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Beyond Las Vegas: More than Meets the Eye

sky divingSo you want to go to Las Vegas? Sure, Las Vegas has gained a reputation as an oasis for gambling, wild night-life, first-run shows, celebrities walking the streets and the world-famous Las Vegas strip. However, you’ll see it in a whole new light if you get out during the daytime.

On a personal level, I consider myself a Las Vegas professional. I’ve learned in my 17 times to Carson County that there is so much more to do beyond spending your days in the casino. Being an adventure seeker, I’ve had the opportunity to sky-dive over Las Vegas and test drive a Ferrari Testarossa and surpass 180 mph (legally) on a race track.

All demographics — families, couples and singles alike — can find attractions just as commanding as those at night, and all of them serve up great memories, even if there's no alcohol involved. Explore beyond the signature four-mile stretch of boulevard!

Las Vegas is home to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, the fifth most popular place in the United States for rock climbing. For you history buffs out there, the Atomic Testing Museum delves into Nevada’s unique role in the Cold War.

Copy of red rockBesides that, you can explore the Mob Museum, zip-line down the Original Vegas Strip (Fremont Street) or take in outdoor spots like the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. Some thrill-seekers cross the state line to visit the exquisite Zion National Park in Utah.

When you consider Las Vegas as a vacation destination, I challenge you to go beyond the cookie-cutter experience. Life was meant to be experienced to the fullest, and Las Vegas provides an all-encompassing experience on a cultural, culinary and euphoric level.

Want more information? Check out www.AAA.com/Travel or visit your local AAA branch office.