Set amongst a parade of awe-inspiring mountains, enviable climate, and a golden horizon of desert Americana is the southwestern region of Nevada, USA: the naturally picture-perfect stateside destination for all visitors.
Home to an extensive Native history and an energetic modern culture (and with the highest density of mountains in any US state), you’ll never be at a loss for things to do on your holidays to Nevada. How about a visit to the state capital of Carson City, where you can envelop yourself in its natural charm, antiquated architecture and typically western hospitality? Or would you prefer to party until morning in the spirited riches or relics of the Las Vegas Strip and Fremont Street, respectively (or see the sights of Vegas’ little sister and cousin cities Reno and Sparks for a more family-friendly option). Feeling outdoorsy? You can straddle the Stateline of Nevada and Arizona with a trip to the Hoover Dam, or cross it entirely for an unforgettable journey to a modern wonder - the Grand Canyon – which is situated just four hours from central Las Vegas itself.
Visiting in wintertime? Head to the Californian Stateline and along the northern shores of the gorgeous Lake Tahoe where you’ll find Incline Village – an adventure and winter sports paradise which offers exhilarating activities the whole year round. And, because this little gem is situated on the west coast, you’re bound to find plenty of public beaches to dip your toes in!
Whether you’re taking a hike up one of the state’s many mountains, partying in the eternal indulgence of “Sin City” (Las Vegas), or soaking up some of the famous Nevadan sunshine, you’re guaranteed a good time. Just remember: the deserts aren’t the only things coloured golden in the US’s 35th state – Nevada is also the fourth-largest producer of the precious metal in the world. In Nevada, all that glitters most certainly is gold!