If you’ve ever been asked to picture a holiday in Las Vegas, the most striking image of this Nevada city, and the one most likely to spring to your mind, is that of The Strip. A vast 4.2-mile stretch of hotels, casinos and shopping malls, The Strip is undoubtedly the main attraction for the almost 40 million tourists travelling to Las Vegas each year. However, with an average of 300 sunny days in every year, and a whole wealth of other natural Las Vegas attractions away from the bright lights of The Strip, Las Vegas could prove to be a different holiday destination altogether…
The Grand Canyon
Situated just under 300 miles away from the clubs and casinos of Vegas is one of the Wonders of the Natural World. The Grand Canyon, a magnificent natural marvel, is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and attracts up to 5 million visitors every year. Experience the Skywalk, a glass bridge that reaches over the edge of the Canyon or walk to Eagle Point for unforgettable panoramic views. You may decide to explore the depth of the Canyon with a helicopter ride, descending 4,000 feet to the base, where you can then board a boat for a trip down the Colorado River. Enjoy a sumptuous champagne picnic and catch a shuttle bus to the most popular photograph vantage points and capture the moment forever. An absolute must-see for anyone visiting the region, the Grand Canyon is a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. Several Grand Canyon Day Trips from Las Vegas offer helicopter flights and combine the Canyon with a trip to the Hoover Dam. Others include treats like a Champagne breakfast and visit to the Wild West.
Las Vegas Planetarium & Observatory
From the ancestral rocks at the bottom of the canyon, to the stars in the night sky, Las Vegas Planetarium and Observatory offers sessions focusing on a variety of celestial objects depending on the time of year you visit, meaning that no two visits are the same. Gaze at the moon, stars, planets and other out-of-this-world phenomena, with this educational and family-friendly natural attraction.
Zoological Botanical Park
The modern Las Vegas is more child-friendly that it may at first seem. With 200 animals and plants, over 40 of them endangered species, the Las Vegas Zoological Botanical Park allows visitors to interact with the animals, with feeding stations for goats and birds. Home to lions, tigers and apes, the park is a great way to spend a ‘back to nature’ afternoon with the family.
Bootleg Canyon Flightlines
The first Las Vegas attraction of its kind, Bootleg Canyon Flightlines offers the chance to soar through the air like a bird on a zip-line from the top of Red Mountain in Bootleg Canyon, to the bottom. Get an aerial view of the popular nature facility that is Red Mountain whilst suspended in a para-gliding harness, also taking in Lake Mead and the Eldorado Valley. The entire package last for around 2.5 hours and is perfect for those who may be on a tight schedule, but who want to see more of the natural attractions outside of Vegas.
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