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Day Trips from Las Vegas

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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, Las Vegas, null
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Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades

4 star rating: Recommended 1455 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 $84.99
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Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour, Las Vegas, Day Trips
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Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1499 Reviews

Let professional local guides take you on an all-inclusive tour of Hoover Dam, educating you on all aspects of Hoover Dam in an informative and entertaining ...  Read more

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

From USD $79.99
Red Rock Canyon Tour, Las Vegas, Day Trips
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Red Rock Canyon Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 733 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 $79.89
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Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas with Optional Skywalk, Las Vegas, Day Trips
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Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas with Optional Skywalk

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4710 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, with ...  Read more

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

From USD $129.99
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Grand Canyon National Park Bus Tour, Las Vegas, Day Trips
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Grand Canyon National Park Bus Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 80 Reviews

This Grand Canyon National Park Bus Tour will take you to one of the great wonders of the modern world. Your bus driver is a trained tour guide who will ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.00
Bryce Canyon National Park Small-Group Tour from Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Day Trips
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Bryce Canyon National Park Small-Group Tour from Las Vegas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 85 Reviews

Escape from Las Vegas and spend your day exploring one of the world's most spectacular landscapes, Bryce Canyon Country. Travel round-trip from Las Vegas to ...  Read more

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

From USD $247.99
Death Valley Day Trip from Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Day Trips
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Death Valley Day Trip from Las Vegas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 349 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, tour Ubehebe Crater, ...  Read more

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

From USD $214.89
Hoover Dam Hummer Tour, Las Vegas, Day Trips
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Hoover Dam Hummer Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 247 Reviews

See the Hoover Dam in style aboard a Hummer H2. On your way to the dam, watch a DVD in the Hummer that will prepare you for your tour. At Hoover Dam, ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.99
Mini Baja Buggy Half-Day Tour from Las Vegas, Las Vegas, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Mini Baja Buggy Half-Day Tour from Las Vegas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 126 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
Hoover Dam Tour With Lake Mead Cruise, Las Vegas, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Hoover Dam Tour With Lake Mead Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 539 Reviews

Take a tour of the mighty Hoover Dam, where you'll explore the inside of the dam, walk through a 250-foot-long tunnel and view the 650-foot-long Nevada wing of ...  Read more

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

From USD $95.99
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