Carson City

Those who don't live here tend to think of Carson City solely in terms of government, as the capital city of Nevada. Granted, our town isn't very large. (At least when compared against other cities nationwide, that is; as far as communities within the Silver State go, we do rank among the largest.) And, yes, being the seat of state government does have a huge impact on the character of Carson City. But there is also so much more here that most people don't realize. For one thing, the story of the founding and growth of the city is enough to keep a history buff entertained for years. Our community is also a hotspot for both fine and performing arts. Western Nevada College offers a range of opportunities for higher education, and the city is home to one of the largest selections of medical and healthcare providers in the state. 
 
Of course, Carson City is the capital of the state known for games of chance, so you'll also find a casino or two here. They usually offer some great dining, entertainment and other activities to go along with the gambling, so don't be surprised if you find that the Carson City casinos are similar to the city itself -- full of unexpected surprises with a lot more to them than you ever realized.

Carson City and the Great Outdoors

The unique location of Carson City puts us within a stone's throw of unlimited outdoor recreational opportunities. People have tons of opportunity for hiking and biking, skiing and boarding, boating and floating, even flying and soaring. The scenery and wildlife make for great photography, and area hot springs provide a great way to relax after a day of fun in the outdoors. In fact, Carson City has its own governmental division devoted to open space. Since 1996, this program has amassed more than 20 properties totaling nearly 7,000 acres. Carson City can also boast more than 20 neighborhood parks.

Keeping up with Carson City

It can be a challenge to stay abreast of all the latest news and developments when a community has as many sides to it as Carson City does. Outdoor recreation, state and local politics, arts and entertainment and dining, there is something going on around the clock and every day of the year. So visit our site often for all of the best deals on dining, updates on the town's entertainment and news on the best way to spend your valuable leisure time. We also have listings of businesses that offer professional services. These include home maintenance, health and wellness, automotive care and more. Whether you are a local or a tourist, you'll find something fun and interesting inside. Come and explore the Capital City with us!

Rolling West: A Tour of Carson City in the Movies

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Welcome to the New Carson Mall

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Fun, Fitness & Meditation in Carson City

