Here in Nevada, summer is right around the corner. Do you have any special plans for making it the best summer ever? If not, how about making a bucket list of unforgettable things to do? And, if you’re stumped on how to get started, maybe we can help. Listed below are 15 unforgettable things to add to your Nevada summer bucket list. By adding these unforgettable things to your bucket list, you’ll be well on your way to having the best summer ever!
1. Take a ride on the historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad.
The Virginia & Truckee Railroad was built to serve the Comstock Lode mining communities of northwestern Nevada. Today, it operates as a heritage railroad and is headquartered in Virginia City.
2. Go whitewater rafting down the Truckee River.
In addition to kayaking, whitewater rafting is a very popular recreational activity enjoyed by many watersports enthusiasts on the Truckee River.
3. Explore and appreciate the beauty of Lamoille Canyon.
Lamoille Canyon, best known as the "Grand Canyon" of Nevada, is the largest valley in the Ruby Mountains.
4. Relax in one of Nevada's many hot springs.
With more than 300 hot springs in Nevada, choosing one to add to your summer bucket list should be a breeze.
5. Take a drive down the Extraterrestrial Highway to see if you can spot any UFOs.
The Extraterrestrial Highway was given its name because of the numerous UFO sightings along the road.
6. Go hiking in Valley of Fire State Park.
Valley of Fire, located in Overton, Nevada, is the Silver State's oldest and largest state park.
7. Visit Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.
Established in 1984, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is the largest remaining oasis in the Mojave Desert.
8. Explore Lehman Caves.
Lehman Caves, located within the Great Basin National Park, is a beautiful marble cave containing numerous stalactites, stalagmites, helictites and more than 300 rare shield formations.
9. Spend a day on Lake Tahoe's Sand Harbor.
Without a doubt, Sand Harbor is Lake Tahoe's most beautiful beach!
10. Cool off with a delicious sundae from Serendipty 3.
Pictured: Deep Fried Oreo Sundae / Location: Caesars Palace in Las Vegas
11. Book a room at the Mizpah Hotel - one of Nevada's most haunted hotels.
The Mizpah Hotel, located in Tonopah, Nevada, is supposedly haunted by a few prostitutes from its early days. The most famous prostitute, "Lady in Red," is known to touch men's hair or rub up against them.
12. Go fishing at Pyramid Lake.
Pyramid Lake, located in Washoe County, is a remnant of ancient Lake Lahontan and was once inhabited by the 19th-century Paiute Tribe.
13. Spend a wonderful weekend camping in Nevada's desert.
From RV sites to tent sites, there are many wonderful camping spots located throughout Nevada.
14. Visit Eldorado Canyon's Techatticup Mine.
Eldorado Canyon's Techatticup Mine is the oldest, richest and most famous mine in Southern Nevada. It stands out from other mines because around $2 million worth of silver and gold is still inside.
15. As the summer comes to a close, be sure to attend Burning Man.
Burning Man is an annual gathering that takes place in the Black Rock Desert where attendees explore many different types of artistic self-expression. The 2016 Burning Man event will take place from August 28 to September 5.