Spring Break Fun for Families in Las Vegas: Your Ultimate Guide

Are you planning a family getaway for Spring Break? Look no further than Las Vegas! While often associated with its bustling nightlife and world-renowned entertainment, Las Vegas also offers a plethora of family-friendly activities and experiences that are sure to make your Spring Break memorable. From exciting adventures to relaxing retreats, there’s something for everyone in Sin City. 

Explore the Best of Las Vegas 

Start your Spring Break adventure by checking into Tahiti Village Resort, an island-inspired oasis located just a stone’s throw away from the Las Vegas Strip. Recently awarded Gold in Best of Las Vegas’s Best Strip Hotel Pool, Gold in Best Concierge Service, and Silver in Best Family-Friendly Hotel, Tahiti Village offers unparalleled amenities and accommodations for families looking to make the most of their Las Vegas vacation.

Exciting Off-Site Adventures 

Venture beyond the resort and explore the wonders of Las Vegas and its surrounding areas. Embark on a Grayline Grand Canyon excursion, where you can experience the breathtaking beauty of the Grand Canyon West Rim. Marvel at exotic marine life at the Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef, or catch a mesmerizing performance at a Cirque Du Soleil show. Our concierge services are available to assist you in securing reservations for these off-site adventures, ensuring a hassle-free experience for you and your family. 

Dining and Entertainment 

Indulge in delicious dining options at Tahiti Village’s two on-site restaurants. Savor the flavors of American cuisine at 17° South Booze & Bites, or enjoy mouthwatering pizzas at Arturo’s Village Pizza. For those looking to experience the vibrant culinary scene of Las Vegas, our concierge services are available to assist you in securing reservations at top restaurants and shows. 

Amenities for Every Member of the Family 

At Tahiti Village, the fun never stops! Relax and rejuvenate at Mahana Spa, where you can indulge in a variety of pampering treatments and services. Keep the kids entertained for hours at the Tiki Cove Arcade, where they can embark on exciting adventures in games like NERF Arcade and Willy Crash. Stay active and fit at our fully equipped Fitness Center, or join in on themed activities at the Activities Center. 

Relax and Unwind 

After a day of adventure and excitement, unwind in the tropical paradise of Tahiti Village. Take a dip in our sand-entry pool, float along the lazy river, or simply soak up the sun on our luxurious poolside loungers. With its serene ambiance and secluded atmosphere, Tahiti Village offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip.

Plan Your Spring Break Getaway 

Ready to experience the ultimate Spring Break adventure in Las Vegas? Book your stay at Tahiti Village Resort today and make unforgettable memories with your family. Visit our website or contact our Reservations Team at 1-855-386-4658 to start planning your Spring Break getaway. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to create lasting memories in the Entertainment Capital of the World! 

Celebrate Halloween at Tahiti Village and Spooktacular Events in Las Vegas

Halloween, a bewitching time of year, approaches with its promise of spookiness and delights. While the spirits awaken, the Las Vegas Strip prepares to host a variety of ghoulish events. One particular oasis in the heart of the desert, Tahiti Village, invites you to join in a hair-raising adventure this Halloween season.

Nightmare at Tahiti Village – A Spooktacular Evening

The centerpiece of the Halloween festivities in Las Vegas, Nevada, is undoubtedly Tahiti Village’s “Nightmare at Tahiti Village.” Join us on October 31, 2023, from 4 PM to 7 PM for a spine-tingling experience at our annual Halloween event. The best part? It’s entirely free! Bring the whole family and dare to partake in this extravagant celebration. The evening promises a wide range of activities to thrill and chill, including trunk-or-treating, a hair-raising walk through our haunted bus, a chance to showcase your creativity in the costume contest, ghostly games, and a chance to win exciting prizes. Get ready for a night of excitement, games, and unforgettable memories!

 

Halloween in Las Vegas – A Haunting Extravaganza

Las Vegas comes alive with Halloween fervor during the holiday season, and there’s no shortage of spooktacular events in the city. On October 31st, the neon-lit streets of Downtown Las Vegas beckon you to indulge in a night of sinful delights with the “Halloween Fremont Street Bar Crawl.” The journey to the underworld begins at 8 PM, and tickets are available from $40. Prepare for a night you’ll never forget as fantasies come alive under the neon lights.

