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Enjoy scenic cruise on Lake Mead or Colorado River

Cruise boats plying Lake Mead and the Colorado River offer daytime sightseeing tours, evening dinner cruises and opportunities for celebrating special events. The Desert Princess on Lake Mead above Hoover Dam and the Celebration on the Colorado at Laughlin are jaunty replica paddle-wheelers reminiscent of Mississippi River steamboats. The USS Riverside is a sleek modern cruiser built to motor upstream from Laughlin under the highway bridge toward Davis Dam.

4 reasons to spend Thanksgiving somewhere new

For many families, Thanksgiving invokes the need to go to a specific family member's house, to have the same foods year after year, and for some, shopping! While there is absolutely nothing wrong with being able to look forward to something so comforting and familiar, it can be good to shake up the usual holiday traditions a little.