Not so long ago, Nevada was little more than a desert that few people saw much value in for habitation, much less entertainment. My how things have changed! Today, if you are looking for a great weekend, Nevada is a bright and shining spot on our map. It is also a much sought after vacation and retirement destination. More than the casinos of Las Vegas, there are many great attractions that are actually family friendly. For the chocolate lover’s among us, and really, who doesn’t love chocolate, the Ethel M. Chocolate Factory is just a short drive outside of Las Vegas and they offer tour and a free sample to visitors making it well worth the drive.