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Though the Vegas Strip has literally thousands of things for people of all ages to enjoy, believe it or not, some of the best attractions Las Vegas has to offer lie away from the Strip. Get away from the busy lights, the glitter, the noise, and delve into an alternate world that is greater Las Vegas.

For an outdoor event, consider heading to the Springs Reserve to see how natural springs allowed early settlers of the Las Vegas regions to survive the scorching Mojave Desert heat. A great look into the natural landscape of the Las Vegas area, free to visit, and less than 4 miles away from downtown – or you can see it as part of a Death Valley day trip.

The Hoover Dam lies only a stone’s throw from the strip and gives visitors a glimpse into what was once the largest electric power generator of its time. This massive project is a historical timepiece and the Hoover Dam tour is cheap (~$11), while providing an intrusting retrospective into this massive project which changed the course of more than just a river. Great panoramic views too.

A Red Rock Canyon tour is a perfect day trip for all those who love the rugged outdoors, especially rock climbers. Here you’ll find beautiful canyons of (you guessed it) red rock carved out by long-extinct riverbeds and a 100-metre summit for those experienced enough to want to contend with it. Red Rock also offers camping, scenic hikes, and horseback tours for those who aren’t into so much vertical stress.

Lake Las Vegas, though only a few short miles east of the Strip, is where you’ll find the man-made 320-acre lake, perfect for boating, relaxing, the odd gambling, and resort-area living. The area itself is often referred to as the Lake Las Vegas Resort, for though there are plenty of options to stay, boat, and indulge in resort-like living, the whole place, palm trees included, has the feel of Palm Springs to it.

Contributed by Hudson Hornick

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Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades

4 star rating: Recommended 910 Reviews

Sit back and relax as your coach driver takes you on a narrated journey from Las Vegas to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. You can upgrade your tour to ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.99
$164.99 Save $90.00

Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas with Optional Skywalk

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3323 Reviews

Hit the highway out of Las Vegas and spend the day touring the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam. On this day trip you'll have four hours at the Grand Canyon, ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.99

Grand Canyon White Water Rafting Trip from Las Vegas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 81 Reviews

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Raft down the mighty Colorado River along the Grand Canyon’s sheer cliffs. Also included in this exciting day trip ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $528.99

Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 963 Reviews

This is the "Best of the Best" Hoover Dam Tour! Your professional tour guides will educate and entertain you on all aspects of Hoover Dam in an  ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $79.99

Las Vegas Combo Tour: Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight and Colorado River Float Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 44 Reviews

Combine a Grand Canyon helicopter flight with a river float down the Colorado River for an incredible and exciting day tour from Las Vegas! Start your day with ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $439.99

Mini Baja Buggy Half-Day Tour from Las Vegas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 100 Reviews

Take the most advanced, fast-paced and adrenaline-fueled buggy tour there is in Las Vegas. This tour is featured in Rolling Stone as Vegas' Best Near-Death ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $165.89

Death Valley Day Trip from Las Vegas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 231 Reviews

Escape to the desert on a day trip to Death Valley during your Las Vegas vacation. You'll travel through the magnificent Mojave Desert and visit the ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $199.99

Grand Canyon West Rim Day Trip by Coach, Helicopter and Boat with Optional Skywalk

4.5 star rating: Recommended 485 Reviews

Travel by coach, helicopter and boat on an action-packed day trip to the Grand Canyon West Rim. It’s one of the Las Vegas tours you can’t miss! You'll ride a ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $324.99

Red Rock Canyon Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 500 Reviews

While you're in Las Vegas, take a visit to Red Rock Canyon, one of the Mojave Desert's most beautiful attractions. Choose a leisurely six-hour tour, or go ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 4 - 6 hours

From USD $73.99

Ultimate 3-in-1 Grand Canyon Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 79 Reviews

This 3-in-1 combo tour is the ultimate Grand Canyon experience! After a comfortable flight to the Grand Canyon West Rim from Las Vegas, enjoy an exciting ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $429.99
$454.99 Save $25.00

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