Introduction: What are the best places you can visit from Las Vegas?
When visiting Las Vegas, you may have some plans for where to visit in Nevada. But it would also be a good idea to think about what other places you want to visit while in the US. This article would discuss the distance between Las Vegas, Nevada and San Diego, California. Since they are both in California, it would be good if you can visit this place while you are there too. You might even want to consider renting a car while you are there.
Distance from Las Vegas to San Diego, California: 1,387MPH or 2,222 kilometers.
Below is a map of the distance between Las Vegas and San Diego. As you can see on the map, it is not so far between these cities. These places are just about 4 hours by plane away from each other. Whether it is traveling by car or by plane, both would be good options for getting around in between these two cities.
1. The Day Trip From Las Vegas to Palm Springs, California
The Coachella Valley is one of the most popular places you can visit outside of Las Vegas. Of course, you can have a great time (and gamble) in the casino hotels like in Las Vegas. But if you want to get away from all the flashing lights, then you might want to take a trip to Palm Springs, California. It would only take 1.5 hours by car to drive from Las Vegas to Palm Springs. So you will be able to enjoy a change of pace as you visit some of the nearby attractions. Of course, you can also plan for a stay of a few days or even weeks. It all depends on how much time you want to spend away from the bright lights of the Vegas Strip.
Palm Springs is located approximately 130 miles from Las Vegas. The drive is a pleasant one if you travel through some picturesque country roads and highways like Highway 95 and Interstate 15. The contrast between the desert terrain found in Nevada and California can be quite stark at times, but also very beautiful. The weather here is a bit cooler in the winter and warmer in the spring and summer, so conditions can be perfect for a day trip from Las Vegas.
2. Moabi Cave – Southwest of Las Vegas
Las Vegas is located in the Mojave Desert. Since you are planning a trip to Southern California, you may want to visit one of the many desert attractions in this area. The Mojave Preserve is located northwest of Las Vegas and offers many recreational activities as well as some interesting dinosaur fossils. One such attraction is Moabi Cave, the place which features a huge spider web-like cave system which has been carved by water. There are holes drilled into the rock and these provide a natural lighting in many parts of the cave. There are also some interesting formations, including stalactites and stalagmites in this cave. If you plan to visit this place, you should keep in mind that it would take 2 hours to get there by car.
3. The Annual Summerlin Fireworks Show in the Summerlin Central Park
The Summerlin is an upscale residential area. But of course, there are also some shopping and entertainment areas that you can visit. For example, there is the Downtown Summerlin which features some shopping areas, a movie theatre and restaurants. The Summerlin Central Park also has several things to offer within its 635 acres of land. One of these is the Summerlin Fireworks show, which has been held in this park since 2011. The fireworks are hosted by the Las Vegas Astronomical Association and come with a beautiful display that is choreographed to music. This will be the 5th time that the fireworks show will be hosted in Summerlin, and this year it is scheduled on October 24 at 8:30pm. It is an event that everyone should check out, especially those who live in Las Vegas or near this affluent area. No one really likes traffic jams, but to see beautiful fireworks from your own seat, that is a worthwhile traffic jam to have.
A local resident said “there are many things that are great about living in Summerlin. The Summerlin Pool is one of these things. It is a large pool that has water slides and a lazy river. The Summerlin Library facility is another example of a great facility in this neighborhood. Even for those who are not residents, it offers free Wi-Fi and computer access to the public.”
4. Cathedral Gorge 5. Hoover Dam Visitor Center and Dam Tour 6. Mob Museum
South of Las Vegas is the Hoover Dam. As the world’s largest dam, this should be on your list of places to visit. The Hoover Dam is best visited from 6am in the morning up to 10pm at night. There are several places you can visit near the dam such as the Hoover Dam Visitor Center and the Dam Tour. You can also go through the nearby museum which has exhibits about the construction of the dam and some of its history. The Hoover Dam is located in Boulder City, Nevada, 15 miles west of Las Vegas.