Monday, June 11, 2012
According to Orbitz’s annual Insider Index, summer vacation plans are on the rise this year. The Orbitz survey of nearly 1000 US vacationers reveals that among those responding, 77 percent are definitely taking a vacation in 2012. And of those vacationing, many travelers are allotting more money to their travel budget, with 53 percent of consumers planning to spend more than $1,500 on summer vacations as compared to 39 percent in 2011. Fifty-six percent of travelers are planning to vacation by car while 39 percent will include air travel in their vacation planning.
Although glittering Las Vegas ranks tops on the vacation destination list with New York City ranking second and Orlando a close third, not everyone who heads to Las Vegas goes for the nightlife and the Vegas Strip. Las Vegas vacations and spacious Las Vegas timeshares are a top family destination, with many family-friendly shows and attractions, great golf, and extraordinary outdoor escapes. The Red Rock National Conservation Area, also known as Red Rock Canyon, is less than 20 miles outside the city to the west, and affords spectacular scenery and endless opportunities for outdoor fun.
Exploring the Great Outdoors, Las Vegas Style
Known for its striking red rock formations and natural canyons, Red Rock National Conservation Areas is surrounded by nearly 200,000 acres of land and includes more than 30 miles of hiking trails, picnic spots, and scenic rest stops along a 13-mile picturesque route. Although hiking, biking, and jeep tours are all popular ways to explore the area, one of the biggest draws in outdoor activities at Red Rocks is horseback riding.
James Hoke, president of TourGuy.com, LLC, explains, “There are a number of unrelated public interests that are driving the revived interest in horseback riding. Everything from the recent success of the movie War Horse to the promise of the upcoming Olympics with Elizabeth ‘Beezie’ Madden vying for her fourth gold medal in London.”
Value in Las Vegas Timeshares
No matter what draws you to vacation in the Las Vegas area, there are always excellent deals on Las Vegas timeshare resales and Las Vegas timeshare rentals. And the spaciousness of timeshare vacation accommodations makes them a great choice for a Las Vegas vacation, whether you plan a couples getaway, a family vacation, or a memorable trip with friends.