To check out what’s new in Vegas — last year, a record 42.9 million visitors did — take a stroll through the Park, a year-old outdoor dining and entertainment district on the Strip that is operated by MGM Resorts International. But there’s far more to the Silver State than Sin City: Lovers of outdoor wonders can drive (or bike!) the one-way, 13-mile scenic desert loop at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, which is 17 quick miles west of the neon. (Hiking trails thread the canyon as well.) Farther north, Lake Tahoe — the nation’s largest alpine lake — lures anglers, skiers and lovers of water sports.