People naturally feel romantic when they're bathed in mood lighting, whether it's the twinkle of fireflies, a full moon in a starry sky, or a slow, glowing flow of lava oozing through a downtown thoroughfare. Savor an air of romance from a safe distance with today's Groupon: for $59, you get a four-hour Hoover Dam and Desert Stargazing Tour from Guided Vegas Tours (a $125 value). Tours start at 6:30 p.m. and include transportation from and back to any hotel on the Strip.
On four-hour treks to the Hoover Dam and desert landscape, locally attuned certified tour guides lead up to six participants on four-hour jaunts through a different side of after-hours Vegas. Around dusk, both lights and the tour guide's stock of historic local stories illuminate the dam that roars with power and keeps the Colorado River and its merfolk from infiltrating the surrounding area. Then, excursionists venture beyond the glow and bustle of the city to stake provided telescopes in the lakeside desert sands. As the star-savvy guide shares the science and mythology behind the constellations, planets, and giant black hole where the sun sleeps every night, celestial tourists stay warm with coffee, cider, hot chocolate, and s'mores.
Guided Vegas Tours
The tour leaders at Guided Vegas Tours inject bits of geography, local folklore, and levity into their exploratory treks through the famous desert city and its surrounding areas. The company's menu of adventures offers two-hour experiences as well as 15.5-hour day trips, picking up and dropping off tourists at their hotel on the Strip. Their tour vehicles can accommodate up to six people for memorable drives on Route 66 to picnic at the Grand Canyon or hear the fascinating stories behind the Hoover Dam's historic construction. Additionally, locally focused tours take strolls down the Las Vegas Strip that highlight the wonders of the main drag such as the Bellagio's 27-foot chocolate fountain and nougat-filled blackjack dealers.