swimming, boating, water-skiing, fishing or kayaking in Lake Mead waters, or hike in the surrounding area. It has shaded picnic places, RV camping grounds, hookups, and three marinas. Brunch, dinner, and sightseeing cruises are for those who love a romantic getaway or partying.

Death Valley National Park

Death Valley, which is only two hours away from Las Vegas, is comparable to a museum that speaks of geological history, Old West remnants, contemporary exhibits, as well as some plant life. On your way to Death Valley, you could stop at China Ranch, where a working family harvests dates.

Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon, which is one of the world’s seven natural wonders, is only around four to five hours away by car from Las Vegas, though you can get there in less than an hour by helicopter or airplane. The most visited part of this spot and also known as the widest, deepest as well as most accessible is the South rim. A lot of visitors want to discover the Grand Canyon on their own, but there are many guided tours via airplane, helicopter, bus, jeep, and other means of transportation.

Volcano at the Mirage

Visit the spectacular New Volcano at the Mirage featuring incredible pyrotechnics and musical arrangements by Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart and Indian tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain. The 25 million dollar volcano spews flames 40ft and water jet over 120 feet. The same design team, WET, also created the Bellagio fountains and the original Mirage Volcano. Shows start at 7:00 pm and repeat on the top of the hour until midnight.

Fremont Street Experience

Looking for a taste of old Las Vegas? Before the Strip, Las Vegas Blvd became the current mega tourist attraction; Fremont Street was the epicenter of activity in sin city. Since then many Las Vegas first have taken place on Fremont Street including, first electric lamp post, telephone, and paved street. Complimenting the Nostalgia is The Fremont Experience a The 12.5 million LED 550,000-watt Light & Sound Show that runs about every 15 minutes starting at dusk through 11:00 PM.

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