Arizona is known for its very unique communities of tribes and the desert of course. but what we all may overlook is the exciting places it has to offer. Places like the grand canyon, wine country and the old west. Nevada is just as exciting with its well known (and well lit) city. there’s never a dull minute whether it be in a grand hotel or one of the states many nature parks.
When looking for destinations between Las Vegas and Arizona it is safe to say there are more than a few must see locations. this comprehensive list features multiple destinations proving there truly is something for everyone and every budget. We will look at the most frequented locations and add a twist with the less known, from Sky scraping casinos to bike trails we will visit them all.
Lake Mead National recreation area is located in either Nevada or Arizona as it inhabits both states. It is a well known tourist destination that features plenty of stuff to do. the locals know it as the “year round play ground” where visitors can fish, bike, hike, swim, and camp the 1.5 million acres of natures wonders. don’t forget to tour the newly open black canyon where you can observe the many caves, coves and hot springs!
Grand canyon national park is located in Arizona. This wonderful place is full of places to visit, some are so good they made this list themselves. known as one of the worlds greatest wonders there’s definitely plenty to do. other than taking in the magnificent scenery this place has to offer You can attend free ranger programs and have a park ranger guide the way with a tour, make use of the visitor center, bookstores, gift shops and the few museums’ the park has to offer. You can participate in day hikes and the south rim mule trips. Walk the trail of time and learn the history of the canyon. seated inside the canyon is the beautiful Havasu falls. It features one chute that drops over a 90-foot cliff into a few plunge pools. These falls are known for the beautiful blue-greenish color of the water.
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, sitting in the region between Arizona and Utah If you’re looking connect with the great outdoors do not miss this fantastic place! Campsites, hiking, biking galore! This place is known for the astonishing red color that the whole area is made up of and also home to a very large Navajo tribe.
Lake Tahoe, Located in Nevada it is the largest alpine lake in north America. it is surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains making it a tourist attraction year round. a winter wonderland great for skiing and snow sleds, snow sports then a Amazing beach and lake in the summer great for swimming, bike trails and hiking.
The Las Vegas strip is located in Nevada. it is a must see for a non nature type of experience make sure to stop by the strip! full of stuff to do for everyone known for its many attractions like, Shark reef aquarium, Bellagio gallery of fine art, titanic artifact exhibit, AWAY spa, the big apple roller coaster. its sure to be a fun stop.
No matter where you choose to visit on this list you are sure to have a blast but lets talk about something other than parks and the city for a moment.
For a truly unique experience visit one of the many “Guest Ranches” like the red rock ranch available in Arizona. during the day ride on horseback while reliving the old west, by night sit around the campfire enjoying a well deserved meal. Sun Cliff sits in Sedona, Arizona. the ranch was started in the late 1930’s and was an active cattle ranch until the 1970’s. they feature services such as daily maid service, nightly turn down service, on site concierge, massage treatments, and personally created adventure packages are part of a unique experience. Ranches not your thing? Arizona is also home to some of the most luxurious bed and breakfasts around. enjoy a spa like environment and relax by the pool instead.
Nevada houses some of the nations greatest museums and exhibits even some crazy ones like the “pinball hall of fame” and “seven magic mountains” don’t forget to bring the kids by the “Discovery children’s” museum where they can play hard and learn everything the hands on activities have to offer. For even more family friendly fun stop by the Fleischmann Planetarium located in Reno and enjoy the many solar system exhibits and the huge full-dome theater inside where they showcase the stars and occasionally films. Some parts of the museum are even free!