Things to Do in Nevada

Where else in the world can you find such a range of indoor and outdoor activities to keep you busy throughout the year as with things to do in Nevada? The first thing that comes to mind for visitors is the famous gambling environment of the Silver State. Accompanying the gaming industry are many other Nevada activities. These include all the amenities that one finds at the casino resorts such as live entertainment, pools and spas, fine dining and more. Galleries, libraries and museums can be found in close proximity to many of the resorts, but these attractions can also be located in many of the more rural areas throughout the state as well. For the more active among us, things to do in Nevada include fun in the air and on the water and land. There is ballooning, gliding, soaring and flying in the clear skies of the Silver State. The lakes and rivers offer opportunities for boating, sailing, paddleboarding, swimming, diving and fishing. Millions of acres of public lands in Nevada provide opportunities for hiking, biking, climbing, hunting and camping. Other outdoor pursuits include incredible golf courses and ski areas. Another thing to do in Nevada is simply to travel the state and enjoy the sights, from the Ruby Mountains to Lake Tahoe and from Hoover Dam to the Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park.

Other Things To Do in Nevada Things

Fun in the Silver State can be painted in broad strokes and often tends to focus on the offerings at the resorts and large parks. But things to do in Nevada also include more local and neighborhood activities. A partial list includes bowling, roller skating, laser tag, community theater, stargazing, concerts, festivals and more. Just look around any part of the state and you'll be astounded by all the opportunities to enjoy yourself. 

Ball Fitness Studios of Reno

Nevada Thing to Do
460 California Avenue, Suite 200, Reno
(775) 324-3224
1185 California Avenue, Reno
(775) 324-3224

Ball Fitness Studios offers classes in Pilates, yoga, Melt, TRX, Gravity and HIIT at two studio locations in Reno. Knowledgeable instructors offer a range of functional training classes to help prepare your body for everyday life and to make your body the healthiest and strongest it can be. Whether you want to up your game in strength, conditioning, cardio, endurance, flexibility, core strength, balance or... read more

Ball Fitness Studios offers classes in Pilates, yoga, Melt, TRX, Gravity and HIIT at two... read more

Brewery Arts Center

Nevada Thing to Do
449 W. King Street, Carson City
(775) 883-1976

In the mid-1800s the building now known as the Brewery Arts Center was built on King Street as a steam beer brewery, bar and Masonic Lodge that would ship kegs and barrels out to local saloons. In the early 1900s the building belonged to Carson Brewing Company who crafted Tahoe Beer, "Famous As The Lake." A mural depicting those brewers can be seen on the... read more

In the mid-1800s the building now known as the Brewery Arts Center was built on... read more

Carson Valley Art Center

Nevada Thing to Do
1644 U.S. Highway 395, Suite B-3, Minden
(775) 392-4848

Carson Valley Art Center is a place where creativity and community come together. Artists Deborah Corona and Michael Corona run this gallery, studio and classroom space, offering dynamic art classes and continuing arts education to all ages. They lead classes in drawing, painting and ceramics, including hand-building, wheel-throwing and sculpture. Other offerings here include DaVinci & Drinks, a guided painting party in which you can... read more

Carson Valley Art Center is a place where creativity and community come together. Artists Deborah... read more

Carson Valley Swim Center

Nevada Thing to Do
1600 NV Highway 88, Minden
(775) 782-8840

Just off Highway 88 next to Douglas High School is Carson Valley Swim Center (CVSC). This massive facility merges family-fun swimming with diving and other competitive water sports. CVSC has an eight-lane, 25-yard outdoor pool with views of the mountain peaks in the distance and a family outdoor pool as well. Inside there are more lanes for swimming, a heated therapy pool, diving boards, a... read more

Just off Highway 88 next to Douglas High School is Carson Valley Swim Center (CVSC).... read more

Max Casino

Max Casino
Nevada Thing to Do
900 S. Carson Street, Carson City
(775) 883-0900

Max Casino is an exciting rebirth of an iconic Carson City location just south of downtown. Formerly the Carson Station Hotel and Casino, the Max has been given a fresh makeover and rebranding. The main gaming area includes more than 300 of the latest video slot and poker machines. It's a favorite of locals and tourists alike, and gamblers can enjoy the lucrative Max Rewards... read more

