We've been to Vegas twice. The first time was to experience all the glitz and glamour there is to be seen. And there is a lot of glitz and glamour to be seen!
The second time was to use the airport. There are a lot of flights that go in and out of Las Vegas airport and it's a great way to go somewhere at a decent price.
But once you've seen all of the glitz and glamour, you don't really need to see it again. For us, once was enough. It's a good things there is a lot to see and do in the area
Many wealthy people have estates at Lake Las Vegas. If you go and lie on the nice sand beach and pretend that you're on a tropical island somewhere you may run into the likes of Celine Dion, William Hill, Chris Tucker, or some other famous person.
We enjoyed hiking in the mountains surrounding Las Vegas. Red Rock Canyon is a great place for a hike to get away from all the noise of the city.
Hiking at Red Rock Canyon.
There are also a lot of smaller towns outside of Vegas that are worthwhile to visit. We ended up in Primm, and Searchlight, but there's also Pahrump, Corn Creek, and Indian Springs. All interesting places to explore on a day drip outside of the city. Maybe you'll come across an old car club out for an outing as well...
Old car club get together.
And of course a drive out to Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam is something not to be missed. Make sure you get an early start to the day though because everybody else wants to see it as well so it's fairly busy. Getting an early start means you'll beat the crowds!
The Hoover Dam as seen from the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.