From neon city lights to desert hiking trails, belly-busting buffets to haunted hotels, the Silver State has a lot to offer visitors.
The state of Nevada has over 50 million visitors each year. Whether they come to the north or the south, for business or pleasure, there are plenty of places and things to lure them to the state and keep them busy once they’ve arrived. Discover why you should visit the Silver State.
It’s not Vegas without a trip to the buffet, and the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace is among the city’s most lavish. It’s open for three meals a day and offers items such as oysters, tri-tip, crab legs and rack of lamb, as well as over a dozen new chef’s special dishes each day. A wide range of culinary styles are covered, from sushi to barbecue—and make sure to leave room for dessert.
There are plenty of stunning sights and signs at the Neon Museum, but they are best seen after the sun goes down. Once the sky darkens, the museum’s restored signs are flipped on, breathing new life into the Yucca Motel and Liberace Museum. The museum’s Brilliant! exhibit uses modern technology to bring old lights back to life via projection and animation, all synced to a soundtrack of Vegas classics.
Located in historic Virginia City, the Silver Queen Hotel was built in 1876. Along with an oak-bar saloon and rustic wedding chapel, the hotel has 28 rooms, many with high ceilings and claw-foot tubs. The Silver Queen is also reported to be haunted by several ethereal guests, including the ghost of a prostitute who once worked there—rooms 11 and 13 are said to be particularly active.
The Spencer Hot Springs is one of a number of fascinating attractions along Highway 50, a.k.a. “the Loneliest Road in America.” Hiking trails and camping spots surround the springs. After a long stroll through the majestic scenery, take a dip in one of several springs, which are over 100°F (37.7°C) year-round.