Tales of HallOVeen – A Family-Friendly Haunt

For those looking for another family-friendly Halloween experience, “HallOVeen at the Magical Forest” offers an enchanting evening on October 31 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. The event, which supports Opportunity Village, transforms a 2.5-acre theme park into a haunted harvest extravaganza. You’ll encounter creatively decorated trees and jack-o-lanterns surrounding a charming cemetery. Explore the festivities with friendly witches and ghosts, and don’t forget to dress up in your Halloween best! HallOVeen offers nightly entertainment, trick-or-treat stations, carnival games, shopping opportunities at The Holiday Shoppe and retail kiosks. Tickets range from $24 to $125.

Spine-Tingling Experiences in Las Vegas

As we embrace the spooky season, it’s important to mention that Halloween fun also comes with the responsibility to stay safe. Tahiti Village reminds you to enjoy the festivities while keeping personal safety a top priority. Stay aware and cautious during your Halloween adventures.

Tahiti Village – Your Spooky Oasis in Las Vegas

While Las Vegas hosts its ghoulish galas, Tahiti Village stands as an inviting Polynesian-themed oasis just two miles from the electrifying Las Vegas Strip. And the heart of our Halloween celebrations, “Nightmare at Tahiti Village,” promises a ghoulish good time for all ages. Join us for an unforgettable night full of spooky surprises and delights.

Book Your Stay Now and Let’s Celebrate Halloween Together

As you plan your holiday season, why not spend it with us at Tahiti Village? Nestled just two miles from the electrifying Las Vegas Strip, our resort offers a Polynesian-themed oasis for families and travelers alike. “Nightmare at Tahiti Village” is the centerpiece of our Halloween celebrations, promising spine-tingling excitement for all ages.

Mark your calendar for October 31, 2023, from 4 PM to 7 PM, and make your way to Tahiti Village at 7200 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119. Our Halloween extravaganza takes place at the East Arby parking lot, situated in the back of our Lazy River. Dress up in your scariest or most creative Halloween attire and join the fun. We’ve prepared spooky decorations and an array of activities to make this Halloween memorable. It’s a night you won’t want to miss.

So, book your stay with us now for an unforgettable Halloween experience. Visit our website or contact our Reservations Team at 1-855-386-4658.

As you explore the Halloween festivities throughout Las Vegas, don’t forget to join Tahiti Village for a night of Halloween enchantment. We look forward to celebrating with you, whether you’re traveling from afar or just steps from our oasis in the desert. May your Halloween be filled with chills, thrills, and unforgettable memories!

Discover the Best at Tahiti Village: Nominated for Best of Las Vegas 2023

Calling all Las Vegas locals and visitors! It’s that exciting time of the year again – the Las Vegas Review Journal’s Best of Las Vegas nominations are here. This esteemed contest allows individuals to nominate and celebrate their favorite places across various categories. At Tahiti Village, our focus shines on being nominated for the Best Family Friendly Hotel and Best Strip Hotel Pool, along with a range of other categories.

Nominated Categories: Best Family Friendly Hotel, Best Concierge Service, Best Strip Hotel Pool, Best Pizza, Best Family Friendly Show: Luau 

At Tahiti Village, we take pride in being the ultimate family-friendly oasis on the renowned Las Vegas Boulevard, situated just minutes away from the iconic Las Vegas Strip and a stone’s throw from Harry Reid International Airport. Our all-suite resort encapsulates the essence of a tropical paradise, providing a serene escape from the city’s vibrant energy. Our dedication to exceptional experiences is showcased through a variety of amenities, including an indulgent spa, well-equipped fitness centers, and a celebrated Polynesian-themed pool area that boasts a unique sand beach entry and a tranquil Lazy River with cascading waterfall features. Additionally, we offer an array of onsite dining options, a luxurious spa, an activities center, a concierge service, a sundries shop, and multiple bars. 

