Nevada is a state with so much to offer, but with California flanking it on one side and Arizona on the other, it seems to get ignored a bit.
People seem to not be aware of all that Nevada has to offer, and how many incredible places to visit in Nevada there are.
I’ve created this Nevada bucket list for everyone to see just how diverse and beautiful Nevada is, to inspire you to think beyond the Strip and see the gorgeous landscapes that Nevada has to offer.
From the east coast of Lake Tahoe to the edge of Death Valley to the Valley of Fire State Park and beyond, here are all the incredible places to visit in Nevada, perfect for a Nevada road trip, planning a Nevada itinerary, or adding to your Nevada bucket list if you’re lucky enough to live in the state!
The Big Nevada Bucket List
Attend the Burning Man Festival
Helicopter over the Vegas Strip by night
Take your photo with the famous Las Vegas sign
Drive through the Valley of Fire State Park
Hike through the Valley of Fire’s colorful Fire Wave
Hike the Rainbow Vista trail in the Valley of Fire
Photograph the iconic Elephant Rock
Cruise around gorgeous Lake Mead
Marvel at the Hoover Dam’s engineering
Gawk at Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park
See the stunning sand dunes of Amargosa Valley
Look for petroglyphs and caves on the Grimes Point Archaelogical Trail
See the cute marina houses of Sparks
Relax in the scenic Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
Ski the stunning Sierra Nevadas
Hike in the beautiful Ruby Mountains through Lamoille Canyon
Visit Lake Tahoe’s stunning eastern shores
See the peaceful Carson River
Relax in the quiet, isolated Trego Hot Springs
Visit the ghost mining town of Rhyolite
Marvel at the vistas of Cathedral Gorge
Relax on the scenic Pyramid Lake
Discover the 7 Magic Mountains exhibit in the desert
See the stunning Red Rock Canyon at sunrise
Take a tour to see the Fly Geyser
Pin this Nevada Bucket List Full of the Best Places to Visit in Nevada!
Allison Green is a former educator turned travel blogger. She holds a Masters in Teaching and a B.A. in English and Creative Writing. Her blog posts merge her educational background and her experience traveling to 60+ countries to encourage thoughtful travel experiences that both educate and entertain. She has been a speaker at the World Travel Writers Conference and her writing, photography, and podcasting work has appeared in National Geographic, CNN Arabic, CBC Canada, and Forbes, amongst others. Now based in San Francisco Bay Area where she grew up, she has also lived in Prague, Sofia, and New York City.