Henderson is a family-friendly city with lots of activities going on to fill the holiday itinerary. The city offers wide variety of entertainment options, historical attractions and natural beauty. Spend 48 hours in Henderson by exploring the city’s museums, art galleries, beautiful parks, and other wonderful recreational attractions.
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Day 1 in Henderson
Breakfast at 9:00 am!
Kick start your day with a delicious breakfast at Mimi’s cafe. The Mimi’s Cafe serves up American and French comfort food in a relaxed atmosphere. Delectable highlights include Bacon Avocado burger, butter croissant sandwich, cinnamon French toast and muffins.
Address: 596 N. Stephanie Street, Henderson, NV 89014, United States
Phone: 1 702-458-0726
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 7:00am-10:00pm
Tour the Ethel M Chocolate Factory & Botanical Cactus Garden at 10:00 am!
Start your day by taking two tours in one location. Check out the Mars Chocolate bars making process up-close at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and then adjacent to the Factory is the Ethel M Botanical Garden that features more than 300 varieties of plants. Check out the cacti, drought-tolerant ornamentals and succulents native to Southwestern America. Sample tasty sweet treats from Ethel M Chocolate Factory as you tour the Botanical Cactus Garden.
Address: 2 Cactus Garden Dr, Henderson, NV 89014, United States
Phone: 1 800-438-4356
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 8:30 am-6:00 pm
Distance from Mimi’s Cafe: 1.9 miles or 5 minutes drive
Lunch at 1:00pm!
Head off to the Chicken Shack (4606 E Sunset Rd) that serves up delicious American cuisine. If craving for French food, step into Bernard’s Bistro (2021 West Sunset). Or visit the popular Todd’s Unique Dining (4350 E Sunset Rd Suite 102) that serves creative contemporary cuisine. Drop by the Bangkok Orchid (4662 E Sunset Rd Ste E) for Thai cuisine.
Stroll through the Acacia Demonstration Gardens at 2:00 pm!
Stroll through the Acacia Demonstration Gardens and see the different types of gardens and water conservation exhibits. Learn about the innovative landscaping techniques at this spot.
Address: 50 Casa Del Fuego Stret, Henderson, NV 89012, United States
Phone: 1 702-267-4000
Pay respect to the soldiers and veterans at Veterans Memorial Wall at 3:00 pm!
Visit the Veteran Memorial Wall that features the names of over 1,500 soldiers and veterans who have fought for the freedom of America. It is the only memorial in honor of the veterans and soldiers who served the United States in Southern Nevada.
Address: 240 S Water Street, Henderson, NV 89015, United States
Phone: 1 702-267-1415
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 7:30 am-5:30 pm
Distance from Acacia Demonstration Gardens: 3.8 miles or 8 minutes drive
Clark County Museum at 3:30 pm!
Next, head off to the Clark County Museum that features historic homes, mining artifacts and exhibit hall. Learn about the history, culture and art of the City of Henderson at this museum. Inside the museum, there are displays that chronicle the Southern Nevada history, from the mining days to the present times. Venture outside to see the historic homes that feature the everyday life Southern Nevada. See the railroad cars, railway station and the locomotives as well.
Address: 1830 S Boulder Hwy, Henderson, NV 89002, United States
Phone: 1 702-455-7955
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Distance from Veterans Memorial Wall: 2.9 miles or 8 minutes drive
City Arts Light Gallery at 4:30 pm!
Check out the beautiful pieces of art by local artists at the City Lights Art Gallery. The gallery features the artwork spanning different media and theme.
Address: 3 E Army Street, Henderson, NV 89015, United States
Phone: 1 702-260-0300
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Distance from Clark County Museum: 3.2 miles or 8 minutes drive
Go Shopping at 5:00 pm!
Head off to The District at Gallery Valley Ranch that features nationally-known brands and trendy boutiques, including Williams-Sonoma, West Elm, Pottery Barn and Anthropologie.
Address: 2225 Village Walk Dr., Henderson, NV 89052, United States
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm; Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am-9:00 pm; Sunday: 11:00 am-7:00 pm
Go to the Galleria at Sunset that features Kohl’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, Dillard’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Coach, and many more big brands. From clothing to accessories to sporting items to items for home, this shopping mall has it all!
Address: 1300 W. Sunset Rd., Henderson, NV 89014, United States
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00 am-9:00 pm; Sunday: 11:00 am-6:00 pm
Dinner and Drinks at 7:00 pm!
Head over to the Miller's Henderson Ale House, a casual sports pub that offers everything, from steaks and bar grub to homemade desserts to tap beers. New York strip, pastas, salad, lobster and zingers boneless wings are just a few shining examples of their delectable menu. It also has an impressive selection of beers and wines. Sip your favorite drink and enjoy the dinner at the Miller’s!
Address: 594 N Stephanie Street, Henderson, NV 89104, United States
Phone: 1 702-436-2255
Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday: 11:00 am-12:00 am; Thursday to Saturday: 11:00 am-2:00 am; Sunday: 11:00 am-12:00 am
Distance from The District at Gallery Valley Ranch: 4.6 miles or 9 minutes drive
The night is still young in Henderson at 10:00 pm!
