Granted, the delta variant is putting a damper on travel, but Las Vegas makes the perfect jumping off point for some of the great national parks just a road trip away. The Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Sedona, Death Valley, and Lake Mead all sit a short car ride away, with good food surrounding these natural beauties. Here’s a collection of road trip guides that offer escapes from the neon lights and casino floors of Las Vegas and into nature.
Masks are mandatory indoors in Nevada regardless of vaccination status, according to a state directive that went into effect on July 30. Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.