Outdoor & Leisure Activities - S. Nevada

People travel from far and wide to enjoy the natural beauty of our desert oasis. Perhaps you will decide to explore the beauty of Lake Mead Recreational Area, Red Rock Canyon, the cooler heights of Mount Charleston or a tour of Hoover Dam and the historical Boulder City that grew up around the building of the dam. here is a brief summary on some of the desert's best:

Lake Mead offers year-round recreational opportunities. Its lakes cater to boaters, swimmers, and fishermen while its desert rewards hikers, wildlife photographers, and roadside sightseers. It is also home to thousands of desert plants and animals, adapted to survive in an extreme place where rain is scarce and temperatures soar.

Mt. Charleston is 35 miles (56 kilometers) from Las Vegas with its highest elevation at 11,918 feet (3,615 meters). An average of 20 to 30 degrees cooler than Las Vegas, Mt. Charleston is perfect for skiing, picnicking, hiking, and horseback riding.As you take the scenic mountain ride you will be surrounded by breathtaking views of nature and the “city” you left behind. All rides are guided by professional wranglers on well-trained horses.

The Springs Preserve is a 180-acre cultural institution designed to commemorate Las Vegas’ dynamic history and to provide a vision for a sustainable future. The Preserve features museums, galleries, outdoor concerts and events, colorful botanical gardens and an interpretive trail system that meanders through a scenic wetland habitat.

Valley of Fire State Park is located only six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Valley of Fire is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park, dedicated in 1935 and derives its name from the red sandstone formations and the stark beauty of the Mojave Desert. Ancient trees and early man are represented throughout the park by areas of petrified wood and 3,000 year-old Indian petroglyph. The park offers a full-scale visitor center with extensive interpretive displays. The park is open all year.

Go to Location page for more information or talk to our friendly staff for maps or renting a GPS system to get to attractions in Las Vegas and the surrounding areas.


Las Vegas has long been the entertainment capital of the world and the shopping options have elevated to keep up with that image. If you enjoy shopping, you will likely add this to you list of favorite places to shop for designer labels. Many of the strip hotels house full shopping malls and some of the most prestigious brands you can imagine are represented. In addition to shopping to your heart’s content at these trendy boutiques, you will find numerous shopping malls throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

Our in-room guest directory or the Loaction page will guide you to all that Las Vegas has to offer for a rewarding shopping experience.


Breakfast is always included when you stay at our hotel.

We offer a delicious variety of hot and cold breakfast selections for your dining pleasure in our spacious restaurant. Join your family and friends for a leisurely breakfast or catch up on the daily news before you start your daily activities.

On-site bar and lounge – While you are at our property, you can relax and enjoy a cocktail in our in-house bar and lounge from 5:30 – 10:00 p.m. daily. Located right off the lobby, this newly remodeled area opens out to the lobby to provide a friendly, interactive place to socialize with family, friends and business associates. Hors d’oeuvres are served from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

The surrounding area offers a host of great dining options. For your dining pleasure while you are away from our property, we have included a comprehensive list of options for you to choose from in our in-room directory or check out the Location page.


The Las Vegas area is a paradise for the golf enthusiasts. It offers some of best golf courses in the United States and affordable for all golfers. There are 10 golf courses within 12 mile of the hotel. The compiled list below is representative of what’s close to the hotel, but of course you have access to many more golf courses when you stay at BEST WESTERN PLUS Henderson Hotel. Call us today for a golf package, and prepared to be amazed.