Places To Visit In Las Vegas - Off Strip Attractions
There are so many beautiful places to visit in Las Vegas! My favorite thing about the city is its close location to the world famous national parks that you can easily visit whether by car or during an organized tour. If you are wondering where to go when in Vegas, you can check out The Grand Canyon, Red Rock Canyon, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and other exciting tourist attractions near Las Vegas.
Beautiful national parks around the city are among highly popular places to visit in Las Vegas off the Strip. Grand Canyon is probably the most popular park in the world. Luckily, Grand Canyon is located only a few hours drive (or an hour of flight by helicopter) - it would be a pity to miss it if you are in Vegas.
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Hoover Dam is an engineering marvel located very close to the city and is the most popular place to visit in Las Vegas. Hoover Dam has a fascinating history and is a magnificent sight to see and attracts thousands of people every day. Be sure to visit Hoover Dam when you are in Vegas!
Lake Mead is the largest man-made lake, created during the construction of Hoover Dam. Today, Lake Mead not only serves as a large reservoir of water - it also is among the most popular places to visit in Las Vegas, especially in summer time, because it offers many recreational activities - water skiing, house boats, fishing, camping, and cruises.
Valley of Fire
My personal favorite park within the vicinity of the Sin Sity is Valley Of Fire with it's incredible natural "sculptures" that look like they are on fire when the sun shines directly onto them. Plus, it's one of the most beautiful places to visit in Las Vegas for adrenaline junkies who love to ride an ATV.
Red Rock Canyon
Red Rock Canyon is a large park located very close to the city. It's the most visited place in Las Vegas by tourists and locals off the Strip, thanks to its proximity to the Strip. If you are wondering where to go from Vegas for a quick tour, Red Rock Canyon can be a convenient option.
Death Valley is a fascinating national park located not too far from Las Vegas, and a popular tourist destination on it's own rights. Death Valley is a gorgeous place to visit in Las Vegas, whether on your own or with one of the organized tours. Death Valley is the most enjoyable in winter time, as in summer it gets too hot.
Gondolas at Lake Las Vegas
Looking for more places to visit in Las Vegas outside the Strip? Allow yourself to be mesmerized by the beauty of Lake Las Vegas - one of the most romantic attractions near Las Vegas - with a ride in a luxurious gondola, recreating the romantic and beautiful feel of Venice in Italy. This is not only a great way to enjoy a ride on the lake but also a very romantic and unique experience. As you slide down the lake, don't forget to kiss when the pass under the Pontevecchio Bridge. There are a number of cruise options available, including gourmet dinner cruises. Upgrades like disposable cameras and roses, proposals and birthday services are also available at one of the most picturesque places to visit in Las Vegas.
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