Surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Nevada is located on the western side of the United States. Known for it’s silver mining, ghost towns, and plenty of gambling, Nevada is a popular tourist destination welcoming over 40,000 tourists every year.
The busiest and most visited city without a doubt is Las Vegas and the Vegas strip. The strip is three and a half miles long and consists of hundreds of casinos and hotels, resorts and restaurants. Even if you are just passing through, the dazzling neon lights are a sight not to be missed.
Carson City is Nevada’s capital, and has plenty to offer visitors. Aside from the shopping and nightlife, there are ghost walks, historic home tours, and the annual Nevada Day festivities. This grand celebration includes such outrageous activities as a rock drilling contest and a longest beard contest!
Just a short drive from Las Vegas will bring you to the mighty Hoover Dam. Visitors can take a tour 530 feet down into the heart of the dam for an amazing experience.
Lake Tahoe is another popular destination for many reasons. It is the country’s largest alpine lake and is perfect for endless water sports that change with the seasons. Squaw Valley is just one of the many ski resorts where you can participate in your favourite snow activities like skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling.
National and State parks are scattered throughout Nevada. Great Basin National Park boasts caves, lakes and plenty of wildlife. Death Valley National Park is the home to slithering snakes, stinging scorpions, and some of the most amazing landscapes you have ever seen. Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area will reward you with spectacular scenery, golden eagles and mountain lions. Visitors of all ages will be sure to take many memories with them after visiting Nevada.