Family Adventure Quiz Results
Surround Yourself in Silence!
Escape the daily hustle and bustle of everyday life and treat your family to some true rest and relaxation. Spend a night stargazing under some of the darkest (and quietest) skies in the Lower 48 at Great Basin National Park, or find serenity in some incredible Nevada State Parks, where you might just have the entire place to yourself. Gemfield is a geological wonderland just off the beaten path with A++ rockhounding, and the Rubies Route is all but guaranteed to get you off the grid and into some wide-open wilderness.
It’s Adventure Time!
Have some fun in the sun – and under the stars! Pack up the car and head outside of the Silver State’s major metros to bask in the outta-this-world stargazing provided by some of the darkest skies in the Lower 48. Nevada’s daylight views are pretty incredible, too, especially from the sweeping vistas and towering peaks you’ll discover on thousands of miles of trails (with hiking options for every level of adventurer). We also think you’ll dig the opportunity to go rockhounding for turquoise, garnets, and Virgin Valley black fire opal, our state gemstone. We could go on and on, but trust us – adventure is out here, and eagerly awaiting you.
Weird & Wild
Welcome to Weird Nevada!
Here in the Silver State, our quirks are our perks – and if you’ve landed here, you love oddball attractions as much as we do. A stop (or a stay!) at The Clown Motel is a must, as it’s home to literally thousands of clowns AND next door to a historic (and allegedly haunted) cemetery. You can search for signs of alien life along the Extraterrestrial Highway, and even attempt to make contact via the Black Mailbox. Speaking of otherworldly, take a nature walk to the kaleidoscopic Fly Geyser, an accidentally man-made geyser that looks transplanted from another planet. No matter which Weird Nevada adventure ends up calling your name, you’re guaranteed to experience memory-making magic.
Hit the Highway!
Tunes up, windows down – there’s nothing like cruising the open road! A good ol’ fashioned road trip is your ticket to endless adventure, and anything but ordinary when you let the stars decide which route you take. And with oodles of only-in-Nevada overnighters, you can keep the fun going all night long by bunking in a castle, a clown motel, or even a train caboose. Let one (or all!) of our 10 favorite road trips inspire you, or pick a new-to-you city and point the car in that direction. Don’t forget to send us a postcard!
History & Heritage
Get Carried Away with Culture!
The Silver State has a fascinating history, and it’s best experienced through hands-on, only-in-Nevada adventures! Travel back in time with a visit to Virginia City, where you’ll instantly be immersed in the Wild West atmosphere of the Comstock Lode era. Speaking of mining, the still-standing ruins of so many boom-and-bust mining ghost towns are equally enchanting – Rhyolite is a popular favorite! You’ll wanna pack an appetite for learning about Basque culture in Nevada, too, best enjoyed over delicious family-style feasts in historic boarding houses. And field trips are way more fun when you’ve got museums like ours – specializing in everything from pinball machines and the Atomic Age to vintage neon and a million dollar courthouse.
On the Water
Make a Splash!
Nothing beats the heat like getting on the water! Make Laughlin your home base for all kinds of activities on the Colorado River, including boating, jet skiing, fishing, swimming, and tour cruising. Up north, the beauty of Lake Tahoe is even more awe-inspiring when you paddle through those crystal-clear waters on a transparent Clearly Tahoe Kayak Tour. Take advantage of the poolside paradises offered at five-star resorts in Las Vegas and Reno, or go more off-the-grid with a natural hot spring soak.
With dozens of amazing family events, children’s museums, wildlife preserves and fun family activities in and out of doors, it’s easy to make family memories here. Tag #TravelNevada to share yours. If we love your photo, you may find it featured here.