Places to Go

With so many fun places to go and things to do in one state, it’s easy to follow your curiosity, wander, and wind up with some incredible only-in-Nevada stories. Whatever passion you’re chasing, you’re bound to find it all over Nevada. That said, mind if we make a few suggestions?

Highlights

  • Intriguing Nevada Cities and Towns
  • Wildlife, Stargazing & Nevada National Parks
  • 10 Inspiring Nevada Road Trips

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The Regions of Nevada

Searching for not-so-ordinary places to go on vacation?

We guarantee the others on your list don’t have forests of cars, 800-foot sand dunes, dozens of natural hot springs, UFOs, or the chance to become a fighter pilot for a day. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself to a boutique hotel or fancy yourself a more adventurous traveler after a wilder, off-grid getaway, if you dream it up, Nevada delivers.
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Paddle board on Tahoe with snow.
Northwest Nevada on a map
Northwest Nevada on a map

Reno-Tahoe Territory

Northwestern

Let your wild side run free. From Wild Western Virginia City to idyllic Carson Valley, or the historic capital of Carson City to hip-and-happening Reno, just over the hill from world-famous Lake Tahoe—the “Jewel of the Sierra Nevada”—some of Nevada’s most intriguing destinations, iconic history, and best-kept secrets.
Old mine and a starry night sky
Central Nevada on a map
Central Nevada on a map

Nevada Silver Trails

Central

Pioneers came seeking fortune. Today, this vast, rugged region offers a fascinating window into Nevada’s past. Ghost towns pepper the landscape. State parks abound. And who knows what you’ll find along the Extraterrestrial Highway.
People riding horses.
Northern Nevada on a map
Northern Nevada on a map

Cowboy Country

Northern

Welcome to Cowboy Country, where jeans are always in fashion and Old West hospitality is the golden rule. Basque and American Indian culture round out some real-deal western heritage, alongside some of Nevada’s best outdoor adventure secrets and proudest western cultural institutions.
Highway in Nevada.
North Central Nevada on a map
North Central Nevada on a map

Pony Express Territory

North Central

Lonely? Anything but. Nevada’s portion of Highway 50 cuts west to east across north central Nevada over dozens of mountain ranges and boundless, sagebrush-cloaked valleys. This is home to the Loneliest Road in America, US Highway 50, which retraces the route of the original Pony Express.
Hoover dam during sunset
Southern Nevada on a map
Southern Nevada on a map

Las Vegas Territory

Southern

Imagine jagged peaks, breathtaking vistas, and the mighty Colorado River—then realize we mean the part of Nevada containing Las Vegas. This metropolis is known for its gaming scene, but if that’s too dicey for you, escape the urban hustle for a night or two for popular parks, famous landmarks, and welcoming towns.