Las Vegas Map
With so many things to do, so nearby, Las Vegas is the ideal starting point for many, many memorable adventures. From nearly a dozen State and National Parks in Nevada alone, to hundreds of fun, educational, entertaining and fascinating side trips for the whole family, you might want to consider adding an extra day or two to your vacation just to see some of the sights!
Las Vegas' centralized location makes it a stepping off point to Southern Utah (Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park), Arizona (Lake Havasu and Grand Canyon) and even Southern California (Death Valley, Universal Studios and Disneyland). Most of which are a mere day's drive away, returning in time for an evening show or dinner.
Vegas is formed from several Clark County communities, including Henderson and North Las Vegas, which is home to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Gambling is not the only reason that tourists visit Las Vegas, as it is found close to several natural areas, including Lake Mead National Recreation Area to the southeast near Boulder City and Valley of Fire State Park to the northeast. Those wanting to try their luck or take in amazing entertainment should head to the Fremont Street Experience, a pedestrian walkway that spans five blocks from the Las Vegas Strip to Main Street. At the Strip are an array of outrageous sights that families can even enjoy, including Azure in the Aquarium in the Silverton Hotel, the Fountains of Bellagio and the Secret Garden at the Mirage.
Las Vegas attractions
are within walking distance of the Strip and Downtown, far more are an hour or more drive away. While renting a car is suggested to enjoy the
attractions at your own pace and interest level, there are inexpensive, organized Las Vegas tours
by professional tour guides to the most popular attractions as well.