Our commitment to family-friendly entertainment is encapsulated through our family-oriented activities like Beat of Joy, Mermaid Encounter, and our highly anticipated Luau show. The Luau transports you to a Polynesian paradise, combining mesmerizing fire dance performances and island-inspired craft shopping at the Po Makeke (Night Market), all accompanied by a delectable buffet-style dinner. 

Tahiti Village has consistently been recognized in the Best of Las Vegas competition, securing notable wins over the years. In 2022, we earned Bronze for Best Family Friendly Hotel and Gold for Best Strip Hotel Pool. Our journey of excellence continued in 2021 with Gold awards for both categories. The years 2020, 2019, and 2018 saw us achieving Gold and Silver victories, respectively, reflecting our dedication to creating remarkable experiences for all our guests.

 

As we strive for another round of victories, we emphasize the importance of your votes. Your support has elevated us to the top ranks consistently, and we’re determined to continue this trend. Our team, especially our dedicated Concierge staff, plays a pivotal role in ensuring your experience with us is exceptional, providing assistance with show tickets, activity arrangements, and making your stay unforgettable. 

 

At Tahiti Village, we stand as a testament to the magic of family-friendly experiences. Our Polynesian-themed pool area is a beloved highlight, earning rave reviews from our guests. We’re proud to stand among the Best of Las Vegas nominees, representing the epitome of family-focused hospitality. 

As the voting period for Best of Las Vegas commences from August 28th to September 21st, we invite you to cast your vote and help us maintain our top positions. Every vote counts, and your continued support fuels our drive to offer unparalleled family-friendly experiences in the heart of Las Vegas.

We’re thrilled to connect with you and share the excitement of the Best of Las Vegas nominations. Make your voice heard and help us secure more gold in our quest for excellence. Don’t forget to visit the Best of Las Vegas website to cast your vote and learn more about this exceptional competition. Thank you for being part of our journey – we can’t wait to welcome you back to Tahiti Village soon!

 

Vote for Tahiti Village in our nominated categories by clicking here and explore more about our family-friendly haven by visiting our website or connecting with us on social media, @TahitiVillage. 

Tahiti Village Pool is One of the Best of Las Vegas!

Tahiti Village’s swimming pool in Las Vegas has recently won the Best of Las Vegas award, and it’s no surprise why. The resort’s swimming pool is a true oasis in the middle of the desert, with its tropical landscaping and numerous water features making it one of the most popular spots for visitors and locals alike.

The swimming pool at Tahiti Village spans over 3 acres, and features a variety of different water elements, including a lazy river, a sand beach-entry pool, hot tubs, and waterfalls. Find out why 10 Best thinks there’s something for everyone at this incredible pool, from kids to adults, and even those who just want to relax and soak up the sun.

One of the most unique features of the Tahiti Village pool is its sandy beach entry, which makes it easy for guests to gradually enter the water without feeling like they’re jumping into a cold pool. It’s no question why we were featured on USA Today’s 10 Best Hotel in Las Vegas for families with kids.

The lazy river is another highlight of the Tahiti Village pool, with its gentle current taking guests on a relaxing journey around the perimeter of the pool. Guests can float along the river on inner tubes, taking in the beautiful scenery and soaking up the sun.

For those who want to relax and unwind, there are plenty of loungers and cabanas available around the pool area, and The Points Guy agrees. The cabanas offer privacy and shade, as well as comfortable seating and amenities like a TV and mini-fridge. The Tahiti Village pool is truly a world-class swimming facility, and it’s no wonder it’s won the Best of Las Vegas award. It’s a great place to escape the heat of the desert and enjoy some fun in the sun with family and friends. If you’re planning a trip to Las Vegas, be sure to check out the Tahiti Village swimming pool. With its tropical atmosphere, variety of water features, and endless opportunities for fun and relaxation, it’s sure to be a highlight of your trip.

