The city of Henderson is one of the largest suburbs within the Las Vegas Metropolitan area. In fact, with a population of over a quarter of a million inhabitants, it is the second largest city in the whole of the state of Nevada. This is in the west of the United States of America. Your holidays in Henderson will be spent just to the south-east of Las Vegas, surrounded by the Mojave Desert. Money Magazine has ranked the city of Henderson as being the 20th best place to live in the entire United States back in 2006 and it is also said that this city is one of the best for people who enjoy walking - with over 60 km worth of trails to explore. So, spending your holidays in Henderson will never prove to be a dull affair, especially when you have the magical lights of Las Vegas on your very own doorstep.
There really are plenty of activities to enjoy during your holidays in Henderson, and as we have already stated above, walking is highly encouraged in this part of the world. Other activities include plenty of sporting venues dotted across the city, plus full gym facilities. You might also like to think about horse riding, golf, cycling and you could even think about enjoying a hot air balloon ride in this area as the calm climate offers some of the best chances.
It is highly likely that you will want to spend at least a few days in Las Vegas in order to see all of the main sights. Head for ‘The Strip’ and marvel at the absolutely awesome hotels which all compete to outdo their neighbours. Some of the best you might like to visit include The MGM Grand; The Luxor; New York, New York; Paris; The Venetian; The Mirage; Treasure Island and Circus Circus. Be warned, however, as after a few days, those slot machine noises really will be ringing in your ears! One other fantastic place to visit, whilst in this part of America, is The Grand Canyon. There are local and affordable flights to take you there and this will work out to be one of the most interesting and scenic flights you will ever take in your life!
You can expect to experience a dry desert climate during your holidays in Henderson. In fact, less than 6 inches of rainfall is received in this area all year. Winters are actually much cooler than most people think: in January the average is only 12 degrees Celsius and night time lows can plummet well below zero. There is no mistaking the unbelievable heat of summer, however, and in July and August you can realistically expect daytime highs to reach into the forties - be prepared!
McCarran International Airport (LAS) will be the best bet for travel to your comfortable self catering accommodation in Henderson. This airport receives flights through both Virgin Atlantic and British Airways, from London Gatwick (LGW).