Nevada is one of the most popular American states. It is visited by people from all over the world, mainly Las Vegas, the country’s gambling capital. You could even go as far as to say that Las Vegas is the world’s gambling capital since the city is iconic and known by people from all corners of the globe.
If you plan on visiting Nevada, then there’s a lot to do. So that you get the most out of your trip, plan in advance. This post will offer seven ideas that you can use to ensure you have a fun week in Nevada.
Visiting Nevada without going to Vegas should be a crime. Visiting Las Vegas is one of the most iconic things to do in the entire United States. The city is famous all over the world because it’s so much fun to visit. You can save a lot of money on flights and hotel reservations by booking everything in advance. You don’t have to gamble in Vegas, since there’s much more to do, like visiting the Mob Museum, the city’s zoo, or the many other attractions open to the public.
Hoover Dam is a popular tourist site, located a stone’s throw from Las Vegas. You can drive there from Vegas. If you rent your own car, then you will be able to travel throughout Nevada. It is worth noting, if you plan on renting a car, then make sure that you get one with air conditioning. As you are probably already aware, Nevada is mostly desert. Renting a car without air conditioning could lead to you overheating and developing heat exhaustion, which is not good. Heat exhaustion can quickly give way to heat stroke, which can be fatal if left untreated.
The desert is worth a visit, too. To be honest, if you are driving to Vegas (or Hoover Dam) then you will have to pass through a lot of deserts. Do not go far from your car if you want to actually walk in the desert, though. Straying too far from your car could be dangerous. Temperatures in the desert can get very high. If you go too far from your car, then you could get lost, and eventually overheat. Many tourists have been killed or seriously injured trying to go hiking in the desert.
There is a lion habitat in Nevada that you can visit, called Lion Habitat Ranch. It is a popular tourist destination, visited by thousands each year. It’s also worth noting that there are some other pretty incredible wildlife parks and zoos in Nevada. If you are an animal lover, then it’s definitely worth visiting some of them. You will need to pay for a ticket to get into all of the state’s wildlife parks because they are privately run, but tickets do not usually cost much. You can, again, save money on tickets by booking them in advance of your trip.
Many of America’s nuclear missile tests took place in the Nevada desert. If you are interested in nuclear history (which is perhaps more relevant now than ever before, considering everything that’s going on in Europe, and the threats being made by Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin), then the Atomic Museum is somewhere that’s worth visiting. You can learn the full history of how America developed nuclear weapons there. You can also learn about the fallout of them, how to survive them, and can see some interesting artifacts, preserved and stored after nuclear missile tests.
If you are a fan of hiking, then why not visit one of Nevada’s many nature reserves and parks? If you do plan on going hiking, then make sure that you stick to mapped-out routes. Never go off the beaten track and try to explore yourself. It is a good idea to take lots of water with you, a map, and a phone. Try to bring a signal booster, too. It’s not uncommon for people’s phones to lose signal out in the desert or in large nature reserves.
Lake Tahoe is a popular tourist destination, and it’s not hard to see why, because it’s absolutely beautiful. There are a lot of resort hotels located around Lake Tahoe. If you plan on visiting, then why not stay in one? Rooms in hotels near Lake Tahoe sell fast, so book as early as possible, so you do not get turned away.
Nevada is an interesting state with a unique history. If you have never visited before, then give the activities outlined in this post some consideration, so you can make the most out of your trip there, and see everything there is to see.