Nevada December 31, 2017
You Must Visit These 7 Awesome Places In Nevada This Winter
Winter in Nevada is a magical time, even if we don’t see much snow. The lack of snow and warmer temperatures doesn’t mean Nevada isn’t filled with unique things to do during the winter months. In fact, there are plenty of amazing things to do and places to see that are extra special during the colder season. If you’re looking for a unique way to get out and experience our amazing state this winter, go ahead and check out some of these amazing places.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Visit Cathedral Gorge State Park.
Cathedral Gorge is a stunning state park all year long. However, it's especially magical during the winter time when the cliffs are all covered in snow. The sight of the park's unique landscape blanketed in pure white snow is seriously postcard-worthy. Be aware that if you visit during winter, temperatures in the park can drop below freezing. For more information, see our full article
2. Attend a snow sculpture festival.
Nevada is home to all sorts of one-of-a-kind winter festivals. A popular festival is the The White Pine Fire and Ice Show which takes place in Ely, Nevada. The festival features dozens of impressive snow sculptures every year. For a complete list of Nevada's winter festivals, see our full article
3. Go snow tubing at Lee Canyon.
Contrary to popular belief, Nevada is an awesome place to get your thrills in while doing snowy recreational activities. In fact, there is a giant snow tubing hill located at Las Vegas Ski and Snow Resort. Snow tubing is the perfect winter activity for the whole family. No matter what your age is, you'll have a blast zipping down the gigantic snow-covered hill. For more information, see our full article
4. Visit this town that turns into a winter wonderland every year.
Nevada is chock full of small towns that turn into winter wonderlands as they become covered in snow every year. Genoa is the picture perfect winter town that everybody should experience. Located at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the historic town looks absolutely sublime during winter. For more information, see our full article
5. Take a picturesque winter hike.
Hiking isn't just a summer activity. In fact, there's no better way of experiencing Nevada's winter beauty than by taking a scenic hike along the state's most incredible landscapes. The colder temperatures shouldn't scare you away. All you have to do is put on some extra layers and bring along a hot thermos. There are plenty of winter trails in Nevada that are perfect for hiking. For a complete list of winter hiking trails, see our full article
6. Soak in a natural hot springs.
Visiting one of Nevada's natural hot springs is a delightful activity all year long. However, there's no better time to visit one than during winter. The steamy hot spring water is perfect for warming you up during the low temperatures of winter. Nevada is full of gorgeous natural hot springs, many of which are easily accessible. For a complete list of hot springs, see our full article
7. Go ice skating in the middle of the desert.
That's right. Nevada may be mainly comprised of desert, but that doesn't mean Nevadans can't enjoy the classic winter activity of ice skating. The Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas is nationally ranked as one of the top ice skating ranks in the country. Bring out your inner child and visit this epic skating rink before it closes for the season. Don't forget to roast some marshmallows over one of the nearby fire pits. For more information, see our full article
How many of these winter time activities have you done so far? What would you add? Nevada winters are pretty magical. Have you seen these
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