Nevada Travel Guide

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.

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.

Parasols of differing shapes, sizes and colors hang throughout this relaxed lounge, which is connected to its sister retreat, Parasol Down.

A resource for interiors magazines and set designers (products have shown up on shows like Sex and the City and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy), Unica Home is where you’ll find curvy Ron Arad chairs for Moroso of Italy, Alessi olive oil tasters, and classi

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located 17 miles (approximately 25 minutes by car) from the Las Vegas Strip, and draws more than one million visitors per year. The first National Conservation Area in the state, it’s marked by a series of sandstone peaks.

This kid-pleasing site has a 500-foot elevator ride down the canyon wall. The tour includes a walk-through of the generators, diversion tunnel, and power plant and access to all the exhibits.