Road Trip: From Vail, AZ to Vegas

Ready for adventure? Make Sin City your next road trip destination.

With the famous slogan, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” it’s safe to say Las Vegas has a reputation of edgy. Still, it’s one of our favorite places to visit. It seems that there’s something for everyone in this city.

Here are a few of our favorite tips for a quick getaway to Sin City.

Planning Your Trip

Plan for about an 8-hour road trip to get from Vail to Vegas. The drive will take you North through Phoenix and Kingman. If you’d like an extra adventure along the way, plan to stop at Hoover Dam. This impressive structure is fun for the entire family to see and learn about.

Making this drive in the hot summer months can put some extra strain on your car. If your car is at least five years old, be sure to have it checked before you take your family on long stretches of open highway.

On the Strip by Day

By day, the strip is filled with people walking rom one casino to the next, and shopping. There is always something to see as you walk along the strip, from the Bellagio fountains to the ship at Treasure Island or canals at the Venetian.

If you’re not one to want to rack up the miles by foot on your vacation, hop on one of the trams and go from casino to casino.

Pool days are also a favorite day time activity. Depending on where you’re staying, you will have access to a pool. Most of the hotels have luxurious style pools that are fun for the entire family. If you’re in a group, get a cabana and enjoy some shade.

On Fremont Street

When most people think of Vegas, they think about the strip but Fremont Street has plenty of fun and attractions too. For example, ride the zip line over shoppers and gamblers. Or swim with the sharks at The Golden Nugget. There are also plenty of shows to see here too. It’s worth the quick taxi ride or drive over to explore.

Catch a Show

When you’re driving into Las Vegas, you’ll see a host of billboards advertising shows in the area. Take note!

If you’re looking for a magic show, we suggest David Copperfield at the MGM Grand or Penn and Teller at the Rio. David Copperfield is more theatrical while Penn and Teller is more of a comedy meets magic show.

Cirque du Soleil has a wide variety of shows too. The gymnastics abilities on the actors are jaw dropping, to say the least. One of our favorites is Le Reve at the Wynn, which is a water Cirque du Soleil show.

Now it’s Your Turn

We’re always looking for a fun new thing to do in Vegas – the city that never seems to dull out. Share with us your favorite thing to do in Vegas on our Facebook page.

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