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Experience Exciting Summer Events in Las Vegas, NV

As the summer sun begins to shine over Las Vegas, the city comes alive with a vibrant array of events and festivities. From music festivals to sporting spectacles, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here’s a lineup of the hottest summer events happening in Las Vegas, along with the perfect place to stay for an unforgettable summer getaway. 

May: EDC 2024 

  • What: Electric Daisy Carnival – North America’s largest dance music festival. 
  • When: May 17th – May 19th, 2024. 
  • Where: Las Vegas Speedway. 
  • Details: Immerse yourself in the electrifying atmosphere of EDC as top DJs and performers take the stage for three days of non-stop music and entertainment. 

May: Memorial Day Weekend 

  • What: Various nightclub events at popular venues such as Tao Beach Dayclub, Drai’s Nightclub, and Zouk Nightclub. 
  • When: Memorial Day Weekend. 
  • Details: Celebrate the holiday weekend in style with exclusive parties and events at Las Vegas’s hottest nightclubs. 

June: UFC International Fight Week 

  • What: UFC International Fight Week – a week-long celebration of mixed martial arts. 
  • When: June 24 – 30, 2024. 
  • Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. 
  • Details: Join UFC fans from around the world for a series of exciting events, including UFC 303 and the UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. 

July: Fourth of July 

  • What: Independence Day celebrations. 
  • When: July 4th. 
  • Details: Experience the magic of July 4th in Las Vegas with spectacular fireworks displays visible from various locations across the city. Catch a world-class performance by Cirque du Soleil or the Blue Man Group to round off your evening. 

August: DEFCON 2024 las vegas convention center sign

  • What: DEFCON – the world’s largest hacker convention. 
  • When: August 8 – 11, 2024. 
  • Where: Las Vegas Convention Center. 
  • Details: Dive into the fascinating world of cybersecurity at DEFCON, where hackers and security experts gather to discuss the latest trends and technologies in the field. 

Make Your Stay Unforgettable at Club de Soleil 

Nestled just minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip, Club de Soleil offers a taste of European elegance in the heart of Sin City. Our resort-style amenities include a sparkling pool and spa, tennis courts, and outdoor BBQ areas. Whether you club de soleil resort in las vegas nevada outdoor area poolchoose a studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom suite, you’ll enjoy spacious accommodations with all the comforts of home. 

Book Your Summer Getaway Today 

Experience the excitement of Las Vegas’s summer events while enjoying the comfort and convenience of Club de Soleil. Book your stay now and take advantage of our special offers. Visit our website or call our Reservations Team at 1-855-386-4658 to reserve your summer escape. 

Las Vegas: Evolving from Entertainment Hub to Sports Capital

In the vibrant metropolis of Las Vegas, where dazzling lights and iconic casinos once took center stage, a new narrative is unfolding: the rise of sports culture. Recent victories such as the Vegas Golden Knights’ Stanley Cup triumph in 2023 and the Las Vegas Aces’ WNBA Championship win the same year have catapulted Las Vegas into the spotlight as a formidable force in the sports arena. 

A City in Transition: The Sporting Renaissance of Las Vegas

Gone are the days when Las Vegas solely thrived on its reputation as an entertainment haven. The city’s landscape has undergone a remarkable metamorphosis, driven by the emergence of local sports teams and the acquisition of major franchises. Among these, the Vegas Golden Knights have particularly captured the imagination of both locals and visitors with their electrifying performances on the ice. With a fervent fan base rallying behind them, the Knights have become emblematic of Las Vegas’s sporting prowess and community spirit. 

Anticipation Builds: Exciting Sporting Events on the Horizon 

Looking ahead, Las Vegas promises a thrilling lineup of sporting spectacles set to captivate fans of all ages. From the Vegas Golden Knights’ series of home games to the Las Vegas Aviators’ baseball showdowns, the city is abuzz with anticipation. Additionally, the upcoming home games of the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium are poised to draw spectators from far and wide, adding to the city’s vibrant sports tapestry. 

