Don’t let the name “Sin City” fool you; Las Vegas offers far more than slot machines and blackjack tables. From hair-raising roller coasters and dancing water fountains to faux volcanoes launching fireballs into the desert night, you’ll discover mountains of fun in this desert town. Many of the city’s attractions won’t bust your budget, either. And, if you’re looking for adventure beyond the city lights, hit the road for a daytrip to the stunning Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
How to Get There
Fly into Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport, which sits about 10 miles southeast of the Strip. Upon arrival, hop aboard an Alamo shuttle bound for the off-site McCarran Rent-a-Car Center; the Alamo desk is to the left of the entrance.
Las Vegas With a View
View the glittery Las Vegas Strip from above. The replica Eiffel Tower at the Paris Las Vegas hotel has a caged observation deck atop its 460-foot spire. Nearby at The LINQ shopping and dining complex, treat the family to a spin on the 550-foot-tall High Roller, the world’s highest observation wheel. From an air-conditioned pod, the panoramic views stretch to the Spring Mountains about 20 miles west.