Head off to the Hi Scores Bar-Arcade which combines an arcade with a bar. Enjoy the free arcade games, take a trip down memory lane and play the classic games like Golden Tee and PacMan, play the latest PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 games on the Hi-Definition television, grab a craft beer, indulge in tasty pub grub or enjoy the different tunes of DJs at this nightspot.
Address: 65 S Stephanie Street, Henderson, NV 89012, United States
Phone: 1 702-522-7766
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 10:00 am-2:00 am
Distance from Miller’s Henderson Ale House: 2.5 miles or 7 minutes drive
Day 2 in Henderson
9:00 am- Breakfast at Omelet House!
Begin your day with a scrumptious American breakfast at the Omelet House. Delectable highlights at this eatery include pancakes, sandwiches, burgers and egg dishes, like the country club omelet with cheddar cheese, turkey, tomatoes and bacon.
Address: 316 N Boulder Hwy, Henderson, NV 89015, United States
Phone: 1 702-566-7896
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 7:00am-3:00pm
10:00 am- Morning Adventure at Henderson Bird Preserve!
Connect with nature, observe the birds and take in the natural beauty at the Henderson Bird Preserve. This spot has nine ponds and trails offering great views of wildlife, migratory waterfowls, shorebirds, and other desert species. Don’t forget to get your binoculars.
** Wear sturdy, comfortable shoes as there’s lots of walking to do!
Address: 350 East Galleria dr., Henderson, NV 89011, United States
Phone: 1 702-267-4180
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 6:00 am-2:00 pm
Distance from Omelet House: 3.2 miles or 6 minutes drive
11:00 am- Suit up for wet fun!
Next, head off to the Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas that is filled with thrilling rides, water slides, a lazy river, wave pools, splash, and kid’s rides. Check out the splash pool, 600 foot Good Vibrations slide, giant raft slide, lazy river, Wild Surf giant slide and other rides at the park. Fun spot for all ages!
Address: 900 Galleria Dr, Henderson, NV 89011, United States
Phone: 1 702-850-9000
Distance from Henderson Bird Preserve: 1.9 miles or 5 minutes drive
1:00 pm, It’s Lunch time!
Step into Penn’s Thai House (724 W Sunset Road) that serves Asian and Thai cuisine, or head off to the Greek Bistro (565 Marks St Ste 160) that serves up Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. For American fare, head to the In-N-Out Burger (1051 W Sunset Rd). Craving for Italian, drop by the Bravo! (1300 West Sunset Road Suite 1950). For sushi, Asian or Japanese, step into the Samurai Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi (1199 W Sunset Rd).
2:00 pm, Time for some outdoor adventure!
Head off to the Lake Las Vegas, a very popular attraction in Henderson. Enjoy the stunning man-make lake surrounded by golf courses, hotels, spa and restaurants. Go for swimming, fishing and sailing at this lake. Enjoy a relaxing gondola ride, play a round of golf at one of the golf courses, pamper yourself at one of the spas, and browse through the shops and one-of-a kind boutiques.
Head off to the Lead Mead National Recreational Area. It is a great spot for canoeing, water skiing, fishing, kayaking and boating. Take in the stunning scenery and scenic views of the lake, mountains, canyons, basins and plateaus.
Address: 601 Nevada Way, Boulder City, NV 89005, United States
Phone: 1 702-293-8906
Retail therapy at 5:00 pm!
Go shopping at MonteLago Village that features several specialty boutiques, waterfront dining options and stunning view of the lake. Stroll through the variety of shops selling all kinds of items, ranging from handcrafted items to items for home, wind toys, accessories, art and Southwest jewelry at this spot.
Address: 30 Strada di Villagio, Henderson, NV 89011, United States
Opening hours: Hours vary by shop
Drinks at 7:00 pm!
Time for evening drinks! Step into the Gold Mine Tavern. Grab a drink, watch a game on the TV, listen to live bands and shoot a game of pool at this spot. It serves cold beers and cocktails of all kinds. A bar with an old time feel and modern touch!
Address: 23 S Water Street, Henderson, NV 89015, United States
Phone: 1 702-478-8289
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 10:00 am-12:00 am; Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am-2:00 am; Sunday: 10:00am-12:00am
Dinner at 8:00 pm!
Go to Panda Express (120 E Lake Mead Pkwy) that serves Chinese, or head to the Santa Rosa Taco Shop (23 E Basic Rd) for Mexican fare. Step into Naga - Thai Dining (76 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy #150) that dishes out Thai cuisine, drop by The Sushi (16 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy # 120) for sushi and Japanese dishes.
10:00 pm, it’s party time- dance, drink and live music!
Step into the Elixir- A Local Lounge and have a great time. Sip on the house-made cocktails and enjoy some hand-crafted fare while listening to live music or watching sports on the HDTV or projector screen at the Elixir - A Local Lounge. This is one of Henderson’s fav spot to hang out, enjoy live music and relish some tasty pub grub.
Address: 2920 N Green Valley Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89014, United States
Phone: 1 702-272-0000
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: Open 24 hours
Day 2 Map Guide of Henderson