 

References:
https://thepointsguy.com/guide/hotels-with-best-pools-las-vegas/
https://www.10best.com/interests/hotels-resorts/las-vegas-hotels-families-kids/
https://www.bestoflasvegas.com/listing/2022/family-friendly-hotel-6337

Nitro Funny Car with Tahiti Village Branding

Getting up to Speed with Chad Green

The pace of life during the global pandemic was viscous, like watching black tar oozing the span of an inch in the span of a week. We had a lot of catching up to do rectifying the days of thunder, so naturally we tasked professional Nitro Funny Car owner and driver Chad Green with the challenge. We were lucky enough to partner with this driver originally from Midland Texas, and learned why this speed demon recently upgraded from the Pro Mod car to the dangerously faster Funny Nitro Car. Nitro Funny Car with Tahiti Village Branding

Chad Green Motorsports Meet and Greet at Tahiti Village.

Before Chad Green hit the track, Tahiti Village and Chad Green Motorsports hosted a Meet and Greet for fans and guests alike. Fans and guests came to Tahiti Village and were clearly as excited to meet Chad as we were, as throngs of people and polite hysteria ensued around Chad and his car, where he patiently met all his fans and overdosed on selfies like a true sport. Tahiti Village has a long history supporting the sports world, sponsoring teams like The Golden Knights, Las Vegas Aces, and the Las Vegas Lights. It’s a perk and a privilege we always look forward to sharing with our owners and their guests. We were also able to give away tickets to owners to enjoy the NHRA Camping World 4 Wide Nationals that happened April 1st – 3rd. Nitro Funny Car at Tahiti Village

Father Son Duo

Father and Son duo, Chad Green in his Nitro Funny Car, and Hunter Green in his Top Alcohol Car both drove at the NHRA Camping World 4 Wide Nationals in Las Vegas. Hunter Green made his first ever debut in the Top Alcohol Dragster Class. Fans and attendees flocked to see their set-up, enjoying the spoils of these events. Both drivers did exceptionally well, qualifying to race against some of the best.
Hunter Green with his Top Alcohol Car

NHRA Las Vegas

Chad Green and Hunter Green will be back in Las Vegas for the NHRA Races happening again in October of 2022. Chad and Hunter will also be back at Tahiti Village enjoying the lazy river and gearing up for the next NHRA Camping World Racing Series for the NHRA Nevada Nationals on October 27 – 30, 2022. NHRA Fans and aficionados can book their stay now at Tahiti Village to be close to the action. This amazing event might even determine the NHRA world championships for the Nitro Funny Car. We know who we will be rooting for!

Professional Driver Chad Green

Glittering Lights Tunnel

Christmas In Vegas 2021

Plan the Perfect Christmas Vacation

At Tahiti Village of course! Christmas is a great time to visit Las Vegas! Thinking of spending the holidays in a different setting? Enjoy a fun-filled holiday season in Las Vegas with these top attractions. Some of the best Christmas activities in town include shopping, dining and entertainment at some of the finest hotels on the strip. Enjoy cool temperatures and the beautiful city of Las Vegas during the holidays this winter season.

Stay at Tahiti Village for the Holidays

A vacation for Christmas is just what you need and there are so many reasons to visit Las Vegas during the most wonderful time of the year. We have cooler temperatures but it is not freezing, perfect for staying in one of the hot tubs at Tahiti Village all day long. Relax this holiday season by floating down the heated lazy river at Tahiti Village and enjoying the steam showers in the Bora Bora and Royal Tahitian suites. There are so many activities for guests to enjoy in Las Vegas in the winter, guests can enjoy the Bellagio Botanical Gardens, the Las Vegas Speedway’s ‘Glittering Lights’, Opportunity Village’s ‘Magical Forest,’ and of course the New Year’s Eve fireworks!

Tahiti Village Kitchen

What to do in Vegas this Holiday Season

Tahiti Village is the perfect place to have your holiday festivities. Take your holiday traditions to Las Vegas and spend quality time with the whole family in our all-suite resort. Guests can cook Christmas morning breakfast right in their suite and then open up presents. Take a relaxing dip into our sand-entry pool and float down our amazing lazy river, heated to over 80 degrees in the winter for our guests to enjoy. Build a gingerbread house or bake cinnamon rolls in your room and take advantage of the full kitchen in the Bora Bora suite and the Royal Tahitian suite. One of the best things about Vegas, is that everything is almost always open! Tahiti Village is open all holiday season long, as well as our restaurants 17 South and Arturo’s Village Pizzeria!

