Nevada is a land of extremes between opulent urban entertainment in Las Vegas and the wild open spaces beyond. There is more than 12,000′ of elevation change between the lowest point on the Colorado River and the high point on top of Boundary Peak. In between, you’ll find America’s driest deserts and biggest lakes. So come for the Vegas experience, but don’t overlook the diversity and natural beauty of the Silver State.

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US Dollar

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Summer Winter
Las Vegas 105 38
Reno 90 23
Lake Tahoe 80 18

Best Time to Visit

There’s no right or wrong time to visit Nevada. It all depends on what you’re doing and what’s happening in Vegas, lol! Las Vegas hosts many of the world’s largest and most prominent meetings, trade shows, and business conferences, not to mention a full slate of sporting events and musical performances. More than 5 million visitors attend a whopping 22,000 conventions in any typical year, but all conventions aren’t all created equal. Even if you could figure out the entire Las Vegas convention schedule, you don’t have to if you allow yourself a little bit of flexibility when you book because prices on everything can fluctuate week by week. If you stay in big cities, dodging (or attending) conventions is more important than the weather.

However, there is much more to Nevada than just Las Vegas. Most of the state is desert, so expect little humidity and extreme heat during the summer with cooler nights. Besides deserts, Nevada has gorgeous mountain ranges with world-class skiing in the winter and beautiful trails for hiking in the summer with a mud season in between. There are also water sports, like playing on Lake Mead and kayaking Black Canyon, which are better warm-weather activities.

Fun Facts

  • Las Vegas has 15 of the world’s 25 largest hotels and more hotel rooms than any other city on Earth (150,000)
  • MGM Grand’s bronze lion is the largest bronze statue in the United States
  • Technically, the Las Vegas Strip isn’t in Las Vegas!
  • The world’s largest gold nugget is at the Golden Nugget Casino
  • Luxor’s sphinx is bigger than the original in Egypt
  • Vegas Vic, a neon sign cowboy on Freemont Street, was legally married to another neon sign, Vegas Vickie from the Girls of Glitter Gulch strip club across the street
  • Nevada’s nickname is the “Silver State”, but it’s actually the largest gold-producing state in the U.S.
  • Hoover Dam was the largest dam in the world when it was built
  • The Federal Government owns 87% of the land in Nevada
  • Las Vegas is no longer the gambling capital of the world — now Macau sees more action
  • Las Vegas is The Entertainment Capital of the World because its outstanding nightlife and shows
  • Goldfield used to be the biggest city in Nevada but is now the second smallest county seat in America
  • Virginia City is supposedly the most haunted town in the U.S.
  • It’s illegal to ride a camel on the highway in Nevada

Bucket-List Activities

  • Attend the Burning Man Festival
  • Visit the Rhyolite ghost town
  • Skiing in the Sierra Nevadas
  • Taking a houseboat vacation on Lake Mead
  • Take a road trip on the Loneliest Highway in America or the Extraterrestrial Highway
  • Take an over the top romantic getaway to Fabulous Las Vegas
  • Attend the Rise Festival and watch more than 10,000 lanterns take flight
  • Take a helicopter to Grand Canyon West

Natural Wonders

  • The super colorful Fly Geyser
  • Red Rock Canyon (especially at sunrise)
  • Crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe
  • Spring bloom in Lamoille Canyon
  • The sand dunes of Armargosa Valley
  • Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park
  • Otherworldly scenery in the Valley of Fire (don’t miss the Fire Wave)

Major Attractions

  • Las Vegas Strip (Las Vegas)
  • Freemont Street (Las Vegas)
  • Hoover Dam (Boulder City)
  • Lake Tahoe (South Lake Tahoe)
  • Riverwalk and Arts District (Reno)

Native Foods

  • Prime Rib (an ever-popular casino perk and lost leader)
  • All-you-can-eat Buffets (be sure to look for discount tickets)
  • Fine Dining (There are currently ten restaurants in Las Vegas that meet the Michelin Star standards)
  • Chile Verde Cornish Pastries (traditional pasty with southwestern tasty at B.J. Bull Bakery in Elko)
  • Chateaubriand (A Basque specialty that pays homage to the state’s many immigrants, bonus points if they’re at the Elko Basque Festival)
  • 3 a.m. Steak & Eggs (not just for degenerates anymore)
  • Shrimp Cocktail (even at 3 a.m. and even if you are a degenerate)
  • Las Vegas / McCarran International Airport (LAS ✈✈✈✈) – The 8th largest airport in America with connections everywhere
  • Reno / Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO ✈✈✈✈) – The second-largest city in Nevada and gateway to Lake Tahoe
  •  Boulder City / Boulder City Municipal Airport (BLD ✈✈) – Tourist flights to Grand Canyon and Grand Canyon West.
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