Hike, relax lakeside or marvel at man-made wonders just outside the Strip.
By Misti Yang, Contributor
With gambling, fine dining and even an erupting volcano, the Strip provides seemingly endless diversions, but there are plenty of compelling reasons to take a trip away from the heart of Sin City.
“If you’re adventurous, you can go drive dune buggies in the desert, jetpack at Lake Las Vegas or go shoot guns,” says Nancy Nitsche, chief concierge at Aria Resort & Casino. “You can do everything out here.”
For travelers with extra time on their hands in Las Vegas, local experts recommend these day trips…
Lake Las Vegas
Lake Mead is perhaps Las Vegas’ better-known body of water, but Melinda Sheckells, editor-in-chief of Vegas Seven, a weekly local lifestyle magazine, thinks, “Lake Las Vegas is really fun and underrated.”
Only a 20-mile drive from the Strip, the man-made lake is surrounded by a Mediterranean-themed village, golf courses and resorts. Lake Las Vegas Water Sports offers a variety of activities, from electric pedal boat rentals to Flyboards and jetpacks. After a day on the lake, you can dine by the water and stroll along cobblestone paths…
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