Spring is one of the most beautiful times of year in Las Vegas. It’s the perfect season for the family to spend time outdoors. Away from the Strip, there is horseback riding, hiking and walking tours. BestofVegas.com offers great tours and activities to experience the grand outdoors, from valley hiking to sunset barbecues.  

Wild West Horseback Ride and Sunset BBQ
There’s a lot more to Vegas than the blazing lights of the Strip. Las Vegas is in the middle of southern Nevada, which is filled with ranches, cowboys and wildlife. The Wild West Horseback Ride and Sunset BBQ is the ultimate western experience for the family. Everyone gets on horseback to view the desert wilderness populated by jackrabbits, mountain sheep and coyotes. The scenery is matched by the mystique of the American west as well as reverence for the Paiute Native American tribe. A tasty barbecue meal by the campfire completes the day before you ride back to civilization.

The Red Rock Hiking Tour
This fascinating hike, part of Las Vegas Summit Adventures, guides visitors into the beauty of Red Rock Canyon. Show the kids the splendor of nature’s mountains and valleys in Southern Nevada. Embark on popular hikes including Turtlehead Peak, White Rock Loop and Ice Box Canyon. It’s perfect for families with children over the age of 12 – there are photo opps everywhere and a chance to turn off devices, talk and observe. Water and snacks are also provided.

Valley of Fire Hiking Tour by Love Hikes
Color is in full bloom and the Valley of Fire Hiking Tour captures this annual occurrence. The Mojave Desert is not a desolate stretch of land but is filled with rock engravings, desert wildflowers and amazing red sandstone rock formations. Valley of Fire is located in Nevada's oldest state park and its unique geology of the terrain is perfect for stunning photography. The hike is open to children over the age of 8.

Hoover Dam Express Tour by Gray Line Tours
Hoover Dam is one of the greatest manmade wonders in the world. The exciting Hoover Dam Express Tour by Gray Line Tours begins with a ride on a luxury bus. You’ll learn interesting facts about the area and, upon arrival, embark on a VIP tour of the facilities. Surrounded by the life force of water as well as an engineering feat, history and nature come together. After the tour, a stop by the famed “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign captures the memories of the trip.

Las Vegas Dessert Walk by Food Tours of America
Satisfy your sweet tooth with the Las Vegas Dessert Walk by Food Tours of America. This mouthwatering tour for chocoholics and sugar babies features three sit-down dessert tastings, three sampling and shopping stops. The family will learn about the culinary and architecture side of Las Vegas, with a treat at each stop. Before or after a day in nature, this is a wonderful way to walk down one of the most visited streets in the world, enjoy the weather and indulge in a treat.