Family-Friendly, Off-the-Strip Hotel Set Among Desert Landscape
Desert Paradise Resort is set among the rugged mountains and starkly beautiful vistas located north of the Vegas Strip. Because the hotel is only a short drive from Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street, guests are close enough to sample the glitter and excitement of Sin City, but can also withdraw to enjoy a little peace and quiet away from the clamor of the casinos. The family-friendly resort boasts a slew of fun and relaxing amenities, including a spa, multiple pools, and a kids' game room. And it’s not far from the newly constructed Cannery Casino and golf courses.
The building's architecture blends southwestern and Mediterranean styles. Tiled roofs hark back to Spanish villas, and sand-colored adobe walls call to mind a native pueblo. One- and two-bedroom accommodations have all the comforts of home, including full kitchens, a washer and dryer, and an uncle opining on the presidential election. There’s a kids' pool and game room to keep youngsters entertained; the adults' pool and hot tub stay open until midnight.
Las Vegas: Dazzling Casinos and Off-Strip Family Fun
A short cab ride will put you in the thick of the Strip, where legendary casinos and over-the-top architecture create a 24-hour wonderland. Megaresorts showcase one elaborate installation after another, ranging from dancing fountains to an erupting volcano that emits a piña colada fragrance. For a glimpse of vintage Vegas, head to Fremont Street, where showgirls crowned with headdresses and flashing neon signs recall the Rat Pack era.
Often overlooked is the city's handful of cultural and family-friendly attractions. The Origen Museum exhibits gila monsters and other native species at the 180-acre Springs Preserve Park, and the Nevada State Museum chronicles local history through prehistoric skeletons and fossils of ancient Tamagotchis. A day trip to Valley of Fire State Park is a good way to experience the stunning Nevada landscape. This 36,000-acre park north of the city gets its name from the red sandstone formations that stretch for miles, creating an otherworldly setting you may recognize from films such as Transformers and Total Recall.