Noteworthy events such as the Oakland Athletics’ game in Vegas on March 8th carry special significance as the team prepares to integrate into the Las Vegas sports community. Furthermore, the Las Vegas Aces will grace the courts from May to September, showcasing top-tier women’s basketball talent and further solidifying Las Vegas’s status as a sports destination. 

Your Premier Sports Getaway: Club de Soléil

Nestled amidst the excitement of Las Vegas’s burgeoning sports scene lies Club de Soléil, offering a taste of European elegance in the heart of the desert. Situated on West Tropicana Avenue, just minutes away from the iconic Las Vegas Strip, Club de Soléil embodies the essence of the French-Mediterranean aesthetic. Recognized as a Silver Crown Resort by RCI, our amenities include a resort-style pool and spa, tennis court, putting green, and fitness facility. 

Plan Your Sports Retreat Today 

Ready to experience the exhilaration of Las Vegas sports firsthand? Book your stay at Club de Soléil and immerse yourself in the excitement of the city’s sporting renaissance. Visit our website or call 1-855-386-8463 to secure your spot in paradise. Don’t miss the chance to be part of history in the making! 

Beer being poured

Best Breweries in Las Vegas

When the Natufians concocted an alcoholic gruel for ritualistic feasting, it is clear, 13,000 years later, they were on to something… For an amalgam of eons and millennia, humanity has found its great equalizer: Beer. The history of this beverage is expansive; robust, to say the least. Spanning every continent, every civilization, every celebration, every stadium, every milestone, and every heartbreak at a pub conceived by man. Any rabbit hole google search will reveal to any drunk pseudo anthropologist the true depth of this fermented alchemy’s biblical history on earth, but since National Beer Day is coming upon us on April 7th, let’s just say for all intents and purposes, there is more to learn about beer from drinking than reading. Don’t worry; we will vouch for you.

It’s no coincidence that Sin City houses one of the nation’s most comprehensive communities of craft beer aficionados. With the deep concentration of globally acclaimed chefs, sommeliers, and world-class drunks who’ve anchored business and pleasure in Las Vegas.

Amongst the city’s epic homage-laden soirées celebrating the foamy hop, such as the Water Street Oktoberfest, Motley Brew’s Downtown Brew Festival, and the great Nevada Beer Bash, National Beer Day is the only one Nevadans share with the nation. And as guests of Club de Soleil and honorary representatives of Sin City, you have an immense obligation to participate. After all, isn’t it worth celebrating perhaps the only thing all Americans can agree on at this point?

Below is a list we’ve compiled of some of the best breweries in town… so do the hop!

Beer Glasses

Crafthaus

197 E California Ave #130
Las Vegas NV 89104
Crafthausbrewery.com
702-888-1026

Featuring 24 taps of their own brewed craft beers, plus an arsenal of guest beers, cider, wine, and cold brews, it’s clear the owners Wyndee and David Forrest’s passion about building a community around quality driven beers is as authentic as their dizzying selection of ales. And this isn’t just our opinion- this brewery is both a crowd and critic pleaser garnering such accolades as Favorite Local Brewery and Readers Choice by Las Vegas Weekly.

Bad Beat

7380 Eastgate Rd #110
Henderson, NV 89011
Badbeatbrewing.com
702-463-4199

The only thing Henderson’s Booze District is more famous for than its many sordid nights is Bad Beat- an idea its owners say was ‘born out of our love for poker and craft beer.’ Check out their taproom, where they offer four of their own batches on tap year-round as well as eight rotating specialties and some gold ole classic board games to play. But pace yourself, or you may fold before sampling their wide array of foam tops.