Get your holiday shopping on just across the street from Tahiti Village. Town Square is a shopping center just up the road from Tahiti Village and the Las Vegas South Premium Outlets are right next to Tahiti Village. Shop at all your favorite stores, and take your goodies back to your suite for your Christmas celebration. Shop till you drop at Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Vans, Tommy Hilfiger and more at the Las Vegas South Premium Outlets. Town Square has everything you need for Christmas shopping with H&M, Kay Jewelers, Sunglass Hut, The Container Store, Victoria’s Secret, Ulta and more!

The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden is a free attraction that displays beautiful flowers, trees, walkways, bridges, and plants of all varieties. Every season the theme of the botanical garden changes into an amazing new floor to ceiling display. This season guests can see the holiday display between November 20th 2021 – January 1st 2022. The Fountains at The Bellagio also have Holiday themed performances every year. The water show features Christmas music and is held from December 5 2021 – January 3, 2022!

Ethel M Chocolate Factory has an amazing 3-acre botanical cactus garden full of beautiful types of cacti including agave, prickly pear, and aloe plants. During the holiday season, Ethel M Chocolate Factory decorates the cactus garden in beautiful Christmas lights and decorations. Walking around the cactus garden is free for guests. Ethel M chocolates are also the perfect gift for friends and family this holiday season. Delight in a gourmet variety of caramels, brittles, and all different flavors of chocolate. Make sure to make reservations here to see the winter wonderland of festive lights and decorated cacti.

The Las Vegas Speedway hosts Glittering Lights – A Drive-Thru Lights Show from November 12th 2021 until January 9th, 2022! Guests can buy tickets and drive through the lights show, admiring and experiencing the holiday themed lights show. Glittering Lights is the perfect holiday activity for the whole family. Guests will enjoy the warmth and comfort of their car, and the glittering and beautiful lights outside as they drive through the show. Did we mention it takes about 40 minutes to drive through the whole entire show? Purchase tickets here! 

Las Vegas Speedway Glittering Lights Glittering Lights Tunnel

Christmas is all about Giving

Opportunity Village is a self-funded foundation that raises money through donations with partners to fund events such as the Magical Forest. Opportunity Village runs the Magical Forest as a fundraiser for their main cause, which is helping children and adults with disabilities find work so they can live the fullest lives possible. Magical Forest has been in operation for 30 years in Las Vegas and is a fun and exciting winter wonderland for all ages! Drink hot cocoa, enjoy amusement rides, and see all that this winter wonderland has to offer! Tahiti Village is proud to be a partner with Opportunity Village, and all of the money donated into our wishing well is donated to Opportunity Village every year. Buy your tickets for the Magical Forest here! 

Wishing Well Las Vegas

Ring in the New Year at Tahiti Village

Grab a bottle of your favorite champagne and enjoy the view from your cozy suite or guests can head up to our Tenth Floor balcony in tower 5! Tower 5 at Tahiti Village has a breath-taking view of the whole entire Strip. Hang out at our Tenth Floor balcony and get a panoramic view of all of the lights and fireworks celebrating the New Year. The Plaza hotel will have a firework show, along with fireworks being set off from the rooftops of the ARIA, the STRAT, Treasure Island, Planet Hollywood, MGM Grand, The Venetian, and Caesars Place! There will be over 80,000 fireworks explosions in the amazing New Year’s Eve show! See the whole show from the start of the Strip to the end of the Strip at our Balcony view. If you are looking to enjoy a lowkey celebration, watch the Time Square Ball Drop in your suite and enjoy all of the comforts of home!

Skyline View of the Strip

Wanda Widdles Absinthe

Las Vegas Is Waiting For You

Las Vegas is bouncing back, and shows are starting to re-open. Occupancy rates for hotels and casinos are on the rise. Restaurants are seeing reservations picking up quickly and regularly having wait times during peak dining hours. Other attractions and entertainment options in the city have increased to 80% by the state Government, and the city is aiming for 100% occupancy rates in early June. All of this means that Vegas is back and ready for your next vacation!

