Boulder City is such a unique small town that is completely different than the neighboring cities and it’s right outside Henderson and about 20 minutes from Las Vegas.
Boulder City has a view of the lake and it’s closer to wildlife, the Big Horn Sheep are such a site. Boulder City does not have any gaming and has a small town feel and its mostly older construction since there have been building restrictions all these years to keep the small-town feel.
My favorite things about Boulder City is its old town charm, how friendly everyone is and the walkability to bars and restaurants. It’s the home of a great wine restaurant, Milo’s, that is also a hotel, the best breakfast joint named the Coffee Cup with lots of old memorabilia, the Brewery for karaoke and the Dillinger’s burgers are killer. There is a brand new “speak easy” type of bar at the historic hotel in the basement that just opened in 2020. There is a famous Art in the Park at the end of Summer and has great art display, fantastic food and all kinds of beer and food from nearby restaurants.
Boulder City is the home of Lake Mead, The Hoover Dam, Bootleg Canyon, Black Canyon and Willow Beach. Lake Mead is a huge lake that satisfies boaters, swimmers, fisherman, kayakers and wake boarders. There are amazing mountain bike trails in Bootleg canyon and along the River Mountain Trails with views for days. There are also ziplines that go up to 50 MPH in Bootleg Canyon and there is also a fun railcar along the historic railroad that was in use from 1931-1961. There are also lots of hiking trails along the old railroad. Black canyon and Willow Beach have a historic tour near Hoover Dam and it’s great for boating, swimming and camping.