Astronomy Aleworks

7350 Eastgate Rd #170
Henderson, NV 89011
Astronomyaleworks.com

‘We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars’ said a boozy Oscar Wilde, and Astronomy Aleworks, also in the Henderson Booze District, can attest to that. This place is cosmic with it’s ultra galactic science fiction theme whetting the palates of many Star Trek and Star Wars fans. But don’t let it be fantasy, any tour of this brewhouse’s 12 beers on tap will leave more stars in your eyes than Carl Sagan.

Lovelady Brewing Company

20 S Water Street
Henderson, NV 89015
Loveladybrewing.com
702-564-3030

Luck be a Lovelady tonight at Lovelady brewing. And after 20 years in business, you know she’s on your side. If 16 tap handles aren’t enough to entice you, this brewhouse’s unique rustic atmosphere allows guests to bring your own food.

Hudl Brewing Company

1327 South Main Street Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Hudlbrewing.com
702-445-7100
Taking nods from the San Diego craft beer movement, this eclectic brewery’s cool Brooklyn vibes gives a lovely ambiance for a group of friends to HUDL while drinking… or while pulling one’s hair back as she vomits quality IPA. With 22 beers on tap spanning a diverse flavor spectrum, make sure to check out their signature Vanilla Oak Cream Ale or High Hatter Pineapple, which are both crowd favorites.

Beer being poured

Crawfish Boil

Mardi Gras Las Vegas

Mardi Gras Las Vegas

If a jaunt to The Big Easy this Mardi Gras is not in the cards head on over to Sin City for Mardi Gras Las Vegas, where you won’t have to work as hard for those beads but the sinning will be comparable. Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday,” reflecting the practice of the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual Lenten sacrifices and fasting of the Lenten season. Traditionally celebrated in New Orleans, the spirit of Mardi Gras has found its way further west in Las Vegas, and Club de Soleil is the perfect home base for all wannabe party gras visitors with it’s central location to the action. Although Mardi Gras normally falls on March 1, 2022, Mardi Gras Las Vegas in true Las Vegas fashion extends the festivities to span over a week. And with Las Vegas weather in March as temperate as it is, this timeline of festivities are appreciated by both tourists and locals alike.

 

Fat Tuesday Las Vegas

3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Begin your Fat Tuesday Las Vegas adventure with a sugar rush at Fat Tuesday Las Vegas where the libations are epic, the portions gigantic, and the servings are portable! That’s right, in Vegas it’s legal to take your drinks off site so stock up on your boozy fuel for the rest of the night by making this first pit stop. Take our shuttle to Tropicana on The Strip and head on over to Fat Tuesday Las Vegas at MGM Grand and you’re almost there!

Las Vegas Sign

 

Mardi Gras Celebration Las Vegas

Mardi Gras Parade at the Orleans Hotel
4500 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103

On Tuesday Feb 25th, the casino will host a Mardi Gras Las Vegas parade where a live Dixieland band will blow the horn off the mundane as they serenade the casino floor with joy from 2:00pm-8:00pm. This annual celebration of mayhem is adorned in all the traditional fanfare one might come to expect from its southern counterpart. With some signature boozy cocktails to match, it will be hard deciphering this celebration from the one in New Orleans. Check back with The Orleans closer to the date of the event for updated pricing for admission. If it’s nippy outside, don’t fret, these festivities all take place indoors. Mardi Gras girls will be passing out those beads so make sure you have your game face on.

No Prohibition on Fun

1923 Prohibition Bar

3930 Las Vegas Blvd S STE 101, Las Vegas, NV 89119

If Las Vegas weather in March gets frosty during the day, save your energy for NOLA Nights at 1923 Prohibition Bar at Mandalay Bay. For years, Prohibition Bar has put its signature sordid fun on this Louisiana themed soiree with live music, burlesque dancers, and Mardi Gras inspired everything, the bead collecting here is always an unforgettable riot. Check it out on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 6 p.m.- 11 p.m. Admission prices are still TBA.

By now you probably need some sustenance to sop up all the boozy fun you’ve had.. and maybe a few moments to reflect on all the dignity you lost for those beads. Check out these savory outposts featuring some of the city’s best Creole cuisine.

