So we're going back in two weeks and we have a rental car. Its a short trip, but we'd like to spend at least one day away from Vegas. We are thinking Mt. Charleston for a day at this point. What was your favorite day trip off strip that you've done?
We've done a guided tour to Hoover dam...would have rathered we did that with a rental car so we could go at our own pace. Otherwise it was awesome to see one time and rubbing the toes of the statues brought us decent luck.
Last trip we took off to Rhyolite and Valley of Fire. Both were awesome, but it was extremely hot...around 115-120. We could barely spend time outside of the AC in the car.
Another trip we drove over to long beach and spent one night at the Queen Mary. I highly recommend spending a night on that historic ship. If you like history at all...you'll immediately feel the sense of awe of that place.