Best Warm-Weather Family Adventures
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Hiking in Las Vegas
Semi-arid southern Nevada is ideal for families who want something extra after the sun sets; winter highs hit the 70s but climb much higher in the sunshine. The rusty rocky landscape is an untouched adventureland of hiking, rock climbing, scrambling, geocaching, and ghost-town hopping. Red Rocks Canyon, 22 miles east of Vegas, is home to 19 trails—and countless jackrabbits and roadrunners.
Stay: The MGM Grand’s casino-free Signature Towers (from $199) feature spacious and stylish two-bathroom suites with full kitchens and free Wi-Fi. The thrill-filled Cirque du Soleil show Ka is just downstairs.