2 Days in Henderson!
With a variety of activities to enjoy, we are here to help you make the best of your 2 day stay in Henderson. Have your family with you? Great, these activities are kid-friendly. Don’t have your family with you? Great, these activities are adult-friendly too.
Day One ~ Lions, Chocolate and Patio Dining, oh my!
Lions in the desert?! In Henderson there are! Take a self-guided tour of the Lion Habitat Ranch and enjoy an up-close look at more than 40 lions and their cubs. While the lions are busy lounging, playing and napping in their habitat, you’ll find Ozzie, the painting giraffe busy at his craft, so make sure to bring your camera as Ozzie doesn’t shy away from a great photo op!
Next, make your way over to Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Cactus Garden where everyone can enjoy premium chocolate tastings, a self-guided factory viewing aisle and of course their gourmet gift shop (perfect gift to take back home). This experience also includes an opportunity to stroll Nevada’s largest botanical cactus garden! The three-acre cactus garden is home to over 300 species of plants, mostly cacti and succulent native to the Southwest, Australia and South America. This botanical desert terrain is camera ready all year long!
With our year-round mild climate, you’ll want to end your day dining outside and the District at Green Valley Ranch is just the spot! From traditional Italian to Southern style eats, there is something for everyone. An added bonus? Shopping! With a blend of upscale shops and one-of-a-kind boutiques, you are sure to find a little something for the ones you love . . . or for yourself (Why not? You’re on vacation).
Day Two ~ Man-made dam, Man-made lake, Man-made fajitas!
The fun isn’t over yet! Use your second day to make a check off your bucket list and visit a National Historic Landmark – Hoover Dam. Whether you choose to experience a self-guided visitor tour, where you immerse yourself in the history of Hoover Dam or take a guided dam tour where you have a chance to visit historic tour tunnels and ride the original elevator to the top, you will be amazed at all you will see and learn at this man-made, modern wonder!
After you have marveled at the man-made dam, head over to Henderson’s own man-made lake! Offering adventure watersports like water flyboarding, stand-up paddle boarding and an inflatable aqua park, there is something for everyone at Lake Las Vegas, including two Jack Nicklaus signature designed golf courses. Mirrored after an Italian village with cobblestone streets, outdoor cafes and restaurants with a picturesque backdrop of a 320-acre lake, this resort delivers the fun and an ambiance unmet anywhere else in the valley.
End your eventful day enjoying a delicious dinner at a neighborhood place known for great Mexican food, drinks and sports. Juan’s Flaming Fajitas & Cantina delivers on its fiery name with a variety of flaming fajitas (that literally are flaming at your table so watch the hair) as well as a full menu of Mexican entrees to choose from. With friendly service, complimentary chips & salsa along with grilled peppers and onions brought to your table minutes after being seated, it’s no wonder Juan’s is a favorite amongst locals. The margaritas and local craft beer on tap is a plus, and who can say no to a cinnamon churro for dessert? No matter what you indulge in, you will leave a happy amigo!