Friday, September 30, 2016

Location, Location, Location


The Las Vegas Thousand Trails RV Resort is located on the Boulder Highway 4 3/4 miles east of the world famous Las Vegas Strip and is the same distance south east of “The Fremont Street Experience.”  From the resort a metro bus—the Boulder Highway Express (BHX) stop is less than 1/10 mile from the entrance and goes downtown.  The Strip can be reached by bus stop less than 1/10 mile west of Boulder Highway.  Driving by car is easy and inexpensive.  Each hotel/casino has free valet service (tipping suggested) and free self-parking garages.  If your rv is taller than 6’8” you need to park in designated oversized parking areas.

The resort can be your jumping off place for:

Death Valley National Park, one of the hottest, driest, lowest (282’ below sea level) and most beautiful on the surface of the Earth.  Enjoy hiking and camping or sightseeing by auto, 4-wheel drive, bicycle or mountain bike and of course motorcycle.  Join a ranger (Nov-Apr) for a talk, walk, guided hike, or evening program.

Hoover Dam is easily accessible by car.  Off site parking offers self-guided tours.  If you park in the parking garage, be sure to tour the Visitor Center.  (Be prepared to be “wanded” as you would at an airport or courthouse.)  A Discovery Tour is a self-paced tour providing live preesentations at six different locations on the top of the dam.

Valley of Fire and Lake Mead Loop Drive is an extremely beautiful drive.  Drive time is two hours but plan half a day for photo ops.  Take a picnic side trip to the lake to extend the trip for a whole day.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area borders the park and encompasses Lake Mead and Mohave.  Many areas are available for camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing, and boating. 

Valley of Fire is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park.  The name is derived from the red sandstone formations and the beauty of the Mohave Desert.  Petrified wood and 3000-year-old Indian petroglyphs are found throughout the park.  The Visitor Center has extensive displays.

The Sights and Sounds of Las Vegas:  many famous modern and historical landmarks make up this intriguing city including iconic hotels such as the MGM Grand, Bellagio and the Golden Nugget, as well as the spectacular Fremont Street Experience and famous or infamous Las Vegas Strip.  Take a walking tour seeing the free sites or see the sites from the top of an open-top double decker bus, hopping on or off at your leisure.

Fremont Street Experience is five blocks of thrills in the heart of Las Vegas with ten casinos, 10,000 slots, over 60 restaurants, and uncountable bars and lounges.  Set under Viva Vision, the biggest screen on the planet, 90’ overhead for a free nightly state-of-the-art light and art show.

There is a lot more to see and do in this area besides feeding slots and stuffing face at buffets.

If we get around to doing some of this ourselves you’ll be the first to know.


Louise and Duane

1 comment:

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

I think we have done all those adventures once or twice on our many trips to LV! They don't have much of our money at all.