Nevada May 07, 2016
12 Things Everyone In Nevada Should Avoid At All Costs
While most of the world thinks of Nevada as a party town, residents know an entirely different Nevada. It takes a certain kind of hardy, independent person to live here year-round, and we’ve pretty much adjusted to the rigors of the desert. Still, you should avoid these 12 things in Nevada at all costs.
1. Leaving your pets in the car.
It only takes a few minutes for the temperature in your car to be deadly to your pets.
2. Taking friends and family to the same old tourist spots.
There’s only so many times you can go to the Vegas Strip before it gets old. Show your visitors the REAL Nevada...some of our beautiful state parks, lakes and other recreation areas.
3. Going for a long drive without filling the gas tank.
Parts of our state are vast and empty, with gas stations few and far between. Don’t get caught without enough gas for your trip.
4. Planning physical activity for the middle of the day.
July in Nevada is like January in Minnesota...a great month to stay indoors. Don’t attempt yard work, jogging or moving heavy things around outside during the middle of the day when the temperature is over 100 degrees.
5. Hiking without water.
Nevada’s climate is so dry that it’s easy to become dehydrated. Bring plenty of water when you play outdoors.
6. Not watching for livestock in “Open Range” areas.
If you’ve driven through these areas before, you know that you can run into a cow on the road at any time. Hitting one with your car can be deadly...and not just to the cow.
7. Walking the strip in uncomfortable shoes.
When you get roped into spending an entire evening on the Strip, make sure you wear comfortable shoes. Otherwise, you’ll be limping along with the tourists who made the same mistake.
8. Using an ATM at a casino.
So, you’ve stopped for dinner or a show at the local casino, only to find that you’re out of cash. Using at ATM inside a casino could cost you $10 in bank fees...or more.
9. Deadly wildlife.
Rattlesnakes and scorpions...both hang out in Nevada’s desert climate. Keep an eye out and avoid their dangerous (and deadly) bites.
10. Speeding on your way to Burning Man.
Burning Man pulls in tourists from all over the world...and it’s a great time for local police to make some revenue. They issue lots of speeding tickets during the festival...don’t get one.
11. Alien abduction.
Try to avoid being abducted by aliens. We’ve heard it’s not much fun.
12. Being mistaken for a tourist by the cabbie at the airport.
You might get “long-hauled” - driven the long way around from McCarran International to Las Vegas. It’s a fairly common (but illegal) practice for which cabbies are notorious.
What else should Nevadans avoid?