This isn’t a news flash, but Boulder Beach is kind of a dump. There’s usually trash blowing around, someone blasting reggaeton from a pickup backed up inches from the water and those damn namesake rocks to stub your toes on. Instead, pay your park entrance fee and drive about 30 miles north on Northshore Road to Echo Bay, an aquatic oasis in the desert featuring quiet campsites, hidden alcoves for swimming, a store to stock up on beer and even a restaurant. Best parts: less wind, and the extra distance from Las Vegas keeps the crowds down.
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.