Nevada is one of the top 25 places to visit in the US and most renowned cities around the world. In fact, places such as downtown Sparks become the focal point in Nevada with one of the biggest summer events in the state –Hot Augusts Nights. Then, you have the many opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking the Great Basin National Park and experiencing the solitude of the desert, as well as exploring old mining ghost towns such as Osceola. If you’re wondering what Nevada has to offer for a vacation, here it is a list of the favorite places to visit in Nevada that will enjoy exploring:
The city of Reno has a very relaxed atmosphere and shares many similarities with Las Vegas minus the glitz and glamour. The city of Reno is on the list of interesting places to visit in Nevada because of the superb National Automobile Museum. You’ll see beautiful restored vehicles from the 30’s all the way to the early 60’s which include a replica “BatMobil” and the famous Bill Harrah’s Jerrari. Another pro about Reno is that it’s just a stone-throw away from California and Lake Tahoe so you get a chance to enjoy fun water activities in the summer or skiing activities during the winter months.
Carson City is also on my list of interesting places to visit in Nevada because of Carson City’s mining heritage and history. Because of this, the city boasts hundreds of 19th century buildings, abandoned shafts and historic sites that you can visit and learn more about the city’s history. If you do plan on visiting Lake Tahoe from Reno, you may as well include a stop by Carson City since it’s on the way.
Las Vegas is without a doubt, the biggest destination in the state, and one of the most interesting places to visit in Nevada, hands down! If you’re visiting Las Vegas for a short time you won’t be able to see everything that Las Vegas offers so you’d want to make the most of your time there by heading straight to the most interesting places and attractions.
There are many more ghost towns you can visit in Nevada, but Osceola was actually the last-operating placer mining town in Nevada as well as the place where the largest ever gold-nugget was found in Nevada. Osceola is located north of the Great Basin National Park, just a few miles from the border with Utah. Today, you can only see a few remaining structures and a cemetery, but it’s worth the visit if you’re within the area.
If you’re traveling to Nevada this autumn and fancy experiencing the leaf-color change, one of the best places to see fall foliage in Nevada is Elko County, located northeast of the state. In Elko County, you’ll find many canyons such as Lamoille Canyon teaming with trees and colorful hillsides where you can appreciate brilliant shades of yellow and orange.