Nevada is famous for casinos and parties in Sin City (aka Las Vegas), but there is so much more to this beautiful state than city life. With the hoover dam and some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes in the city’s backyard, state and national parks are just a short drive away.
I like to fly into Las Vegas and go on mini weekend road trips to different parks in the area. Some are just a couple of hours from the city while others are up to 5 hours away.
Notable Parks IN NEVADA:
- Death Valley National Park
- Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
- Great Basin National Park
- Lake Mead National Recreation Area
- Valley of Fire State Park
- Cathedral Gorge State Park
- Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park
- Sand Harbor State Park
best time to visit Nevada
Being mostly desert, the state experiences extreme temperatures both during summer and winter. Summers are hot and muggy but it’s perfect for pool parties in Vegas and kayaking Emerald Cove.
Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 27°F to 90°F and is rarely below 10°F or above 98°F. March and April in Nevada are the ideal months to take a trip to the city and explore its outdoors.