Updated: Aug 19, 2022
I was recently asked by Redfin, the online real estate listing company and real estate brokerage, to contribute to an article about hidden gems in Las Vegas, Nevada. I enthusiastically agreed and immediately started thinking about what I could suggest. I knew that I wanted to pick something that I genuinely love and enjoy, but is simultaneously lesser known. Read on to see what I consider two hidden gems in the valley!
Viva Las Arepas
If you are looking for a quick meal near but off the Strip, check out Viva Las Arepas for crave-worthy and authentic Venezuelan dishes. My favorite is the Arepa Reina Pepiada, which is a savory corn cake sandwich filled with a mix of chicken, avocado, mayo and cilantro. Oh my gosh, it's mouthwatering goodness and also affordable! My family and I go to this restaurant pretty much whenever we're in the downtown area near the Strip. It's such a good find!
Doctor Harry B. Johnson Rose Garden
Living in the desert, it's sometimes hard to believe that such a pretty, green park like the Rose Garden exists! This little gem in Southern Highlands features a well-manicured, European-style garden filled with beautiful, seasonal roses in a bevy of colors. This family-friendly park also has a shaded playground, small splash pad and covered tables. Parking is limited, but it's such a lovely backdrop for anything from quiet reflection to a photoshoot to a picnic! It's a great little spot for dog walks and young children, too, since both the playground and the park itself are gated.
As a family photographer in Las Vegas and Henderson, I have shot photoshoots here and I always suggest this park whenever a client is interested in a location with greenery! It works well for anything from senior photography to family photography, as you can see below.
This great city has so much to offer! Check out the Redfin article here or click the image below to see the full list of wonders that you can find only in Las Vegas!
What do you think? If you're a local, what's your hidden gem? If you're visiting soon, what do you look forward to checking out most? Let me know in the comments!
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