Destination guide

Laughlin: the low-key Las Vegas

At the far southern tip of Nevada, where the Colorado River meets the Mohave desert, Laughlin offers casinos, resorts, riverfront living, green canyons, colorful desert trails, fishing and boating on the Colorado River, and a vibrant nightlife scene, with fantastic value live shows and concerts. Renting a is like enjoying the best of Las Vegas, without the hefty price tag, traffic, or hustlers. It’s an older, greener, more laid-back vibe, with river taxis, and 800-year-old Mohave history thrown in.

Things to do

Laughlin’s historical attractions

Just a 15-minute drive from Laughlin, the Grapevine Canyon at the foot of Spirit Mountain is a sacred place for the Southern Nevada Indian tribes. Follow the trail that meanders alongside the dry streambed of the Grapevine Wash, and you’ll discover carved Indian artworks hewn into the valley’s rocks and caves, some as much as 800 years old. Former deserted mining towns have been turned into historical theme parks at Oatman, Nevada, and Chloride, Arizona, where you can take a cart-ride around town, or watch a shootout at the old-time saloon, both less than an hour away.


All of a flutter for Laughlin

Laughlin is the third most visited casino destination in the USA (after Las Vegas and Reno), so if you like a flutter at the casinos, then Laughlin is an ideal vacation destination. High-end riverfront casinos offer great opportunities for fun times – and live shows here are a fraction of the cost of Vegas. Laughlin also boasts a landscape ideal for boating, fishing, and swimming, and some beautiful trails. With a stay at a Laughlin vacation rental you can combine the best of Laughlin’s casinos with lazy days by the pool or on the river, and rugged outdoor pursuits.


Laughlin's an ideal winter sun destination

In Nevada, the weather is hot. High temperatures in November and March can easily reach the 70s, April, May, and October can get into the 80s, and highs through June to September can climb over 100. In these sunny summer months, a Laughlin vacation rental by the river, or with its own private pool, can be very welcome. Laughlin also enjoys very low rainfall throughout the year, so you can enjoy warm, dry months year-round. Combined with the pure air quality, and the cooling effect of the twinkling blue Colorado River, a Laughlin vacation rental has year-round appeal.

Natural features

Fun on the Colorado River in Laughlin

Downtown, the Colorado River Heritage Greenway provides lush, green space for walking alongside the river, or watching the world go by. You can hike, bike, scramble, and climb in mountainous desert scenery at Grapevine Canyon. Or enjoy the two miles of sandy shoreline at Big Bend of the Colorado State recreation area. North of Laughlin, the Davis Dam moderates the flow of water in the Colorado River through town, and is an amazing feat of engineering. Behind it, beautiful Lake Mohave offers more opportunities for boating, fishing, and scuba-diving, framed by steep canyons and dry, mountainous peaks.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Laughlin

The nearest airport is in Laughlin, NV (IFP-Laughlin - Bullhead Intl.), located 8.7 mi (13.9 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Laughlin?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 194 vacation rentals near Laughlin. From 133 Houses to 42 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Laughlin for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Laughlin?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Laughlin. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Harrah's Laughlin Casino: 204 vacation rentals
  • Colorado River Heritage Greenway Park and Trails: 189 vacation rentals
  • Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area: 225 vacation rentals
  • Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection: 194 vacation rentals
  • Riverside Casino: 198 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Laughlin listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Laughlin?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 133 Houses in Laughlin. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Laughlin include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 42 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 8 rentals available
  • Caravans: 6 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Laughlin?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 92 vacation rentals with pool available in Laughlin. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.