When you think of Las Vegas, you no doubt think of nightlife, bright lights, and gambling. And that is indeed what this town is known for. Las Vegas, located in Nevada is famed for entertainment, particularly the 24-hour casinos. But it’s also surrounded by excellent cities and beautiful terrain. So when you’ve finished at the blackjack table, why not consider a road trip? Visit some of the nearby places that will help you rejuvenate. We’ve created a list of some of the best weekend getaways from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA and have added links to some excellent accommodation options. So keep reading to check out the options.
The first option on our list is perfect for those who like the tranquillity of fishing. Lake Havasu is located along the Colorado River in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. It’s known for its boating and fishing - bass is particularly abundant in the lake. In addition to the lake, there are a variety of other attractions to enjoy while in the area. Check out some artworks at the Lake Havasu Art Collective or visit London Bridge, the actual bridge from London which was purchased in the late 1960s when London was replacing the bridge with something new. The journey to Lake Havasu is 154 miles (247 km) and will take you about 2 hours and 40 minutes from Las Vegas.
Travelodge by Wyndham Lake Havasu
Address: 480 London Bridge Road
Price: from 79 USD
Casino Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Heating Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Parking Safety deposit box Billiards Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
For a slightly longer road trip, look into Page, Arizona. It’ll take you about four and a half hours to arrive, covering a distance of 272 miles (437 km). It’s the perfect weekend getaway for those who like to immerse themselves in the great outdoors. The city is a gateway for the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, where you can kayak along Lake Powell or hike the canyon. You can also visit the Lake Powell Museum to learn more about the area’s history.
Best Western View of Lake Powell Hotel
Address: 716 Rimview Drive
Price: from 51 USD
Free parking Darts Pool/beach towels Billiards Tennis court Outdoor pool Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Face masks for guests available
Next up we have the city of Flagstaff, Arizona. It’s surrounded by desert, mountains, and forest, making Flagstaff another great option for those who enjoy outdoor activities. You can hike the state’s tallest mountain, Humphreys Peak. History buffs will want to check out Waputki National Monument which is the site of many native American pueblo homes or test out the slopes at Arizona Snowball Ski Resort. It will take you about four hours to reach Flagstaff from Las Vegas, with the journey totalling 253 miles (407 km). The town of Kingman, Arizona is roughly halfway, and a good rest point if you need it. Located along famed the Route 66 highway, you can stop into the Route 66 Museum and learn more about the history of the road and the area.
Here we have the town of Springdale, Utah. It’s located just outside of Zion National Park, making it an excellent getaway if you like to do some hiking. If you like art, you’ll definitely want to check out the David J West Gallery, which features photographs of the park. And Deep Creek Coffee Co is an excellent cafe to stop at for lunch and a good cup of coffee. The journey will take about five and a half hours from Las Vegas. You’ll travel around 159 miles (255 km).
Duck Creek Village is another spot located in Utah. It’s about 200 miles (321 km) from Las Vegas, and the drive should take around 3 hours and 15 minutes. The village can be found on the edge of Cedar Mountain. It’s a great spot for enjoying some hiking or mountain biking in the summer or go snowshoeing or snowmobiling in the winter. This quaint village also offers up some good food. Enjoy some all-American food at Aunt Sue’s Chalet - we’ve heard great things about the pie!
Whispering Pines Cabin
Address: Colt Road
Our next option is perfect for those who enjoy both nature and cultural heritage. West Sedona is a desert town in Arizona, located about 282 miles (453 km) from Las Vegas, or about four and a half hours by car. The area is famed for its red rock formations, with people flocking to the town to hike trails and take in the scenery. Visit the Red Rock State Park to immerse yourself in the red boulders. You can also visit the art galleries of the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.
Casa Sedona Inn
Address: 55 Hozoni Drive
Price: from 159 USD
Parking Delivered food is securely covered Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Hot tub/jacuzzi Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Non-smoking rooms Physical distancing in dining areas
Coming in at number seven is Los Angeles, a city famed for the entertainment industry. With plenty to do here, it makes an excellent weekend getaway. If you’re a movie or tv buff, take a tour of one of the entertainment studios - you’ll be able to see where your favourite shows are filmed. Art lovers can spend some time at the Getty Center. Soak up some sun at Santa Monica Pier, where you can enjoy the amusement park, dine in a restaurant, or play in the arcade. The drive to Los Angeles will take you four hours from Las Vegas, and will cover 270 miles (434 km). When you need a break from driving, spend some time at Mojave National Preserve, where you can enjoy a good hike.
This next destination is perfect for those looking for a longer drive. Torrent, Utah is just over five hours from Las Vegas, covering 323 miles (519 km). The town was established in the 1880s by Mormon settlers and remains small today with a population around 250! It’s near the Capitol Reef National Park, which is the perfect spot to spend a day hiking or horseback riding through the rock layers. You could also spend some time at Gallery 24, and an art gallery which highlights work by local artists.
Red Sands Hotel
Address: 670 East Highway 24
Price: from 108 USD
Massage Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Terrace 24-hour front desk CCTV in common areas Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Cashless payment available WiFi available in all areas
Kanab, Utah is the perfect weekend getaway if you love to hike and be outdoors. The town is surrounded by a number of parks, including the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, and the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument. In fact, local residents call the town “Little Hollywood” because many western movies have been filmed in the area. The drive will take you just over three hours from Las Vegas. You’ll cover about 200 miles (321 km). If you feel like stopping along the way, a number of the parks are situated on the journey so you can get some hiking en route.
Let’s finish out our list with a destination that’s a short drive from Las Vegas. It will only take you about a half hour to get to Boulder City, Nevada, covering 26 miles (41 km). Whilst you can’t gamble here, as it’s one of two cities in the state which prohibit it, you can enjoy plenty of outdoor fun. The biggest attraction in the immediate area is the Hoover Dam. It was the biggest dam in the world at the time of construction, and today you can visit and learn more about its history. You can spend some time on Lake Mead, the perfect place to fish or go boating if the weather’s nice.
Hoover Dam Lodge
Address: 18000 US 93
Price: from 89 USD
Facilities for disabled guests Free parking Daily housekeeping Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Pets allowed Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Restaurant Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
So much to explore around Las Vegas
The states and cities surrounding Las Vegas certainly offer plenty to do. If you’re a fan of spending your free time outdoors, you’re spoiled for choice with an endless amount of parks to explore or bike through. If you prefer a larger city, you can keep yourself busy in Los Angeles. So pick your favourite weekend getaway and start planning your trip.
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