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Day Tripping in Vegas

If you are like most people, when you think of Las Vegas you think of casino gambling and hit shows. Fortunately there is much more to see and do in “Sin City” than just the casinos and today we give you some of the best things to do in Vegas other than gamble.

Hoover Dam

One of the great manmade marvels in the world, Hoover Dam was built in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River as a way to control flooding and produce electricity for the area. The massive dam provides power to parts of Arizona, Nevada, and California and is a popular tourist attraction drawing millions of visitors each year.

Lake Mead

Created by the construction of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead is one of the largest man-made lakes in the Western Hemisphere and the 16th largest man-made lake in the world. It is a popular destination for recreation by both locals and tourists and offers a variety of water activities including skiing, boating, and more.

Mount Charleston

While not specifically in Las Vegas, a short 30 minute drive outside the city will provide you a stark contrast to the Vegas desert. Mount Charleston is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in all of Nevada and is a great place for camping, horseback riding, or even skiing during the winter.

Go Bungee Jumping

For you bungee enthusiasts out there, Vegas offers two options for you. The first is the sky jump at the top of the Stratosphere and the other is the T-Tower close to Circus Circus. The T-Tower is the largest dual platform bungee tower on earth with jump platforms at 171.5 feet above the ground.

Grand Canyon

For those who have always wanted to see the Grand Canyon, there are numerous companies in Vegas that offer round trip day tours to one of the seven wonders of the world. These trips range from standard bus trips to and from the site to even helicopter tours. Do your research to get the best rates for these trips.