While Las Vegas is a wonderful city in its own right, there are so many great locations just a drive away. Las Vegas road trips are just as fun as the city itself. While you could definitely spend a week in Las Vegas alone, why not take a trip from Las Vegas? You could visit nature spots like the Grand Canyon or Death Valley, or tick off some other US cities, like Los Angeles and Palm Springs.
Here’s our list of top Las Vegas road trips, only a drive away from the city. Take a look at our list of destination ideas, including…
- Grand Canyon
- Hoover Dam
- Los Angeles
- Death Valley
- Palm Springs
Save on admission
Admission to many popular Las Vegas attractions is included with the Go Las Vegas pass. You could save up to 65% on admission vs gate price.
Additionally, you could use your Go Los Angeles pass for discounted entry to top Los Angeles destinations when you visit on your road trip.
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Firstly, a visit to Las Vegas would be incomplete without visiting one of the natural wonders of the world: the Grand Canyon. See the steep red rock cliff-faces up close, and marvel at its sheer scale. As it’s so close, it’s possible to take a full-day guided tour to the Grand Canyon. As a matter of fact, it is likely the most popular destination for Las Vegas road trips. Your full-day tour includes transportation to and from the Grand Canyon, admission to the National Park, a tour, lunch, and snacks.
How far is the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas? The Grand Canyon is only a 4-hour drive from Las Vegas.
Getting in: Admission to the Grand Canyon Tour: Including Lunch, Snack, & Park Entry is included with the Go Las Vegas pass.
The Hoover Dam is only a short drive from Las Vegas, and definitely worth a visit. Take a tour of the famous dam and discover its historical significance, plus the important role it plays today. Be sure to bring a camera along as the 905-foot high Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge provides some great views of the Colorado River below. Take a half-day guided tour complete with round-trip transportation for an easy, fun sightseeing trip.
How far is Hoover Dam from Las Vegas? The Hoover Dam is a 45-minute drive from Las Vegas.
Getting in: Admission to the Hoover Dam Tour is included with the Go Las Vegas pass.
If you want to explore some more West Coast cities while visiting Las Vegas, Los Angeles has to be on your list. Los Angeles has a glamorous history and so many fun sights and attractions, from the Hollywood Sign and the Hollywood Walk of Fame to Universal Studios and Knott’s Berry Farm. There is so much to do in Los Angeles that you might consider making it an overnight trip from Las Vegas.
How far is Las Vegas from Los Angeles? Los Angeles is a 4-hour drive from Las Vegas.
Getting in: Admission to many popular Los Angeles attractions is included with the Go Los Angeles pass.
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I’ve been to this spot countless (and by that I mean like 4) times, but have never managed to get a shot I’m happy with, at least before burning to a crisp in the often 120F+ temps. This January, @spectaculardan and I sprinted through the park over a marathon 36 hours and finally came away with some winners! Peep the 🚶🏻♂️🚶🏻♀️at the bottom for some scale 👀
Death Valley is a desert and the hottest, driest and lowest US National Park. There are lots of indoor and outdoor activities located in Death Valley, such as a visitor center, sightseeing, hiking, and biking. There are even a few ghost towns, like Death Valley Junction and Ballarat. Despite its name, it is perfectly safe to visit Death Valley. Just make sure to drink lots of water and stay out of the heat. Death Valley should be on your list of Las Vegas road trips to take. For more information, visit the Death Valley website.
How far is Death Valley from Las Vegas? Death Valley is a 2-hour 20-minute drive from Las Vegas.
Getting in: Admission to Death Valley is not included with the Go Las Vegas pass and tickets must be purchased separately.
Palm Springs is a southern Californian city known for its hot springs, golf courses, and spas. It’s also known for being a vacation destination of Hollywood stars when they wanted a break from Los Angeles. Stars such as Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra often stayed in Palm Springs and as a result, there are several celebrity-themed tours and attractions. There’s a lot to do in Palm Springs, including nature spots like Indian Canyons and Coachella Valley preserve, and museums, like Palm Springs Art Museum and Palm Springs Air Museum.
How far is Palm Springs from Las Vegas? Palm Springs is a 4-hour drive from Las Vegas.
Getting in: Admission to attractions in Palm Springs is not included with the Go Las Vegas pass and must be purchased separately.
We hope you consider adding a road trip destination or two to your Las Vegas itinerary. Remember, admission to many popular Las Vegas attractions is included with the Go Las Vegas pass. You could save up to 65% on admission vs gate price.