Traveling from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon
Las Vegas is one of the top destinations for visitors traveling to Grand Canyon National Park. Once a sleepy Nevada town, Las Vegas is a major city with casinos, shows and close proximity to the Grand Canyon. Modern day Las Vegas not only target party goers and newlyweds, but also increasingly caters to families. Although all the slot machines and high stakes poker games haven't gone anywhere, there are an increasing number of shows, entertainment, amazing restaurants and attractions for people of all ages and backgrounds. Before heading over to the National Park, Vegas offers an experience very different from the Grand Canyon leg of your trip.
Las Vegas is a desert town and the weather is hot much of the year. Late fall to early spring can have great weather and give you a chance to beat the summer heat and crowds. For those of you who tire quickly of the Strip, there are other activities close by. Red Rocks is a popular area for rock climbing and hiking and is only a short drive from town. Boulder, Nevada is about a half hour from downtown, and offers some great mountain biking, as well as Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam, and Black Canyon (Colorado River) right in its backyard. Read the guide below to learn more.