Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Las Vegas is also a town with a deep historic character. Not only a gambling town, also an old west and a pioneer town. In the days of the old west, Las Vegas was a prime destination on the Mormon trail and a watering hole for many a cowboy in wild west times.
Las Vegas is also a place with character away from all this. Visitors who are willing to venture away from the Strip will discover a myriad of different and amazing things. For example, only a few miles to the west there is Red Rock Canyon, a perfect destinations for family outings and some amazing natural history. To the east of Vegas there is Lake Mead and historic Boulder Dam. One considered one of the seven wonders of the world, both the dam lake are great ideas for the whole family.
For those visitors with some time on their hands, Las Vegas also serves as a great starting point for adventures to the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park. All of which are only a few hours away by car, with excellent highway access in every direction. With the opening of the Bounder Dam Bypass, northern Arizona is now closer to Las Vegas than ever. This is perfect timing for visitors wanting to see the Grand Canyon Overlook and heading into destinations such as Flagstaff, Jerome and Sedona Arizona.
Even without leaving town there is much adventure to be had in Las Vegas. Perhaps you might want to pay a visit to Las Vegas Gold and Silver, setting for the infamous Pawn Stars television series. Not too far away you will find “The Springs Preserve” an excellent place to take the kids and get an education of the natural desert environment that was Las Vegas long ago.
These activities are a great addition to any Las Vegas adventure. For visitors staying in Las Vegas vacation home rentals, they are a great way to have fun and avoid the traffic and noise (and cost!) of the Strip. These destinations are perfect for family outings. Most of them can be accomplished in a couple hours and make an nice addition to a day spent in your vacation rental. Whatever you choose, have a great time in Las Vegas!