exlvnightDay Trips and Points of Interest Near Las Vegas
By L. Bremner of DesertRoadTrippin

I’m heading to Las Vegas next week for a PGA Golf Expo, so I thought it would be fun to blog about points of interest near Las Vegas and things to do when visiting Las Vegas.

We plan to take the back route to Vegas through an old section of Route 66 that passes through Amboy and the infamous “Roy’s Cafe.”  The route then crosses through the Mojave National Preserve, past Kelso Sand Dunes and Depot and connects back onto the 15 north of Cima. I’ll post more about the back road to Vegas after I journey through the route.

Today’s blog will feature a resurrection of articles from our DesertUSA.com archives. Next week I’ll be blogging from Las Vegas and I’ll keep you up-to-date on our city-bound road trip while it is in progress.

From our DesertUSA Archives . . .

Las Vegas Nevada – The City

Valley of Fire State Park

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Idiosyncratic Desert Museums – Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, Liberace Museum

Bitter Springs Trail – A BLM Back-country Byway

Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon and Mountain Springs Ranch

Lake Mead National Recreation Area