A state we need to explore more of!

When most people think of Nevada, they pretty much just imagine the glitz of Las Vegas and a lot of hot, arid desert landscapes. Which, fair enough, it is the driest state in the United States!

Frankly, we've only been to Las Vegas and seen some sights nearby that are close enough to be a day trip from the city, which we mostly saw on our southwest road trip.

However, if you look at the map below, you'll notice Las Vegas only accounts for a tiny part of the entire state! There's a lot more to Nevada than just casinos and the Strip.

Learn more about the state's Native American and mining history and how both have shaped the Nevada's more rural culture you can find. Visit the various ghost towns (including the famous "Loneliest Road in America") as well as the many incredible natural landscapes.

Quick Tips for Visiting Nevada

When to Visit: With such a dry climate, Nevada tends to have milder winters but incredibly hot summers. As in, the hottest day the state has seen was a whopping 125F (51C)!

Language: English, though Spanish is often spoken as well

Currency: The dollar (USD). (1 USD = ~.9 EUR or ~.75 GBP OR ~1.25 CAD)

Card-Friendly? Nevada is definitely card-friendly in the cities, but we recommend having cash on hand just in case, especially if you head out to more rural areas.

Getting Around: You'll definitely need a car to get around even in Vegas.

Safety: Over all, it's best to be mindful of your belongings in the bigger cities, especially the ones known for gambling!


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