Whatever happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas. At least that’s what used to be said. However, this Mojave Desert city is also home to lesser-known attractions that travelers will keep talking about long after the trip.
Las Vegas is far more than large hotels and overstated casinos. It offers car enthusiasts three of the best exotic car driving experiences in the world and some exciting family-friendly destinations.
Local Favorite: Chicken Fried LobsterIf you want something uniquely Las Vegas that has been exported to other locations around the United States, then head to Binions for chicken fried lobster. The dish's popularity has now seen it become available at a variety of dining establishments in Las Vegas. The dish is a large lobster tail deep-fried into a crunchy piece of heaven on a plate. Chicken fried lobster is served with baked potatoes, biscuits, and other fixings. It is a massive meal that will leave you feeling full. What makes the dish so good is the crunchy fried chicken batter it is dipped in before being plunged into the fryer.
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Lake Las Vegas
Lake Las Vegas is a 320-acre artificial lake built 16 miles outside of the city. The area is currently home to three resorts, giving families who prefer a quiet and stress-free vacation a great alternative to the crowded city center.
The lake was created thanks to a dam that stands 18 stories high. It is claimed the earthen dam has the same amount of dirt in it as the Hoover Dam has concrete. While this part of Las Vegas has seen significantly less commercial success when compared to the city center, its serene environment should be given a try by tourists.
Helicopter Tours of Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam
Visitors to Las Vegas will find a number of companies advertising helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam. It is an unforgettable experience being in a helicopter looking down at two of the most iconic destinations in Nevada.
The Grand Canyon is more than a four-hour drive from Las Vegas. However, travelers can get to the site in no time via a helicopter tour. Some companies offer a full-day excursion that takes customers to the Grand Canyon and drops them off at the Colorado River. There, adventurers can take a boat ride down the river and have lunch near the landmark.
Although the Hoover Dam is just a 40-minute drive from the city center, it is an amazing humanmade site to view from the air. The helicopter tour will take adventurers over the dam and around Lake Mead and the Black Canyon.
Dream Racing calls the Las Vegas Motor Speedway home. The company offers customers the world’s largest selection of cars to choose from for an unforgettable driving experience on a challenging race track. Dream Racing promises car enthusiasts the experience of a lifetime when they get behind the wheel. Beyond the wide range of supercars, Dream Racing also has an unrivaled collection of GT race cars. For those seeking a little more, the ready to race program takes it to the next level by allowing guests to participate in a racing program under the watchful eyes of professional race car drivers.