Planning a visit to Las Vegas? Add a couple of days to your itinerary and take one of many amazing weekend trips from Vegas!

From coastal cities and mountain towns to national parks and monuments, there's a lot to discover within weekend getaway distance of Las Vegas.

The Grand Canyon is one of the best weekend trips from Vegas. Drive to the South Rim, where you can enjoy scenic drives and hikes. Sunrise at Mather Point is breathtaking!

Joshua Tree is another fun national park for a weekend getaway from Vegas. There are hikes for every skill level, lots of rock clambering (or climbing), and epic stargazing after dark. 

Fancy a quick trip to the coast? Head to Los Angeles and Santa Monica! Get touristy in Hollywood, visit top museums and the Griffith Observatory, and enjoy people watching in Venice Beach.

Flagstaff in Arizona offers both outdoor pursuits as well as culture and great eats in town. See ancient dwellings at Walnut Canyon or Wupatki National Monument, and stargaze at Lowell Observatory. 

Spectacular red rock scenery and epic hiking and offroading await in Sedona. Get pampered at a spa, stroll Tlaquepaque Village, and enjoy tasty southwestern cuisine!

Outdoor enthusiasts will definitely want to consider a weekend trip to Page, Arizona, home to the stunning Horseshoe Bend and the Upper and Lower Antelope Canyons.

San Diego is another coastal destination worth a weekend jaunt from Vegas. Spend a day in beautiful Balboa Park, admire the sea lions in La Jolla, laze on the beach, and enjoy tasty fish tacos!

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