Las Vegas Is Much More Than Just Casinos

If you are looking out for an amazing destination for your next family vacation, then look no further than Las Vegas – the city that is just full of fun in its every inch. You just have to discover the city and enjoy what it has to offer. We all know Las Vegas is the gambling capital of the world and hence a lot of people think it’s a good vacation place, but certainly not a good vacation spot for the entire family.But the fact is that Las Vegas is much more than just casinos. Unfortunately most people that come here simply go there by plane, take the taxi to the hotel or casino, gamble as much as they want, take the taxi back to the airport and back to wherever they came from. They usually neglect the beauties this city has to offer. Hence we have listed some natural and man-made beauties that can also serve as tourist hotspots while you are in Las Vegas:Hoover dam: it is originally called boulder dam and it is made on boulder canyon which is situated in southeast of Las Vegas. The construction of this dam was initiated in 1930 and was finished in less than 5 years. Later, on the name of America’s 31st president Mr. Herbert Hoover, it was named ‘the Hoover Dam’. The powerhouse connected with this Dam generates around 4 billion kilowatts of electricity.Red rock canyon is situated in the west of this city and it promises some extraordinary views which include red cliffs, desert beauties, and some unique wild life. It is also famous as an oasis of natural beauty just few kilometers far from Las Vegas. There is a 13 miles loop which provides some spectacular views of history of the canyon and there are many views which are worth getting clicked by cameras.Mount Charleston is also located in the west of Las Vegas. Its reaching time depends on where you are in Las Vegas but normally, it takes around 45 minutes to reach there. It is the best place one can visit any time a year. The temperature here is much lower than the Las Vegas valley. It means when it is 115 degrees in Las Vegas, mount Charleston is enjoying the coolness of 80 degrees. There are many outdoor activities opportunities which includes hiking, camping, skiing and many more.Lake Mead: it was created by Hoover Dam and has its place in top 20 of largest man made lakes of the world. This lake is spread in about 1.5 millions acres and has a coast line of about 820 miles. This lake provides opportunities all around the year for boating, hiking, swimming and motor boat racing. Lake Mead is managed and taken care of by ‘the national park service’.Laughlin: it is located around 1 hour drive from Las Vegas city and is situated on the bank of the river Colorado. The place presents very stunning views of the mountains and its riverside setting presents a peaceful and calm alternative to the fast paced life of Las Vegas and its state, Nevada. There are many famous casinos here but one would be called a fool if he forgets to feel the natural beauty of the location. More than 5 million visitors come here every year.Valley of fire: it is a park spread in 35000 acres of land and it is situated in northeast of Las Vegas. Here one can see the views of million year old valley. A little drive in the park can give you the opportunity to explore more beauties of the park. A little hike will show you the sight of a water basin which was used as a hideout by American Indians in 18th century.So, next time you go to Las Vegas, make sure that you have opportunities to visit these and much more beauties around Las Vegas and then you will get to know why more and more Americans are choosing Las Vegas as their favorite vacation destination.