We all have that image of Las Vegas where on every corner there is a casino with bigger and better attractions than the last one, but take another look and you may be surprised at what you find.
Red Rock Canyon, one hour drive from Las Vegas, has a 13 mile scenic adventure where every bend in the road rewards you with yet another superb vista – great photographic opportunities here.
If you want something a little more strenuous then you could park the car and hike through this incredibly beautiful countryside.
Or what about taking a day trip to Hoover Dam and take in Lake Mead at the same time? The lake boasts many water activities including paddle steamers and cruises.
If it is water that you are interested in but you want a bit more of the white knuckle kind of adventure, then check out the Colorado River. You can river raft down this mighty waterway but perhaps the organized tour would be safer since equipment and instructions are provided.
Of course there is also the ubiquitous helicopter ride another heart stopping experience over the mighty Grand Canyon and Death Valley.
All of the places mentioned are within driving distance of Las Vegas whether it be under your own steam or on an organized tour.
Whichever combination of sites you choose to visit, you will truly be astonished at the array of adventures available and all from that place where you thought gambling was the only thing Las Vegas had to offer!