The Valley certainly offers a number of fine spots for urban recreating, but we’re giving the nod to Floyd Lamb Park. Not only is it a lush, green oasis in the desert, it’s also got a cool backstory. The park is centered on Tule Springs, a geologic feature that’s been popular since the Pleistocene era, as evidenced by the fossils found there. At one point, it was a watering hole for Indians and prospectors, and in more recent times, it was a dude ranch popular with Hollywood types waiting out the required six weeks before they could get a divorce, Nevada-style. Today you can fish in the four lakes, tour the preserved ranch buildings or just enjoy the feeling of grass under your toes and shade on your face. 9200 Tule Springs Road, 229-8100.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.