Carson City Vacation Packages & Travel Deals
Carson City is the state capital of Nevada in the United States. This beautiful riverside city along Carson River is located along Sierra Nevada in the Eagle Valley to the east of Lake Tahoe. Carson City was once famous as an outlet of the US Mint and collectible CC coins of late 19th century were minted here. The city is situated at half an hour’s ride from Lake Tahoe that offers some picture-perfect views of its beachfront and lots of outdoor recreational activities. With regards to your Carson City vacations, you would find the city a closed bracket of outdoor recreation, museums, an extensive art scene and a vibrant nightlife. It is always a good idea to save on ticket prices and avoid last minute rush- and if you’re thinking likewise, you can opt for Carson City travel packages.
It depends what are looking for in Carson City. If you would be contented with sightseeing and its eclectic cuisines alone, the summer season from June to September would suit you just fine. It would be hot and dry at 70-90 deg F with ample sunlight hours to allow maximum sightseeing. If you’re coming here to enjoy skiing, the winter season from November to March would be great. It would be colder and snowy at 45-55 deg F.
Places of Interest in Carson City
Nevada State Railroad Museum
The Nevada State Railroad Museum, located in Carson City is home to Nevada’s extensive railroad heritage, central to which are the vintage locomotives of the famous Virginia and Truckee Railroad. You should visit it to witness the operations of the historic 1435 mm standard gauge and 914 mm narrow gauge railroad equipments and to avail train and handcar rides. The museum also offers an annual railroad history symposium, changing exhibits, and a variety of special events.
Nevada State Museum
Predominantly placed as one of seven Nevada State Museums, the Nevada State Museum is best known for the world's largest exhibited Columbian Mammoth, the silver service from the USS Nevada and the oldest North American mummy called the Spirit Cave mummy. It is situated in the former Carson City Mint building and is home to a remarkable collection of rock, mining and prehistoric exhibits, plus a recreated Wild West village.
Nevada State Capitol
Built during 1869 and 1871, the Nevada State Capitol is a glorious example of 19th century Neoclassical Italianate architecture. It had hosted all three parts of the state government (Executive, Legislative and Judicial) for more than 50 years after its establishment. Central to its reputation is a time capsule that was deposited here along with the capitol’s cornerstone in June 1870 and would be opened in 2064.