The “Other” Las Vegas

The “Other” Las Vegas


–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – CONTEXTO LATINO)–How many of Las Vegas’ 37 million yearly visitors ever see anything besides the world-famous Las Vegas Strip? We all know the “city that never sleeps”. But most of us seem to forget that the greater Las Vegas area has much more to offer than just glitter and casinos.

All located within less than a one-hour drive from the heart of the entertainment capital of the world, one can find wonders such as the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, located just 10 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip on Charleston Boulevard. Here visitors can enjoy some of the most breathtaking scenery and hikes under 3000-foot high red rock formations.

Just 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas, the Valley of Fire State Park is reminiscent of a set in a science fiction movie. The 35,000-acre park derives its name from red sandstone formations formed from great shifting dunes during the age of the dinosaurs, 150 million years ago. Visitors to the park can explore rocks up close, with some amazing examples of ancient Indian rock art and petroglyphs.

Only 6 short miles from the Valley of Fire State Park, we approach Lake Mead, the largest man-made lake in the Western Hemisphere. Lake Mead’s 820 miles of shoreline offer some unique watersport and fishing opportunities. It is also the area where three of America’s four ecosystems meet: the Mojave Desert, the Great Basin and the Sonoran Deserts.

The list of Las Vegas’ “non-gaming” attractions is almost as long as the city’s list of hotels and mega-resorts. So next time you pay a visit to the fastest-growing city in the USA, don’t forget to explore the road less traveled.

Estelle Reyna is the host of “Estelle’s Paradise”, a 30-minute travel show that airs in both English and Spanish on 4 continents and is available to over 300 million viewers worldwide. Estelle also writes a regular travel column for magazines and newspapers, hosts a travel vignette for many radio stations and is the Chairperson for Karma Media, Inc., a publicly traded company (OTCBB: KRMA). For more information about Estelle or to carry any of her travel programs, please call 310-397-1200 or email

The “Other” Las Vegas