Nevada

Things to do in Nevada

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.

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.

Known worldwide for its strikingly lifelike wax figures, Madame Tussauds has grown into an international phenomenon in the 200 years since its namesake first learned the art of making wax duplicates.

Open during peak pool hours (9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.), this outdoor bar specializes in creative cocktails made with fresh juices and homemade mixes.

This Vegas outpost of the New York chocolatier offers nine cocoa drinks; the Suckao is a shot of pure chocolate warmed by a flickering tea light.

Open since New Year’s Eve 2004, Pure is approaching icon status. The interiors of the bi-level club range from the stark white main room to the extravagant Red Room, with its own private bar and immense chandeliers.