Being a Las Vegas Local can get a little old after a while. While people travel to our city for vacation, we tend to travel away from it. With work, school, responsibilities, etc., it is hard to travel very far but we are lucky enough to be surrounded by amazing places. Below is a list of short trips to take in a day or even spend a weekend without “breaking the bank”.

Lake Havasu
Just 2.5 hours south of Las Vegas, straddling the Arizona-California border is the large reservoir of Lake Havasu. With fishing tournaments and festivals, travelers get more out of their experience here than just the fantastic water activities.

Spend the weekend jet skiing on the river or enjoying a concert on the Laughlin Strip! There are plenty of special events and nightlife to keep people coming back. Canoe, fish and river tours are just a few of the water attractions offered in Laughlin, NV.

Mt Charleston
Travel to the mountains for cooler weather! Mt. Charleston is about 20 degrees cooler than Las Vegas and can be a nice change. There are many recreational areas and hiking trails. Here is a list of tips to remember if you decide to take this climb!

Zion National Park
Just 2.5 hours from Las Vegas in Springdale, Utah, is the beautiful scenery and hikes of Zion National Park. The park is known for its variety of color with red, white and pink rock formations with gorgeous greenery out of the norm for most.

Grand Canyon
The famous Grand Canyon is only a 5-hour drive from Las Vegas. There are also many helicopter tours available giving you sights you would not be able to witness visiting by car! Take a guided tour, hike some trails or make a campground reservation and stay over a weekend. air

Valley of Fire
This is the oldest and largest state park in Nevada and only about an hour northeast of Las Vegas. This park open year round is known for its camping, hiking, picnicking and photography.

Willow Beach
Camp, fish, ski and more! There isn’t much you can’t do at Willow Beach near Boulder City, Nevada. Located on Lake Mohave, spend your day enjoying the multicolored rocks and sandy beaches. Later take a hike, raft down the river or take a break to do some fishing!

Hoover Dam
Attracting more than a million visitors a year and located just outside of Las Vegas, the Hoover Dam is one of the Top 10 Construction Achievements of the 20th century. Tour the power plant or take a tour of the observation deck with panoramic views of the entire dam. There is also an option for a Dam Tour. Read more here for details!

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