Quick Escapes Las Vegas: 25 Weekend Getaways from the Neon City

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When you only have a few days to get away, why spend half your time preparing? Quick EscapesĀ® frees you from the details and puts you on the road to a good time. Inside you'll find twenty-five carefully planned minivacations within driving distance of Las Vegas. Enjoy Shakespeare under the stars in Utah. Ride on horseback through the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Take an...

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Overview

We've done the planning. You do the packing.
When you only have a few days to get away, why spend half your time preparing? Quick EscapesĀ® frees you from the details and puts you on the road to a good time. Inside you'll find twenty-five carefully planned minivacations within driving distance of Las Vegas. Enjoy Shakespeare under the stars in Utah. Ride on horseback through the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Take an architectural tour of Pasadena, California. With this guide, you'll find enough variety to suit every budget and taste.

Featuring:
easy-to-follow itineraries for one- to three-day minivacations recommendations for the best places to visit, dine, and sleep plenty of additional options to customize your trip as little or as much as you wish accurate driving directions and route maps information on festivals and special events

Whether you're looking for a short mid-week adventure or taking advantage of a long weekend, Quick EscapesĀ® makes it easy to get away from it all.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762736911
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2005
  • Series: Quick Escapes Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Heidi Knapp Rinella, a native of Cleveland and graduate of Ohio University, has been a newspaper journalist for more than 20 years in Ohio and Florida and currently with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, where she is restaurant critic and a staff writer in the features department. She has published five other books. She and her daughters, Aynsley and Aubrey, and husband, Frank, live in Henderson, Nevada..

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Desert Escapes 1
1 Death Valley: Cool Fun in the Hottest Spot in the Country 2
2 Mesquite: Escape from the Glitz 11
3 Lake Havasu City: A Desert Surprise 19
4 Laughlin, Bullhead City, and Kingman: A Desert Oasis 27
5 Palm Springs: A Resort in the Desert 36
6 Sedona: Red Rocks in the Sunset 45
Mountain Escapes 53
1 Reno: Gambling and the Great Outdoors 54
2 Lake Tahoe: Alpine Escape 63
3 Zion National Park: Rocks That Form a Temple of Beauty 72
4 Bryce Canyon National Park: Tough for Farming, Great for Hiking 81
5 Cedar City: To the Mountains! 90
6 Big Bear Lake: An Active Resort Area Nestled in the Pines 99
7 Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park: Spend Time in the Timber 107
Seaside Escapes 115
1 Anaheim: What Walt Hath Wrought 116
2 San Diego: Centuries of Old-World Charm by the Pacific 125
3 Long Beach: An Escape Fit for a Queen 134
4 California Beaches: Surf's Up 142
Old West Escapes 151
1 Virginia City and Carson City: Nevada History Lives On 152
2 Grand Canyon: Get Acquainted with a Western Legend 161
3 Phoenix: Go West into History 169
4 Prescott and Jerome: A Look at Life in the Territory 178
Historical Escapes 187
1 Boulder City and Lake Mead: Fun at the Dam and Lake 188
2 Pasadena: Everything's Coming Up Roses 196
3 Flagstaff: Where College Kids and Nature Lovers Can Get Their Kicks 205
4 Barstow, Victorville, and Apple Valley: Chilling Out in the High Desert 213
Index 222
About the Author 230
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