If you are planning a visit to Vegas,  add in time to take some day trips! Vegas is close to several epic day trip destinations. 

With beautiful red sandstone formations, Valley of Fire State Park is a must-visit from Vegas for scenic driving, hiking, photography and more. 

Closer to Vegas, the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is another gorgeous outdoor area to visit. You can hike, bike, and do the scenic drive.

The Hoover Dam is a magnificent feat of engineering. You can take a guided tour, and take in the views from the viewing area at  the visitor center. 

A kayaking trip to Emerald Cove is one of the most popular day trips from Vegas. Enjoy the scenery and try to spot wildlife and birds. 

The Grand Canyon is on the bucket list of many visitors to Vegas. You can visit by coach, self-drive, or take a helicopter trip!

Death Valley National Park is another popular day trip from Vegas, offering majestic desert landscapes and epic hiking. 

Swipe up to discover more fun day trips from Las Vegas you can take, plus how to visit!