Are you Ready to Come Back?
Join the trend of increasing passenger traffic coming through McCarren Airport. According to their latest data, just over 2.9 million passengers arrived at their terminals in the month of March 2021. That’s up from 2.1 million in March. As airlines begin to adjust their rates, you’ll likely save money by booking your flights sooner rather than later. Airport traffic is always a great indicator of the interest in Vegas, and we love to see things returning to normal.

The Intermission is Over!
Shows like Absinthe and Atomic Saloon Show, by Speigelworld, are now open Wednesday – Sundays, offering safe seating pods. Speigelworld is also diligently working to re-open, Opium, so their trio of wildly popular shows will be here to entertain you during your next vacation. Their shows are perfect for people looking for something a little off-kilter and edgy in the evenings.

Wanda Widdles Absinthe

If you prefer the acrobatics and theatrics of Cirque de Soleil, you’ll be able to see Mystère and O in person again soon. Mystère will re-open at TI on June 28th, and just three days later, on July 1st, O is back in business at Bellagio. Cirque shows have been closed since the initial shutdown in March of 2020.

Other shows like David Copperfield, Blue Man Group, and Jabbawockeez have been open and operating for some time now as well. The entertainers and their fantastic support staff have been eagerly waiting for the chance to bring their craft back to the stage, and the time is finally here. Remember that you can get tickets to these great shows and more from our concierge desk during your stay!

Getting around the strip just got easier because, on May 11th, the Las Vegas Monorail started running again. Now visitors can quickly get between all of the stops on the East side of the strip and get to their next destination as fast as possible. Remember that you can buy day passes to the monorail to save some money and get around quickly all day long!

What’s New at Tahiti Village?
At Tahiti Village, we are working hard to ensure that the rooms, sand entry pool, lazy river, and other amenities are clean and ready for you to make us your home base for your next Las Vegas vacation. We continue to follow the strictest CDC recommendations for cleaning and sanitizing our resort. Our team is working on new onsite activities for guests of all ages to enjoy during their stay, be on the lookout for more details. Also, we have recently been able to open our hot tubs again, which we know many guests will be excited for!

Outdoor Hot Tub Las Vegas

If you haven’t stayed with us recently, you have yet to experience Arturo’s Village Pizza, which recently won the Best of Las Vegas Bronze for Best Pizza in Las Vegas. Be sure to grab a few slices or even a whole pie for the family when you stay with us in the future!

Pizza Las Vegas Arturo's

To keep the tropical vibe strong, the Luau is back in business and better than ever. We have spent the last year looking at ways to make the Luau more immersive, and you’re going to LOVE the changes that we have made. The event space has had a cover added to it to help block out the sun during the early part of the show, and for those arriving early, the new experiences are sure to keep you entertained before the main show.

And if you needed more of a reason to visit us, Mermaid Mondays are back and better than ever! CaySea the Mermaid is upping her showing this year. We will also be offering “Swim with the Fin” classes for children to learn to swim with their own fins! For little girls, they learn to swim in mermaid tails, and little boys will get shark fins. This kind of experience is something your children will remember for years to come!

When you stay with us for your vacation, our goal is to make it your best vacation yet to feel like you are part of the Tahiti Village family. We hope to see you soon.

Best of Las Vegas Winner Two Years in a Row!

Best of Las Vegas Winner Two Years in a Row!

We went for the gold, and we captured it, Best of Las Vegas!

Tahiti Village took a couple of silver awards last year on our first entry into Best of Las Vegas. This year the team came out stronger, and we captured Gold for Best Family-Friendly Resort and Best Strip Pool. We are also happy to announce Arturo’s Village Pizzeria won the Bronze for the Best Pizzeria in all of Vegas!

As you can imagine, we had some great competition in these categories such as Mandalay Bay, Tuscany Suites, CasaBlanca Resort & Casino, Westgate, Brooklyn’s Best Pizza & Pasta, and Evil Pie Pizza.

There is no doubt in our minds that we won the Best of Las Vegas because of our employees, owners, and guests.

