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Las Vegas Like a Local

Red Rock Canyon
Photo by Kenny Eliason

Looking for a way to warm up this winter? Book a trip to Las Vegas, where the skies are always blue! You’ve probably seen the lights and luxuries the city offers, but there is more to Sin City than meets the eye. On your next trip, experience some of the Vegas nature spots that locals love!

Red Rock Canyon

Take a drive through the gorgeous sandstone in Red Rock Canyon. The thirteen-mile scenic route features plenty of hikes, trails, wildlife, and campsites where you can stop and enjoy the view! Calico Tanks is a great hike for the family—climb over jumbled sandstone to a water pocket with a great view of Las Vegas.

Lake Mead

With over 750 miles of shoreline, Lake Mead is the perfect place to spend time with friends and family. There is so much to do—you’ll definitely find yourself coming back for more. Spend time on the water boating, kayaking, or paddleboarding; find a cove to camp or spend a day on the beach; bike along the lake; and enjoy the beautiful desert sunsets!

Mount Charleston

Locals love to head up the mountain to experience snow in the winter and escape the heat in the summer. Each season offers a unique experience, with gorgeous colors in the fall and wildflowers in the spring. According to the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, the area is considered a "sky island" which creates an oasis-like environment for cooler weather, high elevation species to thrive in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Come hike, bike, or even ride horseback along the wide array of trails, and enjoy the gorgeous scenery!