Top 5 National Parks Near Las Vegas (Best Day Trips from Las Vegas!)

Centrally located, Las Vegas is near five amazing national parks. If you’re looking for things to do in Las Vegas during the day, consider a little road trip. While Vegas is a spectacle that comes alive in the evening, many don’t realize how incredible (and accessible!) scenery is, making for the best day trip!

From vivid desert landscapes to breathtaking canyons and winding rivers – these are just some of the settings you can soak in during the day. And they’re all no more than only a few hours’ drive! The proximity of these must-see sights makes it very possible to begin the day early, go out and experience some of the Southwest’s most iconic scenery, and be back in time for Las Vegas to come alive.

If you’re looking for things to do around Las Vegas, make time to get outdoors and be immersed in the beauty and wonders of these five national parks.



Special thanks to Jordan Herschel for sharing his extensive national parks knowledge and photography with us in this video!

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Another big thanks to Stan Moniz for sharing his awesome Joshua Tree knowledge and work in this video as well!

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  1. Rubster760 on November 13, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    They all sound like great locations. 😍👍.

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