Nevada

Things to do in Nevada

This otherworldly bowl-shaped hole is nearly 4,000 feet across and 430 feet deep, and was formed two million years ago when lava bubbled along a fault line. To get there, turn right onto US-6 east at the Warm Springs junction.

This tour operator runs daily bus trips to Red Rock Canyon and offers convenient hotel pick-up.

Drive the 92-mile stretch of State Route 375 between Hiko and Warm Springs, NV, known as the Extraterrestrial Highway, which runs through beautiful desert and past the off-limits Nevada Test and Training Range and Area 51.

All the drama one might expect from Steve Wynn is here: velvet walls, alligator-embossed leather booths, and a 95-foot waterfall cascading into a pool topped by a dance floor that cantilevers over the water.

The delightfully kitschy, 472-room resort has packed in the waterfalls, gardens, and pools to help you forget you’re in the middle of the desert. You won’t forget completely, but the place is a bargain.

This vintage shop, in downtown’s arts district, has a compelling array of classic 1960’s and 70’s furniture, including sofas by Paul Evans and Milo Baughman.

Leaving the buzz of the Strip behind, visitors to the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara discover an exotic space adorned with terra cotta hues, pointed dome-shaped doorways, geometric tiled floors, and lush palm trees.