Out & About
Average temperature: 71.7° F (19° C).
Average yearly rainfall: 4.13 inches (10.64 centimeters).
Average daily humidity: 29 percent, 211.5 clear days annually, 82.4 partly cloudy days, and 71.3 cloudy days.
November Temperatures High 67°; Low 43°
December Temperatures High 58°; Low 34°
Points of Interest
Located 135 miles (216 km) from Las Vegas and 40 minutes by plane, Death Valley is the lowest elevation on the North American continent at 280 feet (84.93 meters) below sea level. Death Valley features Zabriskie Point, 20 Mule Canyon and Scotty's Castle. Tours are available.
FASHION SHOW MALL
One of the nation’s largest shopping centers and Las Vegas’ premier retail destination, the Fashion Show Mall offers seven flagship department stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Dillard’s, Neiman Marcus, two Macy’s locations, Nevada’s only Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale’s Home along with over 250 extraordinary shops and restaurants.
FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE
Fremont Street Experience is five blocks of thrills in the heart of Las Vegas. Ten casinos. 10,000 slots. More than sixty restaurants. A myriad of bars and lounges, all under Viva Vision—the biggest big screen on the planet, 90 feet overhead, blasting state-of-the-art light and sound shows every night, always for free.
This natural wonder lies about 300 miles (480 km) from Las Vegas, a one hour flight by plane. Tours are available, see the Concierge in the MGM Grand Lobby for more information.
Located 34 miles (54.4 km) from Las Vegas, this engineering wonder of the modern world stands 726 feet high (220 meters) from bedrock. More than 32 million visitors have toured the dam since it opened. Tours inside and outside of the dam as well as raft tours below the dam are available.
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
Lake Mead is only 25 miles (40 km) from Las Vegas at the closest point, and has more than 550 miles (880 km) of shoreline. Swimming, water skiing, camping, boating, fishing, six marinas, and tours are available.
Mt. Charleston is only 35 miles (56 km) from Las Vegas, and reaches an elevation of 11, 918 feet (3,615 meters). Winter skiing, picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, and tours are available.
RED ROCK CANYON
Red Rock Canyon is a scenic area of rock formations and desert 15 miles (24 km) west of Las Vegas. Visit the Bureau of Land Management Visitor’s Center or view the 3,000-foot (910-meter) escarpment produced by a thrust fault. Fees: $5 cars, $2 motorcycles.
VALLEY OF FIRE STATE PARK
Valley of Fire State Park, 55 miles (88 km) from Las Vegas, offers scenic landscapes of hidden canyons, unique rock formations, petroglyphs, and remains of ancient Indian civilization. A Nevada Park Service Visitor's Center and tours are available. An entry fee is charged.
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