Max Casino is an exciting rebirth of an iconic Carson City location just south of... read more

Morris Burner Hostel

Nevada Thing to Do
400 E. 4th Street, Reno
(775) 327-1171

Just east of Downtown Reno on the historic 4th Street stretch is the Morris Burner Hostel. The place describes itself as an artist-heavy housing facility and community space, an oasis for Burning Man obsessives who don't want the event to ever end. Aside from being a hostel, the Morris Burner hosts plenty of creative events such as drum circles, discussion groups, wellness activities and much... read more

Just east of Downtown Reno on the historic 4th Street stretch is the Morris Burner... read more

Nevada Museum of Art

Reno's Midtown District
Nevada Thing to Do
160 W. Liberty Street, Reno
(775) 329-3333

As the only accredited art museum in the state, Nevada Museum of Art is a beacon of culture in the High Sierra. The permanent collections are extensive and stunning, and the changing exhibitions keep things fresh, even for regular visitors. The museum offers three floors of exhibits, usually with varying themes and styles. Most exhibits are on display for at least one month; some may... read more

As the only accredited art museum in the state, Nevada Museum of Art is a... read more

Press Start Arcade Bar

Reno's Midtown District
Nevada Thing to Do
1413 S. Virginia Street, Reno
(775) 786-2550

Midtown Reno's newest local bar is actually a throwback. Press Start Arcade Bar combines nostalgic fun with a modern, friendly neighborhood bar offering craft beer and specialty drinks. It is an arcade (or "barcade") filled to the brim with classic coin-operated arcade games straight from the '80s and '90s. Alongside movie-themed pinball machines are all your favorite childhood games, from Pac-Man to Galaga to Street... read more

Midtown Reno's newest local bar is actually a throwback. Press Start Arcade Bar combines nostalgic... read more

Reno Little Theater

Nevada Thing to Do
147 E. Pueblo Street, Reno
(775) 813-8900

Reno Little Theater (RLT) is Nevada's longest-running community theater, with roots dating back to 1935. Volunteer-oriented, the RLT is a nonprofit organization that provides a range of plays each season as well as theater education, classes and competitions. RLT's current space on Pueblo Street is a hip and attractive building in the hip and attractive arts district of Midtown, where they present musicals, drama, mystery,... read more

Reno Little Theater (RLT) is Nevada's longest-running community theater, with roots dating back to 1935.... read more

Reno-Tahoe Comedy

Nevada Thing to Do
100 S. Virginia Street, Reno
(775) 322-5233

Forget your worries at Reno-Tahoe Comedy. Located in the Pioneer Underground in the downtown Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, Reno-Tahoe Comedy features a nationally known comedian every weekend. Local talent also takes the stage to get the party started. Enjoy comfortable theater seating and a full bar with no drink minimum. Who doesn't want an evening of fun and laughter? You also can hire... read more

Forget your worries at Reno-Tahoe Comedy. Located in the Pioneer Underground in the downtown Pioneer... read more

The Generator

Nevada Thing to Do
1240 Icehouse Avenue, Sparks
(775) 453-6537

In the spirit of open collaboration and deeply ingrained with the artistic momentum of Burning Man, Sparks' The Generator is a nonprofit workshop for artists and builders. Whether you are a carpenter, a painter, a welder or any other kind of creator, The Generator comes with the materials to share and the like-minded individuals to help you bring your vision to life, whatever that vision... read more

In the spirit of open collaboration and deeply ingrained with the artistic momentum of Burning... read more

The Neon Dragonfly

Reno's Midtown District
Nevada Thing to Do
214 California Avenue, Reno
(775) 737-9780

Enter the eclectic world of The Neon Dragonfly, a boutique located in Midtown. A sister shop to the nearby Melting Pot, The Neon Dragonfly appeals to a similar type of artistic individual. In this boutique you'll find fashion-forward women's clothing, glittering jewelry of all styles, fun and gift-worthy socks and accessories, steampunk apparel, unique lamps, home decor, quirky wall art and all kinds of other... read more

Enter the eclectic world of The Neon Dragonfly, a boutique located in Midtown. A sister... read more