Places in Nevada
Around Las Vegas
You might be surprised to discover geologic treasures in Nevada's amazing wind- and water-carved landscape, all within a short drive of surreal facsimiles of Ancient Rome and belle-époque Paris. While Las Vegas may be the antithesis of a naturalist's vision of America, it's certainly close to some spectacular outdoor attractions.
A vast sagebrush steppe, the western corner of the state is carved by mountain ranges and parched valleys. It's also the place where modern Nevada began. It was the site of the state's first trading post, pioneer farms and the famous Comstock silver lode, which spawned Virginia City, financed the Union during the Civil War and earned Nevada its statehood.
A soothingly schizophrenic city of big-time gambling and top-notch outdoor adventures, Reno resists pigeonholing. ‘The Biggest Little City in the World’ has something to raise the pulse of adrenaline junkies, hardcore gamblers and city people craving easy access to wide open spaces.
Tours and activities
Tips and articles
The reinvention of Reno: new reasons to visit Nevada's 'Biggest Little City'
Reno, a town known for gambling, divorce and long-dead silver mines, is turning its luck around...
Highs and lows of the 395: road tripping down California's highway of superlatives
US highway 395 is California's backbone. Running east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, it's also a road of superlatives: highest, lowest, hottest, deepest, oldest – the 395 passes close by a whole host of -ests...
A weekend in the Wild West: Nevada’s historic towns
Lying between the outdoor charms of Lake Tahoe to the west and the hedonist charms of Vegas to the south, the small towns of Virginia City, Carson City and Genoa hold an appeal all their own, with plenty of historic a...
How to survive a music festival: the LP guide to having a good time
Coachella. South by Southwest. Bonnaroo. Lollapalooza...