From fine arts to rugged hikes and a deeply revered history, Prescott, Ariz., offers a wealth of activities and sights for visitors.
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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.
Aside from the numerous bike trails, the thriving art community at the Utah-Arizona border has much to offer for those looking to get out of Las Vegas for a weekend trip.
Some say the best time to see Cathedral Gorge State Park is in the middle of the summer on a moonless night. That’s when thousands of stars emerge over the rugged Lincoln County landscape in the cool, high-desert air.
The Clark County Museum offers absorbing excursions into Southern Nevada’s past. It includes indoor exhibit space, a neighborhood of vintage houses, a railroad depot and more.
Seven years ago, we looked at the seven ancient wonders of the world and decided Las Vegas needed seven wonders of its own. Times have changed, though, so we’ve made some changes to our original list.
We asked our Facebook fans what everyone in Las Vegas should experience before they die. What we found was an overlap of local and tourist culture — the things that draw people to the city from around the world are talked about for a reason, our fans said.