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Vegas’ icy attractions will give you chills

 

    Minus5 at Mandalay Bay No matter what the temperature is outside, Las Vegas keeps you cool all year-round.

     Your drinks are sure to stay ice cold when you enjoy some libations at either Minus5 location in Las Vegas. Mandalay Place and Monte Carlo - each offers you the chance to bundle up and enjoy spirits that are kept at, well, minus 5 degrees Celsius. How often do you get to enjoy 30 minutes of arctic drinking and mingling while donning a heavy winter parka and fur-lined hat indoors? Enjoy frozen cocktails from ice glasses while surrounded by tons of ice, frozen bars, walls, statues, tables, chairs and lamps.

    Dine at Red Square at Mandalay Bay and enjoy an impressive caviar selection, and such perestroika-inspired Russian and internationally influenced favorites, such as Siberian nachos, seared foie gras and duck confit, Strozapretti stroganof and Adzhika-spiced pork tenderloin. Before or after, however, you can really feel the chill: Experience the exclusive, private vodka vault and famous frozen ice bar featuring more than 200 frozen vodkas and infusions, martinis and Russian-inspired cocktails.

     In the mood for some relaxing snow? You can enjoy that year-round at Qua Baths & Spa as you watch "snow" fall from the ceiling in the one-of-a-kind Arctic Ice Room. It's a spa experience you'll only get in Vegas and a great way to stay cool!

    For those of you who really need to get some real snow-filled excitement, take a quick drive to the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort - downhill skiing and terrain parks are all the rage up there. You may not expect snow near Vegas, but this ski park had snow earlier than most West Coast ski resorts! Stay a day or two and spend the night at the scenic Resort on Mount Charleston or the Mt. Charleston Lodge! Skiing in Vegas - how's that for cool?

 

Explore a side of Vegas you may not even know existed

      The weather is perfect for exploring a side of Las Vegas you may not even know exists - the scenic beauty that surrounds the world's most exciting destination. Check out gorgeous rock canyons, majestic mountains and more!
     The western edge of Las Vegas offers spectacular outdoor adventures, so start your day from the comfort of Red Rock Resort, Suncoast Hotel, or JW Marriott Resort.  You'll be minutes from a beautiful hike through the gorgeous red sandstone cliffs at Red Rock Canyon. Picnic areas, cycling, hiking, climbing and horseback riding are available to enhance your experience and the visitor center contains historical and geological exhibits, a cactus garden and even a bookstore.  Enjoy the scenic 13-mile drivable loop which meanders throughout Red Rock Canyon.
See the history behind one of America's most amazing structures at the Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum     Take a tour of the wondrous Hoover Dam and don't miss the photo op with the new Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge!  Or, better yet, from the bypass parking area, climb the designated stairs to the top, and peer back down at the Hoover Dam from high atop the pedestrian walkway! It's not for the faint of heart! Be sure to stop by the Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum to see the history behind this amazing structure. Enjoy lunch and a stroll down main street of this charming small town, or spend the night at the historic Boulder Dam Hotel, Boulder Inn Suites, Milo's Inn at Boulder, or many other charming accommodations.
     If you want to take your Vegas experience to new heights, take a ride up to Mount Charleston Recreation Area and explore the Spring Mountains of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The lower foothills are covered with pinion pine and juniper trees, and you may encounter a variety of wildlife, including Rocky Mountain elk, desert bighorn sheep, mule deer and others. There are numerous hiking trails and camping is also available.  Stop for buffalo or ostrich burgers at Mount Charleston Lodge, or enjoy lunch with a view at The Resort on Mount Charleston.
     You can also go horseback riding at Bonnie Springs Ranch, enjoy train rides and even a petting zoo. There's a lot to see outdoors, so come experience Vegas in a whole new way!

Get out and see Las Vegas' beautiful, scenic hiking hot spots

     Strap on your boots and see a side of Las Vegas you may never have known existed. The weather is perfect for a day of hiking in one of the magnificent state parks and recreational areas surrounding Las Vegas.

Start your journey from the comfort of your hotel suite at Red Rock Resort, Suncoast Hotel, or the JW Marriott Resort, all just minutes from our spectacular national parks! You can also get plenty of exercise in the 197,000-acre scenic loop of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, with more than 30 miles worth of hiking trails! Be sure to stop by the visitor center to see some historical and geological exhibits, a cactus garden and a souvenir bookstore. 

     The spectacular red sandstone of Valley of Fire State Park is the perfect backdrop for a day of hiking, picnicking and even camping.

