The Springs Preserve is what this town was before we built malls on top of it: a verdant oasis, home to a surprising variety of birds and flowering plants. To sit in its gardens and walk its trails is an act of rebellion against traffic and asphalt; the tranquility is nearly palpable. And you can buy admission to it—as well as the two museums on property—for an entire year for just $25. For those times when the city gets on top of you and escape from the city limits simply isn’t possible, that $25 is one smart, high-yield investment. 333 S. Valley View Blvd., SpringsPreserve.org.
Best of the City 2017
Our eighth annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best casino comebacks to irresistible pot products