In celebration of winning such an amazing award, we want to celebrate with our owners and guests because you make us great! Look for additional information about our Best of Vegas Celebration this Spring and Summer. Next time you are on the property, give our staff a COVID friendly high five for making Tahiti Village one of the Best of Las Vegas!

Thank you for voting us Best of Las Vegas! Check out all the Winners of Best of Las Vegas here.

Scenic Hiking Experiences In Las Vegas

Scenic Hiking Experiences In Las Vegas

 

Are you looking to take the family on a scenic experience in Las Vegas, but don’t know good hiking trails that will be fun for all? We have you covered! Right in Vegas’ backyard are some of the most beautiful and picturesque sights to experience with an outdoor aspect for everyone.

Las Vegas has several different places for families to go, one of the most popular being Red Rock Canyon. People go to see the infamous “red rocks” and to hike or take an evening drive around the scenic loop. Another gorgeous experience is Mount Charleston is, especially for those visiting Vegas in the winter months. The snow and winter activities that can be done on the mountain are unbelievable. Lastly The Valley of Fire is worth the drive as it is full of rich and beautiful history.

 

Red Rock:

Red Rock Canyon has 13 miles of a beautiful scenic drive to admire the amazing canyons and peaks. A Visitor Center is located just past the entrance for guest’s convenience. It includes indoor and outdoor exhibits, plants throughout the canyon, wildlife to expect, and desert tortoise habitats. You can also bike, climb, and horseback ride as well. The daily entrance fee for a car/truck is $15 per vehicle. All entrance fees go towards upkeep to the canyon.

Easy/Moderate – Calico Tanks Trail

This 2.2 mile out and back trail offers wild flowers, beautiful views of red rock and a chance for some boulder scrabbles. It is well marked on the way to tank and the scenery is perfect in the morning hours. This trail offers limited to no shade so be careful in the summer months.

Hard/Difficult – Turtlehead Peak Trail

This 4.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail, beautiful views of Red Rock Canyon, and the Las Vegas Strip can be seen from a –top of Turtle Head. This trail has pretty steep inclines, & rock crawls. The trail is well marketed but it is easy to veer off the main trail at times if you do not pay close attention.

https://www.redrockcanyonlv.org/lasvegas/hikes-trails/

 

Mount Charleston:

Spreading over 90 acres, the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway offers a Visitor Center, Education Building, group picnic areas, two amphitheaters, trailheads, and expansive areas with benches to take in the views of Kyle Canyon and Charleston Peak. The Seven Stones Plaza at the Gateway honors the 7 Paiute tribes who consider this a sacred Nuwuvi creation place. Also found at the Gateway is the Silent Heroes of the Cold War Memorial, the nation’s first national Cold War memorial.

From a cool escape in the summer to a snowy wonderland in the winter, the Spring Mountains offer a distinct change in seasons not normally found in the Mojave Desert. Fall colors and spring wildflowers delight hikers who visit during these quiet seasons. You can also horseback ride, climb, off road drive, bike, and experience the gorgeous scenic drive.

Moderate – Mary Jane Falls Trail

This 2.9 out and back trail is a moderate uphill hike with a ton of switchbacks, but the ending is beautiful with a waterfall (season permitting). The trail is very visible and busy. There are many places to stop and rest if needed. One of the busiest trails in Mount Charleston so go early and bring lots of water.

Moderate/Hard – Cathedral Rock HikingTrail

This 2.7 out and back trail is located near Mount Charleston Lodge. It is best used from May until November and closed in the winter months due to snow. The travel offers thick patches of aspens and evergreen, views of The Cliffs with a drop off of 1,000 feet. Once you reach the  top, at 8,000 feet above sea level,  mind your snacks as the Palmer Chipmunks enjoy the views also. Please resist feeding them, by feeding them they will become dependent on humans for their food.

