Cultural Activities

If you are looking to include culture into your Nevada vacation plans, look no further. From river walks to culinary centers, the Silver State has a cultural activity that will enrich your travel experience.

In downtown Reno, take advantage of the beautiful Truckee River and the Downtown Riverwalk. Along the way you’ll discover Reno’s urban renaissance including shops, restaurants, art, and the Truckee River Whitewater Park, where you can watch kayakers perform their best moves. While you are downtown be sure to experience Artouring, a “behind the scenes” look at artists and their work from beginning to end. And top off your day by seeing a show at the incredible Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts.

Within the glamour and glitz of Las Vegas is a thriving and vibrant cultural community. Visit Las Vegas Chinatown Plaza, a neighborhood dedicated to Asian cultures that offer shopping, dining, and entertainment in a colorful setting. For an outdoor cultural experience, head to the Springs Preserve. There you will learn about the history of the Las Vegas Valley, and how to maintain a sustainable society. You’ll find gardens and trails, the Desert Living Center, and the ORIGEN Experience. And while you’re in southern Nevada, stop by the Summerlin Library to enjoy a performance and tour exhibits.

When traveling in rural Nevada, share the Basque culture at one of the many family-style Basque restaurants. Bring your appetite for a multi-course meal including soup, salad, side dish, main entrée and of course dessert. And wash it all down with a little red wine. If you are lucky, you’ll catch a dance performance by one of Nevada’s Basque clubs.

Whether you are looking for a performance, art, music, dining or everything in between, culture in Nevada can be found statewide. Experience a little Nevada culture and make your vacation inspirational.