For those seeking a getaway, spring brings festivals and many opportunities to enjoy nature.
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S tanding on the red cliffs overlooking St. George, Utah, you can imagine this valley as the area’s first white residents saw it 150 years ago.
A portion of Nevada’s colorful railroading past comes to life at the Nevada Southern Railroad Museum in Boulder City.
Travelers along some of Nevada’s major highways follow the historic footsteps of centuries-old trails. Head north into Utah on Interstate 15, or west into Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and over the mountains into Pahrump Valley, and you retrace part of the Old Spanish Trail, the oldest transportation corridor in the state.
Those seeking a getaway with a cultural focus will find much to enjoy in the region during March.
Without the latest “unprecedented” blizzard someplace else, where would the Las Vegas Valley get material for our snow joke routines? We bore this question traveling to the heights of Flagstaff, Ariz.
The 45,000-acre region of Southern Nevada known as the Logandale Trail System attracts outdoor enthusiasts of many kinds. More than 200 miles of roads and trails explore this scenic and historic area north of Valley of Fire State Park and west of the little town of Logandale, a pioneer-era community in a verdant valley along the Muddy River.
Western communities celebrate the joys of winter with festivals, athletic events and a very famous cowboy poetry showcase.
Art, nature, food, history — it could take a month, a year or even a lifetime to drink in everything Scottsdale, Ariz., has to offer. But three or four days may be enough for a memorable sip.
From fine arts to rugged hikes and a deeply revered history, Prescott, Ariz., offers a wealth of activities and sights for visitors.
Cerca country celebrates Nevada, offers late-season festivals and events, and gears up for the holidays in November.
The Frishers are full of information about Kingman and happy to share it. Upon check-in, they gave me a Route 66 pin and a history of the town, which included a map, colored markers and scandalous stories about celebrities who’ve stayed there. (Who knew Clark Gable was married so many times?)
Cerca country welcomes fall with pumpkin patches, corn mazes, community celebrations and plenty of outdoor adventures.
The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is a great mountain biking location.
Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, “Are we there yet?” The real headache for many travelers is a quickly growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use.
Perched among the tops of pine trees blanketing Onyx Peak, I stand on a metal platform. There’s no way down the platform nested on a single, steel trunk. No stairs. No ladder. But there is a way down.
Communities throughout Cerca country boast fairs and festivals filled with food, music and fun family activities during August.
If one can avoid becoming frustrated with the construction delays on the way to Cedar City, Utah, it’s worth the effort, especially for those attending the Shakespeare festival this summer. Just don’t go there thinking you’ll find a mini Manhattan.
The historical, eastern Nevada town of Ely has a buffet of must-see attractions and events, after many peoples of the past flocked to the area for sustenance and livelihood.
To begin to understand the texture of this increasingly cultured cowtown, it helps to set foot inside Cowboy Joe Coffee.
Festivals abound in Cerca country in June, ranging from Father’s Day celebrations to rodeos to parties for Nevada’s 150th year of statehood.
Because of last summer’s disastrous Carpenter 1 fire, subsequent floods and an ongoing schedule of improvements, visitors to the Spring Mountain retreat this summer should expect some changes and restrictions.
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.
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