Carson City Culture & Tourism Authority
Come visit us in Carson City!
We can’t wait for you to discover why so many residents and visitors chose to live and play in Carson City. We are proud to be Nevada’s capital, but we’re just as proud of the other attributes that define our city ¾ the arts, heritage, culinary and recreational experiences that make it truly special.
We are at the center of state government, but we’re also at the center of everything to see and do in the Reno-Tahoe area. Located just south of Reno and right next to Lake Tahoe, visitors can experience the entire region within minutes. Hop aboard the historic Virginia and Truckee Railroad for a trip back to the Old West in Virginia City or spend the afternoon taking in the stunning vistas of Lake Tahoe. Affordable lodging within minutes of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport makes Carson City the perfect place to start your next adventure.
Carson City is the year-round gateway to miles of biking and hiking trails that meander through the high desert and forests and lead to waterfalls, lakes and rivers. The picturesque streetscape of our pedestrian and bike-friendly downtown is the perfect venue for ongoing events.
Work up an appetite exploring the stunning landscape, then relax at one of our local restaurants, many of which use locally sourced ingredients from regional growers and ranchers.
Rich in Western heritage, this is a community with authentic charm, showcased by four museums and a wealth of historic sites, all within a walk or a drive of each other. The tree-lined west side and the turn-of-the-century homes along the Kit Carson Trail tell the stories of past residents, some of whom contributed greatly to the history of the state and the country.
Stop by the Carson City Culture & Tourism Authority at 716 N. Carson St., and we’ll be happy to help you find the adventure you’re seeking.