90 miles south of Las Vegas on the banks of the Colorado River is a mini-Las Vegas strip. It's an easy day trip from Las Vegas
Laughlin is a conveniently shorter drive than Las Vegas from both Southern California and Arizona and offers the same great gaming, good weather, sports betting and golfing opportunities as Las Vegas at bargain prices.
You can see all three states at the same time in some spots.
Nellis Airforce Base
Nellis is a huge base beginning just outside Las Vegas and includes, among other things, the famous "area 51".
When I first visited there, many years ago, it was just a small casino and no hotel. This is where we usually stay when we visit the area. No crowds, and reasonable prices. It feels like home, since I have been going there so long, and they always treat us very well.
Let's spend a refreshing night here, and do just a little gambling.
Now, after a great breakfast in one of the Henderson restaurants, let's crank up the ol' Chevy and head north again.