Las Vegas conjures images of gambling, glamour, secret weddings and time spent at the spa or in a posh club. However, there’s much more to Las Vegas than the glamorous lifestyle. If you are an active traveler than the national parks close to Las Vegas are exactly what you are looking for.
What better thing to do in September in Las Vegas than plan a hike in the Grand Canyon National Park? It’s a bit far from Las Vegas but renting a car in the city surely gives you a lot of flexibility. Zion National Park is located closer to Sin City and you can enjoy hiking or horseback riding here as well. Or maybe you want to try a mule ride in Bryce Canyon National Park. For a cooler experience — literally — plan a hike in the Great Basin National Park, home to Wheeler Peak, Nevada’s second highest peak. And Death Valley National Park is definitely a place to enjoy if you have a four-wheel-drive vehicle available. If you want to go bird watching or rock climbing, plan to visit the Joshua Tree National Park.
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So when you look for airfare to Las Vegas make sure to research more info about the national parks and whatever gear you might night. Always make sure to wear hiking books and if you plan to stay overnight, bring a tent and sleeping bags.