Carson City, NV

Nevada’s capital, Carson City, is a fascinating destination in its own right. Just thirty minutes from Reno, this city is rich of history and culture, and your eyes will surely feast on its assemblage of well-preserved buildings and ancient architecture. This city has its way of satisfying your changing interests, thanks to its year-round recreation ranging from casinos to nature spots. With so much to discover, explore and experience, to spend the holiday in Carson is definitely a brilliant idea.

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The gorgeous slopes of the Sierra Nevada pave the way for some breathtaking sights and thrilling activities. On warm and dry days, the mountains is your perfect venue for hiking, trailing and camping; and when winter approaches, the snow-covered slopes become desirable for sledding and snowmobiling. You have to hike and see the Prison Hill, a famed attraction due to its easy trails and the uninterrupted scenic views of the entire city.

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If you are into extreme outdoor experience, you may do the hang gliding activity which is a popular activity among tourists. It is a fantastic way of viewing the Lake Tahoe over the snow-covered mountains of Carson. Or if you are a golf fanatic, you will definitely find your piece of heaven in this capital. Here is a city with a great line-up of golf courses, and among the in-demand and most-raved ones include Eagle Valley, Silver Oak, Sunridge, and Empire Ranch. So whatever you prefer between extreme sports or passive activity, your passion has a place here in Carson City.

The St. Charles Hotel, built 1862 at 310 South Carson Street, is one of the oldest continuously operating hotels in Nevada.

Nugget Casino. Carson City, Nevada. June 1973.

Get to know Carson’s remarkable past through the museums, galleries and historic structures that are found in every corner of the city. What better way to know the city’s colorful history than to be in Nevada State Museum, an attraction that highlights the state’s natural and cultural history. Nevada State Railroad Museum, on the other hand, celebrates Nevada’s railroad heritage. The museum exhibits collection of locomotives and vintage cars; and it also offers related activities such as train rides, railroad history symposium, and old-fashioned railroad equipment operation.   And of course, touring the historic and splendid grounds of the Nevada State Capitol Building is an absolute-must in your Carson historical tour.


The city’s dining scene and nightlife are definitely not left behind. The capital has its own share of casinos, but in a friendlier and smaller scale, so you can spend the night gaming and winning after all that nature trips and historic tours. If you want to taste locally brewed and international drinks, one of the popular pubs is the Firkin and Fox; while for cigars, it has got to be Jimmy G’s Cigar Bar and Carson Cigar Co. For local dining, some of the favorites include Westside Pourhouse, Red’s Old 395 Grill, and Adele’s Restaurant and Lounge.


With all the awe-inspiring features and irresistible attractions defining Carson, this city is without a doubt the best candidate for your next getaway. So whether you are having a vacation alone or planning to escape with a special one, with family or with friends, Carson is your destination for a memorable holiday.

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