Hotel at a Glance: Fiesta Henderson
Fiesta Henderson is just a 20-minute drive from the Las Vegas Strip, but you don’t have to leave the premises to enjoy a wealth of food, gaming, and entertainment options. The AAA Three-Diamond resort features numerous bars, lounges, and restaurants, as well as a 12-theater Regal Cinema showing the latest releases. In addition, there’s an onsite casino open seven days a week and featuring 18 table games and more than 1,600 slot and video poker machines.
- Free live music is offered Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Coco Lounge; while you’re there, try the signature CocoTini.
- Eat your way around the world at Festival Buffet, where six all-you-can-eat cooking stations feature Italian, Mongolian, and other international specialties.
- Good for kids: There’s a large outdoor pool and arcade room onsite.
- Nearby Attractions: The awe-inspiring Hoover Dam is just 21 miles away. The resort is also just 12 miles from Lake Mead, and includes complimentary oversized parking for boats and recreational vehicles.
Henderson, Nevada: Thriving Suburb Close to the Vegas Strip
A Las Vegas suburb, Henderson is conveniently close to the Strip but also far enough away to be an escape from the bustle. Livability.com named it a top family vacation destination, highlighting the city’s culture scene, which includes area art galleries and outdoor symphony concerts. At the Clark County Museum, visitors can trace southern Nevada’s history via a timeline exhibit. The museum campus also has several historic buildings—including a decades-old barn and a wedding chapel—as well as a walk-in mining trail.
You’ll find the Hoover Dam, one of America’s Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders, about 20 miles east of town. Take the guided tour if you want to learn more about the dam’s history and get a look at the inner passageways. Nearby Lake Mead hosts all sorts of watersports, including kayaking and fishing, but the bulk of the lake’s recreation area consists of mountains and valley with trails for hiking.
Henderson’s shopping scene is another draw: the town features one of the most popular malls off the Strip, Galleria at Sunset. The two-level shopping center houses more than 140 shops and five department stores. But Galleria really stands out because of its Southwestern-themed decor, including fountains, palm trees, and a topiary of animals in the food court. Alternatively, The District at Green Valley Ranch offers an outdoor shopping experience with a pedestrian-friendly promenade that’s lined with boutiques and restaurants. There are also ample opportunities to relax here with a lushly landscaped central park and a grassy courtyard where musicians play live on Friday and Saturday nights from May through October.