If you are planning a holiday to Las Vegas, along with a further exploration of the state of Nevada, landing at Las Vegas McCarran Airport will be the perfect start to your trip.
Most people do not associate Las Vegas with culture. Whilst the plentiful casinos draw in lots of visitors, the natural wonders that are littered throughout Nevada provide holidaymakers with endless enthralment. View everything from dance shows, musicals, ballet, plays and concerts, whatever your taste, you will be surprised at the diversity of activities on offer.
What Can I Do in Las Vegas Itself?
Hit the shops and indulge in some serious retail therapy at the Fashion Show Mall. The sheer diversity of malls here is amazing; head to the Castle Walk Shops and watch medieval jousting. The Forum Shops at Caesars are incredibly lavish too.
Watch a play at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, or drive along The Strip in your rental car and enjoy the Springs Reserve. Discover the history of Las Vegas and enjoy the botanical gardens and variety of animals housed here.
If you like to partake in golf, you will be spoilt for choice in Las Vegas. Take to the green of Bali Hai Golf Course, one of the top rated courses across the whole of the US, or the Anthem Country Club, amongst many more.
Relax around the pool of one of the awesome hotels such as the Italian themed Bellagio Pool or the lively Daylight Beach Club. Chill out at the tranquil Hibiscus Spa or the grand Reliquary Spa, complete with Roman-style baths.
Whether you fancy a spot of gambling or not, you must visit at least one of the awe-inspiring casinos. Choose from a wide range including Luxor, Excalibur or Bellagio. You could try and visit them all!
Explore Nevada - Day Trips From Las Vegas
Area 51 is famed for its association with aliens and unidentified flying objects. It is approximately 3 hours away by car, so you might want to stop off at Ash Meadows Wildlife Refuge on your way. Upon arrival at Area 51, visit the famous black mailbox; maybe you will even see an alien yourself!
Travel to the border of Nevada and Arizona and view the Hoover Dam. This large man-made feat spans the Colorado River and is truly remarkable.
The Grand Canyon is quite a way away at about 4 hours’ drive, but you could indulge in a helicopter ride if you fancy giving the rental car a rest! Will you explore the South, North or West rim first?
Red Rock Canyon is only a short 30 minute car journey from the centre of Las Vegas. Marvel at the mighty rock formations, find a suitable trail and hike your way through some of the stunning scenery.
Visit Death Valley National Park, which is easily accessible. View the vast array of landscape, including salt flats, mountains and valleys.