Hot and Juicy

 

3663 S Las Vegas Blvd #590, Las Vegas, NV 89109

No Creole cuisine is not complete without some Louisiana crawfish and Hot and Juicy knows just how to serve this up in true southern fashion: HOT! Grab a bib and dig into some of the best seafood boils in town. Prices are reasonable but that lingering seafood smell isn’t- so try planning your crawfish towards the end of your day so you don’t smell too authentic during Mardi Gras Las Vegas.

Pier 88 Boiling Seafood & Bar

5825 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89146

For some slightly elevated seafood from Hot and Juicy, check out Pier 88 Boiling Seafood and Bar. The southern boils here are fully customizable and offer some great Crab and other shellfish options. Check those market prices before gorging on too much… seafood can get expensive!

Crawfish Boil

Mississippi Mary’s Soul Food Cafe

3923 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89102

This southern kitchen is as authentic as it gets, and the bevy of diners willing to make the 20 minute trek from Club De Soleil to grab some nosh at this eatery speaks volumes of the flavors being served up here daily. Among their extensive soul offerings this place is known city wide for having some mean gumbo. For something heartier, their chicken and waffles are also legendary. Top it all off with some delicious peach cobbler, sweet potato or pecan pie or banana pudding- all their desserts are worth the pilgrimage alone.

Saint Honore Donuts and Beignets

9460 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89147

There’s no sweet tooth better than a Louisiana one and Saint Honore Donuts and Beignets proves this nightly with their selection of fresh made to order beignets. Although Beignets are usually served in New Orleans as breakfast fare with powdered sugar on top, they hold up at all times of the day as a sweet treat. Like tradition, Saint Honore prepares them right before consumption to be eaten fresh and piping hot. In the United States, beignets have been synonymous with New Orleans Creole cuisine and is usually served as a dessert.

Beignets

Papillion Tours

Strip Helicopter Night Flight

Strip Helicopter Night Flight

If you aren’t afraid of heights and you’re looking for something different to do during the week, Papillion’s Las Vegas Helicopter Tour is accepting reservations for Night Flight. Night Flight will hover over the entire famous Las Vegas Strip with a complimentary glass of champagne and some additional facts about the history of the Las Vegas Strip provided by the pilot. The tour lasts for approximately 10 – 15 minutes and covers the entire strip and the Downtown district. Ticket prices start at $84 per person.

All guests are encouraged to bring their State issued IDs, masks, and their cameras. **Give certificates are available as well, if you would like to gift someone with this experience.

For more information and to book a flight, visit: Papillion – Helicopter Tours

Vegas Big Bus Tour

Need Something To Do This Week?

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Vegas Big Bus Tour

We’ve got you covered with this often overlooked gem. We know you’ve seen the red double-decker bus on the Strip and have wondered how you can hop on! Well, we have news for you, Thursday through Monday of each week, Big Bus Tours is providing bus tours of famous Vegas landmarks and others that you might not be familiar with.

Big Bus Tours offers two distinct ticketing options, including the Classic and Premium ticket. The most significant difference between the two ticket options is night tours and discounts for kids. Ticket prices range between $45 and $63. If you would like more information regarding Big Bus Tours, please visit: https://www.bigbustours.com/en/las-vegas/las-vegas-bus-tours

 

Spooktacular Vegas! Your Guide To Halloween 2020.

Spooktacular Vegas!

Your Guide To Halloween 2020 In Vegas

With all of the uncertainty and unknowns this year has brought, another one is Halloween and how that will look for 2020? Thankfully, it won’t have to look much different! With all of the proper precautions in place, this Halloween should be just as fun as ever in Las Vegas.

Thanks to our friends at ABC 13, if you find yourself at the resort during the end of October or October 31st, here is what there is to do in Vegas to celebrate the festivities.

Click here to view the full article.

