Visiting Nevada

The Silver State actually produces a fair portion of the world’s gold—appropriate, as gaming laws make it a haven for gamblers. Reno and the tourist mecca of Las Vegas are Nevada’s most popular cities, though sights like the Hoover Dam and Area 51 prove that the state is more than just cards and slots.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo. ... Read More
The Silver State actually produces a fair portion of the world’s gold—appropriate, as gaming laws make it a haven for gamblers. Reno and the tourist mecca of Las Vegas are Nevada’s most popular cities, though sights like the Hoover Dam and Area 51 prove that the state is more than just cards and slots.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Nevada

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What's the Matter with the Lake?

Written by aboutthatplace on 08 Jun, 2010

Lake Mead & Hoover DamLocation: Border of Arizona/Nevada. 32 miles/45 minutes East of Las Vegas (I-515 South to 93 South)Hint: For a more picturesque drive take 147/166 East to 93 South. It’s only slightly longer at 43 miles.On a previous trip,…Read More


Beware the Time Share

Written by Red Mezz on 29 Mar, 2010

It seems that in recent times, the introduction of the 'Time Share Salesman' to areas like Las Vegas and Reno is nothing new. When I spoke to friends about it after our experience, more than one of them came out with 'Yes, I experienced…Read More


There Is Great Scenery Nearby

Written by Wasatch on 02 Jan, 2010

Day Trips from Las VegasAlthough Las Vegas is in a pretty grim, polluted setting, there is good to great scenery close at hand. Several day trips to some fine western scenery are possible from Las Vegas, and at least one, Zion National…Read More


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Transportation Tips for Las Vegas Day Trips

Written by airynfaerie on 12 Oct, 2009

There are various options one has for transportation around Las Vegas and the areas within day-trip distance. Let's start from arrival into the area by air...All flights into Las Vegas are directed though the McCarran International Airport, which sits conveniently just off the southern end…Read More


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A Las Vegas Love Letter

Written by CarolinaPanthers1983 on 25 May, 2009

Dear Las Vegas,I have watch you in many television shows and movies. Every time I saw you, you called me to visit and enjoy what you have to offer. Every time I heard about you from family and friends, I craved to visit you even…Read More


The 15th Annual Laughlin River Stampede PRCA Rodeo

Written by Vanilla Sugar on 05 Apr, 2009

Excitement, Action & Fun: The 15th Annual Laughlin River Stampede PRCA RodeoWhen Roy Honeycutt talked about the rodeo at the breakfast meeting of the Laughlin Rotary Club, he got emotional. His voice quivered and several times he swiped a tear from his eye.…Read More


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A Slower Pace in Vegas

Written by two cruisers on 28 Jan, 2009

This is our third trip to Vegas. Obviously we like the place. This trip served as a decompression chamber between the slow pace and warm temperatures of Maui and the frantic normal pace of home and its snow and icy weather. We had three goals…Read More


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Doing the Strip

Written by skeptic on 31 Dec, 2008

Great as the time share is, you don’t want to spend the whole week in your room. You need to do The Strip.Some of the places on The Strip are legends. Some are new, and their history is yet to be made.…Read More


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Best General Vegas Tips

Written by Carmen on 29 Dec, 2008

People are always consulting me before their Vegas trip for advice on what to do, where to stay, etc. Here’s my greatest hits as far as general Vegas tips go.Stay on the Strip. Not to take anything away from the Hard Rock, Rio or Palms,…Read More


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Best Ways to Lose Your Money

Written by Carmen on 29 Dec, 2008

Play blackjack. Let’s get this straight, all the odds on all the games play in the house’s favor, otherwise, there wouldn’t be much of a business in casinos, right? However, blackjack is one of those few Vegas card games that, if you play by the…Read More


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