This road trip from Chicago to Las Vegas has some stops in beautiful National Parks like Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Zion. But, you will also visit some lesser known places. It is a good mix of magnificent nature, wildlife, and city life.
Just outside of Rapid City, South Dakota, we decided to do a little hike to enjoy the beautiful nature in Black Hills National Forest. We ended up going to Buzzards Roost, where you have different options to hike or mountain bike.
Zion National Park is located in Utah and is dominated by Zion Canyon. We already visited this National Park twice, as it has so much to offer. You keep coming back to it. And we are not alone: it is one of the most popular parks in Utah. Zion National Park is most famous for The Narrows and Angels Landing.
Las Vegas is known as THE city to gamble but it is also a city where you can do a lot more other things. Everything you dream of, you can do here. We already visited Las Vegas three times and did a number of things outside of the casino’s, well sort of. Because in the casino’s along The Strip, there are much more things to do.
A lot of people say it is impossible to have good (and healthy) food in the US. They say you only can get fast food like burgers and pizza. During our trip (and previous trips to the US), we discovered that you can get really good food, sometimes by doing some research, like using Tripadvisor or yelp for example. In the small towns, the local diner always has a big variety of choices for not only dinner, but also lunch and especially breakfast. Also in the supermarket, you have more choices for healthy and adapted food then we have in Belgium.