Nevada is known for having some of the best scenic views around. From the Las Vegas Strip’s glitz and glamour to the awe-dropping sights at Red Rock Canyon to the biggest alpine lake in North America, the Silver State is worth visiting. Travel through the state and see for yourself as our guide highlights some of the most beautiful places in Nevada.
You can’t pass up the opportunity to hit the Las Vegas Strip, a 4.2 mile-long stretch, which starts at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign just south of Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Las Vegas Boulevard and goes all the way up north to Wynn Las Vegas. Hotels and casinos, restaurants, shops, nightlife spots, and attractions are situated up and down the Las Vegas Strip. At night is when the city and its beauty come alive. To experience a little bit of what Las Vegas has to offer, consider the Savory Bites & Neon Lights tour, where you can dine at world-class restaurants and complete the evening with a scenic helicopter ride around the city. Whether you decide to walk it, drive down it, or fly over it, the Las Vegas Strip is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Nevada.
Located just 45 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip near Boulder City is where you’ll find the historic Hoover Dam. A trip here is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip or before visiting the Grand Canyon. Hoover Dam is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Nevada. For the best views and excellent photo opportunities, walk along the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, also known as the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge, about 900 feet above the Colorado River. Take one of many guided tours for the full Hoover Dam experience.
Bike or drive along a 13-mile scenic loop at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and see nature at its finest. At Red Rock Canyon, located 15 miles west of Las Vegas, you’ll get to see picturesque views of massive red rock formations and sites such as Keystone Thrust and the colorful sandstone Calico Hills. From hiking to horseback riding to visiting Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, spend a day exploring Red Rock Canyon to see why it’s considered one of the most beautiful places in Nevada.
Lake Tahoe is another beautiful place to visit in Nevada. Situated between Nevada and California on the west side of the state capital Carson City, Lake Tahoe is the biggest alpine lake in North America. There’s a lot to admire here, such as the greenery, clear deep blue water, beaches, and majestic mountains. Points of interest include Emerald Bay Lookout, Memorial Point, Sand Harbor, Cave Rock Vista Point, Donner Memorial State Park, Taylor Creek Visitor Center, and Heavenly Village.
Named after the region between the Sierra Nevada and the Wasatch Mountains, the Great Basin National Park features a lot of unique things and beautiful sights. It’s home to Methuselah, a 4,852-year-old bristlecone pine tree. Majestic places to check out while at Great Basin National Park include the Lehman Caves, Lexington Arch, Stella Lake, and Wheeler Peak. And let’s not forget about plant and animal species that you might see along the way.