6 Genuinely Cool Day Trips Just Outside Vegas

by Cameron Bonomolo

Nevada may be best known as home to the iconic Las Vegas Strip, a glittering desert paradise filled with an endless list of activities built to satisfy a lust for entertainment. But the Silver State has even more to offer beyond the city limits of Las Vegas, a gateway to getaways. From the lush oasis that is Lake Las Vegas to the monumental fixtures of Red Rock and the Grand Canyon, here are six cool day trips worth venturing to from Las Vegas.

Lake Las Vegas
Retreat from the heat at Lake Las Vegas, a luxurious, green paradise host to resorts, spas, golf clubs, scenic hiking trails and a 320-acre artificial lake. Located in Henderson, Nevada and just minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip and McCarran Airport, Lake Las Vegas is the perfect escape for visitors and locals alike.

Encompassed by the untouched beauty of the mountains and surrounded by Lake Mead, the posh resort area is an ideal setting for fun-in-the-sun recreation and amenities. From the Marina you can rent stand up paddle boards, pedal boats and kayaks, or cruise in a Duffy electric boat or aboard the La Contessa Yacht, available to reserve for parties with cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres and relaxing sit down dinners. Looking for something a little more rigorous? Rocket above the lake with a flyboard, or dip, flip and pull off your best midair tricks with a jetpack rental.

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