PRLog - March 9, 2010 - TOLEDO, Ohio -- Las Vegas, Nevada – Grand Canyon day trips, Colorado river rafting, and helicopter tours are in the top 10 picks for Las Vegas on City-Discovery.com this year. Available on the travel website are over 20 things to do in Las Vegas and beyond aimed at consumers searching for vacations that combine city attractions with outdoor ones.
With this selection, City Discovery emphasizes that there are more to Vegas than the sights and sounds within the city.
The Neon and Lights Tour is all about Vegas at night with its million bright lights. On this tour are the city’s main attractions on and off the famous Strip – spectacular water fountains, the Conservatory of the Bellagio, Paris and Venice, the Mirage’s erupting volcanoes, the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign and the Fremont Street Experience light show. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes as this tour is a combination of walking and driving.
The Las Vegas City Tour offers a Vegas overview, featuring a guided tour beginning with the Clark County Heritage Museum for a glimpse of life in the valley from prehistoric times all the way to the 20th century, a trip to Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Gardens, and a leisurely ride past Shenadoah Estate (home of Mr. Las Vegas - Wayne Newton), all the way to the famous Las Vegas Strip.
The Deluxe City and Red Rock Tour combines a City Tour plus buffet lunch at the JW Marriot Resort in Summerlin – one of the well-known residential communities in the area – with a trip to Las Vegas’ favorite scenic spot – the Red Rock Canyon. Noted for its beautifully layered sandstone and unique rock formations, and petrified sand dunes the Red Rock is a photographer’
The bestselling Grand Canyon Deluxe South Rim Bus Tour features stops at the most popular viewing areas, including Mather Point and the Bright Angel Lodge. The tour includes a visit to the Hoover Dam and barbecue lunch and dinner at the historic Wild West Junction.
The Colorado River Raft Tour features an exhilarating and scenic raft ride down the Colorado River. The tour begins at the base of the Hoover Dam and goes on along a slow float for 11 miles down the length of the river. Concluding in Arizona, the tour includes a boxed lunch and return trip to Vegas on a motor coach.
The Las Vegas Apollo Night Strip Helicopter Flight begins with a glass of champagne before a ride in a luxurious A-Star jet helicopter. Promising spectacular views, the helicopter tour will fly past famous landmarks like the New York New York, Bellagio, Paris, The Venetian, Caesar’s Palace, Wynn Las Vegas, Treasure Island and the massive Stratosphere tower, Fremont Street, historic downtown Vegas and the space beam of the Luxor Pyramids.
The Mini Hoover Dam Tour includes scenic routes to Hoover Dam for a two-hour exploration and a visit to the Power Plant museum and Oskar JW Hansen’s renowned sculptures on the Nevada side.
The Grand Canyon West Ranch Cabin Overnight Escape by Car offers an open road adventure to the Historic Ranch for an overnight stay in one of the rustic pine cabins. The tour includes a Grand Canyon helicopter flight (“To the Edge and Beyond”), which descends over 1500 feet into the canyon passing through some of the oldest rock formations in the world.
The Grand Canyon West Rim Airplane/Ground Tour – Indian Adventure highlights the history of the people of the Grand Canyon. Included is a scenic trip aboard a Vistaliner airplane for aerial views of Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, and the West Rim. Next stop is in the Hualapai Nation, for a visit to an Indian Village as well as a quick tour of exhibits depicting the Hualapai Tribe and three other Arizona tribes.
Meanwhile, the Las Vegas Shoppers Ticket offers big savings and special offers at the Fashion Show Mall, Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas, and Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
For more information on what to do in Las Vegas and surrounding areas, visit www.city-discovery.com. Travelers can also book economical transfers and ground transportation options such as private vans, limousines, mini coaches, and deluxe motor coaches on the website.
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