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Only In Nevada

Untamed, unspoiled, and gloriously rough around the edges. Welcome to your next adventure.

Nevada is a lot of things at the same time. Neon-buzzing boulevards and wide-open roads. Spectacular stage shows and star-studded skies. The most right-now art and million-year-old rock formations. Glitz. Glam. Grit. And endless surprises. The point is, whether you’re in the mood to swank it up at the planet’s best resorts, seek solitude at some of the nation’s most secluded and breathtaking parks, or simply let the road lead you to your life’s most exciting, unpredicted, and unwritten next chapters, your heart and mind are in the exact right state: the Silver State. In other words: Welcome to Nevada.

Highlights
  • 600+ Ghost Towns—More Than “Live” Ones
  • Basque Dinner Houses and Sagebrush Saloons
  • Oddball Attractions and Far-Out Art

Topa! Basque-ing in Nevada Culture

Hailing from a mountainous, New Jersey-sized region straddling France and Spain, the Basque people came first for the gold and then later for the sheepherding. Those who stayed in Nevada held onto their culture and that spirit remains vibrant throughout Nevada today.

Dig Into Basque Culture
basque dance

So what’ll it be? All-to-yourself highways and dirt-road horizons, intriguing attractions and far-out art, endless outdoor playgrounds and #nofilter-worthy wilderness… and much, much more? How about all of the above and beyond? You’ve come to the right place.

Videos, Podcasts & Playlists

Experience Nevada

The Silver State is an awe-inspiring place. But don’t just take our (written) word for it. See and hear it for yourself. Dive into our trove of videos, podcasts, and playlists—and you’ll be pressing play on an only-in-Nevada excursion of your own before you know it.

Ready to start planning?

Stuck in the grind? We’ve written the escape manual. Get your hands on the surprising scenery, intriguing towns, weird attractions, and other endless only-in-Nevada experiences that make this place so damn special.

Download Your Guide

Seasons in Nevada

Nevada is a land of extremes. And the weather is no exception. The peak-studded, high-desert north is known for warm days and sharply cooling nights. Meanwhile, the arid, low-desert south temperatures can teeter into triple-digit territory on the reg. And, believe it or not, it can rain or snow literally any time. Anywhere. That’s why the real pros roll with a down jacket over their bikini and pack both flip-flops and boots. So let us walk you through how to navigate the weather around here. One season at a time.

Nevada Weather

Fall

Fall in Nevada

Winter

Winter in Nevada

Spring

Spring in Nevada

#TravelNevada

Be sure to hashtag your stuff and rub virtual elbows with your fellow voyagers. Oh, and feel free to grab our attention. We’re @travelnevada on all the things. If we love your pic, we might ask to re-share it on our feeds and make you all kinds of Insta-famous.

Don’t stop believing... hold onto that feeeeelingggg 🎼🎧
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Sometimes we all need a sign to keep on keeping on. Well this is that sign... it’s rather large too 😂
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I’ve mentioned a few times that Reno is the gateway to Burning Man and because of that and our relationship with the arts, we often are graced with past installations being installed around the city.
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This beauty is “Believe” by Jeff Schomberg and Laura Kimpton and was on the playa in 2013.
Early mornings with @travelnevada & @discovery on Pyramid Lake.
The sun sets on another adventurous weekend in Nevada. What memories did you make? .
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Thanks to this lovely shot of a playa sunset from dwayneburgess during Burning Man 2017 (don’t know what Burning Man is? Be sure to look into it! It’s a large part of northern Nevada culture). Tag us or use #naturalnevada to be featured!
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Merry Christmas! We hope Santa brought you the gift of traveling Nevada with friends in 2018.
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#DFMI 📷 by @tahoe_wild
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Man burns in less than 6 months 🔥
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#Burner #burningman2018 #burningman #nightphotography #USA  #olympustg5 #traveler #travelNevada #Nevada #wanderlust #artwork #Art #artgram #art #love #Desert
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A 3 hr nature walk tour🚶🏻‍♀️all worth it to see this beauty 😮 #travelnevada #sheisnotlost #travelinladies #flygeyser #gerlach
Paintbrush and Lupine blooming with our camp behind it in the aspens. It was a cold and wet week up there but nothing beats camping and relaxing with friends.

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The crew traversing the #Moon during the #PerseidMeteorShower (actually the #BlackRockDesert). F/8.0, 30 second exposure. 
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“Bright Biggest Little” 
It’s going to be a BEAUTIFUL weekend in the Biggest Little City! With so many great spots to explore, it’s hard to choose a favorite. For me, it’s the overlook at Bartley Ranch Regional Park  and the “Nevada” pasture: rustic beauty in the heart of the city. Can’t beat it! 
So the question is: Where are you going to explore this weekend? 
Happy Friday and have a great weekend everybody! 
#friday #friyay #reno #nevada #cityofreno #biggestlittlecity #renotahoe #beautiful #blueskies #weekend #travel #parks
Black Rock Nights
Shooting out on the playa over the weekend. Don’t get stuck in the mud! 🚐
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