When the city of Henderson is the desert, that doesn’t mean your fun has to be all dry! Hitting the water is certainly different than what you might expect, but nearby Lake Mead offers some excursions that will you having you thinking of anything but sand. The cruises on Lake Mead will let you take some truly breathtaking sights too, including canyons that practically climb out of the man-made lake, as well as the reason why… namely Hover Dam! These fully narrated excursions include options for breakfast buffets, midday sightseeing and even dinner and dancing. They can even cater to special events including company meetings and even weddings. Reservations are recommended, and more information is available on the Lake Mead Cruises Web site.

If you’d like an even more peaceful water activity considers a Gondola Adventure that will offer the romance of Italy and all its charms. You can relax as you head down the tranquil waterfront of MonteLago Village.

On the other hand, if you need a little thrill in your relaxation, the getting down and dirty might just be the thing. Nearby Red Rock Canyon offers a number of trails for the intense mountain biker, including downhill courses that will surely give you a white knuckle thrill a second!