24 October 2012
Travel Nevada for Fun and Adventure

Nevada residents don’t have to fly to a coast to find fun. They are surrounded by nature’s beauty, with boating, world-class ski resorts, camping, hiking and fishing.  In addition, some of the most popular tourist destinations in the world are right outside the back door, from the Las Vegas Strip, to The Biggest Little City in the World, to Cowboy Country.

No matter where you live in the state, and no matter your interests, Nevada has what you’re looking for just a short drive down the road.

Ski Resorts

Nevada is the home to world-class ski resorts open to everyone from first-timers to thrill seekers looking for Double Diamond trails that deliver excitement and natural beauty.

The Lake Tahoe region offers a range of outdoor winter activities from skiing to snowboarding, ice skating to winter festivals the whole family will enjoy. When it comes to downhill skiing, the Lake Tahoe area offers accommodations and activities that draw people from around the world.

Many ski resorts offer low-cost rental gear, discounted lift tickets and even free ski lessons. Weekday rates are usually lower, so if you can book a weekday or two at a Nevada ski resort, you may save a few dollars.

Alpine Meadows Ski Resort™    


Heavenly Mountain®                   


Diamond Peak                               


Boating and Fishing

Although much of Nevada is arid, the state has water sports in abundance — from houseboating on Lake Mead, to kayaking on the Truckee River in Reno, to scuba diving in Lake Tahoe.  In Northeast Nevada, mountain streams offer anglers a chance to catch “the big one” surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Ruby Mountains.

Lake Tahoe


Lake Mead        


Ruby Lake Refuge


Truckee River White Water Park


Hiking and Camping

The beautiful, rustic scenery of the Silver State attracts campers and hikers from around the globe. There’s always fun around the next corner for nature lovers and families who enjoy the outdoor lifestyle. State and national parks offer breathtaking views and activities for the whole family, so check some of the back country hot spots for some fun any time of the year.

Valley of Fire State Park   


Wheeler Peak Great Basin Nat’l Park         


Cathedral Gorge State Park


Festivals, Fairs and Family Fun

Nevada boasts a long list of festivals, fairs and family fun across the state. You can enjoy the excitement of large crowds and lots of action, or the laid-back, old-time fun of the annual cowboy poetry gathering at Elko each year.

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering


Reno River Festival


Reno Rodeo                                                      


Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival


Burning Man Festival                                      


Contact the Nevada Commission on Tourism

From world class golf courses and resorts to the back trails that leave the crowds behind, you’ll find just what you’re looking for right here in our own state. No need to travel. The fun, the excitement and the entertainment are all around the lucky residents of the Silver State.

Whatever your pleasure, contact the Nevada Commission on Tourism for brochures, discounts, maps, reservations and recommendations for your next vacation.

Nevada Commission on Tourism        



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


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