12 June 2015
Summer Vacation Fun in Nevada

Where do Nevada residents go for summer vacation? Disneyland, camping in the Utah mountains, visiting California beaches? How about a vacation here in our very own Silver State? There are so many things to see and do in Nevada that you could travel around the state all summer and never get bored. 

What’s your choice? Camping under the star-spangled Western sky, dining in five-star restaurants, or exploring remote ghost towns? Boating, antiquing, or watching Shakespeare plays at Lake Tahoe? Whatever your favorite activities, you’ll find them right here in Nevada.

With so many options, where do you start planning your Nevada get-away? The Nevada Department of Tourism makes it easy with visitors’ guides that include online booklets on state parks, motorcycle trips, a Highway 50 Survival Guide, central Nevada attractions, and much more.

The Nevada Experience

When people think of a Nevada vacation they probably think of Las Vegas or Reno, but there’s so much more to see in our state, from northeast Nevada, with endless vistas and outside activities in the Ruby Mountains, to Great Basin National Park and Lehman Caves, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and Nevada State Route 375 – the Extraterrestrial Highway. Ride the Ghost Train in Ely or visit historic Virginia City, home of the Comstock Lode and the Bucket of Blood Saloon.

Nevada Museums

Nevada has many museums, both large and small, which are perfect for a family day trip. If you live in one of Nevada’s big cities, you have lots of museum options. Las Vegas has the Mob Museum, the Discovery Children’s Museum, and the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. Reno is home to the Nevada Museum of Art, the Nevada Discovery Museum, and the National Automobile Museum. In Carson City, visit the Nevada State Museum for exhibits about the history of our state.

Some of the lesser-known museums can provide a wealth of information and fun. Try the Lost City Museum in Overton, with its detailed displays of Native American artifacts, or the Tonopah Historic Mining Park, which brings the story of Nevada’s mining history to life. The Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko features both art and history exhibits, as well as an extensive wild animal collection. The California Trail Interpretive Center located nearby tells the dramatic story of the 250,000 pioneers who sold their belongings, packed wagons, and set out on the 2,000-mile trek to California between 1841 and 1869.

Nevada Adventures

The Nevada experience is what you make of it. Bright city lights or the most beautiful sunsets you’ll ever enjoy – we have it all in Nevada.

With so many different opportunities to enjoy our state, you might think it would be hard to plan the perfect vacation to suit your preferences. Not so.

Visit the Nevada Commission on Tourism website to find the perfect vacation any time of the year.

Vacation fun in Nevada. Yep, we really do have it all.  


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


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