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Nevada Holidays

Nevada, the Silver State, offers visitors so much more than the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas.  It’s one of the largest states in the USA and its diverse terrain allows you to ski on world-class runs, play on championship golf courses, bike or hike the Tahoe Rim Trail, navigate a kayak on the Truckee River, take a jeep up Sand Mountain and snowmobile miles of wide open terrain… and all in one vacation!  From the cowboy country of Elko to the ghost towns around Genoa and Ely, the options for adventure are endless.

Top Tips

"Make sure you allow a couple of hours to include Hoover Dam in your itinerary. Take one of the guided tours deep down into the dam to see it from the inside and learn how it was built."

"Enjoy a Basque meal at the Star Hotel in Elko. In the mid 19th century, a wave of immigrants from the Basque region ended up in Nevada, working as sheepherders and Basque restaurants still remain throughout the region."

"Take in one of the many ghost towns dotted throughout the state. There are actually more ghost towns in Nevada than populated towns!"

"Take a Maverick Helicopter night flight over The Strip in Las Vegas. The 12 minute flight is the best way to see the spectacle of neon lights."

"Treat yourself to dinner at the three Michelin Star Joel Robuchon restaurant at MGM Grand, but book well ahead, especially if you're there over a weekend (and be sure to arrange for them to send their gold stretched limousine to collect you from your hotel)."

"Visit the East Ely Railroad Depot Museum, telling the history of the regions mining heritage. We recommend pairing this with a trip on the historical Northern Nevada Railway in the same complex."

"Include Lake Tahoe in your itinerary. Incline Village on the Nevada side of the lake is wonderful any time of year with great skiing in the winter and beautiful golf and lake activities in the summer... oh, and spectacular scenery year round."

"For the best value, plan your stay in Las Vegas for Sunday through Thursday nights - the hotels offer great deals for midweek stays and everything is quieter too."

"Witness the exhilarating action of the National Championship Air Races in Reno every September. See planes race around the desert course at speeds of over 300mph in one of the only remaining air races in North America."

Las Vegas

The state is famous for its gambling, with many of the towns and cities in Nevada, all featuring at least one casino. The love for gambling in the state comes from the days of the silver mining, which was once prominent in the state. Ghost towns and abandoned mines can be found throughout Nevada and are well worth a visit.

Las Vegas is undoubtedly the most famous of Nevada’s locations and is like nowhere else on earth! A near-perfect climate is nature’s gift to this breathtaking destination. The spectacular shows, unique hotels and magnificent facilities are Las Vegas’s gift to us. Whether looking for a short break to enjoy some winter sunshine, taking a couple of days for some fun in the desert or going to spend an entire two week vacation here, Las Vegas is a ‘must see’ destination.



Lake Tahoe & Elko

Lake Tahoe in the north of the state, offers one of the best ski resorts in North America during the winter, while boasting incredible water sports and mountain activities during the summer months. Rock climbing, mountain biking and hiking are all found throughout the state, giving visitors the opportunity to see the beauty of Nevada first hand.

Elko, known as ‘Nevada with attitude’ is a true cowboy town. Take time to stop by one of the saloons downtown and have a drink with real cowboys, or shop in one of the many leather shops on Main Street. Elko is also the home to the National Cowboy Poetry festival, where cowboys from all around the US gather and recite poems they have written about their adventures.  Nevada is a paradise for those who enjoy the great outdoors.

Reno & Ely

Reno is the largest city in Northern Nevada. It is located in the southern part of Washoe County, nestled on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in an area called the Truckee Meadows. With an impressive Riverwalk District, downtown whitewater kayak park, an unmatched lineup of annual events and the gateway to unlimited outdoor activity, Reno has come a long way from its mid-1800s early days. Originally a small community known as Lakes Crossing that sprung to life to serve westward travelers, the town enjoyed growth from railroad extensions, legalized gambling, liberal divorce laws and, eventually economic diversification beyond the wild world of gaming. That means that today, Reno has a lot going on for locals and travellers alike.

At the eastern end of U.S. Highway 50 is the bustling town of Ely. What started as just a post office and stagecoach station grew rapidly with the discovery of copper in 1906. As the railroad steamed into town, Ely continued to grow, and today the community’s history is documented by a series of giant murals gracing the sides of buildings throughout town. For a closer look at Ely’s history, visitors can also tour the Renaissance Village to see homes and stores adorned as they would have been in the 1900s. Each home is furnished and decorated to represent the ethnicities that made up Ely’s early days, a mix of cultures that included Spanish, Italian, English, French, Slavic, Asian and Greek.


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