The casinos of Las Vegas tend to draw the most attention. And many people believe that once you get outside of Las Vegas, Nevada is nothing but endless miles of desert.
Though the state is mostly desert, it’s not true that there is nothing to see. And although Vegas is focused on gambling, it’s not the only thing to do there either.
Here are some things that you can do in Nevada that the whole family can enjoy.
Grand Canyon Tours
The Grand Canyon was carved out by the Colorado river over a period of 200 million years. The Canyon is about 277 miles in length and boasts some of the most eclectic scenery in the state.
What is so surprising about the Grand Canyon is just how diverse the life is along its banks. The Canyon itself is home to over 1500 species of plants and mushrooms, so of which can only be found living in its unique habitat. And it’s also home to over 1000 unique species of animals, from tiny insects to birds and reptiles.
It’s not surprising, therefore, that the Grand Canyon is a popular destination for tourists. It’s an incredible landscape and one that makes the casinos of Vegas pale in comparison. Tours can be found at http://www.grandcanyontourcompany.com/.
Las Vegas isn’t just home to casinos. It’s also a place where you can enjoy a wide variety of performances, from “The Menopause Musical” to the “Rock of Ages.”
Kids might be more interested in the Comedy Pet Theatre, though. Sites such as http://vegastickets.com/Shows often have more information about what’s on.
Lake Tahoe is the largest lake in the whole of the state of Nevada. And contrary to what you might expect, it has an Alpine feel. High up in the Rockies, this lake has been attracting tourists for decades. In the summer, the lake is stunning, But in the winter, it’s transformed into a winter wonderland.
The surrounding mountains play host to a range of ski resorts in the winter. So if you’re on your travels around December time, don’t forget to pack your skis.
Great Basin National Park
This national park has long been famous for its unique pine trees. But the region is also a popular haunt for cavers. The Lehman Cave at the bottom of Wheeler Peak is a popular destination for lovers of the deeper, darker parts of the world.
National Automobile Museum
The National Automobile Museum was established at practically the same time as autos were invented. That means that it has a wide variety of cars, dating all the way back to 1889. The museum features some 200 vehicles, and they include cars owned by Elvis Presley and John F. Kennedy.
Just beside the casinos is Fremont Street, a covered mall in downtown Las Vegas. If you like shopping, Fremont is the place you need to go.
The mall is rather unique. Its canopy is covered in a lights and sound show. And you can watch free concerts along all the sound stages that run along the mall. And don’t forget the New Year fireworks.