Red Rock Canyon State Park / Mount Charleston by Nevada desert scenic view
Lost in the glare and noise of Las Vegas’ famed “strip” of hotel/casinos is an important fact. Las Vegas is one of the fastest growing cities in the West. Why? Because there are lots of things to enjoy having nothing to do with dice, cards, or spinning wheels. Gildshire welcomes you to “Las Vegas: Off the Strip!”
Red Rock Canyon: Just West of town find some of the best hiking in the Western United Staes. Red Rock Canyon offers hiking opportunities, horseback riding and a scenic 13-mile drive through some of the most spectacular desert landscapes anywhere in the world. Do yourself a favor and step away from the gaming tables. Enjoy a walk in the hills and a picnic in front of God’s canvas.
Mount Charleston: 45 minutes from town find the highest point in Nevada. Mount Charleston, at over 12,000 feet presents refreshingly cool temperatures in the summer, and skiing and snowboarding in the winter.
World famous Vegas Strip (4.2 miles) in Las Vegas, Nevada / Geology at Bonnie Springs Ranch near Las Vegas
First Friday: Held, well you know from the title when it’s held, First Friday offers a free art walk through some of the heart of downtown Vegas. The event celebrates Vegas entertainers, artists and dining with open air (as well as indoor) galleries, live music, food trucks, and more.
Bonnie Springs: Just off the Woodbury Beltway southwest of town, find Bonnie Springs, Nevada. Hailed as “the most haunted spot in the West” Bonnie Springs offers Wild West reenactments and a host of Western-themed activities. Or, you can sit alone in the gloaming and…wait…for whatever might be there.
Canyon Cliffs, Wet n Wild, Las Vegas / A View of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Get Wet! Sounds good! But where? Wet ’N Wild waterpark is located in Summerlin, just northwest of downtown. Slides, pools, and water attractions appealing to kid and adults alike. What better way to beat the summer heat? The Fall and Spring can get pretty hot, as well.
Go Really REALLY Fast: The Las Vegas Motor Speedway is home to NASCAR’s Boyd Gaming 300, held in March. But that is just a one-week event. The other 51 week a year the Speedway offers the public a chance to drive a hot car on one of the hottest tracks in North America. You have always wanted to bang a Ferrari around a racetrack. You and Gildshire have that in common.
Las Vegas at night
There is plenty of time to gamble, see shows and reflect on your life in front of the casino fountains. But get out and about. Explore the Las Vegas locals enjoy. See the reasons so many people are calling Las Vegas “home.”