From the majestic mountains and pristine lakes in the west to the scenic canyons and surging rivers to the east, Nevada boasts numerous breathtaking cities and towns perfect for a fun and relaxing babymoon getaway. Most Nevada vacation rentals are situated close to abundant opportunities for sightseeing, recreational activities, leisurely spa visits, and excellent dining. That said, here are the most noteworthy babymoon destinations in Nevada.
1. Carson City
Beautiful and eclectic, Carson City, the state capital, lies a few miles east of Lake Tahoe on Nevada’s western edge. Walk the self-guided Blue Line Trail, also known as the Kit Carson Trail, to visit museums, churches, and Victorian houses in the city’s historic district. The Nevada State Railroad Museum not only has fascinating displays on railroad history but also takes you for rides on working trains and handcars. The Nevada State Museum features exhibits on the state’s geology, natural history, and Native American and pioneer history. For a look at a reconstructed Old West town, take a side trip to nearby Virginia City. If you enjoy browsing for antiques, massive Hanifin’s Art and Antiques in downtown Carson City is renowned as the largest antique store in Nevada. Visit Carson Hot Springs to bask in pools filled with natural hot mineral water. For superb Mexican cuisine, check out the San Marcos Grill.
Located along the Truckee River at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the city of Reno is renowned for the natural beauty of the surrounding area and a wealth of recreational activities for your babymoon holiday. The Riverwalk District is full of walking trails and beautiful parks that are perfect for romantic strolls. The district also has numerous antique shops, art galleries, and boutiques to explore. Don’t miss the amazing four-story multigallery Nevada Museum of Art, which features the International Center for Arts and Environment. On the lighter side, the National Automobile Museum houses over 200 antique and historic cars, including cars owned by celebrities such as Elvis Presley, John Wayne, and Frank Sinatra. If you want to enjoy some luxurious relaxation, check out the Spa Tuscana for massages, body treatments, eucalyptus steam saunas, and hot and cold plunge pools. For an overview of culinary excellence, join a walking tour of tastings at some of the city’s best restaurants with Reno Food Tours.
3. Crystal Bay and Incline Village, North Lake Tahoe
The Nevada side of North Lake Tahoe includes the charming, hospitable towns of Crystal Bay and Incline Village. Head for Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park to relax on a sandy beach by a sapphire-blue lake surrounded by the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. Rent a speedboat to explore the beautiful lake shore at Tahoe Jet Boats. The Bowers Mansion at Bowers Mansion Regional Park in nearby New Washoe City has exhibits that highlight the area’s history as a playground for the affluent. Pamper yourselves with massages and body treatments at the luxurious Stillwater Spa. For fine dining along with a stunning view, head for Lone Eagle Grill in Incline Village, which sits right on the lakeside.
The town of Laughlin lies on the scenic Colorado River in the extreme southern tip of Nevada. The Colorado River Heritage Greenway Park and Trails provide pathways along the waterfront where you can take romantic walks. Alternatively, explore the riverside on the water by moving from dock to dock with River Passage Water Taxis. Combine fine dining with sightseeing on a comfortable dinner cruise with Laughlin River Tours. For an unforgettable day trip, London Bridge Jet Boat Tours takes you down the Colorado River past incredible scenery to Lake Havasu City, Arizona, to view famous London Bridge, which was imported and reassembled brick by brick. Luxuriate with a massage and other spa treatments at Riverside Day Spa. Enjoy fine Italian cuisine along with a fantastic riverside view at the Vineyard.
Located in southwestern Nevada midway between Reno and Las Vegas, the town of Tonopah is renowned as one of the best stargazing spots in the country. Although in big cities usually only a few dozen stars are visible, in the dark skies over Tonopah, you can see up to 7,000 stars. Formerly a silver boom town, Tonopah now hosts the Tonopah Historic Mining Park, which features displays of mining equipment and minerals, restored mining buildings, and an underground mining tunnel. The Central Nevada Museum offers further insight into the Native American, pioneer, and mining history of the area. For some great Mexican food, head for El Marques Mexican Restaurant.
The city of Henderson lies in southern Nevada in close proximity to three of the state’s most popular attractions: Las Vegas, Boulder Dam, and Lake Mead. Don’t miss the awe-inspiring spectacle of Hoover Dam. Tours of the dam and its power plant are available through the Hoover Dam Visitor’s Center. From Hoover Dam, tour Lake Mead aboard an old-fashioned paddle-wheeler with Lake Mead Cruises. Alternatively, rent a jet boat or pontoon boat at Las Vegas Boat Harbor, and explore the lake on your own. Take a walking tour of the historic Water Street District, the heart of downtown Henderson, where numerous artistic outdoor murals line the streets. Step into the Clark County Heritage Museum to learn some of the fascinating history of the area. The City Lights Art Gallery displays impressive works by local artists. Have some first-class seafood at King’s Fish House.
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