     There's also invigorating hiking at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, not to mention boating, fishing, wildlife and more! The Mojave, the Great Basin and the Sonoran Deserts come together for a unique landscape.  While visiting, be sure to spend some time on the scenic grounds of the new Ravella Resort or stroll the Mediterranean-themed streets of the Village at Lake Las Vegas.

     If you prefer higher elevations, the Mount Charleston Recreation Area includes numerous hiking trails and picnic areas, along with the natural beauty you'll find in the Spring Mountains of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.  Relax after a long hike at the Mt. Charleston Lodge or The Resort on Mount Charleston.

     Experience some of Las Vegas' outer beauty and enjoy a gratifying and scenic hike today! Then finish your night off with an award-winning restaurant, A-list entertainment, and the best nightlife in the world!

Check out the great outdoors -- in Vegas!

You already know about everything there is to do indoors in Las Vegas, but what about the great outdoors? Las Vegas has lots to do around the city with its breathtaking landscape and exhilarating activities and it's a great time to go hiking or take a scenic drive.

Start with a tour of the historic Hoover Dam. You'll go inside one of America's most phenomenal structures and see how it was constructed. For a different kind of scenery, spend a day at glorious Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. This national recreation area is a photographer's dream with ruby red rock formations, rolling hills, and winding roads throughout the 13 mile journey. For the adventurous check out various challenging hiking trails to Ice Box Canyon, La Madre Springs, Keystone Thrust, or Turtlehead Peak. Red Rock Resort and the Suncoast Hotel are great jumping off points for a day of outdoor adventure, and an even better place to come back to relax!

For more outdoor fun, you can enjoy spectacular hiking and recreation at Valley of Fire or hit the lodge at Mount Charleston or take a helicopter tour and see the fabulous Las Vegas Strip or the Grand Canyon like you never have before.

For other great Las Vegas activities and attractions, both indoors and outdoors, check out LasVegas.com.

From the mountains to the lake, Las Vegas has everything for a great holiday weekend.

 Hoover Dam

Memorial Day is the official start to grilling season and sunny skies -- and in Las Vegas you can head to the great outdoors for both!  After a fun-filled evening in Las Vegas, plan some day trips to the national parks surrounding the city.  There's something for the adventurous and the not-so-adventurous and it's all just miles from the center of town; so pack up the station wagon - Clark Griswold style - and head to Vegas!

Head due West and spend the day at Red Rock National Conservation Area.  Just minutes from Red Rock Resort, The Suncoast, and JW Marriott, this outdoor wonderland spans 197,000 acres, has a 13-mile scenic loop drive, and over 30 miles of hiking trails. Picnic and grilling areas, cycling, hiking, climbing and horseback riding are available throughout!  Further North, Mt. Charleston Recreation Area is a hiker's paradise with towering pine trees, rivers, waterfalls, trails and the scenic Resort at Mt. Charleston and Mt. Charleston Lodge.

For the adrenaline-junkies, rent a dune buggy from a huge fleet of custom off road vehicles at Sun Buggy Fun Rentals.  Just miles from North Las Vegas, explore 15,000 acres of off-road desert terrain before heading back to Vegas where you can relax and rejuvenate in a world-class spa treatment. 

If you're staying in the Southern part of the valley, near The M Resort, Fiesta Henderson, or the South Point Resort, it's just a short drive to the spectacular Hoover Dam.  This national historic spot offers a dramatic view of the Colorado River, Lake Mead Recreation Area and the new Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge, towering 900ft above the canyon floor!  It opens in November for driving traffic, but the view today of construction is fascinating in itself.

Enjoy a relaxing day boating at Lake Mead or spend a tranquil day at the lakeside beach at Lake Las Vegas. Aston Montelago Village is a Mediterranean-inspired walking neighborhood with boutique stores, unique restaurants and the spectacular Lowes Lake Las Vegas Resort.  Aim for par on the Jack Nicklaus designed South Shore Golf Club or check out more than 60 top-rated championship golf courses city-wide.

You may not find Wally World here, but we do have Wally Eastwood - the world's fastest juggler. Catch him and the best variety acts in the country at "V The Ultimate Variety Show" at Planet Hollywood.  And for the best in entertainment, check out the current lineup of A-list shows, or enjoy a pre-show dinner at an award-winning restaurant.  It's all part of a spectacular Memorial Day Las Vegas weekend.  And now you can plan your trip and check rates and availability online and ensure you get the best deals in town!

P.S. (don't forget Aunt Edna, I hear she loves our buffets)

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