Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Downtown & Fremont St

Mob Museum

It's hard to say what's more impressive: the museum's physical location in a historic federal courthouse where mobsters sat for federal hearings in 1950–51, the fact that the board of directors is headed up by a for…
Top Choice Historic Site in Lake Mead & Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

Straddling the Arizona–Nevada border, the graceful concrete curve of the art deco-style Hoover Dam redefines the stark landscape. The massive 726ft structure is one of the world's tallest dams. Originally named Bo…
Top Choice Landmark in The Strip


We’ve seen this symbiotic relationship before (think giant hotel anchored by a mall ‘concept’) but the way that this futuristic-feeling complex places a small galaxy of hypermodern, chichi hotels in orbit around the…
Basque in Elko

Star Hotel

If you've never sampled Basque food, the best place in town for your inaugural experience is the Star Hotel, a family-style supper club located in a 1910 boardinghouse for Basque sheepherders.
Museum in Reno

National Automobile Museum

Stylized street scenes illustrate a century’s worth of automobile history at this engaging car museum. The collection is enormous and impressive, with one-of-a-kind vehicles – including James Dean’s 1949 Mercury fro…
Top Choice Modern American in Reno

Old Granite Street Eatery

A lovely well-lit place for organic and local comfort food, old-school artisanal cocktails and seasonal craft beers, this antique-strewn hotspot enchants diners with its stately wooden bar, water served in old liquo…
Top Choice American in Downtown & Fremont St

Carson Kitchen

Tiny industrial space hops with downtowners looking to get away from Fremont Street mayhem and big-scale Vegas eateries. Excellent shared plates include rainbow cauliflower, watermelon and feta salad and bison meatl…
Bar in Reno

Imperial Bar & Lounge

A classy bar inhabiting a relic of the past – this building was once an old bank, and in the middle of the wood floor you can see cement where the vault once stood. Sandwiches and pizzas go with 16 beers on tap and …
Park in Ely

Great Basin National Park

Near the Nevada–Utah border, this uncrowded national park encompasses 13,063ft Wheeler Peak, rising abruptly from the desert, creating an awesome range of life zones and landscapes within a very compact area.
Cafe in Winnemucca


Don't miss a stop at the Griddle, one of Nevada's best retro cafes, serving up fantastic breakfasts, diner classics and homemade desserts since 1948.