• Grand Canyon National Park

The trip to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park can be done by self-drive, bus, aircraft.  Check out the Top Question information on the Las Vegas forum page and on the Grand Canyon NP forum page.


  • Grand Canyon West

The created-for-tourists attraction is usually a tour and can include the Skywalk (for a fee.)  This is a popular choice for folks who don't have much time and who want to ride in a helicopter. 


  • Hoover Dam

There are several bus tours offered to Hoover Dam or you can drive yourself.  Some tours include lunch; most include a tour of inside the dam itself.  The tour of the "workings" of the dam is educational and includes an impressive presentation of the history of the building of the dam.


  • Lake Mead Cruise

Some of the tours to Hoover Dam offer an "add-on" of a boat cruise on nearby Lake Mead.


  • Valley of Fire State Park

 This Nevada state park is about an hour from Las Vegas and has scenic beauty and trails.


  • Hoover Dam + Lake Mead + Valley of Fire

 Here is a full day plan: ARTICLE


  •  Death Valley National Park

 A full day needs to be devoted to this long trip. Suggested Itinerary 


  • Mt Charleston 

 Get up into the mountains for some cool air or perhaps even some snow. 


  • Shopping Mall at Primm

Primm Shopping Centers are on the Nevada-California state line.  There are casinos in and next to the Mall.  There are bus day-trips for $15 originating at several Strip locations, inlcuding Fashion Show Mall and MGM Grand.  These trips guarantee you 3 hours shopping, but you can arrange to return to Vegas as late as up to 6 p.m. if you go to the Information/Customer Service booth at the Mall at 12:30 and arrange a later return bus.  There are also free trips which include lunch which are sponsored by the Primm Chamber of Commerce and which can be found listed in some of the magazines located in your hotel room or which you can get from the hotel's conceirge.


  • Premium Outlets
There are two Premium Outlets near Las Vegas.  Shop, shop, shop!