Nearby attractions and destinations
Whether you’re into shopping, arts and culture, dining, or outdoor recreation, you’ll be glad to know that MacDonald Highlands is only a few minutes away from a variety of top-notch attractions and destinations.
Here are a few excellent places to visit located around the community:
The District at Green Valley Ranch
2240 Village Walk Drive, Henderson
The District at Green Valley Ranch serves as a nice contrast to the Las Vegas Strip’s glitz and glamor, with its serene tree-lined cobblestone avenues and expansive grassy areas.
The District might not be as massive as most shopping centers, but it offers a more relaxed shopping experience, giving visitors more time to browse each store and explore the scenic cobblestone streets.
The outdoor shopping center is divided into two sections: one section sits right across the West Elm shopping area, while the other is located on the same side as Green Valley Ranch Hotel. Exploring each section is recommended but if you’re looking forward to some serious shopping, the section on the side of the Green Valley Ranch Hotel is the perfect place to start.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
601 Nevada Way, Boulder City
Known as “America’s First Recreation Area,” Lake Mead National Recreation Area offers a wide range of fun recreational opportunities for adventurers of all ages.
Located about 20 minutes away from MacDonald Highlands, this stunning destination encompasses over 1.5 million acres of rugged canyons and mountains, deep valleys, and two vast lakes. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities including hiking, biking, swimming, camping, and fishing, all amid a breathtaking landscape and brilliant blue waters.
Red Rock Canyon
1000 Scenic Loop Drive, Las Vegas
If you’re looking forward to an unforgettable outdoor adventure, the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is the perfect place to visit.
Located in Nevada’s Mojave Desert, this picturesque destination features a 13-mile scenic drive, an extensive array of plants and wildlife, beautiful hiking trails and campsites, indoor and outdoor exhibits, cultural resources, and more.
Biking along the Historic Tunnel Trail
1647-A Nevada Highway, Boulder City
Want to go on an incredible biking journey across one of the most picturesque bike paths in the Las Vegas Valley? Desert Adventures offers an adventure that will take you towards Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam as you pedal past river mountains and blue lake waters.
The trail immediately rewards riders with spectacular views the moment they kick off from the trailhead. After several short stops (Keep an eye out for Bighorn Sheep!), the path will then lead bikers toward Lake Mead, where you can take a break at the Visitor’s Center.
Once you reach the railroad tunnel trailhead, the historic journey begins. Bikers will pass through five massive tunnels which were once used by trains to transport concrete to the Hoover Dam every day for two years.
Kids Quest at Sunset Station Hotel & Casino
1301 West Sunset Road, Henderson
Looking for kid-friendly things to do near MacDonald Highlands? Kids Quest at Sunset Station Hotel & Casino is a terrific attraction filled with activities designed for children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age. The supervised kids’ play center features arcade games, an arts and crafts station, a climbing wall, a science lab for kids, an interactive train, and more.