Amid rising travel costs, one unsung airline offers a surprising array of quick, affordable trips from Las Vegas to — well, where do you want to go?
October is the single best time of year for hitting the highway in the United States, and Las Vegas is a world-class road trip hub. Not only can road warriors drive to a wide array of great destinations, they can multiply their possibilities almost endlessly by catching a flight on Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air.
With its bars, boutiques and galleries, Springdale is a cozy and cosmopolitan gateway to Zion Nestled below the towering cliffs at the entrance to Zion National Park, Springdale is probably the most cosmopolitan small town in America — but most tourists seem blissfully unaware of that fact. Most of Zion’s 3 million annual visitors see the town as just a place to park to catch the shuttle in to Zion, and Springdale is fine with that.
Once on the brink of fading away, quaint Winslow, Arizona has made a historic comeback
With its quiet storefronts and sleepy vibe, the town of Winslow, Arizona may seem like a placid hamlet on Route 66, but don’t be fooled. It’s situated at a crossroads of several exciting historic developments: the advent of modern-day hotels, the explosive popularity of that American ritual of “hitting the road,” and major advancements in aviation.
Strap in the brood and load up the car. These family-friendly trips have something for kids of all ages (and your inner kid, too)
Like dinosaurs had a mosh pit
Nearly 200 million years ago, dinosaurs trod the earth around the shores of an ancient lake in southern Utah, and, in 2000, the first of thousands of tracks made by these dinosaurs and other animals was discovered.
Get away — without going too far — on these one-tank trips
Southern Utah jaunt
Wild West kitsch and pink sand dunes
Don’t use up all your camera memory on the Virgin River Gorge — it’s just the warm-up on this road trip of photogenic delights. Pause at the Virgin Trading Post in Fort Zion to check out the Old West Village.