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Cheap flights to Nevada

A state in western USA, Nevada borders Arizona, California, Idaho and Utah and is more than 100,000 square miles in area. Known as the ‘Silver State’for its involvement in the silver rush in the 1800s, Nevada’s population of over 2 million makes it one of the largest but least populated states of the USA, due to the fact that with much of its area is covered by desert and wilderness. This varied natural terrain makes Nevada one of the best states for outdoor recreation and scenery, though; its northwestern region is characterised by amazing canyons and deserts such as the Rough Canyon, High Rock Canyon and Black Rock Desert, whilst central Nevada boasts the Alta Toquima Wilderness, considered one of the most unusual natural environments of the United States. Western Nevada, on the other hand, is home to jewels such as the shimmering Lake Tahoe and snowy mountain range Sierra Nevada, whilst the Great Basin National Park, with its ancient rocks and limestone caves, can be found in eastern Nevada.

Nevada is also home to major cities such as casino heaven Las Vegas, Henderson, Carson City (the capital city), Reno and many more.

Getting around

Like most places in the United States, Nevada is best navigated by car. With its extensive network of well-developed highways and roads as well as a general abundance of parking spaces, road tripping in Nevada could be fun, enjoyable, and extremely scenic.

Do note that getting stuck due to a car breakdown in Nevada’s desert or wilderness could potentially be disastrous, though, so make sure to rent a reliable vehicle (preferably a four wheel drive, if you plan on making off-road excursions) and carry snow chains and shovels in your vehicle if you are driving in winter.

Otherwise, the Nevada Intercity - a high-speed rail service - is available for tourists who prefer not to drive.

What to see and do

Though sometimes known notoriously as Sin City, the city of Las Vegas - with its many flashy casinos, glittering hotels, high-end nightclubs, restaurants and malls - is certainly worth a visit at least once in a lifetime. Try your luck at some of the casino games, pop into a themed hotel, or just walk along the Strip to soak in the lights, sounds, and infectious excitement oozing through the city.

If you’re more of an outdoorsy type, though, head to the Alta Toquima Wilderness for a shot at climbing to the fourth tallest peak in Nevada - Mount Jefferson’s South Summit, elevated more than 5,000 feet above sea level - that comes with plenty of amazing scenery on the way up. Or head to the Great Basin National Park the explore the area’s varied flora and fauna, ancient rocks and bristlecone pines or the mysteriously beautiful marble and limestone Lehman Caves.

 

Flights to Nevada

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