Life is often full of tragedies, taking away your charms and leaving behind sorrows. The daily grind never allows you to enjoy the spell-binding natural beauty around. It is only when you throw away all your domestic and office chores that you can go on a trip to enjoy the company of nature. If you happen to be in Las Vegas, it is highly advisable to fill up the gas tank of your vehicle and hit the highway. You are not much away from some compelling natural beauties around Las Vegas. So, pause whatever is going round this weekend and enjoy driving around Vegas carefully enough to avoid any road accident. Here, we have a few suggestions for you about some scenic road trips.
- Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
This is about 16 miles and just 20 min away from Las Vegas and is one of the best climbing places around the whole area. Hundreds of climbers visit it during the climbing season lasting from late fall through early spring. For the non-climbers, it is great for a day’s hike or a scenic trip. Calico hills, Scenic Loop, Red Springs Loop Hike are some of the renowned places you can never miss. It will be greatly comfortable if you stay at Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa and eat Poke’s Express, Esther’s Kitchen or Island flavor.
- Mt. Charleston, Nevada
About 39 miles or a 45-min drive away from Las Vegas is this hiking or picnic spot. It is also full of very charming scenic beauty and views that you can enjoy along the byway. Being 10 degrees cooler, it takes away your heat and keeps you away from all the crowds of the big city. A lot of locals as well as the visitors come here for climbing during the summer. You will be very glad to visit Mt. Charleston Scenic Byway, Spring Mountains Visitor Center, and Bristlecone Trail over here. Mt. Charleston Lodge, Kame Omakase, and Cutting Board Filipino Gastro-pub are the most delicious dishes here.
- Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Covering a massive 1.5 million acres with mountains, valleys, canyons and two huge lakes is this first and largest American national recreation area. You have the privilege of hiking, swimming, boating, camping exploring, etc. to your contentment. If you want to stay here, you should rent a houseboat. Cruise to Hoover Dam, Rogers Springs, Dive at Kingman Wash are the important places to visit here. You will find The Coffee Cup and The Dillinger quite tasty to eat.
- Mojave National Preserve, California
Occupied with the greatest concentration of Joshua trees in the world is this beautiful piece of land full of scenic beauty. You cannot see the whole of it in a day, so we will recommend you to see a portion of it in a day. It is almost 58 miles away from Las Vegas and will take you 53 min to reach here. The most attractive places to visit here are Lava Tube, Kelso Dunes and Rings Trail. Unfortunately, there are no restaurants in preserve, so you will have to eat either in Vegas or carry along packed food.
- Valley of Fire, Nevada
At a distance of about 49 miles from Las Vegas is this place with amazing scenic beauty. You will also find a lot of hikes to check out or you may also enjoy the views sitting in your car on a scenic drive if you find the day is too hot. You will get astonished and stunned if you look at the night sky from the valley. The charming sites of the valley are Fire Wave Hike, Elephant Rock, and Mouse’s Tank Road View. Moreover, Carly’s pizza, Sugar’s Home Plate, etc. are the special dishes here for you to relish.