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#HolidaysByHolly: Leaving Las Vegas

Las Vegas, in Nevada’s Mojave Desert, is a resort city famed for its vibrant nightlife, but did you know that there is more to Las Vegas than 24-hour casinos, bars, and the incredible Celine Dion?

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Just 15 miles from the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip, the areas of Red Rock Canyon and Mt. Charleston are a stark contrast and a great place for outdoor lovers.

Here you can expect stunning hiking and unparalleled raw desert allurement with peaks that reach up to 12,000 feet! These mountains provide beauty that makes you forget there is a City of Lights just minutes away. With a multitude of difficulty ratings, there are trails suitable for everyone. From families with extremely young children in strollers all the way up to the true adventurer that seeks distance and height gain.

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If you are more adventurous and seek a thrill, perhaps an ATV Tour through the desert is more your style. With Las Vegas ATV Tours there are many options to choose from. All tours offer complimentary pickup and drop off from your Las Vegas Strip hotel.

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Start by taking a walk on the Hoover Dam Bridge for a 15-minute photo opportunity then learn the facts of Lake Mead National Park and the Colorado River on a 3 hour ATV Tour. Afterwards, cool off with a refreshing dip in the Colorado River and enjoy a delicious lunch before you head back to the hustle and bustle of the strip.

Nature lovers might enjoy visiting the Spring Preserve, a premier place in Las Vegas to explore the valley’s vibrant history through interactive science and nature exhibits, a botanical garden, hiking, trails and hands on cooking class. This is a place where you can bring your kids and spend a day exploring the past and the learning about changes to help benefit the future.

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If you are up for a longer tour The Grand Canyon National Park is approximately a 4-hour drive from the sights and sounds of Vegas with many tour operators offering day trips into Arizona. View the breathtaking natural formation that is distinguished by layered bands of red rock, revealing millions of years of geological history in cross-section.

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Afterward sit back and relax at one of the top rated people watching locations in Las Vegas, Mon Ami Gabi. This restaurant features classic French Cuisine and can be found on the strip just outside of the Paris Hotel. Mon Ami Gabi embraces a passion for food, wine, and culture.

Vegas has a hotel for everyone. From basic rooms that act as a place to rest your weary head to luxurious rooms with exquisite amenities, concierge and happy hours all included in your nightly rates. One of the top rated luxury resorts on the strip is the Wynn Las Vegas, often simply referred to as Wynn. Located at the northeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sands Avenue, directly across from the Fashion Show Mall, the Wynn sits on over 215 acres (87 ha) and offers award-winning restaurants, exciting entertainment and nightlife, a pristine 18-hole golf course, two award-winning spas, salons and luxury shopping; there is something for everyone at the Wynn.

When is the best time to visit Vegas? With Vegas being a desert the Summer months are incredibly hot and the Winter months can see snow. The best time of the year to plan your get a way would be for the Spring or Fall and to stretch your dollar even further opt for travel from Monday to Thursday, avoiding those busy weekends.

Viva Las Vegas!

Happy and heartfelt travels to you!

Holly

*** If you have any questions or queries regarding vacations that I have showcased here at BLUSH Vancouver, or one that you would like me to custom build for your friends and family – send me an email! I am in the Lower Mainland, on the same schedule as you, and can help when you need me to. Let’s create great holiday memories that last longer than an Instagram post! Find me here: Holidays by Holly

 

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