Fort Mohave, Arizona is a small town along the Colorado River with many outdoor activities available like hiking and rafting along the river. Close enough to Vegas but far enough away to get a rural small town vibe, you can also visit Spirit Mountain Casino for Vegas-style gambling fun.
Enjoy the lake at Willow Beach and take a kayak or boat out and enjoy the clear waters. At the town of Laughlin, nearby you can take a raft tour out on the Colorado River, and there are also hikes in the area at Davis Dam or Christmas Tree Pass.
Spirit Mountain Casino on the Fort Mohave Reservation is fun for a night out Vegas style without the crowds. The history of the Native Americans in this area is also interesting
Golfers will love the El Rio Golf Club resort near the Colorado River with its stunning views of the mountains and excellent fairways.
Visit in fall for less sweltering temperatures, and clear crisp nights for stargazing in the desert.