15 Perfect Nevada Getaways!

It’s time to remove yourself from your daily routine and get away from it all! Whatever your preference for an escape, Nevada has some incredible spots to sneak away to. The rich landscapes of Nevada offer everything from high desert to snow peaked mountains with plenty in between. Explore our choice for 15 of the best get aways in the state.

1. Wine tasting at Sander's Family Vineyard

This vineyard is taken right out of old Italy with some amazing architecture and some even more amazing wine. Nestled outside of the Pahrump, Nevada, this small batch winery is surrounded by the breathtaking views of the Spring Mountains.

2. Rent a chalet at Pine Cone Resort

Experience the Lake Tahoe of the 1950s from one of a small collection of two story chalets for rent. Each unit is nestled into the pine trees and feels a million miles away from everything while still being close enough to enjoy some of the more touristy areas of Tahoe.

3. Enjoy Trego Hot Springs

Located in the Black Rock Range, the Trego Hot Springs is a gorgeous area for tent camping. The hike in is a little under a mile and is fairly flat for a wide range of abilities. There are many natural springs to look at while there is only one that is usable as a hot springs. This out of the way gem is a hidden treasure for many locals.

4. Play a round of golf at Virgin River

A golf lovers dream in the desert. Mesquite, Nevada, is known for some amazing golf courses including those at Virgin River Resort. The added bonus of an ever lively casino on site adds to the weekend fun.

5. Hike Ruby Mountains

Known as the Alps of Nevada, this mountain range is breathtaking. The views are amazing and the fresh air seems to transport the experienced hikers to a whole other world. With 25 lakes and more open green meadows than one can usually count, this is a paradise to explore.

6. View the heard at Ely Elk Viewing Area

Explore the small town of Ely, Nevada, while taking a detour 11 miles outside of the city to enjoy the grazing of the largest elk heard in the area. The elk are majestic and calming to observe. The quaint town of Ely offers visitors a glimpse into small town mining.

7. Ski from the resort at Mount Charleston

A ski lodge just 30 minutes away from Las Vegas! A short drive from the city brings guests to the base of Mount Charleston for some of the best alpine hiking and skiing in the area. The air is crisp and temperatures average about 20 degrees lower than the night desert.

8. Lounge or golf at Eureka Casino Resort

This golfer's paradise is also a favorite for non-players just based on the wide range of activities on site. The resort offers that standard casino games, some unique entertainment venues and something a little bit different than the average casino experience in the bigger cities.

9. Bird watch at Swan Lake Natural Study Area

Just outside of Reno, this nature study area is best in the spring and summer months. The swans are a majestic site as well as many other water fowls that are found in the wetlands. A day spent walking the easy to access trails and just taking in the local wildlife is a great distraction from the real world.

10. Hike the Huffaker Lookout Trail

While this nature trail is only available in late spring and summer, the views of the Virginia Range and Mt. Rose are worth the wait. There are plenty of camping options in the area as well as hotels within the city of Reno should you wish to extend the getaway beyond a day hike.

11. Catch a festival in Elko

The small town of Elko, Nevada, welcomes several unique festivals and gatherings through out the year that are worth exploring. In January of each year they host the week long National Cowboy Poetry Gathering and in July the National Basque Festival.  

12. Explore the Rhyolite Ghost Town

Rhyolite is located just outside of the small tourist town of Beatty, Nevada. This once booming town features a structure made out of beer bottles dating back to the early 1900s. Many of the building shells give visitors a view of the old west and mining before modern technology.

13. Plan a spa getaway at Red Rock Resort

Luxury is the name of the game at this spa in the desert. While it's located close to the lights of the Vegas strip, it's just far enough away to be in a world all it's own. The spa services are enough to make anyone forget the stress of everyday life as well.

14. Enjoy a winter break at Club Tahoe

Club Tahoe offers guests a private residence to enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe. The rental units are very much like a condo for visitors who prefer a quieter vacation as opposed to the busy casino feel. The club is beautiful in the winter but also a prime location for summer lake visitors. This is a chance to enjoy a quieter, more natural pace for Lake Tahoe.

15. Golf or hike at Genoa Lakes

World-class golf and sweeping valley views await visitors to this small, out of the way resort. The surroundings are as lush as the green space of the course. Whether you want a round of golf or to just enjoy the peaceful views of the surrounding valleys, Genoa Lake is a beautiful area.

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