Nevada is known for its majestic canyons, glittering casinos, resorts, and hotels, and other recreational spaces built for the most adventurous of tourists. Stepping into the state is stepping into a world of adventure, enjoyment, and nonstop fun.
In today’s article, we whittle down the dizzying array of possible stops in the state to four of the best ones: the Hoover Dam, the Las Vegas Strip, the Red Rock Canyon and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
#1: The Hoover Dam
The Hoover Dam (or Boulder Dam) is one of the most brilliant hallmarks of American engineering. Built no less than during the Great Depression, it is touted as one of the most ambitious engineering projects ever completed.
From the Hoover Dam you will be able to see the most picturesque views of two equally notable bodies of water – the raging Colorado River and the peaceful Lake Mead. This Nevada attraction currently attracts over a million tourists annually.
#2: Las Vegas Strip
The Las Vegas Strip is the heart of Sin City, and is the biggest and the most glittering representation of what it means to immerse into an adult playground. Just 4.2 miles long, the Strip as it is fondly called, features the biggest casinos and resorts operating in the state, and you will see here all the iconic casinos that have made it to Hollywood films in the past few decades: the Bellagio, Caesars Palace, and the MGM Grand.
Before you enter the strip, do see the vintage Las Vegas sign. The “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” is an icon of its own. Built in 1959, it is located at 5100 Las Vegas Boulevard South. What is interesting is if you trace where the sign was placed, it is actually outside the city limits, in the town of Paradise.
The story goes that a salesman by the name of Ted Rogich had the sign made because he believed that the city needed its own fabulous sign (as other businesses had flamboyant neon signs of their own).
#3: Red Rock Canyon
Red Rock Canyon is every mountaineer or hiker’s dream. Naturally designed by Mother Nature, the canyon formation features infrequent waterfalls, rock spires, rock formations that defy naming and plenty of spaces for camping, hiking, and testing your climbing skills.
Head over to Red Rock Canyon if you are an outdoors man and you love nature. You will love Red Rock Canyon.
#4: Lake Mead National Recreation Area
In case you have already had your fill of Las Vegas, casinos, and what not, you can head over to an even more relaxing experience at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. This area features the lake, desert basins, and mountain views that will make your heart glad. This area covers both the areas of Lake Mead and Lake Mohave.
Boaters are absolutely welcome and there are also day tours and other activities in the area too, like the Hoover Dam Tour plus Lake Mead Cruise, Lake Mead Dinner Cruise, and the Hoover Dam Mountain Bike Tour.
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