Buying a vacation home is like having your cake and eating it, too — you get the benefit of your own practical day-to-day property and a fun getaway to boot.

Vacation homes act as a sanctuary from the stress of everyday life; you’ll want to get the most bang for your buck, so you can spend more time enjoying yourself and less time worrying about that second mortgage payment or the cost of maintaining two homes. That means the location you choose for your vacation home needs to offer more than just swimming pools, shopping, and bars.

For those that want the ultimate in both luxury and excitement, Las Vegas has it all. From world-class national parks and museums to suit every taste, to deluxe dining and entertainment options around every corner, deciding to make this city your home away from home is a no-brainer.

Here are just a few reasons to choose Las Vegas as your regular getaway spot.

1. It’s Cost Effective

Coming in at forty-second down the list, property taxes in Nevada rank among the most affordable in the nation; the state average is just $1,873.

This is no small consideration when you’re looking to buy your vacation home. Florida, a popular destination for a sunny second home, has average property taxes of $2,936. The property taxes in Maine, another vacation home favorite, are more than double those of Nevada, coming in at $3,937.

In the end, not buying your second home here seems downright silly — especially when you’re surrounded by such priceless luxury in Las Vegas.

2. It’s Exciting in The Desert

Long a destination for outdoor enthusiasts of all breeds, Las Vegas offers a wide range of incredible opportunities right on your doorstep.

Climbers from all over the world head to Red Rock Canyon to get their send on, and for good reason. Between the breathtaking red rock — for which this conservation area gets its namesake — and the huge variety of routes and styles available, this region satisfies every kind of climber.

Best of all, it’s just a 20-minute drive from the Strip.

If you prefer to keep your feet planted firmly on the ground, but want to get your sweat on amidst spectacular vistas, Las Vegas still has you covered. Lake Mead National Recreation Area is about a 30-minute drive from the Strip. Considered America’s most diverse recreational spot, it boasts scenic canyons, soaring mountains, pristine lakes, and plenty of hot springs, caves, and valleys in between. It’s the perfect place to hike, kayak, and fish.

Buying a vacation home in Las Vegas will allow you to tap into the outdoor explorer side of yourself, without having to sacrifice the creature comforts of a luxury home.   

3. It’s Cultured

There truly is a museum, gallery, or garden for every Las Vegas resident.

For the kitsch-lovers among us, the Neon Museum’s outdoor Boneyard is a must-see tour of twentieth-century Americana. Signs dating back to the 1930s reveal the rich and fascinating history of this desert city.

If you prefer the finer things in life, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art offers temporary, intimate exhibitions of some of the world’s most incredible artists — including van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, and Warhol.

Looking for something completely different? Get social at First Friday, a regular community event hosted by a non-profit organization. Dedicated to supporting local arts and culture, this get-together boasts a little bit of everything. From art and music to food and shopping, every occasion is totally unique and totally representative of the exciting crowd in Las Vegas.

There’s always something to do in the city of neon lights, no matter how many times you visit; whether you’re on a two-week vacation or a weekend getaway trip. It’s time to seriously consider escaping to Las Vegas as often as you can. Contact Sky Condos to schedule a tour of our impressive property and see how sensational your vacations could be with your very own luxury condo.