There is nothing like Las Vegas. The bright lights, award-winning shows, world-class restaurants and hit nightclubs, BUT sometimes it’s fun to mix in a little nature and off-Strip excursions into your Vegas vacation. If you’re looking to experience more than just Vegas, here are the top 5 scenic tours to take when you want a break from the city:
Known as the most architecturally man-made dams in the world, the Hoover Dam is one of the most unique attractions to see outside of the Strip. Best of Vegas offers plenty of Hoover Dam tours, but our favorite is the Hoover Dam VIP Tour. With this, you’ll enjoy stops at the visitor center, generator room and views of Lake Mead from on top of the dam!
Combine your Hoover Dam tour with a cruise on Lake Mead with the Lake Mead Cruise and Hoover Dam Tour. This fun tour allows you to see one of man’s greatest creations while cruising on the gorgeous lake. After your cruise you’ll enjoy a 2-hour tour of Hoover Dam.
Zion National Park Tour
If you’re looking to spend some time in nature look no farther than Zion National Park. With the Zion National Park Tour you can see Nevada in all of its natural beauty with stops at The Town of Grafton, Checkerboard Mesa in Zion National Park and The Watchman. The park has inspired movie scenes from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids, as well as artists and photographers, and we’re sure you’ll be in awe when you see it too.
Death Valley National Park Tour
One of the hottest and most rugged locations in the world, Death Valley is also one of the most incredible to visit. 282 feet below sea level, Death Valley offers the chance to explore untouched nature. The Death Valley National Park Tour takes guests to Ghost Town of Rhyolite, Hells Gate, Badwater, Zabriskie Point and Furnace Creek Museum.
Red Rock Canyon
For the ultimate time in nature, check out Red Rock Canyon. The canyon features a one-way 13-mile scenic drive, hiking and trails, plants and wildlife, geology, camping and more. With the Red Rock Hiking Tour you’ll take the most popular hikes in the Southwest including Calico Tanks Lower and Upper, Turtlehead Peak, White Rock Loop, Ice Box Canyon and more.