Nevada’s Natural Wonders

While Las Vegas may rank worldwide as Nevada’s best-known tourist attraction, the state boasts numerous gorgeous and humbling locations of natural beauty, many of them just a short drive from Sin City. Diamond Resorts International® one of the world’s largest networks of vacation ownership resorts with over 370 vacation destinations located in 35 countries – manages several properties in Las Vegas from which visitors can venture out for explorations. Cancun Resort Las Vegas and Polo Towers Villas both offer excellent family amenities along with a comfortable home-like feel to the accommodations.

Twenty-four miles from Las Vegas sits Lake Mead, the United States’ largest reservoir and the source of water for 20 million people and extensive farmland in Nevada, California and Arizona. The lake is formed by the flowing Colorado River and 726-foot high Hoover Dam. Completed in 1935, the project was approved by Congress in 1929 – thus its name from President Herbert Hoover – but was built thanks to the efforts of FDR’s New Deal and the Works Progress Administration. Travelers can tour the dam’s impressive engineering feat as well as enjoy everything the lake has to offer such as swimming, boating, water-skiing and fishing. As a rich counterpoint to the excursion, Diamond Resorts Reviews recommends a stay at Polo Towers Villas. Ideally located in the city center, visitors will enjoy a rich, tranquil atmosphere and the soothing sounds of a live grand piano in the lobby. The rooms feature Tuscan-inspired décor, and range from basic studios with murphy beds, up to one- and two- bedroom suites with full kitchens, separate living areas and balconies. Hotel amenities include a fitness center, a rooftop pool and spa, as well as a family-oriented water park and play area.

Just 15 miles west of Last Vegas is Red Rock Canyon Natural Conservation Area, another must-see according to Diamond Resorts Reviews. The canyon is visited by more than two million people each year, who seek a remarkable contrast to the 24/7 entertainment and gaming of Las Vegas. With miles of hiking trails, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking as well as rock climbing and an excellent visitor center which features both indoor and outdoor exhibits, Red Rock Canyon remains one of Nevada’s top natural attractions, and only the seventh “Natural Conservation Areas” as designated by the U.S. Congress. With its fun Mayan theme, Diamond Resorts Reviews gives high marks to Cancun Resort Las Vegas for families traveling together. Kids will love the towering pyramid with its cascading waterfall, four enormous water slides and a gigantic swimming pool. A poolside café is available for meals and snacks. The suite-style accommodations feature a private master bedroom, two full bathrooms, and a separate dining area and living space. Enjoy the convenience of the full size kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave, cooking utensils and coffee maker. Additional in-room amenities include flat-screen television, DVD player, internet, iron/ironing board and air conditioning.