05 November 2015
Nevada Winter Vacations for the Whole Family

Nevadans are some of the luckiest people in the world. We live in a vacation paradise, a place others from around the world fly to reach. We have plenty of indoor entertainment, but if you want to get away from all, we have places that aren’t even marked on any map.

Nevada has snowy mountains for skiers and snowboarders, rugged backwoods beauty, and festivals that attract visitors from everywhere. Take advantage of Nevada’s vacation diversity to design a low-cost family getaway right outside your door.

Strap on the skis, wax down your board, and head to Lake Tahoe for world class runs down fresh, powdery slopes. There are plenty of choices for day-trippers, or settle in for a while and soak up the Nevada ski resorts that are famous around the world.

Because we’re close to good skiing, getting there isn’t hard or expensive. No cross-country airfare, keeping vacation costs low. And, there’s always something to do for the entire family, from night skiing to top-tier restaurants.

Ride the Polar Express in Ely. The Nevada Northern Railway is a national landmark – a trip into yesterday aboard a real life Polar Express. Take the family on a ride they’ll remember forever, aboard an old-fashioned steam engine chugging through the Nevada countryside.

Tickets and schedules are available online, it’s not too far, and you can live out your family’s fantasies aboard The Polar Express or The Haunted Ghost Train. You can even be the engineer from Ely to the Ruth Mine. It’s a two-hour haul, and you’re driving that locomotive all the way.

Visit Elko January 25th through 30th, 2016 for the annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. There’s always lots to see and do, which is why thousands of people visit Elko each year for this celebration of ranching and the rural West through poetry, music and stories.

The Discovery Children’s Museum, in Las Vegas, will capture the imagination of kids and parents alike. The Discovery Children’s Museum offers a hands-on approach to learning, with plenty of activities for kids. The new, $55-million museum houses nine extensive exhibits with interactive displays that bring the museum to life. It’s fun, it doesn’t cost a bundle, parking is easy, and if you live in the Las Vegas metro area, you’re already here!

Go looking for extraterrestrials along Nevada’s Route 375. This 98-mile stretch of road goes right past the mysterious Area 51 deep in the Nevada desert. Visitors driving Route 375 claim to see strange lights in the sky – proof of extraterrestrial life, perhaps? You decide, and don’t forget to bring your camera.

Check out the Travel Nevada website from the Nevada Commission on Tourism to discover even more low-cost Nevada vacations.

 

The information provided is presented for general informational purposes only and does not constitute tax, legal or business advice.

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