Nicknamed the ‘Silver State’ due to its historic importance in the American Silver Rush, Nevada today only really delivers silver from the slot machines and casinos of Las Vegas. Vegas attracts visitors from all over world for its casinos, gambling and libertarian attitude to life. While Nevada’s attractions tend to be centred in its major cities, its arid deserts provide some impressive views. The bizarre but beautiful formations of Red Rock Canyon Park are a sight not to be missed, while the shimmering Lake Tahoe (a natural alpine lake situated on the western border of Nevada) is one the United States’ most well-known ski resorts. Book a Nevada hotel today.
Las Vegas — The self-proclaimed ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’, a hotel in Las Vegas offers a truly one of a kind holiday. Known for its glitzy casinos and neon lights, the city is a gambler’s haven, promising 24-hour action. Love it or loathe it, Las Vegas is a city so unlike any other that it has to be seen at least once in a lifetime.
Henderson — Nevada’s second largest city, Henderson overflows with botanical gardens, striking modern architecture, and is a keen patron of the arts. With a number of recreation centres, the beautiful Lake Las Vegas on its doorstep and a reputation as one of the safest cities in the United States, hotels in Henderson are popular with families.
Reno — Like Vegas, ‘The Biggest Little City in the World’ is also popular for its range of casinos and gambling establishments. In addition, however, hotels in Reno put you in a cultural hub, home to the state’s only officially recognised art museum, the Nevada Museum of Art.
Carson City — One of Nevada’s smaller cities, Carson City is the state capital of Nevada. With the paradise of Lake Tahoe at its western border and heritage attractions like the Nevada State Capitol building, Carson City is a relaxed but culturally rich destination. Book a hotel here; a peaceful alternative to Nevada’s more hectic attractions.
Take a Red Rock Canyon Scooter Tour to see the otherworldly sandstone formations in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The colossal Hoover Dam on the Colorado river is also a landmark in its own right – be sure to visit for a unique photograph across the river’s crystal blue waters. Reno’s famous arch is another of the most photographed landmarks in the state, and of course the Las Vegas strip, which is undoubtedly best viewed at night from the city’s 167-metre High Roller observation wheel.
Avoid the stress of travel with a Shared Shuttle from Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Once you’ve arrived, you can make the most of Nevada’s attractions. Of course, Las Vegas is Nevada’s most popular destination, promising a wild weekend of hedonism and gambling on the bright lights of its casino strip. Also renowned for its no-expense-spared stage shows, Las Vegas really is the entertainment capital. And if you prefer to get a taste of the Wild West? Head out on horseback at one Nevada’s many historic ranches. Whatever attractions you see, you won’t be disappointed you came to Nevada.