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7 places to fly for under $100

Being in the middle of the desert has its perks — sprawled along the horizon in each direction are lakes, mountains and national parks, while some of the West’s hottest destinations are just a short drive away. Beyond the road trip-worthy radius, but still not too far from home, is another layer of quick getaways, and many cost $100 or less to fly to each way.

Nevada Northern Railway a moving history lesson

Consistently winning notice as one of Nevada’s best rural attractions, the Nevada Northern Railway in Ely offers adventurous and instructive excursions into the state’s past. The Nevada Northern’s museum tours and train rides provide fun for visitors of all ages, including families, those seeking unique experiences and dedicated railroad buffs.

7 So Cal festivals worth a weekend trip

Southern California is only a few short hours away from Las Vegas, and at the end of the drive is a plethora of renowned celebrations unique to the state. The combination of wineries, live music and beautiful beaches creates a thriving environment, and as new events pop up each year, festivals can be found nearly every weekend of the year.

Red Rock Canyon a popular destination for locals and world travelers

Beautiful Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area provides scenic splendor and wide-ranging recreational opportunities just beyond the urbanized area of Las Vegas. Little wonder it attracts more than a million visitors annually. Though many visitors are locals who frequently return, many others come from across the country or around the world.

Pair of museums explore Tonopah’s rich history

For many travelers following busy U.S. Highway 95 through Nevada, Tonopah is just a place to pause for a bite to eat and to gas up before pushing on to other destinations. But the former mining boomtown 200 miles northwest of Las Vegas deserves a closer look to experience its charm and explore its fascinating history.