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Top Picks
Top Picks: Nightlife
DJ Trivia
Reno
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
DJ Trivia, DJ Trivia at Lead Dog Brewery
Battle Born Social
Carson City
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Battle Born Social, Game Night
DJ Trivia
Carson City
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
DJ Trivia, DJ Trivia at The Fox Brew Pub
DJ Trivia
Reno
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
DJ Trivia, DJ Trivia at Beer NV
First Nation's Events
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
First Nation's Events, Women's Circle Craft Night and Potluck
Ayako's Dance Studio
Carson City
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Ayako's Dance Studio, Hip Hop Class
Brewery Arts Center
Carson City
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 5:30 pm
Brewery Arts Center, Thirsty Thursdays with Deana
Bella Vita Bistro
Carson City
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Bella Vita Bistro, Thirsty Thursday Karaoke
DJ Trivia
Reno
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
DJ Trivia, DJ Trivia at Legends Grill
San Marcos Mexican Grill
Carson City
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
San Marcos Mexican Grill, Monthly Tequila Tasting
Top Picks: Daytime Entertainment & Special Events
Alzheimer's Association Northern California and Northern Nevada
Carson City
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Alzheimer's Association Northern California and Northern Nevada, Carson City Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group
Brewery Arts Center
Carson City
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 11:00 am
Brewery Arts Center, Open Studio Pottery
Well Being Massage and Functional Fitness
Carson City
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 12:10 pm
Well Being Massage and Functional Fitness, Boot Camp Express
First Nation's Events
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
First Nation's Events, Paiute Language Class
Anytime Fitness
Carson City
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 5:30 am to 6:30 am
Anytime Fitness, Spinning AM
Well Being Massage and Functional Fitness
Carson City
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 12:10 pm
Well Being Massage and Functional Fitness, Boot Camp Express
Carson Plaza
Carson City
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 2:00 pm
Carson Plaza, Bingo at the Carson Plaza
Alzheimer's Association Northern California and Northern Nevada
Carson City
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Alzheimer's Association Northern California and Northern Nevada, Carson City Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group
Top Picks: Great Plates
Shoe Tree Brewing Company
Carson City
Brewed with loads of peaches, rye, and aged on vanilla. Notes of peach pie a la mode. More info - Shoe Tree Brewing Company
Shoe Tree Brewing Company, Peach Rye Ale
The Union
Carson City
Cajun rub, sauteed mushrooms, blue cheese, citrus aioli, arugula, brioche More info - The Union
The Union, The City Burger
The Union
Carson City
Duck leg confit with a cherry port reduction and white beans More info - The Union
The Union, Duck Leg Confit
Garibaldi's Ristorante Italiano
Carson City
Artichoke hearts lightly breaded, fried golden brown, served with a sweet Dijon mustard sauce More info - Garibaldi's Ristorante Italiano
Garibaldi's Ristorante Italiano, Artichoke Fritters
Battle Born Social
Carson City
arugula, goat cheese, cheddar curds, roasted bell peppers More info - Battle Born Social
Battle Born Social, CrawFish Mac + Cheese
Battle Born Social
Carson City
sesame slaw, wasabi crème, queso fresco (3 per order) More info - Battle Born Social
Battle Born Social, Thai Beef Taco
Battle Born Social
Carson City
apple, cold slaw, BBQ (3 per order) More info - Battle Born Social
Battle Born Social, BBQ Pork Slider
The Basil
Carson City
Traditional Thai yellow chili curry paste, with potatoes, onions, carrots and coconut milk. Chicken ($16.95) Beef ($16.95) Pork ($16.95)... More info - The Basil
The Basil, Yellow Curry
San Marcos Mexican Grill
Carson City
Savory soup with grilled chicken cuts, corn kernels, tomato, topped with avocado cubes, crunchy tortilla pieces and grated cotija cheese.... More info - San Marcos Mexican Grill
San Marcos Mexican Grill, CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP
San Marcos Mexican Grill
Carson City
Halved Alaskan king crab legs, green lip mussels, blackened shrimp, baby bay shrimp, octopus, slipper lobster, scallops and a wedge of Sand... More info - San Marcos Mexican Grill
San Marcos Mexican Grill, LAVA ROCK MOLCAJETE FOR 2 (SEAFOOD)
Top Picks: Shopping Must Haves
Crimson Moon Intuitive Arts
Carson City
These handmade Turkish lights will bring a piece of art into your home. More info - Crimson Moon Intuitive Arts
Crimson Moon Intuitive Arts, Handmade Turkish Lamps
Crimson Moon Intuitive Arts
Carson City
Beautifully carved, this piece is a total steal. More info - Crimson Moon Intuitive Arts
Crimson Moon Intuitive Arts, Wooden Buddha Statue
Butts Out Vapor Too
Carson City
The Revenger Kit by Vaporesso utilizes the most advanced chipset OMNI Board 2.0 with a range of 5 to 220W, multiple output modes. As the... More info - Butts Out Vapor Too
Butts Out Vapor Too, Vaporesso Revenger Kit
Shoe Tree Brewing Company
Carson City
Nights in Nevada can get a little chilly. Don't be left in the cold. Get yourself a Shoe Tree hoodie. More info - Shoe Tree Brewing Company
Shoe Tree Brewing Company, Zip-up Hoodie
Shoe Tree Brewing Company
Carson City
When you visit out brewery you will definitely want to take home some fresh brew. And when you find out you can only find it at the Shoe... More info - Shoe Tree Brewing Company
Shoe Tree Brewing Company, Growler
Carson Vape
Carson City
The Odyssey Starter Kit combines the convenience found in the Triton 2 Tank with the high-performing and ergonomic Pegasus Manual Edition... More info - Carson Vape
Carson Vape, Aspire Odyssey Starter Kit