While the bright lights, glitz and glamour of Las Vegas attracts over 42 million visitors a year, there is more to Southern Nevada and surrounding areas. Historic highways and rural towns offer a chance to explore the southwest.
Before the mega resorts and expansive arenas, there were smaller casinos that offered great food, live entertainment and a friendly atmosphere. There is place today that one can drive in less than an hour and find all of the amenities in an inviting environment.
Surrounded by desert landscape and history, roads to and from Las Vegas are also pathways to history and nature enclaves. Whether a registered historic place or centuries-old farm, these roadside attractions will add to the spirit of the trip as well as give a different perspective of the southwest.
The fourth annual Sabor de Baja, an all-white-attire affair, was recently held in the gardens of the Rosarito Beach Hotel & Resort. Hundreds of people attended the event, at which 20 of Baja’s best chefs prepared delectable dishes paired with Baja wines and artisanal beer producers.
Today, the quaint, historic town thrives with recreational activities, festivals and landmarks, as well as the gateway to Hoover Dam and Lake Mead.
The 4th annual Sabor de Baja, an all-white-attire affair, will be held in the oceanfront gardens of the Rosarito Beach Hotel & Resort
Held on the campus of Southern Utah University, the festival takes place June 27-Oct. 22.
We were encouraged to explore Sonoma, Paso Robles and Healdsburg. This is about one of the best times and tastings I’ve had in wine country.
Formerly Lathrop Wells, Amargosa Valley is located approximately 88 miles northwest of Las Vegas and 24 miles north of Death Valley Junction near Death Valley National Park.
Celebrating its 91st anniversary this year, the resort now offers 500 rooms and suites in three towers of the full-service resort and remains one of the most popular destinations offering old world grandeur, world-class restaurants, entertainment, lodging options and activities.