Put the rubber to the road
The best, and easiest, way to discover Nevada is by hitting the road. The state is filled with quirky roadside attractions and scenic byways with incredible views, best seen out the car window whilst cruising. There are 10 “ready-made” road trips routes for visitors to choose from, spanning arts and culture, ufo’s and ghosts, and seemingly endless outdoor adventure, T
Spot a shooting star (or is it a ufo?)
Nevada is home to some of the world’s darkest skies, unpolluted by the lights of towns or cities, the state is home to 14 dark sky sanctuaries perfect for stargazing on a clear night. Visitors can take the “Starry-est Route in America”, the Park to Park in the Dark route takes roadtrippers from Death Valley to Great Basin, 2 international Dark Sky Parks, via some of the least light-polluted spaces in the Lower 48. Here visitors can see not only stars and galaxies and planets too, all with the naked eye.
Brave the ghost towns
Nevada has 600+ ghost towns in comparison to just 100 populated cities and towns. Thanks to the silver and gold discovered in the state in the 1860s, people flocked here in search of a fortune and towns popped up due to the increased population. These towns have been left empty and untouched for over 150 years and due to Nevada’s dry climate have been well preserved, as if stuck in time, and visitors can still explore these towns and even head underground into the silver and gold mines with Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours.
Explore the National Parks
The State and National Parks in Nevada vary massively due to the state’s size and geographical diversity, from the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe, to the vibrant red rocks of the Valley of Fire, Nevada’s natural beauty is endless. Because of this variation visitors can choose from a plethora of outdoor activities to enjoy, hiking, biking, boating, water skiing, fishing, and even skiing and snowboarding during the winter months, no visitors will leave Nevada bored.
Discover art like no other
Whilst exploring the state’s open roads visitors will enjoy the public and open air art dotted throughout the desert. The empty landscape has inspired creatives over the years to create and construct, leaving behind sculptures and artworks for travellers to enjoy. The Free-Range Art Highway takes roadtrippers from Las Vegas to Reno on a 4-wheel gallery tour, passing sights such as the Goldwell open air museum, Thunder Mountain Monument and the colourful Car Forest of the Last Church.