During your stay at the Hampton Inn Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, be sure to reserve a day to visit the Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park, Mt. Charleston, Lake Mead and the breath-taking Grand Canyon. Our proficient staff at Hampton will provide you with information for any available tours. We invite guests to make our hotel your stopover or home base for these day trips. You can count on our Las Vegas hotel to offer the pampering service and accommodations you deserve!
Hoover DamAttracting more than a million visitors a year, Hoover Dam is a National Historic Landmark located in Black Canyon, just minutes outside of Las Vegas. The dam, named after America’s 31st president Herbert Hoover, is the highest concrete dam in the Western Hemisphere, standing at more than 725 feet above the Colorado River. With 17 generators producing 4 billion kilowatts of electricity a year, the Dam is also one of the country’s largest hydroelectric power facilities.
The Mike O’ Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge offers spectacular views that were once only seen from a helicopter. A neat part of using the bridge is that visitors can go from Nevada to Arizona just by crossing the bridge. Those who never fully absorbed the magnificence of the dam are sure to become a fan after this. The Hoover Dam is about a 34 mile drive from our hotel. Click here for directions to the Hoover Dam from our Las Vegas hotel, powered by Google.
Valley of FireValley of Fire is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park. The name Valley of Fire is derived from the amazing red sandstone formations and the stark beauty of the Mojave Desert. Ancient trees, desert animals and primitive rock formations are represented throughout the scenic park. Visitors are in awe when they come across the many sites of interest including the Atlatl Rock, Beehives, Elephant Rock, Fire Canyon, Rainbow Vista and more. Popular activities along the Las Vegas state park include camping, hiking, picnicking and photography. The park is open all year, and offers a full-scale visitor center with extensive interpretive displays. Click here for directions to the Valley of Fire State Park from our Las Vegas hotel, powered by Google.
Lake MeadThe view from the Hoover dam offers a breathtaking look at Lake Mead, the country’s largest man-made reservoir. Lake Mead occupies approximately 1.5 million acres with 820 miles of shoreline, surrounded by red sandstone and black lava rock in the Black Canyon. The lake is home to thousands of exclusive desert plants and animal species, adapted to survive in an extreme place where rain is scarce. Lake Mead National Recreation Area offers year-round recreational opportunities including boating, camping, fishing, jet skiing, swimming, hiking, sightseeing and wildlife photography. Lake Mead facilities include eight campgrounds, seven RV campgrounds with hookups, five marinas, beaches, restaurants, cafes, snack bars and a visitor’s center. Click here for directions to Lake Mead from our Las Vegas hotel, powered by Google.
Mt. CharlestonOn those sizzling Las Vegas summer days, visitors will appreciate the cool mountain breeze, fresh air and all-around scenic beauty of Mount Charleston. Hikers enjoy the intriguing trails with spectacular views of waterfalls, forests and wildflowers throughout the hike. Mt. Charleston ranges from 3,000 to 12,000 feet in elevation, and is one of Nevada’s highest mountain peaks. The mountain features an abundance of trees such as juniper, mountain mahogany, Aspen and Ponderosa pine, and wildlife such as burros, songbirds, deer and desert tortoises. During the winters, Mt. Charleston is a favorite spot for skiing, snow activities and some delicious hot chocolate. Click here for directions to Mt. Charleston from our Las Vegas hotel, powered by Google.
Grand CanyonThe Grand Canyon overwhelms our senses through its powerful and awe-inspiring landscape, and immense size measuring 277 miles long, over 17 miles wide and 1 mile deep. One glimpse of its majestic beauty is all it takes to see why 5 million people from around the world visit this spot each year. The vibrant colors of the rocks, the majestic river flowing through the center and the wide variety of plant and animal life that inhabit the canyon combine to make the Grand Canyon one of the natural wonders of the world.
The Grand Canyon is something you learn about in school, see on TV and read about in books, but nothing compares to experiencing the actual sight opening up in the earth before your feet as the beaming sun hits your face. The Grand Canyon we visit today is considered a gift from past generations. Take time to find solace in your hectic lives and enjoy this gift by watching the changing play of light and shadows, discovering the trails, attending a ranger program, savoring a sunrise or sunset, or simply enjoying the sounds of the roaring rapids far below.
The Grand Canyon is a five hour drive from our hotel. The Hampton Inn Tropicana hotel is the perfect stopover for your day trip to the canyon. Click here for directions to the Grand Canyon from our Las Vegas hotel, powered by Google.