 

Family Friendly Fun:

  • Ward 4 Halloween at the Durango Hills Community Center (On Oct. 23 at 6:30 pm
    • Dive through trick or treating, not to mention free and open to the public.
  • Downtown Summerlin Halloween (On Sept. 27 to Oct. 31)
    • Downtown Summerlin will be hosting virtual events to celebrate Halloween.
  • Lion Habitat Ranch- Boo at the Zoo (On Oct. 29 to Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
    • All tickets must be purchased in advance online.
  • Fashion Show Las Vegas (Every Saturday and Sunday starting Oct. 10 from 4pm to 8pm)
    • Walk through experience with ghost stories, skeleton models and much more!

 

Haunted Houses:

  • Asylum and Hotel Fear at Meadows Mall (Opening Oct. 1)
    • Proceeds will benefit Paradise Ranch Foundation. A local charity around mental health through Horse Assisted Therapy.
  • Tales from Titanic at Luxor Hotel (Oct. 30 to Nov.1)
    • True stories, myths, mysteries and hauntings around the chilling firsthand accounts of paranormal activity around the Titanic.
  • Trapped Drive Through Haunted Experience at The Industrial Event Space (Open Oct. 8)
    • Cars are guided through a haunted experience to amaze and scare.
  • Fright Ride Haunted House at Industrial Road and Wyoming Ave (Open Oct. 1 to Oct. 31)
    • A reservation is required and is recommended to purchase tickets in advance.

 

Spooky Adult Attractions:

  • 108 Eats and Drinks at the STRAT Hotel (On Oct. 31)
    • Halloween inspired food and drinks will be served at the SkyPod.
  • CliQue Bar and Lounge at The Cosmopolitan (On Oct. 29 to Nov. 1)
    • Live DJ performances and amazing food and drinks. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
  • Electra Cocktail Club and The Dorsey at The Venetian (On Oct. 29 to Nov. 1)
    • Celebrate Halloween and Day of the Dead with chilling cocktails and party spirit.
  • The Sand Dollar Lounge (On Oct. 12 to Oct. 31)
    • Halloween themed pop-up will be the name of the game and the bar will transform into a spooky, scary, celebration.
  • Ellis Island’s The Front Yard – Witches Who Brunch and Halloween Night (On Oct. 31 from 10AM to 3PM)
    • Brunch can be a witches gathering after all. Halloween themed food and drinks will be served with a Halloween contest!

We hope you have a spooktastic Halloween in Las Vegas with us!

 

**We are not affiliated with any of the attractions or places listed.

Housekeeping Week at Club de Soleil

Housekeeping Week at Club de Soleil

 

Not many people think about housekeepers when they enter a hotel or resort, but housekeeping and maintenance is one of the most difficult jobs there is. Lots of hard work goes into making sure rooms and suites are tidy, clean and safe for guests to stay in. Thanks to our Housekeepers and Maintenance crew, your rooms are just that.

Since 1981, showing appreciation for housekeepers and maintenance workers has become a sponsored holiday where companies often spend the entire week honoring their hard work and dedication to guests.

Eva Rodriguez is the Housekeeping Director for Club de Soleil and has been working in the hospitality industry for 25 years. For her this is a very important week for the industry as housekeeping and maintenance is the backbone of the resort and deserves to be recognized.

“This week means everything to me. I do recognize my entire team every single day because being a housekeeper is a very hard job and takes dedication,” said Rodriguez.

This year due to COVID-19, Housekeeping week looked a little bit different than previous years. However, we were still able to do fun things and give goodies to show our appreciation for housekeepers and maintenance staff!

We know that next year will be better than ever and we look forward to showing our appreciation to our amazing staff not just this one week but every day of the year. The next time you see a housekeeper or a maintenance worker give them a socially distanced wave or a smile.

 

Scenic Hiking Experiences In Las Vegas

Scenic Hiking Experiences In Las Vegas

 

Are you looking to take the family on a scenic experience in Las Vegas, but don’t know good hiking trails that will be fun for all? We have you covered! Right in Vegas’ backyard are some of the most beautiful and picturesque sights to experience with an outdoor aspect for everyone.

