15 Best Day Trips from Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a city that’s known for its casinos, shows, and nightlife, but the popular destination in the deserts of Nevada is about more than just drinking and gambling.

Be amazed by Hoover Dam, or take a trip out west to California, and spend the day exploring Los Angeles. To inspire your next American adventure, here are some of the best Las Vegas day trips!


This enormous canyon stretches for mile upon mile through the deserts of the Southwest, carving a huge cavernous space into the earth beneath it.

1. Grand Canyon

2. Helicopter Tours 

Take off from the airports or even the hotel landing pads in Las Vegas, and fly over the city for beautiful vistas of the desert metropolis.

3. Hot Air Balloon Ride 

Float over epic natural sights, fly above canyons and valleys and see Nevada outdoors in their best natural light.

4. Hoover Dam

This huge project was an incredible work of engineering when it was completed almost a century ago, and named for President Hoover.

5. Horseshoe Canyon

The trick is to get here early or stay until sunset. Not only do the crowds dissipate but the light is at its best, especially for photography.

6. Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon is on Navajo territory, and it’s a sacred place amongst the indigenous groups of Arizona.

7. Red Rock Canyon

Take a break from the casinos and work off those free drinks on a hike through Red Rock Canyon, a favorite local getaway from Las Vegas.

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