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Check Out Off-Strip Activities in Las Vegas

Vegas is more than just casinos, night clubs and pool parties on The Strip; it’s surrounded by some of the most fascinating attractions and breathtaking natural wonders:

  • Just a 25-minute drive from The Strip, Lake Las Vegas encompasses an old-world Italian lakeside village with numerous restaurants and boutiques, as well as a golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus.
  • Go hiking or horseback riding at The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. It’s located on the west side of Las Vegas and receives more than 1.2 million visitors a year.
  • Lake Mead is the largest man-made lake in the Western hemisphere, and is a popular spot for boating, fishing and swimming during the warmer months.
  • Although Las Vegas is desert terrain, travelers can find skiing and snowboarding on Mount Charleston, less than an hour away.
  • Get a bird’s-eye view of Lake Mead, the Mojave Desert, the Hoover Dam, the Colorado River and the West Rim of the Grand Canyon with this deal from Papillon Airways. These four-hour helicopter tours are now $88.50 (regularly $118) per person when booking in pairs.

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Deal Expert, Las Vegas
Thursday, November 18, 2010
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Courtney Pierce