Distance from Las Vegas: 65 miles west; 1.25-hour drive
Why it made our list: For a town of just 37,000 people, there’s a surprising amount of fun stuff going on around here, including the only two wineries in Southern Nevada, a couple impressive golf courses, and Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, where you can learn how to race a Corvette, or learn how to fly above the lake in a water-powered jetpack. If you’re in a naughty mood, there is also Sheri’s Ranch, the closest legal brothel to Las Vegas. Heck, even Vince Neil is planning to open a bar here soon, which may or may not be a good thing.
Pro tip: Check out the Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, considered by many to be the top weapons training and self-defense school in the world.