Whether you're headed to Nevada to gamble or to hike among the wildflowers, you're probably missing out on these offbeat attractions. Next time you're in the Silver State make sure to stop, pull over, and check out these unique photo ops.
With all the snow and water in the Sierra Mountains right now, it's sure to be a good year for juicy grapes and fantastic wines. Mark your calendar with these five wine festivals and head into the hills for a sip.
If your idea of roughing it comes with linen-clad beds, a bath house, and artist-designed lighting, then make a reservation at Nevada City's new Inn Town Campground, where 15 glamping sites promise a plush place to crash after a day of play in the Sierra foothills.
Two more feet of snow has blanketed the Tahoe area, but instead of heading to the crowded larger resorts, we're dreaming of backwoods trails away from the masses (and where no one can see us try out a split board).
Tahoe is a veritable winter wonderland right now with 4 to 7 feet of fresh snow! To keep from falling up to your waist in the cold powder, strap on a pair of snowshoes. These five snowshoe tours have everything from twilight treks, to star gazing, to feeding little birds from the palm of your hand.
Tucked into the forested foothills of Gold Country, the small towns of Nevada City and Grass Valley are about 40 minutes from North Lake Tahoe down windy Highway 20. For a winter getaway these little towns do the holidays right: from Nevada City's charming Victorian Christmas to cozy winery tasting rooms you'll probably want to stay longer than a weekend.
Just a week before Thanksgiving, Tahoe’s ski resorts are already in full swing due to several feet of powdery snow. Most resorts have at least 18 to 30 inches of fresh white stuff as well as some seasonal improvements and events for skiers, snowboarders, and those who just want to play in the mountains.
The rugged beauty of Alpine and Mono Counties attracts not only visitors interested in tiny communities, ski resorts, hot springs, and granite peaks, but also those who want to disappear into the wilderness for a few days. Spread between Highway 50 and the Sonora Junction, this area south of Lake Tahoe will help you trade in the city for the great outdoors.
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