Posts tagged as: Las Vegas recreation

Grand Canyon West Rim, Hoover Dam and Valley of Fire are open, but other areas are closed

Grand Canyon West Rim, Hoover Dam and Valley of Fire are open, but other areas are closed

Update Oct. 14, 2013: The Grand Canyon South Rim, Zion and limited areas of other parks have re-opened. Read more here. Las Vegas is a fantasy land, but that doesn’t mean we’re immune from the realities of the government shutdown. In fact, Vegas is  home to several federal parks and recreation offerings, including Red Rock [...]

Top 10 natural spots in Las Vegas

Top 10 natural spots in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is far more than legalized gambling and hardcore partying. There is a natural side to the city and surrounding areas that is often overshadowed by the shimmering neon. Remarkable greenery, unique hiking grounds, ski slopes, lake activities and even one of the seven natural wonders of the world are anywhere from a short [...]

Ten must-do thrill rides in Vegas

Ten must-do thrill rides in Vegas

We’re sure you’ve come to Vegas to have a wild and crazy time, but you haven’t experienced anything until you’ve tried a thrill ride in Vegas. Take a look at our top picks and get ready to have some serious fun – these rides are sure to knock your socks off. 1. Sky Combat Ace: [...]

Celebrate Dad in a Vegas trip to remember

Celebrate Dad in a Vegas trip to remember

With Father’s Day coming up, show dad you love him with these fun-filled ideas. With all the creative activities Las Vegas has in store for him, fishing trips, backyard barbecues and watching sports can wait. Adventure Dad If you and your dad like to live in the fast lane, then why not show him a [...]

Vegas attractions: Hot air balloon rides soar high in the desert

Vegas attractions: Hot air balloon rides soar high in the desert

Up, up and away! How many chances do you get to ride in a hot air balloon? This was something I always wanted to check off my bucket list (or in this case, “basket” list). And ever since I saw the Pixar movie, “Up,” I was even more determined to travel the skies. I couldn’t [...]

Guns galore: Shooting it up in Vegas

Guns galore: Shooting it up in Vegas

It’s one thing to watch killer gun scenes in movies like “Scarface” or play “Call of Duty” on your video game console. But it’s a completely different experience to hold the firearm in your hands and feel the impact from shooting in person. For the first time in 30 years, I actually got to shoot real [...]

Fun in the sun: Vegas’ top recreation spots

Fun in the sun: Vegas’ top recreation spots

When you think of the nature side of Las Vegas, desert, palm trees and empty rocky lots probably come to mind. But there is more beauty to the area than that. Whether you’re willing to drive only half an hour or don’t mind driving for two, you’re that close to remarkable greenery, man-made wonders, unique hiking [...]

On a roll

On a roll

Cycling event returns to the streets of Las Vegas By Renée LiButti VEGAS.com The recent arrival of fall means Las Vegas’ oppressive heat is waning. So it’s no coincidence that the city’s biggest bike ride is taking place this weekend. The fourth annual Viva Bike Vegas gets into gear Oct. 15. It’s sponsored by the [...]

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