Las Vegas has several different places for families to go, one of the most popular being Red Rock Canyon. People go to see the infamous “red rocks” and to hike or take an evening drive around the scenic loop. Another gorgeous experience is Mount Charleston is, especially for those visiting Vegas in the winter months. The snow and winter activities that can be done on the mountain are unbelievable. Lastly The Valley of Fire is worth the drive as it is full of rich and beautiful history.

 

Red Rock:

Red Rock Canyon has 13 miles of a beautiful scenic drive to admire the amazing canyons and peaks. A Visitor Center is located just past the entrance for guest’s convenience. It includes indoor and outdoor exhibits, plants throughout the canyon, wildlife to expect, and desert tortoise habitats. You can also bike, climb, and horseback ride as well. The daily entrance fee for a car/truck is $15 per vehicle. All entrance fees go towards upkeep to the canyon.

Easy/Moderate – Calico Tanks Trail

This 2.2 mile out and back trail offers wild flowers, beautiful views of red rock and a chance for some boulder scrabbles. It is well marked on the way to tank and the scenery is perfect in the morning hours. This trail offers limited to no shade so be careful in the summer months.

Hard/Difficult – Turtlehead Peak Trail

This 4.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail, beautiful views of Red Rock Canyon, and the Las Vegas Strip can be seen from a –top of Turtle Head. This trail has pretty steep inclines, & rock crawls. The trail is well marketed but it is easy to veer off the main trail at times if you do not pay close attention.

https://www.redrockcanyonlv.org/lasvegas/hikes-trails/

 

Mount Charleston:

Spreading over 90 acres, the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway offers a Visitor Center, Education Building, group picnic areas, two amphitheaters, trailheads, and expansive areas with benches to take in the views of Kyle Canyon and Charleston Peak. The Seven Stones Plaza at the Gateway honors the 7 Paiute tribes who consider this a sacred Nuwuvi creation place. Also found at the Gateway is the Silent Heroes of the Cold War Memorial, the nation’s first national Cold War memorial.

From a cool escape in the summer to a snowy wonderland in the winter, the Spring Mountains offer a distinct change in seasons not normally found in the Mojave Desert. Fall colors and spring wildflowers delight hikers who visit during these quiet seasons. You can also horseback ride, climb, off road drive, bike, and experience the gorgeous scenic drive.

 

Moderate – Mary Jane Falls Hiking Trail

This 2.9 out and back trail is a moderate uphill hike with a ton of switchbacks, but the ending is beautiful with a waterfall (season permitting). The trail is very visible and busy. There are many places to stop and rest if needed. One of the busiest trails in Mount Charleston so go early and bring lots of water.

Moderate/Hard – Cathedral Rock Hiking Trail

This 2.7 out and back trail is located near Mount Charleston Lodge. It is best used from May until November and closed in the winter months due to snow. The travel offers thick patches of aspens and evergreen, views of The Cliffs with a drop off of 1,000 feet. Once you reach the  top, at 8,000 feet above sea level,  mind your snacks as the Palmer Chipmunks enjoy the views also. Please resist feeding them, by feeding them they will become dependent on humans for their food.

–Spring Mountain National Recreation Area – Off Rt. 160

Moderate – Hollow Rock Peak

This 5.4 mile out and back lightly traveled trail and is best used from September until May. The trail offers some up and downs and class 3 scrabbling to the summit. The trail gets a little hard to follow near the sandstone portion

Hard – Hidden Arches Hiking Trail

This 6.6 mile out and back lightly traveled trail is recommended for only well experienced adventures. The trail is used by rock climbers and hikers in the area. There is a hidden arch, hence the name. It will appear behind you once the trail seems to end.

https://www.gomtcharleston.com/

 

Valley of Fire State Park:

40,000 acres of bright red Aztec sandstone outcrops nestled in gray and tan limestone, Valley of Fire State Park contains ancient, petrified trees and petroglyphs dating back more than 2,000 years. A Visitor Center provides exhibits on the geology, ecology, prehistory and history of the park and nearby region. You can also take a drive around the state park with their scenic drive to see all of the beautiful views. Day use entrance fee is $10 per vehicle.

