Las Vegas part II
In case you thought all there is to do in Las Vegas is drink and gamble, here’s proof that there’s so much more to see and do!
First of all, yes, I have said it in my other blog post, for all the fun stuff to do in Vegas you should stay on the strip or at least really close to the strip. For sight seeing it doesn’t really matter as you’ll have to uber there or rent a car.
I’ll start with the places that are on the strip or really close to the strip.
Sounds interesting, huh? I bet you didn’t know there was a park in Vegas! Oh well, it’s not a park in the common sense of what a park should be, but it is really cute and it’s definitely worth the walk!
The Park is on the North side of New York, New York. Once you walked under the Brooklyn bridge and passed what is looks like Madison square Park to me, make a left and you’ll get to it. There some cute free games to play outdoor with friends such as shuffleboard, jenga, cornhole (or sandbag as it might be more widely known). Of course there will also be some nice beer pubs and restaurants where you can stay for lunch.
This is a really beautiful place for which I suggest renting a car for the day. It is cheaper than an Uber and you could use it to get to the next location that I’m going to talk about. Entrance here is $7/car and it’s a 13 mile scenic road of pure beauty. I suggest you make a stop at the first parking place that has one of the best views – Moenkopi Loop.
Take into consideration that temperatures in Red Rock Canyon can average more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months so be prepared with water! Don’t forget to have the right kind of shoes for hiking and exploring the trails. Also watch where you put your hands and feet. Rattlesnakes, scorpions or venomous spiders maybe sheltered behind boulders or under rocks.
There are 26 hikes and trails so if you’re really into exploring I suggest you spend the day doing just that.
The last place that I want to talk about is Calico Ghost Town where you cannot get without a car. This place is on the way to Los Angeles, it’s in California, operated by San Bernardino County regional Parks. Calico Ghost town is open every day from 9 to 5 all year round, the entrance is free, there’s only a fee for the attractions.
They have 2 attractions – The Maggie Mine, an old silver mine from the 1880s and The Calico Odessa Railroad installed in 1958.
Even if you don’t want to do the attractions, you could walk around Calico for a nice, relaxing time, with a view a little different from what you normally see and maybe grab a bite at their restaurant.