Golf, tennis, hiking, biking, extreme sports, boating, water skiing, snowboarding, sightseeing … the list is as long as you want to make it. Vegas and the surrounding area are right in the middle of the beautiful, surprisingly colorful Mojave Desert. So, what are you doing? It’s time to be adventurous and get out there.
And in Vegas, there are a lot of surprises waiting just off Las Vegas Boulevard. Travel into the desert and discover some of the best adventures in the west. Saddle up for horseback riding in Las Vegas at the Bootleg Canyon Trails. And while you’re out there, hit up the zip line through the desert canyons in Boulder City.
If hiking Las Vegas is how you prefer to see the sights, head out to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Climb across stunning red rock formations and keep an eye out for desert tortoises and burros.
If you have a need for speed, look no further than the Mario Andretti Racing School. And yes, it’s as incredible and fantastic as it sounds. Live the life of a real race car driver as you get behind the wheel of regulation cars on a regulation track and drive for your life.
All of this innocent, outdoor activity is sure to impress your friends, but a stop by the Hoover Dam will impress you even more. Pictures don’t do this man-made wonder justice. And you’re so close to getting to see it with your own eyes. Stand in two time zones at once on the middle of the dramatic Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, travel down inside the turbine room or marvel at the art deco architecture. It’s a piece of American history you have to check off your bucket list.