Travel & Outdoors
When the dry, desert party atmosphere in Las Vegas leaves you longing for a trip into woody nature, a weekend trip to Mammoth Lakes can be just the thing to get your forest fix.
Plan an offbeat weekend getaway from Las Vegas by exploring some of the popular attractions, independent lodgings and unusual businesses the Phoenix area has to offer.
Las Vegas is a bustling city with a lot of entertainment, but sometimes visitors and locals long for a quiet getaway not too far from home. Lake Mead’s nearby natural recreation area and scenic drive offer plenty of draw, especially because the whole trip takes less than a tank of gas. Explore a road trip loop that will take you by beautiful views, restaurants, shopping and outdoor recreation that heavily contrasts the electronic flash and facades that lure locals and visitors to Las Vegas.
Whether you enjoy relaxing by the lake or action-packed wakeboarding, Lake Powell has it all. This is a perfect place to enjoy almost 2,000 miles of shoreline while taking a break from it all in a beautiful setting.
Death Valley National Park awaits adventurous souls with the perfect example of desolation at its finest. Though the park does have two areas that provide gasoline, try to eat and fuel up outside of the park whenever possible if you’re on a budget.
There isn’t a bad dive shop in the Las Vagas area. These shop owners love the water, the adventure and bringing more divers into the fold. It’s the little personal touches at these area shops that make the breathtaking world of water accessible to anyone. Check out the top shops in Las Vegas Valley for the best lessons, instructors and facilities this area has to offer.
Las Vegas’ desert location doesn’t mean the area lacks stunning picnic sites. From duck ponds and fishing to romantic desert views, this city has just the right picnic hideaway for every basket. Enjoy the little spot just outside of town where mountain goats come join dinner, but be sure not to miss out on the most stunning picnic locales in the neighborhood.
The natural wonder of the Grand Canyon lures millions of tourists from around the world every year to Arizona. Las Vegas is about 250 miles away, making this the perfect weekend getaway for locals who need to stand in awe of nature for a day or two. Pack up the car, stash a bit of cash and hit the road for a visit to one of the most stunning marvels the area has to offer.
Whether you’re pushing away from the blackjack table or sneaking away from the office, playing tennis in Vegas is a must. This city boasts some of the country’s best tennis facilities, perfect for seasoned pros and novices without a day of play under their belts. Las Vegas’ best tennis courts and clubs won’t disappoint.
Taking in all the world famous Las Vegas Valley has to offer doesn’t have to be limited to the strip. Hop in the car and head out for one of the five best and most picturesque drives Las Vegas has to offer. The beauty of the adventure lies in the fact that not one of these drives goes more than 35 miles from Vegas, making them ideal day trips.