The glitter of the Strip is surrounded by natural desert beauty.
From class to kitsch, the 4-mile-long section of Las Vegas Boulevard known as “the Strip” is home to luxe hotels, celebrity-chef restaurants, nightlife and shopping. Spot a volcano, an Eiffel Tower, an Egyptian sphinx, Venetian canals and amusement park rides in a single walk. But you’ll find there’s more to Las Vegas when you head out in just about any direction — discover lakes, a Mediterranean-style spa, canyons and mountains. Fishing, hiking and boating may not come to mind when you think of Sin City, but the city is rich in natural beauty and outdoor activities.
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Explore Las Vegas

  • Downtown Las Vegas (DTLV)
  • Henderson, Nevada
  • Las Vegas Strip
  • Summerlin, Nevada
  • The Arts District

Downtown Las Vegas (DTLV)


Downtown Las Vegas, about 5 miles from the Strip, is a walkable area where much of the entertainment lives outdoors. It’s casual and less glamorous than the Strip, but the approachable atmosphere makes an impact whether you’re zip lining over Fremont Street or enjoying the dazzling sound and light show of the Fremont Street Experience. Many visitors prefer the downtown ambience of the original Las Vegas, where the gambling (and drinks) are cheaper.

Known For

Hotels, Casinos, Entertainment

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Henderson, Nevada


Need a break from the Strip? Henderson is a world away in ambience. Beautiful communities have grown within this area, and families enjoy the access to outdoor activities like hiking mountain trails, as well as local cultural festivals like Shakespeare in the Park, sports events and the annual WinterFest. Visit nearby Lake Mead, Lake Las Vegas, nature preserves and state parks for beauty and year-round recreation. After a day in the outdoors, head to one of the restaurants or bars in the town’s Artisan Booze District to unwind.

Known For

Golfing, Distilleries, Breweries, Lake Las Vegas

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Las Vegas Strip


Head to the Strip and surround yourself with the sights (and sounds) of Las Vegas Boulevard — hotels, casinos, nightlife, glittering neon signs and amusement park-style rides bombard the senses. Celebrities perform in months-long residencies, and comedians and magicians and singers entertain in hotel lounges and theaters. The energy of the neighborhood that gave Las Vegas the nickname “Sin City” can’t be escaped, and it gets only more exciting the second you walk into one of the area’s many casinos.

Known For

Hotels, Casinos, Restaurants, Entertainment, Neon Lights

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Summerlin, Nevada


This neighborhood presents something somewhat unexpected for this boisterous city: an outdoor haven for fresh-air seekers. Set on Las Vegas’ western edge, Summerlin’s 150 miles of trails are favorites among local hikers. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is nearby, with rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking and picnicking areas. While Summerlin draws a lot of day-trippers, it's worth your time to linger — especially over a wellness treatment at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa.

Known For

Outdoor Activities, Hiking

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The Arts District


About halfway between the Strip and Downtown, the Arts District is where Las Vegas’ creative side thrives (think: studios, galleries, independent bars and boutiques). There’s even an antiques mall where you can bring home keepsakes from historic Las Vegas hotels and casinos. If you’re there on the first Friday of the month, there’s an open event with artists, musicians and food vendors. In the Arts Factory, a variety of studios, performing arts spaces and galleries are under one roof, and you can interact with the artists as they work.

Known For

Art Galleries, Live Entertainment, Shopping, Nightlife, Studios

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Nearby Hotels and Resorts

Stay in the Center of it All

Immerse yourself in your destination at these centrally located hotels.

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Make the Most of Your Nights (and Days) in Las Vegas

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Eat, Shop, and Play on the Las Vegas Strip

Set off to explore Las Vegas’ most famous attraction: the Strip. Spend your day browsing, shopping and playing at renowned casinos, or test your nerves on some jaw-dropping rides. Then, cap off the day by putting yourself smack-dab in the center of Sin City’s famous nightlife.

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The Desert Outdoors With Artsy and Nighttime Fun

Start with a morning stroll or hike in the hills west of the Strip before heading to the Arts District, where you can peruse galleries, antiques stores and museums. Finish the night by exploring the many nightclubs and bars that make Downtown Las Vegas the heart of Sin City.

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Explore the Suburbs and Lakes of Las Vegas

While Las Vegas has a renowned party scene, the city is also a prime destination for kicking back and relaxing. Wind down with a day in suburban Henderson, where you can cruise or paddle on a lake, and relax with tours and tastings in the Artisan Booze District.

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