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Best Attractions Outside of Las Vegas

Date: June 17, 2019
Category: Blog

You could spend days exploring the Las Vegas Strip, and never leave this street filled with bright lights, clanging chimes and enticing shows. While there’s nothing quite like the man-made playground of Las Vegas, travelers should also remember that there’s lots to see outside of the city limits as well.

These are the best attractions outside of Las Vegas that you should add to your itinerary:

The Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam is a short half-hour drive outside of Las Vegas, and it’s worth it to schedule some time to visit this iconic sight. In fact, it was the construction of this dam that helped Las Vegas become the city that it is today. Visitors can embark on a tour of the power plant as well as the dam itself. Make sure to take time to get a photo with the Hoover Dam before you go.

Rafting on the Colorado River

While it’s easy to spend endless hours playing the slots at the glittering Las Vegas casinos, sometimes it’s a good idea to feel the rush of the fresh air. Those who are looking for an outdoor adventure on their Las Vegas vacation should consider taking a Black Canyon Raft Tour with Black Canyon River Adventures. This guided tour takes you along the Colorado River through the colorful walls of the Black Canyon, where you may spot local wildlife. It even offers up a glimpse of the Hoover Dam from the water that many others never get to see.

Seven Magic Mountains

The Seven Magic Mountains are located about 15 minutes away from Las Vegas, making this a quick and easy excursion. This is an artistic installation in the desert that was created from local boulders. It’s a wonderful way to add a touch of culture to your trip.

For years, Las Vegas was considered to be an adults-only destination, but that stigma is quickly being erased. Travelers of all ages and backgrounds are finding that there’s plenty of fun to be had both within and outside of the city. The key is to uncovering the best activities and excursions for everyone in your travel party.

Contact us to book a Black Canyon River Tour today.