Henderson, Nevada

Photo Ron Mader, Arts Festival (Some rights reserved) Henderson is located in the foothills south of Las Vegas. Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is the second most populous city in Nevada, known for its parks, biking and hiking trails and master-planned communities. Henderson is certified Playful City USA. Natural WorldAmong our favorite city parks in the …

Las Vegas’ City Parks and Nearby Natural Wonders

Photo: Ron Mader, Wetlands Park (Some rights reserved) Welcome to the Mojave Desert. Las Vegas has both oasis-like escapes and more natural desert lands. There’s something for everyone if you know where and when to look. Among our favorites:Clark County WetlandsRed Rock CanyonClark County Sunset ParkPittman Wash We still have to visit Sloan Canyon and …

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Photo: Ron Mader, Visitors Center (Some rights reserved) Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located 17 miles (27 kilometers) west of Las Vegas on Charleston Boulevard/State Route 159. Public transportation does not reach Red Rock Canyon. Key Linksredrockcanyonlv.org – Visitor Info – Facebook – @RedRockCynLVRed Rock Canyon Scenic Drive Timed Entry (Tickets)Red Rock Canyon …

Henderson Pittman Wash

Photo: Ron Mader, Signage (Some rights reserved) One of our favorite places to visit the natural world is the Pittman Wash in Henderson, part of our Las Vegas DIY Water Tour. Key Linkscityofhenderson.comPittman Wash Trail Map (PDF) FacebookProject GREEN: Friends of Pittman Wash Project GREEN (Green Valley Ecology, Environment and Nature): Friends of Pittman Wash …

Bike Share in Las Vegas

Photo: Ron Mader, Garces Station (Some rights reserved) One of our Vegas Faves, the BCycle / RTC Bike Share – rtcbikeshare.bcycle.com – is our go-to, slow adventure in one of the world’s most storied cities. Happening now in downtown Las Vegas is the next big thing – micromobility via bike share. Hashtag: #RTCBikeShare Key Linksrtcbikeshare.bcycle.comAccountMapPricingBike …

Las Vegas Weather

Photo: Ron Mader, Disc Golf (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on weather and air quality in Las Vegas and southern Nevada. Key LinksNational Weather Service – @NWSVegasNational Weather Service: Extended Forecast Hashtag: #nvwx Elsewhere on the WebWeather Channel: Today’s ForecastWeather Channel 10 Day ForecastWeather Undergroundlasvegasnow.com/interactive-radarlasvegassun.com/weatherVisibility Camera – M Resort FYI – The official rainfall record is …

Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument

Photo: Matthew Dillon, Monument (Some rights reserved) Nevada’s gem of the Ice Age is brighter than ever in the Mojave Desert on the northern fringe of Las Vegas. Officially on our list of Places to Visit. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/Qtv7bqvnQsh8B26AA Key Linksnps.gov/[email protected] Elsewhere on the Webprotectorsoftulesprings.org – https://www.facebook.com/protectorsoftulespringsUpper Las Vegas Wash Key FactsThe monument is 35 square miles …

Nevada

Photo: Matthew Dillon, Roadside Randomness (Some rights reserved) Nevada (pronounced [ne- vae-da], with a short “a” as in apple) Nevada is a state of bold contrasts: bright cities and rural landscapes, extravagant gaming and a movement toward farmers’ markets, local culture, renewable energy and a green building ethos. For those passionate for parks, wilderness, Indigenous …

Neon Museum

Photo: Ron Mader, La Concha Sign (Some rights reserved) Las Vegas – The Neon Museum is one of our local faves downtown and one of the world’s best displays of beautiful, memorable and often illuminated signage. Key Linksneonmuseum.orgBuy [email protected] Google Mapsg.page/NeonMuseum About the museumNeonmuseum.org – The Neon Museum officially “opened” with the installation of its …

Las Vegas Airports

Photo: Ron Mader, December (Some rights reserved) Harry Reid (formerly McCarran) International Airport consists of 110 aircraft gates at two separate terminal buildings T1 – Terminal 1 and T3 – Terminal 3, each with its own parking garage, ticketing/check-in area, baggage claim, and shopping and dining options. Since 2010, the international airport has seen a steady growth of …