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Written by Preetha Manivelan on November 28, 2020 Share on

Day Trips From Las Vegas – Top 5 Tours Around The City!

Las Vegas is one of the most visited and highly popular cities in the United States. The place is much beyond just the casinos that people believe it to be. There are many other tourist places from historical hotspots to entertainment, vibrant nightlife and some top hotels as well. With the sparkling lights, it is called the ‘City of Lights’ and even the ‘ Entertainment Capital of the World’ for everything it has to offer. If you think that this place is loved only for what it has within, then you should read this article to know the top 5 places it has around and you will know why Las Vegas is a place worthy of taking day trips from.

Places to take day trips to, from Las Vegas

  1. Red Rock Canyon
  2. Bryce Canyon
  3. Mount Tipton Wilderness Area
  4. Hoover Dam
  5. Zion National Park

1. Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon, near Las Vegas
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Red Rock Canyon is an easy 30-40 minute drive from the Las Vegas strip. It is one of the fun places to go on a day trip from Las Vegas. The travel won’t be much of a bother as the roads and highways in and around Las Vegas and Red Rock Canyon are very well connected and easy to follow. However, The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is very remote and there might be a problem in getting the cell coverage in several areas.

Distance from Las Vegas to Red Rock Canyon: 40 km

2. Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park, located in Southern Utah, is an eye catching place to see and experience. It is a colourful place filled with red rocks, pink cliffs and much more stupendous landscape. One amazing view you can get is of the giant columns of rock called hoodoos, a stellar geologiical formation. In contrary to the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon is a series of natural bowls carved into the edge of a high plateau caused due to erosion and these bowls comprise of multi-colored spires or pinnacles known as hoodoos.

Bryce Canyon National Park is easily reachable from Las Vegas. You can cover the place as a day trip and it will be totally worth the time. All you have to do is leave Vegas early at around 5 am and you can reach there by 10 am and spend a wholesome day over there. You can visit the park as part of a guided tour or you can drive yourself to the place. There is also an amazing option visit the place by air using helicopters.

Distance from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon: 430 km

3. Mount Tipton Wilderness Area

The Mount Tipton Wilderness comprises of the northern half of the Cerbat Mountains and it is spread across 30,000 acres in Mohave County, Arizona. It is practically a high desert with summers having temperatures above 100 degrees and winters as cold as it gets that even snow is not uncommon. The months between October and April are the best time to visit this wilderness area.

Distance from Las Vegas to Mount Tipton Wilderness Area: 145 km

4. Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam, formerly called Boulder Dam, is a magnificent dam built in Black Canyon on the Colorado River. It is present at the Arizona-Nevada border and it was constructed between 1930 and 1936. It is the highest concrete arch dam in the United States and it comprises Lake Mead, which is a considerably large lake spread across 185 km upstream and fun fact, it is one of the largest artificial lakes in the world.

The place is one of the great options for a day trip from Las Vegas and it has a special connection to the city. The Dam has a massive power plant and provides the source for lights and signs of many Vegas people. It is also the major water supplier for Vegas and you can have an amazing view with a taste of history there. You can drive across the dam or park the car to walk across the dam or you can even book a guided tour to experience this spectacle.

Distance from Las Vegas to Hoover Dam: 50 km

5. Zion National Park

Zion National Park, near Las Vegas
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With a drive of not more than three hour, you can get far away from the concrete and neon lights of the Las Vegas Strip to get your eyes treated with some flamboyant and colourful landscapes at Zion National Park. The Park was established in 1919 as Utah’s first of five national parks and it is a work of beauty. The drive that takes you to the park is is filled with beautiful views and natural wonders. Some of them includes the canyons carved out by the Virgin River.

On reaching the Zion National Park, you can park your vehicle and stroll through the park with the free shuttles. Also, you can also avail a free guided tour through the park to top points of interest and popular hiking trails. The Zion National Park is filled with photogenic sceneries which are so beyond comprehension. The colourful sandstone cliffs are impressive and it adds beauty to the masterpiece. You will be astonished by the beauty and will fall in love with nature once again.

Distance from Las Vegas to Zion National Park: 266 km

So, if you are someone who wants every beauty of the vacation like music concerts, casinos, art displays, nightclubs, museums and other adventures like zip lining, race car driving and horse riding, to be put in the exact amount and enjoy a bit of everything, then Las Vegas is a perfect place for that. Think no further. Take a look at the Pickyourtrail website for some amazing United States itineraries and customize your Las Vegas trip, just like the way you want. Need assistance? Ping us right away on WhatsApp.

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