For an unusual one-day family adventure, try exploring a natural lava tube, only two hours from Las Vegas, just across the California line.
Double-elimination basketball tournament begins tonight
Valley of Fire State Park, a land of fiery red sandstone, is an excellent day trip from Boulder City, only an hour and a half drive but with plenty to see, places to hike or just relax with a picnic.
The very best outdoor adventures for midwinter are those that pack a lot of experience into a few hours of daylight. China Ranch does this just about perfectly, offering hiking, history, birding, shopping and a unique treat for the taste buds.