When people plan trips to Nevada, they’re often curious about family-friendly activities in the state. After all, while Nevada is known as the Entertainment Capital of the World, it’s also largely known for more adult-friendly activities in terms of gambling and entertainment. However, there are tons of great activities for families across the state. Learn the best things to do this holiday season as you travel Nevada, from sightseeing to outdoor recreation and the best hotel near Hoover Dam.
There are many historic, environmental and other attractions throughout the state for you and your family to explore when you choose to travel Nevada. From the Mojave Desert to Red Rock Cavern, from Carson City to Fire State Park, the options are so broad and varied you’ll need more than one trip to see them all!
1. Lake Mead
Lake Mead is one of the most popular family recreational destinations in all of Las Vegas. Whether it’s the sweltering summer heat, or more manageable temperatures during the holidays, Lake Mead offers water recreation, beautiful picnic grounds, scenic driving and a range of Park Ranger services.
2. Carson City
People who go to Nevada often think of Reno and Las Vegas, the two entertainment capitals of the state, nation and world. However, the State Capitol of Nevada is Carson City, and this historical town offers a range of family sightseeing benefits. From the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada to the Nevada State Railroad Museum and Washoe Lake State Park, there’s tons to do here.
3. Valley of Fire State Park
The Valley of Fire State Park is the largest and oldest state park in Nevada. Named for the sandstone formations in the Mojave Desert which are of a flaming red color, this state park offers some of the most breathtaking vistas you’ll experience anywhere. The holidays are the ideal time to visit this attraction, as the heat in the summer is almost unbearable.
4. Other State Parks
Talking of state parks, Nevada is full of them, and each has its own appeal. There’s Garnet Hill, famous for its wealth of the semi-precious stones for which it’s named; there’s Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, which includes a ghost town, fossil quarry, mine and campground; and Great Basin, where some of the oldest trees in the world can be found, as well as great hiking and cave spelunking adventures.
5. Hoover Dam
No trip to Nevada is complete without a stop at this major landmark, which is responsible for the availability of water throughout the southwestern United States. It was also named one of the top Construction Achievements of the 20th Century, and sits right on the Nevada/Arizona state line. Best of all, while you’re there you can stay at the best hotel near Hoover Dam: The Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino!
Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino is a local casino in Henderson which offers the best in entertainment, dining and amenities, from great restaurants to a first-class sports car, classic auto showroom and more. For more information about how Railroad Pass can be a part of your Nevada family vacation, give us a call today!