One of the smallest parcels within the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service domain, the Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge is a little-known oasis about an hour's drive from Las Vegas.
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Nestled in the southern Sierra Nevada in California is Sequoia National Park, a 400-mile-or-so drive from Las Vegas, or about an hour-and-a-half drive from Fresno, Calif.
Gaze across some of the 3.4 million acres of Death Valley National Park and it's pretty obvious why a lost group of '49ers gave the valley its name. But if you know where to look, there's plenty of life in Death Valley.
TOKYO — 30 million passengers. By any airport's standards, that's a lot of people. A lot of bags to check in, mouths to feed and customers to keep happy.
Visitors will notice the Bay Area is in flux. They'll see a city struggling with growing pains, a booming food scene and the last years of some classic local institutions.
Arizona boasts plenty of attractions that contribute to a thriving tourism industry, including spectacular scenery, historic towns, museums and state and national parks. To bolster its appeal to visitors, the state has joined the national movement toward agri-tourism.
The Black Canyon. While it may bear a rather ominous name, the 12-mile stretch of cool water offers only the most adventurous voyagers passage to hidden caverns, otherworldly hot springs and secluded beaches.
Driving to Yellowstone National Park can result in a pretty long road trip. For families looking to give kids a chance to get out, play and stretch along the way, the "Real Pirates" exhibit at the Museum of Idaho in Idaho Falls and the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Montana, are two options.
Jerome, Arizona's liveliest ghost town, has turned the bust of its mining wealth into a boom of tourism income.
A logical halfway stopover on the long journey from Las Vegas to Denver, Grand Junction, Colo., is a worthy destination in its own right.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. — It seems a little too cute that the booths in The Palace Restaurant and Saloon are named for Wyatt Earp and his brothers, until you know that members of the famous clan and their family dentist/gunman, Doc Holliday, once lived in the central Arizona city and knew the historic saloon quite well.
The Zion Narrows attracts hikers and adventurers from many parts of the world, but Southern Nevadans are fortunate enough to live within a few hours of this marvelous and unusual hike.
Utah bears the scars of many mining ventures. The Mormons who colonized the region in the mid-1800s diligently explored the territory for resources.
One of Southern Utah's most scenic byways connects the pioneer communities of Parowan and Panguitch over one of the highest routes in the state, gaining 4,500 feet in elevation. State Route 143 is known as the "Brian Head to Panguitch Lake Scenic Byway," as well as the "Patchwork Parkway," for its notably colorful scenery and its connection to a pioneer incident known as the Quilt Walk.
Living in Las Vegas provides ample opportunities for outdoor escapes that are just a few short hours (sometimes shorter) away, and one of my personal favorites is Zion National Park in southern Utah.
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park lies within a half-hour's drive of the Las Vegas Valley in the heart of scenic Red Rock Canyon National Convservation Area. Its pastoral setting, fascinating history, special events and year-round recreational activities make it a popular getaway.
Carved from limestone by the Logan River and its many tributaries, beautiful Logan Canyon in northeastern Utah provides access to the forested heights of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest east of the city of Logan.
Western showman "Buffalo Bill" Cody founded his namesake Wyoming town in 1896 to welcome visitors to Yellowstone National Park.
Anasazi State Park Museum near the farming community of Boulder in southern Utah preserves an important archaeological site where excavation has revealed nearly 100 structures and thousands of artifacts from prehistoric Native Americans.
The magic of the open road, trail or mountain has long captured the imaginations of cyclists, whether they are professional riders or weekend warriors. Here are nine rides that will leave you itching to grab your bike and take to the road.
St. George is the perfect place for a sunny weekend escape. It's a desert playground that offers hiking, golfing, biking, climbing and many more family friendly activities.
The feeling had been nagging at me for years, the urge to ride a bicycle along the Pacific Ocean in North County, that area north of San Diego. From Oceanside through Carlsbad and Encinitas to Solana Beach, Del Mar and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. All on old U.S. 101, the coastal road.
Here's a list of getaways for the month of August.
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