LAS VEGAS DAY
3: JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort, Red Rock Canyon and Mount Charleston
Located in the master-planned community of Summerlin,
Marriott Las Vegas Resort is about twenty
minutes northwest of The Strip. The exquisite 545-room
hotel offers guests a stylish resort setting with
Mediterranean architecture and glorious views of
the mountains. Have breakfast in the lovely Ceres
or on its patio overlooking lush gardens, waterfalls
and fountains, followed by eighteen holes of world-class
golfing, or indulge yourself in the resort's
state-of-the art spa.
Local fave Spiedini
The resort's J.C. Wooloughan Irish Pub is always a lively place to wile away the afternoon or evening. For dinner, certified master chef Gustav Mauler's award-winning Italian eatery, Spiedini is revered by locals and visitors, or enjoy showmanship of interactive and entertaining teppanyaki chefs at Shizen.
Among other choices is a visit to the trendy Tivoli Village, where a dozen restaurants await for
a weekday lunch or dinner, or Station Casinos' Red Rock Casino, Resort &
Spa, or Red Rock Canyon National
Conservation Area ten miles away off West
Charleston Blvd., a picturesque destination for
hiking, picnicking and spotting wildlife such as
Red Rock Canyon State Park
For the adventuresome looking for a complete change
of environment, get away from it all with a visit
to Mount Charleston, 36 miles away,
north on U.S. 95 and left onto State Route 156 up
the mountain to where the temperature is 35 to 40
degrees lower than on the desert floor. Perched
at 7,700 feet in the Toiyabe National Forest's
Spring Mountain Recreation Area, Mount
Charleston Lodge features hearty dining enhanced
by a massive fireplace and picture windows with
views of the mountain's towering pines. Camping,
hiking, horseback riding, winter sleigh rides, snowboarding,
skiing and sledding are among exhilarating activities.
your vacation in and around Las Vegas, allowing
some time for the casinos' "games of chance,"
and plan to come back soon. You'll always
find something new, adding to the attractions and
adventures that have stood the test of time.
For more information, contact the Las Vegas Convention
and Visitors Authority at 702-892-0711, or visit the official website