Viva Las Vegas! There’s more to Sin City than the famous strip. Here are five places you should explore in and around Las Vegas. Have fun seeing the sights and be sure to snap a few awesome pictures to show your family and friends.
Las Vegas Sign
It’s free to visit the Las Vegas sign. An iconic part of the Las Vegas strip since 1959, it’s open 24 hours a day. The Las Vegas sign runs on solar power. You can find it south of Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The sign features a 12 car parking lot so you can safely walk to the sign, snap a few pictures and continue your Las Vegas sightseeing.
Ethel M Chocolate Factory
This is a chocolate factory with a 3-acre cacti garden that you can walk through. Ethel M Chocolate Factory opened in 1981. It distributes Mars chocolate and offers a free tour of the chocolate factory. Watch the chocolate production line and grab your free sample piece at the end. The factory still uses the chocolate recipe that the owner got from his mother, Ethel. Almost 1 million visitors from around the world visit every year. Take home your favorite chocolate creations and walk through the cactus garden on a Gray Line Las Vegas tour.
Red Rock Canyon
The beautiful views of Red Rock Canyon highlight desert beauty. Visitors enjoy breathtaking vistas with unique landscapes. Some of the cliffs reach up to 3,000 feet. There are many wildlife sightings, such as the golden eagle, hummingbirds, coyotes, and desert tortoises. When you’re at Red Rock, you can’t even believe you’re only 30 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip! It feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the neon lights.
The Hoover Dam is in Black Canyon and was built in 1932. It draws over a million visitors a year. It is a National Historic Landmark. The Hoover Dam generates over 4 billion kilowatts of power a year that powers Las Vegas and surrounding states. Named one of the top 10 construction achievements of the 20th century, the Hoover Dam stands the test of time. You can take Hoover Dam tours and see the Dam as well as the power plant, Lake Mead, and the Colorado River.
See one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The Grand Canyon attracts people worldwide. It is 277 miles long. The Colorado River runs through it, and at some points is a mile down from the top cliffs to the Colorado River that runs through it. The park is 1,900 square miles. It is something that you should definitely see in person. You can check out the South Rim and walk along the cliffs, visit the visitor’s center and enjoy the views. You can also go to the West Rim where the Skywalk is on the Indian Reservation. Gray Line Las Vegas provides tours of Las Vegas and the surrounding areas. To book with Gray Line Las Vegas, contact us.