–Spring Mountain National Recreation Area – Off Rt. 160

Moderate – Hollow Rock Peak

This 5.4 mile out and back lightly traveled trail and is best used from September until May. The trail offers some up and downs and class 3 scrabbling to the summit. The trail gets a little hard to follow near the sandstone portion

Hard – Hidden Arches HikingTrail

This 6.6 mile out and back lightly traveled trail is recommended for only well experienced adventures. The trail is used by rock climbers and hikers in the area. There is a hidden arch, hence the name. It will appear behind you once the trail seems to end.

https://www.gomtcharleston.com/

 

Valley of Fire State Park:

40,000 acres of bright red Aztec sandstone outcrops nestled in gray and tan limestone, Valley of Fire State Park contains ancient, petrified trees and petroglyphs dating back more than 2,000 years. A Visitor Center provides exhibits on the geology, ecology, prehistory and history of the park and nearby region. You can also take a drive around the state park with their scenic drive to see all of the beautiful views. Day use entrance fee is $10 per vehicle.

Easy – Fire Wave Hiking Trail

This 1.5 heavily trafficked out and back trail and offers sandstone formations that resembles ice cream swirls and or ocean waves of pink, white and red sandstone. The trail starts off sandy and transitions into sandstone. There is no shade on this trail so bring plenty of water and avoid hiking in extreme heat.

Moderate/Hard – Prospect Hiking Trail

This 8.8 out and back trail offers spectacular views of Valley of Fire, wildflowers and wild life. Some areas of the trail are not well marked so use of a GPS is recommended. There are boulders and loose rocks within a wash that will need to be traversed.

http://parks.nv.gov/parks/valley-of-fire

 

**We are not affiliated with any of the destinations/hiking trails listed in this blog.

Experience What Is In The Backyard Of Las Vegas

Experience What Is In The Backyard Of Las Vegas

 

 

We all know that the Strip is what most come to Las Vegas for and for good reason, it is truly amazing and a one-of-a-kind experience! But are you someone who likes to go off the beaten path? See the scenery and what is in the backyard of Vegas itself? Las Vegas has some of the most beautiful canyons, hiking paths, and views to see if you venture just outside the Strip itself. Here are some of our suggestions for destinations for hiking or scenic drives!

 

Mount Charleston:

From a cool escape in the summer to a snowy wonderland in the winter, the Spring Mountains offer a distinct change in seasons not normally found in the Mojave Desert. Fall colors and spring wildflowers delight hikers who visit during these quiet seasons. You can also horseback ride, climb, off road drive, bike, and experience the gorgeous scenic drive. Spreading over 90 acres, the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway offers a Visitor Center, Education Building, group picnic areas, two amphitheaters, trailheads, and expansive areas with benches to take in the views of Kyle Canyon and Charleston Peak.

 

Grand Canyon:

Located in Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park encompasses 277 miles of the beautiful Colorado River and mountains galore. The Grand Canyon is rich with history and gorgeous sites. You can hike, take guided tours, take cultural tours, and more! The daily fee is $8.00 per person; all individuals under the age of 15 are exempt from payment.

 

Red Rock Canyon:

Red Rock Canyon has 13 miles of a beautiful scenic drive to admire the amazing canyons and peaks. A Visitor Center is located just past the entrance for guest’s convenience. It includes indoor and outdoor exhibits, plants throughout the canyon, wildlife to expect, and desert tortoise habitats. You can also bike, climb, and horseback ride as well. The daily entrance fee for a car/truck is $15 per vehicle. All entrance fees go towards upkeep to the canyon.

 

Boulder City:

Boulder City’s historic Old Town district is home to many quaint shops, museums, hiking, parks, trails, and outdoor activities. Close to the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, many like to travel to Boulder City to experience another side of Vegas; one where there is no gambling!

 

Lake Mead National Recreational Area:

This is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts! With the options of swimming, boating, hiking, cycling, and fishing at America’s first and largest national recreation area, there is something for everyone! With beautiful views of the mountains and canyons, there is always something to look at that you haven’t seen before.

 

Valley of Fire State Park:

40,000 acres of bright red Aztec sandstone outcrops nestled in gray and tan limestone; Valley of Fire State Park contains ancient, petrified trees and petroglyphs dating back more than 2,000 years. A Visitor Center provides exhibits on the geology, ecology, prehistory and history of the park and nearby region. You can also take a drive around the state park with their scenic drive to see all of the beautiful views. Day use entrance fee is $10 per vehicle.

 

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