Las Vegas is something everyone should experience at least once in their life.
There are a lot of things to do and see that don’t involve gambling, but walking through the place where Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr were the talk of the town is just kind of cool. Plus, you have to go lean on the railing in front of the Bellagio hotel, watching the fountains and recreating the final scene from Ocean’s Eleven.
However, Vegas is not for everyone and the bright lights and constant commotion can be too much. But there are lots of other things to do and see once you get off the plane in Las Vegas airport. If you really want to get out of town and see the other side of Nevada, rent a camper right here, from the Camper Connection, and hit the wide-open, long, straight, and dark desert highways.
There are amazing RV and camping facilities in the Las Vegas area which provide access to some of the country’s best natural resources. If you live in the Las Vegas area, a trip to the California coast is not out of the question on a long weekend. But for now, let’s just talk about the area around Vegas.
The National Park Service runs a campground on the shores of Lake Mead, and in several other places nearby. Lake Mead has beaches, boating, and something for everyone. Kayaking and horseback riding are big attractions, but there is so much more to see and do. You can even Scuba dive in Lake Mead!
The Hoover dam is one of the wonders of the world, and is easily accessible from the Lake Mead campground, or from others nearby. Built between 1931 and 1935, it was the largest concrete structure ever built at the time. Although it was partly built to control flooding, the Hoover Dam is responsible for supplying power to utility companies in Nevada, Arizona, and California. More than a million tourists visit the Hoover Dam each year.
Red Rock Canyon is a beautiful nature conservancy about 45 miles outside of Las Vegas. It is close to several campgrounds and an easy drive from the city. Red Rock has lots to offer visitors, including some of the best wildflowers and wildlife viewing around. Other attractions include scenic drives, hiking, biking, and even rock climbing. There is no RV space available in Red Rock Canyon, but it’s close to several outside options.
A little longer drive at approximately 2 hours, it’s well worth the trip. Death Valley is the lowest point in the US, and the hottest. The record stands at 134 degrees. Even so, there is diverse wildlife and much to see and do. Death Valley even has full RV hookups, and (highly recommended) guided tours.
There is so much more to see and do in the Las Vegas area, so don’t be dazzled by the lights. Go for the natural adventure instead and you won’t be disappointed!
Click here for a Google search of nearby campgrounds, and don’t forget to check out our selection of RV’s and campers for rent. No matter where you’re headed, we can help you get there in comfort. Contact The Camper Connection and let us hook you up today!