Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada, though a 5-hour drive to the South Rim and a 3-hour drive to the West Rim, is an important portal to the Grand Canyon. Many visitors to Las Vegas make a full-day trip to the West Rim or the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, and more often than not, do so on a Las Vegas Grand Canyon tour by helicopter, airplane or bus coach. And we probably don't have to explain that Las Vegas hotels and resorts have an allure beyond comfortable accommodations. Find tours to Grand Canyon from Las Vegas that include Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon Skywalk, helicopter and airplane flights over the Strip and the Grand Canyon, and much more. Check out our list of Las Vegas hotels and resorts in each of the following most-popular areas: On The Strip, Off The Strip and Downtown.

When you picture a vacation to Las Vegas, you probably imagine staying in one of the mammoth, glittering Las Vegas hotels and resort casinos that line Las Vegas Boulevard, popularly known as "The Strip." Or perhaps your imagination has been captured by classic images of Downtown Las Vegas, talking a walk in The Rat Pack's shoes (er, wingtips?) Or, if you're following modern Las Vegas trends, you seek a sprawling resort casino, golf and spa off the strip in areas like Summerlin, Lake Las Vegas, Henderson or Boulder City. Wherever you decide to stay, the magic of the Las Vegas desert awaits just a half-day's drive from the West and South Rims of Grand Canyon National Park.

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Although Las Vegas is a world-class vacation destination in its own right, it has taken a major role as a gateway to Grand Canyon National Park. Many of the best Grand Canyon tours from Las Vegas depart daily, which include Grand Canyon helicopter tours, Grand Canyon rafting trips, and bus tours. Tours are often packaged with the opportunities to experience Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Grand Canyon Skywalk and other exciting and beautiful places of interest. There are Grand Canyon tour options from Las Vegas available to fit every schedule. So take some time to leave the bright lights of Las Vegas and explore one of the world's greatest natural treasures.

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