So you have now visited Las Vegas innumerable times and are bored. You're looking for new options, but can't find any. But worry not because Henderson is here for your rescue. The second largest city in Nevada, it lies just 20 minutes away from the most populous and famous Las Vegas. It's the perfect get away from all the noise and, and hectic lifestyle of Vegas.
The city along with some very peaceful and scenic spots to visit, also has its fair share of sins. With various types of vegetation and it even boasts of having a desert in its varied topography. The climate is hot, so don't forget to pack those shorts and tanks when you visit. There is occasional snowfall too if you choose to visit in winters.
Learn about the history of Nevada at the Clark County Museum
With a special emphasis on the Native Americans. This museum is great to learn about the actual history of Nevada, along with some great historical collections.
The Heritage Street located here contains as many as eight historic buildings of this county. The Anna Roberts parks exhibit hall is also another special attraction that you should not miss. There's even a recreated spooky town or the ghost town that will send chills down your spine. It also includes historic buildings built in the 1900s. The whitewashed candlelight wedding chapel, a 1959 Studebaker Lark and a 1946 Plymouth Coupe.
Try cycling on the River Mountain Loop Trail
This beautiful giant Loop Trail is actually a set of 34 miles set of trails, and links various places like Henderson, Boulder City, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, along with many other parts of the Las Vegas Valley.
A popular spot among enthusiastic cyclists and hikers. Make sure that you pack your hiking gear when you visit. You can also enter cycle and there is also a secondary trail for horseback riding in agencies. Along with federal, local and regional agencies as well as big contributions to businesses have made this trail the stupendous beauty it is.
Test your lucky stars at the M Resort Casino
Las Vegas is most famous for its highly expensive and luxurious casinos, so any trip to its sister city will be incomplete without some fun gambling. This casino is an ode to all the recreation of Vegas.
So make sure that you visit this place. Blackjack, poker chips and jackpot giveaways abound here on weekends. This is one hell of a ride. There is also a hotel complex located inside this huge resort where you can have a luxurious stay. Also enjoy some delicious and fine dining as you place your bets.
Feed lions at the Lion Habitat Ranch
If you are planning this trip with your kids then have some real fun and excitement as you feed live lions in the special feeding programs where guests can feed the lions along with giraffes.Constructed almost 26 years ago, this ranch was made to educate as well as protect the majestic beauties that are these species. There are as many as 50 lions, and most of them are of the African breed.
Whiskey testing at the Las Vegas Distillery
This wine distillery is very popular in the Las Vegas booze district. It has a variety of drinks for you to choose from and taste including ryes, malts and blended black labels. A guided tour gives you quirky information about the first Transylvanian immigrants that started brewing traditionally in Nevada.
Bird Watching at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
This large 140 acre Marsh is home to many beautiful migratory birds who visited during winters with as many as nine ponds and well demarcated paths around each of the ponds. It is thus great for a beautiful bird watching experience.
The marsh a little difficult to tread so wear sturdy shoes along with a hat and get those fine binoculars along for having a better experience.
The types of wild species that you can find here include slithering snakes, pond turtles, and fluttering dragonflies. For those who are interested in bird viewing you can find wading desert birds, migratory birds, American ducks, and hummingbirds. If you are out on a family trip, then this part should be on your must visit list. Bird watching is thus a great experience to enjoy with your kids and family.
Relax at the Lake Las Vegas Resort Spa
Spread lavishly over a huge area of 320- acres, this Resort Spa is the true testament of luxury and entertainment. The beautiful man-made lake in the premises is a picturesque scene. The spa is state-of-the-art and has all the modern facilities. The staff is warm and endearing and takes care of your smallest needs.
Enjoy a variety of relaxing massages and uplifting facial treatments at the Ravella Spa. It also offers various other beauty regimens like pedicures, manicures, and professional make up too. Other specialties are the whirlpool, a dry sauna, a eucalyptus steam room, and gymnasium and cardio equipment.
Golfing at the Rio Secco Golf Club
Constructed in 1997, this majestic Golf course is located on the Grand Hills drive in the rich Seven Hills Neighborhood. It has eighteen holes and three divisions’ area wise where the holes are divided equally. Butch Harmon, one of the best golf instructors also plays here. The golf course itself has a variety of topographical features. These include steep canyons, a plateau and even a desert mountain range. The restaurant and bar serves delicious food and you can also do some shopping at the golf shop.
Get Hiking at the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area
With cacti and typical desert vegetation for your company, the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area has really great hiking trails. The canyon is made of the typical iconic Red Rocks, which is in itself a very beautiful feature.
