Dreaming of my Vegas trip
Collected by Adriana Yampey , AFAR Local Expert
Next month I will be visiting this vibrant city and it's surroundings. This is what I want to do, see and eat.
Nevada 89005, USA
Hoover Dam is an easy drive of only 30 minutes from Las Vegas. When you approach, keep your eye out for the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge sign and swing into the parking lot for it. Completed in 2011, at a cost of $240 million, it is the second-highest...
3325 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Celebrity restaurateurs Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich serve the finest steaks in town. They match their spectacular all-beef tasting menu with a vast wine list. (701) 789-4141. Read Bob Guccione Jr.'s Spin the Globe story on Las Vegas. This...
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Due to the heat of Vegas and our limited time, we decided to take the Grand Canyon Celebration 4-hour tour with Papillon Tours. Other tours we looked at consisted of bus and helicopter with a combination of boat rides or rafting—but it would have...
29450 Valley of Fire Hwy, Overton, NV 89040, USA
Valley of Fire is the oldest state park in Nevada, and a great place to see 3,000-year-old Indian petroglyphs and explore the red sandstone formations created during the age of the dinosaurs. Bring your camera to photograph the landscape while...
Rocky Gap Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89161, USA
I have the pleasure of hiking in the beautiful Redrock Canyon area north of Las Vegas at least twice a year, but I have always been limited to the summer months for these treks. However, last winter, I had the chance to see the Mojave in winter....
6075 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA
One of the most striking geological phenomena in the world is the Grand Canyon, and, thanks to Maverick Helicopter Tours, it's also within striking distance of Las Vegas. Maverick offers a large number of tour options, flying high above the Strip,...
12801 US-95, Boulder City, NV 89005, USA
Hunter S. Thompson fans can relive the daredevil writer’s off-roading experience at VORE in Boulder City. Using some of the same vehicles driven in the famous Mint 400 race, VORE lets you gear up, hop in through a window (these beasts of a car don...
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
I've eaten at Yellowtail more times than I can count. It is my absolute favorite food (and it's extremely close to Bellagio's north valet, so I can wear my very highest heels). Before you even look at a menu, order the tuna pizza—trust me. Then...
Hard to definitely pinpoint on a map, the Wave is a gorgeous rock formation near the Arizona and Utah part of the Coyote Buttes, in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness. Don't rush off there expecting to just show up and visit, as this...
Page, AZ 86040, USA
Here at Horseshoe Bend, hundreds of feet above the Colorado River just south of the Utah border, my wife and I had, for company, a group of French high schoolers on a summer trip. At cliff's edge, there was no shortage of adolescent posing....
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