Things to do and see in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is more than just casino and huge hotels. Beyond the resorts lie a myraid of adventures and sights to partake in. To the southeast are gigantic Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, an aquatic play land in the middle of the desert. To the north lies spectacular alpine scenery among the aspen draped slopes of Mt. Charleston and for those who want, an outstanding ski area. To the Northwest is magnificent Red Rock Canyon and the Spring Mountains, which are brilliantly, covered mountains of sandstone.
Another “must see” area is the “Boom town of Laughlin,” located 90 miles south of Las Vegas. Today this little town on the Colorado River Canyon has become the second largest gaming nucleus in Nevada.
An average of 310 days of sunshine each year and mild average temperatures, Las Vegas has a number of outdoor recreation and a lifestyle second to none. Las Vegas has 27 major golf courses and a AAA Baseball team in the Pacific Coast League. Las Vegas is also the “Boxing Capital of the World” and each year plays host to some of the biggest fights held in each weight division, many of which are held outdoors.