There are also the scrub lands which make for great walking trails as well. So don't worry if you are not a pro hiker, these are to your rescue. The most majestic of all is the Sloan Canyon itself. It is also called the Sistine Chapel of Nevada, and it is very famous for its beautiful rock carvings carved during the ancient times.
Beer lovers throng to Bad Beat Brewing
Another favorite among the locals and visitors to the booze district is Bad Beat Brewing. The variety of high quality beer that you get here is amazing.
This restaurant is a must visit, and make sure you sample all the signature cocktails on the menu. There are options for those interested in the subtle art of beer tasting as well. Accompany your beer feasting with a couple of board games, and you're good to go and make merry for the night.
Take a great tour with Big Horn Wild West Tours
What's special about these tours, is that they use Hummer H2 aces, and the group sizes are very small, consisting of just two to six people. Guided tours through various different attractions and public tourist places are available. This company ensures that you reap the most benefits when you visit Henderson.
Our personal favorite, and recommendation would be the Grand Canyon tour, which lasts for as many as 10 hours, but covers most of the major tourist spots, like Hoover Dam, Joshua Tree forest, and Lake Mead.
Sample Mexican fare at the Borracha Mexican Cantina
To make sure that you get a complete Mexican experience, the décor is made very unique and beautiful and features a Day of the dead theme. The floor is hand painted, and there are various decorative skulls placed all around the diner, to give you a typical Mexican feel.
The menu itself will ensure that you get your dose of Mexican fare. There are typical dishes like the tortillas, burritos, and tacos. For all the non veg lovers, there's the fresh badger fish, as well as the rotisserie chicken. There are some sassy cocktails as well to keep you are set for the night.
Cool off the summer heat at the Cowabunga Bay Water Park
This adventure waterpark has all the typical water slides that you would expect, such as tubing rivers, and wave ponds to help you cool off in the summer heat.
Some of the most famous and thrilling rides include the Beach Blanket Banzai, the point panic and the Surf-A-Go-Go. This particular ride is especially thrilling, where the riders get ricocheted around in chambers. For those who like to rest and cool off, there are also quiet pools, or cute cabanas so don't miss your shot.
Your complete entertainment fix at The District at the Green Valley Ranch
The district is the complete eclectic mix of Fun and frolic, along with business opportunities. For all the tourists that visit there’s a world class resort, along with the spa and casino. There are also several restaurants and hotels, where you can stay and eat to your fill. The shops are great for some souvenir shopping, as well as some antique furniture.
Pilot a jet at Sky combat Ace
If you're visiting with friends, make sure you take part in the mock aerial dogfight and have fun having a fight sequence in a jet. There are various exciting options available for guests, and you can choose to even pilot a flight. Of course all this is with the assistance from trained fighter pilots. You can also ask to be trained to perform a flight trick. So make sure that you keep your adrenaline gushing and rushing.
Founded with humble beginnings in 2011, it had started with just two jets, which were reserved for sightseeing rides. And it has since come a long way to providing all these different types of exciting activities for all the adventurous souls.
For those afraid of heights, and who prefer quiet, the hangar itself is very interesting, and filled with tidbits of information.
Health conscious rush to the LYFE kitchen
Spelled L, Y, F, E, it stands for love your food every day. And this kitchen will surely make you love your food. Handpicked fresh organic produce is used to cook everything. We have a special news that most of the food here follows the cooking processes that are very simple and ensure that your food stays intact.
Those who are on a diet would love to know that most of the dishes, only have a calorie count of 600 on average. There are plenty of options available, like vegan, and gluten free included. Do try out the cocktail menu, along with the wine, and the beers, or the fresh juice and smoothies. Don’t forget to pair it up with some fresh sandwiches or wraps.
Go to the magnificent Hoover Dam
This beautiful and majestic monument continues to awe all people, because of its marvelous engineering. It is the largest reservoir in the United States of America.
The dam itself is located amidst beautiful natural beauty and scenic views. Click good Instagrammable pictures to post, while you are at it.
This majestic beauty is an ode to the magnificent history of American construction.
So this sister city to city of Las Vegas is indeed a great place to go and stop that, if you're bored of the typical public places to visit. It has all the fun and frolic of the casinos, along with some really beautiful and breathtaking structures like the dam for you to visit.
Enjoy a fine dining experience at Todd’s Unique Dining
Constructed by Chef Todd Clore, as the name suggests is this beautiful bistro-cum-restaurant. Located in a lesser known mall, this restaurant is a great place and gives you full quality for the money you spend.
It’s great for a beautiful dinner date with your babe, and to spend some much needed time away from the world. The menu changes every day and is usually personally curated by Todd himself. The restaurants and cafes serve really delicious food. So enjoy your stay. Simple, fulfilling meals and dishes are a part of the menu and all the food is prepared with the choicest of vegetables and meat.