4 days, 3 nights, 1 conservation site, 1 state park, 1 halloween party, lots of casinos and a bunch of weirdos.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area was only 25 minutes away from the strip. The scenic route takes about 45 minutes, so even with a few stop along the way, we were able to drive around and explore for under 2 hours.
Valley of Fire State Park was much larger than red rock and was about an hour away from Las Vegas. It even had really interesting features like 4000 year old petroglyphs and rainbow vistas. I wish we could've also fit in Zion National Park on a separate day, however it's a 3 hour drive from Vegas so we will have to come back for it!
A few pictures from the strip.