Once known primarily as a rest stop along Interstate 15, travelers today book week-long stays at hotels in Mesquite, one of Nevada's fastest growing cities. With casinos, history, and surrounding natural beauty, Mesquite has become one of the most popular vacation destinations in the southern part of the state.
Less than 80 miles from Las Vegas, and near the Utah border, Mesquite hotels serve as a base of operations for visiting several places in the Southwest. Most are located right along Interstate 15 exits, while others can be found near the airport, which is used not only for general aviation through the skies, but falling from them as well, with skydiving a popular activity with daredevil tourists.
Hitting the Jackpot
By far, the most popular choice for booking a Mesquite hotel is in one of several casino resorts, most of which are open 24 hoursfor non-stop action at the slots or poker tables and the opportunity to bring home the best souvenir imaginable. Golf resorts are popular as well, with several championship courses available.
Another attraction in town is the Virgin Valley Heritage Museum with its exhibits of local history and the region's early pioneers. Once you've had your fill of the city limits, drive just beyond them where you'll find Mesquite cheap hotels as well as the experience of driving along the curvy, scenic roads that run along the Virgin River Gorge.