A Travel Guide to Nevada
Nevada is a western state capped to the north by Oregon and Idaho. The state of Utah takes most of its eastern border and the western border arm of California stretches around the south to complete the embrace with Arizona lying to the southeast of Nevada. Its capital city is Carson City.
This capital alike many other capitals in the United States is adorned by its own State Capitol building and the Governor’s Mansion which are well worth a visit. Though, it is also the home of the Divine Nine, a compilation of challenging golf courses designed by the top professionals of the sport. It is also a place to take the children with a museum dedicated to young ones, a fairground and an opportunity to travel on a diesel train at Mills Park Railroad. For those who like cooler sports, there is also cross country skiing in Spooner Lake, Glenbrook.
To the west of Carson City and sharing a wonderful natural resource with California is Lake Tahoe – the second deepest lake in the United States amid the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is a beautiful area awash with water based activities such as boating, wakeboarding, and kayaking in Eagle Falls. There is also golf here and alike the capital it is home to skiers in the winter months. Due to its beauty it is also popular for trail hiking and biking through scenic routes and not forgetting the famous Hoover Dam one of the top ten construction achievements of the 20th century. It is well linked to the capital and Sacramento in California and also to another major city in Nevada – Reno.
Reno alike another well-known city in Nevada is well known for its casinos though it also boasts an excellent nightlife with not only gambling to occupy the visitors and residents but also plenty of shows featuring some of the best acts with many well-known celebrities. It is the main gambling attraction outside Clark County before moving onto the gambling capital of the world - Las Vegas.
Clark County makes up 2/3rds of the population of Nevada, and is the home to the famous gambling scene of Las Vegas which sits in the area named as the Las Vegas-Paradise metropolitan area. Besides gambling there are also a host of exhibitions and shows including a neon graveyard where signs of old casinos and hotels have been preserved and a reminiscence of Grease with a host of pinballs in an exhibition of many old models from the 30’s through to the 70’s. They can also be played for just a few cents. Shop in style through Venetian styled streets with gondoliers to rest the weary feet and also Parisian Style Parades filled with designer clothing. There are also many fine restaurants including a reputable sushi bar serving Japanese delicacies.
There is plenty of self-catering vacation rental accommodation throughout Nevada from lakeside and rustic cabins near Lake Tahoe through to condos and houses complete with swimming pools in the Las Vegas area.