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

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

by Heidi Knapp Rinella

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Quick Escapes Las Vegas: 25 Weekend Getaways from the Neon City by Heidi Knapp Rinella

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 Escapes® 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 Escapes® makes it easy to get away from it all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762736911
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2005
Series: Quick Escapes Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.64(d)

About 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..

Table of Contents

Introductionix
Desert Escapes1
1Death Valley: Cool Fun in the Hottest Spot in the Country2
2Mesquite: Escape from the Glitz11
3Lake Havasu City: A Desert Surprise19
4Laughlin, Bullhead City, and Kingman: A Desert Oasis27
5Palm Springs: A Resort in the Desert36
6Sedona: Red Rocks in the Sunset45
Mountain Escapes53
1Reno: Gambling and the Great Outdoors54
2Lake Tahoe: Alpine Escape63
3Zion National Park: Rocks That Form a Temple of Beauty72
4Bryce Canyon National Park: Tough for Farming, Great for Hiking81
5Cedar City: To the Mountains!90
6Big Bear Lake: An Active Resort Area Nestled in the Pines99
7Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park: Spend Time in the Timber107
Seaside Escapes115
1Anaheim: What Walt Hath Wrought116
2San Diego: Centuries of Old-World Charm by the Pacific125
3Long Beach: An Escape Fit for a Queen134
4California Beaches: Surf's Up142
Old West Escapes151
1Virginia City and Carson City: Nevada History Lives On152
2Grand Canyon: Get Acquainted with a Western Legend161
3Phoenix: Go West into History169
4Prescott and Jerome: A Look at Life in the Territory178
Historical Escapes187
1Boulder City and Lake Mead: Fun at the Dam and Lake188
2Pasadena: Everything's Coming Up Roses196
3Flagstaff: Where College Kids and Nature Lovers Can Get Their Kicks205
4Barstow, Victorville, and Apple Valley: Chilling Out in the High Desert213
Index222
About the Author230

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