Local Getaways/Day Trips in Las Vegas, NV
The Golden Nugget Hotel in downtown Las Vegas offers the Hideout and The Tank voted “Top Ten Pools in the World” by Forbes Traveler. The Hideout is a two-level, infinity-edge pool surrounded by eight plush cabanas and covered lounging areas, complete with day beds. The pool adjoins the third floor of The Tank, a year round outdoor swimming pool complete with 200,000 gallon, live shark aquarium and a three story slide (The Shark Chute). Drinks are available at the H20 Bar along with a Jacuzzi and table games. The pools are complementary for hotel guests and day passes may be purchased for those not staying in the hotel. The new Rush Tower, suites and rooms are available for both locals and tourists for overnight staycations.
The JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, about 20 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, is located in the heart of Southern Nevada's most prestigious collection of golf courses, surrounded by 50 acres of flourishing gardens, a resort pool with waterfalls and whirlpools, a lavish spa, eleven restaurants, and on-site gaming at the adjoining Rampart Casino. The JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa is offering a new resort staycation package including in-room Internet, access to Aquae Sulis Spa for two, 15 percent discount on retail products and treatments at Aquae Sulis Spa and Salon, one complimentary appetizer or dessert at J.C. Wooloughan’s Irish Pub or Ceres (with purchase of entrée), $10 free slot play, free range balls at TPC Las Vegas and a 15 percent discount at the TPC Pro Shop.
Lake Las Vegas is a residential community and vacation destination situated on a privately owned, 320-acre lake 25 miles from the Las Vegas Strip. MonteLago Village is a community with cobbled streets, lakeside docks, specialty boutiques, galleries and waterfront restaurants. Year-round events such as concerts, movies on the lake, wine walks and festivals featuring art, wine, and food are held at Lake Las Vegas. The Village hosts free weekly concerts lakeside through Oct. 27, which are free and open to the public. Wine tastings are held every Tuesday at Sunset and Vines in The Village. Cruises include yachts and gondolas, and rental watercraft includes electric boats, fishing boats, canoes, kayaks and pedal boats. Ravella at Lake Las Vegas and The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa offer dining, spas, and lodging. Casino Montelago offers gaming and dining in the Village.
About a 30-minute drive from the Las Vegas Strip is Lake Mead National Recreation Area, which occupies about 1.5 million acres and offers year round recreational opportunities for boating, fishing, camping, hiking, photography, swimming, scuba diving, picnicking and sightseeing. With Lakes Mead and Mohave as the central focus, visitors to Lake Mead National Recreation Area may enjoy a variety of water recreation activities in a rugged and picturesque setting. Lakes Mead and Mohave offer some of the country's best sport fishing. Boating and water skiing are favorite activities on the broad expanses of open water, along with kayaking and canoeing. Shaded picnic areas with tables, water, fire grills and restrooms are located throughout the area. House boats may be rented and Lake Mead Cruises offer sightseeing, brunch and dinner cruises.
Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort is located about 30 miles from downtown Las Vegas in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and offers a year round outdoor experience. Open Friday to Sunday during the summer months, Disc Golf is a challenging 18-hole alpine course that starts at an elevation of 9,100 feet. Scenic chairlift rides are also offered and there is a fee for both activities. Outdoor concerts, Music on the Mountain, will be performed through Sept. 8 celebrating Music Americana; a mix of music derived from the traditions of American roots which encompasses a wide range of jazz, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, Reggae, Rock-a-Billy, Swing and Zydeco. Guests can bring chairs, blankets, and umbrellas for the festival-style seating. Free parking is available and food/beverage can be purchased. Pets, coolers, and outside food or beverage will not be permitted to be brought in for the performances.