Take a Day Trip to Valley of Fire State Park

We love Las Vegas! But every once in a while, as the song goes, be leaving Las Vegas is the thing to do. (But not for long! There’s too much fabulousness to explore here in Sin City to stay away for long.) A day trip to the desert is the perfect way to explore what else the great state of … Read More

Day Trip to Mojave National Park

Today we’re going to explore Mojave National Preserve, one of the best “get away from it all” spots within driving distance of Vegas. Less than two hours away by car, the Mojave National Preserve offers wildlife, wildflowers and a wild mix of natural features in a single national park. With 1.6 million acres, the Preserve is the third largest National … Read More

Day Trip To Zion National Park

Zion National Park is one of the more distant day trips from the Riviera Hotel, taking about 21/2 hours to reach (driving directions here). In fact, it’s actually located across state lines, in southern Utah, but it is beautiful and offers unique attractions that make it worth a (very) long day. Western pioneers named the park after the Hebrew word … Read More

Day Trip To Death Valley from Las Vegas

One of our favorite day trips from Vegas is a little further than the rest, given that Death Valley isn’t exactly around the corner: you’ll have to drive about 3 hours each way, or take a 40 minute flight. But it’s also one of those mind-blowing experiences that might be worth it to you, if you have the opportunity while … Read More

Day Trip to Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam

Nothing can top Las Vegas, but Nevada does have one other mighty claim to fame that’s only about an hour outside of town: the Hoover Dam. This engineering marvel transformed the Southwest, making it possible to actually live in Las Vegas and the rest of the region. Getting to the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead As you drive towards the … Read More

Day trip to Mount Charleston

Need to cool off while you’re in sweltering, sexy Sin City? Then head out of town for about half an hour to temperate, airy Mount Charleston, where temperatures average 20 to 30 degrees cooler than in Las Vegas. Looming a stunning 12,000 feet high over the regional desert, Mount Charleston makes for the perfect daytrip from the city, and not … Read More