Easy – Fire Wave Trail

This 1.5 heavily trafficked out and back trail and offers sandstone formations that resembles ice cream swirls and or ocean waves of pink, white and red sandstone. The trail starts off sandy and transitions into sandstone. There is no shade on this trail so bring plenty of water and avoid hiking in extreme heat.

Moderate/Hard – Prospect Trail

This 8.8 out and back trail offers spectacular views of Valley of Fire, wildflowers and wild life. Some areas of the trail are not well marked so use of a GPS is recommended. There are boulders and loose rocks within a wash that will need to be traversed.

http://parks.nv.gov/parks/valley-of-fire

 

 

 

 

**We are not affiliated with any of the destinations/ hiking trails listed in this blog.

Experience What is in the Backyard of Las Vegas

Experience What is in the Backyard of Las Vegas

We all know that the Strip is what most come to Vegas for and for good reason, it is truly amazing and a one-of-a-kind experience! But are you someone who likes to go off the beaten path? See the scenery and what is in the backyard of Vegas itself? Las Vegas has some of the most beautiful canyons, hiking paths, and views to see if you venture just outside the Strip itself. Here are some of our suggestions for destinations for hiking or scenic drives!

 

Mount Charleston: 40 miles from the resort

From a cool escape in the summer to a snowy wonderland in the winter, the Spring Mountains offer a distinct change in seasons not normally found in the Mojave Desert. Fall colors and spring wildflowers delight hikers who visit during these quiet seasons. You can also horseback ride, climb, off road drive, bike, and experience the gorgeous scenic drive. Spreading over 90 acres, the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway offers a Visitor Center, Education Building, group picnic areas, two amphitheaters, trail heads, and expansive areas with benches to take in the views of Kyle Canyon and Charleston Peak.

Grand Canyon: 276 miles from the resort

Located in Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park encompasses 277 miles of the beautiful Colorado River and mountains galore. The Grand Canyon is rich with history and gorgeous sites. You can hike, take guided tours, take cultural tours, and more! The daily fee is $8.00 per person; all individuals under the age of 15 are exempt from payment.

Red Rock Canyon: 11 miles from the resort

Red Rock Canyon has 13 miles of a beautiful scenic drive to admire the amazing canyons and peaks. A Visitor Center is located just past the entrance for guest’s convenience. It includes indoor and outdoor exhibits, plants throughout the canyon, wildlife to expect, and desert tortoise habitats. You can also bike, climb, and horseback ride as well. The daily entrance fee for a car/truck is $15 per vehicle. All entrance fees go towards upkeep to the canyon.

Boulder City: 27 miles from the resort

Boulder City’s historic Old Town district is home to many quaint shops, museums, hiking, parks, trails, and outdoor activities. Close to the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, many like to travel to Boulder City to experience another side of Vegas; one where there is no gambling!

Lake Mead National Recreational Area: 33 miles from the resort

This is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts! With the options of swimming, boating, hiking, cycling, and fishing at America’s first and largest national recreation area, there is something for everyone! With beautiful views of the mountains and canyons, there is always something to look at that you haven’t seen before.

Valley of Fire State Park: 54 miles from the resort

40,000 acres of bright red Aztec sandstone outcrops nestled in gray and tan limestone; Valley of Fire State Park contains ancient, petrified trees and petroglyphs dating back more than 2,000 years. A Visitor Center provides exhibits on the geology, ecology, prehistory and history of the park and nearby region. You can also take a drive around the state park with their scenic drive to see all of the beautiful views. Day use entrance fee is $10 per vehicle.