Welcome to Boulder City


The city's charming historic downtown is replete with antique shops, sellers of Southwestern kitsch and grassy, tree-lined parks, which frequently host weekend art festivals, fetes and even classic car jamborees.

Lovers of art-deco architecture will also feel right at home here: Boulder is the best small-town Americana section of the greater Las Vegas region by far.


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$299.99 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Grand Canyon, Lake Mead Luxury Helicopter Tour From Las Vegas

Take a break from the Las Vegas bustle and have some fun of a different kind on this helicopter tour to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World -- the Grand Canyon!You’ll be picked up from your Vegas hotel by a Mercedes Benz van and driven to the helicopter departure site in Boulder City, where builders of the Hoover Dam (formally the Boulder Dam) lived during the dam’s construction in the 1930s. After boarding your state-of-the-art A-Star helicopter, set off on your 70-minute flight to the Grand Canyon. En route, enjoy amazing aerial views of the Hoover Dam and the new bypass bridge, Lake Mead and the Black Canyon. Fly past Fortification Hill, an extinct, colorful volcano, and listen to informative commentary from your pilot. When you reach the Grand Canyon, descend into its depths and soar like an eagle over the Colorado River, past geological rock formations that are millions of years old. Don't forget your camera! Around every corner you’ll see cathedral buttresses and rock pillars with amazing, vivid colors!Your return flight will include sights of other natural wonders, including rock formations of the rugged Mojave Desert wilderness. This flightseeing helicopter tour is truly an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience.Bonus Grand Canyon West Landing:Tour includes an approximate 30-minute landing at Grand Canyon West Airport with time to explore the Hualapai Indian Gift Shop where you can purchase Grand Canyon West and Skywalk memorabilia, jewelry and other items crafted by Native American artisans, and mementos from the Old West.

$99.99 Day Trips & Excursions

Hoover Dam Hummer Tour

A day trip from Las Vegas to the Hoover Dam should be done in luxury – let a driver pick you up at your Las Vegas hotel in a specially equipped Hummer H2 and drive you south to the Hoover Dam. On the way, you can watch a DVD about the dam; you’ll fill up on quick facts as you travel through Boulder City, past Lake Mead and through the entrance of the Black Canyon. When you reach the dam, you’ll be ready for the Discovery Tour. What to see and do on the Discovery Tour:Theater Level Displays: Wander through the photos, maps, murals and displays that document the history of the Hoover Dam. Watch the video, How the West was Won, which details the Bureau of Reclamation’s part in growing food and taming the rivers and the desert.The Power Plant Generators: Plummet 500 feet (152.4 m) down into the Black Canyon’s walls on the dam elevators and walk through the 250-foot (76.2 m) tunnel drilled out of rock. You’ll see the Nevada wing of the power plant, which is 650 feet (198.12 m) long, and its eight generators. The Exhibit Gallery: Head up to the Plaza Level and browse the exhibits that feature the region’s natural history and show how the dam used to be operated and how it operates today. Don’t forget your camera – in addition to the stunning views, you may get lucky and spot big horn sheep.Your total tour duration is inclusive of hotel pickup and drop-off and travel time to and from the Dam; you will have approximately 2-hours at the Dam

$379.99 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas with Picnic

Before you enjoy a helicopter ride over the Grand Cayon, relax with iPads and wifi during a 25-minute van ride from Las Vegas to Boulder City. From there, experience the majestic beauty of the Grand Canyon from high in the air, on a a scenic helicopter flight to the West Rim. Your air-conditioned helicopter grants you an aerial view of the canyon’s iconic curves and multihued landscape, plus Lake Mead and Hoover Dam en route. A spectacular sight from the sky, Hoover Dam snakes through the rock canyon walls, cutting its way into the landscape. Choose to upgrade to a sunset flight, and watch the rocks change colors as the sun sets over the canyon. During the flight, you can relax and listen to your pilot's commentary about the Grand Canyon and its surroundings via audio headphones.Once you pass over the terra cotta–hued landscape, you’ll descend and land 3,200 feet (960 meters) below the Grand Canyon’s rim for a Champagne picnic. Pop the bubbly and take in the sights from inside the canyon, with your pilot/guide nearby to answer any and all questions about the natural wonder or your helicopter flight. After your picnic, catch one last sky-high peek at the Grand Canyon on your 35-minute return helicopter flight. Your trip will end at Boulder City Airport where you'll be returned to your Las Vegas hotel. There is a maximum capacity of 6 people per helicopter plus your pilot.

