When you think of Las Vegas, gambling, neon lights and showgirls are probably some of the first images that pop into your mind. But did you know there’s another side of Sin City? If you take an assignment in the area, you’ll find plenty to do outside of the hotels and casinos that line the infamous strip.
Las Vegas is located within the Mojave Desert and numerous parks and landmarks let you explore its stunning landscape. Additionally, the city features a rich arts and culture scene and numerous restaurants the foodie in you will adore. If you’re a sports fan, you can check out one of the city’s professional sports teams, including the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces and the NHL’s Golden Knights. Finally, numerous annual festivals including the Rox in Sox Children’s Music and Book Festival and the Springs Preserve Ice Cream Festival make Las Vegas way more family-friendly than you may have imagined.
Mediscan currently has numerous opportunities available for Speech Language Therapists and School Psychologists in the Las Vegas Area. Here are some areas of interest you could enjoy while you’re there:
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Located just an hour north of Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is the perfect place to spend an afternoon walking or hiking while taking in the gorgeous desert landscape and the spectacular views. If you prefer to stay in your car, the scenic drive path offers an alternative which is also enjoyable but may be slow depending on the number of other drivers. Take a few pictures to wow your friends and family on social media, and be sure to bring plenty of water, as it can get quite hot.
Located approximately 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas, you’ll definitely want to visit – and walk across – this modern marvel, which is considered one of the Top 10 Construction Achievements of the 20th Century. This historic national landmark is the highest concrete dam in the western hemisphere, rising more than 725 feet above the Colorado River. In 2010, the site introduced the Mike O-Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, which offers breathtaking views that were previously only available by helicopter.
The Las Vegas Arts District
The Las Vegas Arts District, also known as the 18b in downtown Las Vegas, is a vibrant mix of thrift and antique stores, art galleries, restaurants and more which is a favorite of both tourists and locals alike. The neighborhood’s popular “First Friday” Art Walk can draw crowds of 30,000 people or more to enjoy the artistic vibe featuring numerous food and beverage vendors, visual performances, live music, and artists displaying their work. On any given event night, you may be lucky enough to see fire breathers, fortune tellers or even acrobats in the dazzling, festival-style atmosphere.
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