LAS VEGAS bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its mega casino–hotels and associated entertainment. A growing retirement and family city, Las Vegas is the 30th-most populous city in the United States. LAS VEGAS is one of the top three leading destinations in the United States for conventions, business, and meetings and is one of the wealthiest major cities in the country. In addition, the city's metropolitan area has more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any other city in the world, and is a global leader in the hospitality industry. Today, Las Vegas is one of the top tourist destinations in the world with close to 50 Million visitors every year.
THE LAS VEGAS STRIP
Located between Sahara Ave to the North and Russel Ave to the South the Strip is the typical Las Vegas. Chic casino hotels, upscale restaurants and extravagant shows and entertainment mark the neon-soaked strip as the center of world luxury adult tourism. Besides gambling casinos, the hotel complexes host a variety of luxurious shops, fine restaurants (ranging from mainstream to high-end) and performance locations for music, comedy and circus acts.
THE BELLAGIO FOUNTAINS
The Fountains of Bellagio is one of the most breathtaking attractions on the Strip, celebrated in countless films, television shows, photographs and articles on Las Vegas. It's gorgeous, ever-changing and best of all, free.
Besides, it’s not every day you see rushing water soaring up to 460 feet in beautifully choreographed synchronization to Andrea Boccelli. Even if you dance the night away in Vegas, but you'll still marvel at the moves of the Fountains of Bellagio.
(On the Las Vegas strip)
THE RED ROCK CANYON
A National Conservation Area South West of Las Vegas this canyon is a beautiful protected Area. This canyon is visited by over 1 million visitors each year. The conservation area presents a set of large red rock formations: a set of sandstone peaks and walls called the Keystone Thrust. The walls are up to 3,000 feet (910 m) high, making them a popular hiking and rock-climbing destination. The highest point is La Madre Mountain, at 8,154 feet (2,485 m). (Aprox. 1/2 hr from Las Vegas)
Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. The dam was controversially named after President Herbert Hoover. (Aprox. 1 hr from Las Vegas)
GRAND CANYON - ARIZONA
The Grand Canyon, is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the state of Arizona. It is contained within and managed by Grand Canyon National Park, the Hualapai Tribal Nation, the Havasupai Tribe and the Navajo Nation. President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of preservation of the Grand Canyon area, and visited it on numerous occasions to hunt and enjoy the scenery. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,000 feet or 1,800 meters). Nearly two billion years of Earth's geological history have been exposed as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateauwas uplifted. (Aprox. 3.5 hrs from Las Vegas)
THE UTAH CANYONS
Zion National Park is located near Springdale, Utah. A prominent feature of the 229-square-mile (590 km2) park is Zion Canyon, which is 15 miles (24 km) long and up to half a mile (800 m) deep, cut through the reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River. (Aprox. 2.5 hrs from Las Vegas)
Bryce Canyon National Park is a National Park located in southwestern Utah. The major feature of the park is Bryce Canyon, which despite its name, is not a canyon, but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos, formed by frost weathering and stream erosion of the river and lake bed sedimentary rocks.
(Aprox. 2.5 hrs from Las Vegas)