$499.99 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Viator VIP: Grand Canyon Sunset Helicopter Tour with Dinner

Your VIP Grand Canyon experience begins with pickup from your Las Vegas hotel. You’ll be taken to the heliport in nearby Boulder City to board a state-of-the-art helicopter. Then, sit back and relax as your expert pilot takes you to the skies on a 35-minute helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon.Enjoy live onboard commentary as you soar over Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, landing at a Hualapai Indian site at the magnificent Grand Canyon West Rim shortly after. Forget about picnic baskets and plastic utensils – with this VIP experience, you’ll be greeted by a lovely dinner spread complete with linen tablecloths, fine china, silverware and flowers. Sit down to a wonderful gourmet meal of your choosing (sample menu below), and sip Champagne with your fellow travelers as you admire the ever-changing colors of the canyon walls in the glow of twilight. Your pilot will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the area as you watch the sun set over the horizon.After dinner, board your helicopter for your return flight. You'll be brought back to your Vegas hotel in time for a night out on the town.Please note: Specific seats cannot be requested. Due to safety and balance, seating is determined by the local operator based on the total weight of the aircraft. There is a maximum capacity of six people per helicopter plus your pilot, this is NOT a private flight. You'll have approximately 1-hour landing. Total tour duration is inclusive of hotel pickup and drop-off. Please advise of your menu choices in the Special Requirements/Passenger Weight field at the time of check out. Menu (choose one) Chicken Cordon BleuChicken stuffed with ham and cheese, served with a twice-baked potatoBeef BourguignonFilet medallions sautéed with onions and mushrooms in a Burgundy wine sauce, served over risotto Vegetarian White LasagnaTraditional white lasagna with ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheese, layered with oven-roasted tomatoes, broccoli and spinach

$457.99 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Ultimate 3-in-1 Grand Canyon Tour

Your 3-in-1 Grand Canyon tour begins with pickup from your Las Vegas hotel in the morning or afternoon. After a luxury coach ride to the airport, you'll take a 30-minute flight by comfortable fixed-wing airplane to the Grand Canyon West Rim, offering great aerial views of Boulder City, Lake Mead and Hoover Dam along the way.When you land, hop aboard a state-of-the-art helicopter for an exhilarating flight to the basin of the canyon! Descending 4,000 feet (1,220 meters) to the Grand Canyon floor, your adventure continues with an exclusive landing on a private bluff. From this unique vantage point, you'll enjoy amazing views of the steep, staggering canyon walls rising skyward as your pilot teaches you about these magnificent rock formations.Re-board your helicopter and ascend back up to the canyon rim, where an air-conditioned coach will be waiting to take you to Eagle Point for incredible photo opportunities. While there visit Hualapai Village to learn about the history and culture of the Hualapai Indians.Arriving at Guano Point, you'll be treated to a meal overlooking the breathtaking canyon. At the end of the day, relax on your plane ride back to Vegas.Skywalk Upgrade: Make your Grand Canyon experience complete with admission to the Skywalk, a glass bridge suspended 4,000 feet (1,220 meters) above the canyon floor. Admire jaw-dropping 360-degree views of the vast canyon from this unparalleled vantage point. Buy your ticket ahead of time with this upgrade option to avoid long lines.Please note: Per FAA regulations, all passengers 18 years and older will be required to show photo ID such as a driver's license or passport at the time of check-in.

$473.99 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Grand Canyon Flight, Colorado River Rafting Tour from Vegas

After hotel pickup, board your state-of-the-art helicopter for a 60-minute (round-trip) scenic air tour of the Grand Canyon West Rim. Your flight will take off from Boulder City, where builders of the Hoover Dam (formally the Boulder Dam) lived during the dam’s construction in the 1930s. Enjoy panoramic, 180-degree views of the impressive Hoover Dam, the bypass bridge and Black Canyon, and fly past the extinct and colorful volcano, Fortification Hill.Then descend beneath the rim of the Grand Canyon as you fly over the mighty Colorado River, past million-year-old geological rock formations. Make sure to have your camera ready, as around every corner you’ll see cathedral buttresses and pillars with amazing natural vivid colors. After leaving the Grand Canyon, enjoy views of other natural wonders in the wilderness of the rugged Mojave Desert.Upon landing in Boulder City, take a short drive down to the Colorado River launch area for your river float at the base of the Hoover Dam and the newly constructed bypass bridge. Here you'll be greeted by your friendly guide, who will help you board your comfortable river raft. Float down the river and through the Black Canyon, with high walls that will leave you breathless! Keep your eyes open for desert big horn sheep, osprey and great blue heron in their natural setting.The raft stops at a secluded beach on the river so you can cool off in the refreshing clear waters. You can also enjoy your picnic box lunch on the beach while taking in the sights and sounds of Black Canyon.Your trip ends on the Arizona side of the river at Willow Beach. You'll have the chance to shop for souvenirs before returning to your Las Vegas hotel.Bonus Grand Canyon West Landing:Tour includes an approximate 30-minute landing at Grand Canyon West Airport with time to explore the Hualapai Indian Gift Shop where you can purchase Grand Canyon and Skywalk souvenirs, jewelry and items crafted by Native American artisans.