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Much more than just Las Vegas, Nevada is a desert landscape waiting to be explored. From hiking national parks and paddleboarding across Lake Tahoe, to visiting haunted cities and driving the Extraterrestrial Highway, the Silver State has lots to offer travelers who want to get off the beaten track.

TOP THINGS TO DO IN NEVADA

  • Cowboy Country
    Or Elko as it's otherwise known, is all about the mix of old and new, and in particular, an Old Western feel. You want to soak up some history? Elko's got it. Want to see what life's like on a ranch? Elko's got that too.
  • Great Basin National Park
    If it's national parks you're in to, then Great Basin has to be at the top of your list. And if you decide to camp overnight, you'll be rewarded with the most incredible star gazing session, as Great Basin has some of the darkest skies in the country!
  • Seven Magic Mountains
    Want to see an insanely cool art installation? Of course you do! Head to the Seven Magic Mountains art piece near Jean Dry Lake. Absolutely perfect for an instagram shot - colourful stones against a desert backdrop, is there anything more perfect?
  • Highway 50
    Time Magazine dedicated nearly a whole issue to this stretch of road: the part that crosses through Nevada is known as the 'Loneliest Road in America'. Just mountains, desert, and miles of road.
  • Las Vegas
    Hit up one of the craziest strips in the world. It's got casinos, quirky chapels, themed hotels, and an insane amount of places to get your drink on.
  • Reno
    Known as "The Biggest Little City in the World", this place packs a punch with a large amount of casinos and luxury hotels, a theme park, and stunning walking trails. 

Best time to visit Nevada

Nevada, believe it or not, is a year round destination. The shoulder season (period between summer and winter) could be considered the best time to travel, with temperatures averaging 25. However, if you're a winter sports nut, Nevada also has a ski season from the end of Nov through to the first week of May.
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Travelling to Nevada

Flights from London into McCarran International in Las Vegas takes just under 11 hours, so plenty of time to set aside some time for watching new film releases on the plane! There are many other airports across Nevada too, which could be handy if you're coming from another US State. Because who doesn't want to journey across the USA?!

Nevada self-drive

Nevada road trip
Nevada road trip
Las Vegas - Mammoth Lakes - Lake Tahoe - Reno - Elko - Bryce Canyon NP - Las Vegas

*includes all accommodation, self-drive kit with day-to-day routings, sightseeing suggestions and maps, all taxes and fees. Car hire is not included.

11 days from £615pp*
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Car hire Nevada
Car hire in Nevada
Want to take things in to your own hands and plan your own road trip across Nevada? Then do it! Hiring a car gives you the freedom to choose what you want.

 

Campervan hire Nevada
Camper hire in Nevada
Legendary roads, jaw dropping beaches, sleek cities and world class national parks with no set itinerary makes campervan trips the perfect way to explore the sun kissed west coast or the historic east coast, or why not both?!

 

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Tours and activities in Nevada

Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam Coach Tour
Experience one of the most impressive engineered wonders of the world!Upon arriving at Hoover Dam, enjoy the Government Guided V.I.P. Discovery Tour. You will be able to access the Visitor`s Center, Exhibit Areas, Movie Room, Observation Deck and the Generator Room.
Half day from £55
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Red Rock Canyon
Red Rock Canyon Tour
On the way to on of the Mojave Deserts most beautiful attraction visit the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, the colorful sandstone Calico Hills, limestone Indian roasting pits and the petroglyphs at Willow Springs.
Full day from £65
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Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Snow Shoeing Tour
Experience the beauty of South Lake Tahoe that can only be accessed on foot.Your amazing tour guide will show you the best South Lake Tahoe scenic routes has to offer; stunning mountain and tree lines and incredible photo opportunities.
 
2 hours from £25
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Historic tour of Virginia City & Carson City
Step back in time on this narrated tour following the Pony Express Trail to America’s largest historic landmark Virginia City – the Comstock Lode founded in 1859, where Mark Twain roamed the streets and everybody wanted a piece of the 'Richest Place on Earth'.  Your driver tour guide narrates the history, geography and geology or the surrounding area and stop off in Carson City on the way home.
Half day from £38
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Accommodation

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort 4*
Surrounded by towering pines and mountain greenery, the resort offers year-round recreation on the neighbouring ski slopes and golf courses, at the resort's private beach and in its action-packed casino.
From £150 per room per night
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Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Harrah's Lake Tahoe Resort & Casino 4*
With a resort like this, you'll never want to leave. Equipped with not only a pool, sauna and steam room, this is also a place for those who want to have some vegas-esque fun, with a nightclub and a casino. Not to worry about the noise though, this 18-storey building also has double-soundproof rooms. Everyone's a winner!
From £103 per room per night
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Circus Circus Reno
Circus Circus Hotel & Casino, Reno 3*
Head to the little city with a lot of bite, and stay at a hotel with a carnival vibe and a vintage circus theme. Have fun at the casino, or go and watch the acrobats, jugglers and aerialists perform under the big top. Plus there's lots to do nearby the hotel too, from hiking and cycling, to snowshoeing and kayaking.
From £33 per room per night
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