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!

Living Loud for Memorial Day

This one’s dedicated to those men and women who died serving in the armed forces. Happy Memorial Day! Summer’s unofficial kickoff is here, and Northern Nevada couldn’t be more ready. The sun is shining bright and warm during the day, then paints the sky an incredible splash of colors as it sets. This three-day weekend is all about spending time with your friends and family under the warm skies. The city is beckoning you to get out of the house, so make this Memorial Day... Read More

Heat Up the Dance Floor!

Finally! The sun’s up high in the sky, the days are getting longer, the schools are gearing up for break and... Read More

Mother's Day on the Town

How in the world do you ever repay the woman who changed your diapers, wiped your nose when you were sick and... Read More

It's Derby Day!

They’re off! Everyone, come gather once again for the fastest, most exciting two minutes in sports — the... Read More

Becoming One with Carson City

Close your eyes. Clear your mind. Sit back and take some deep breaths. Relax. Have you ever tried meditation... Read More

Carson City's Can't-Beat Cannabis

OK — hear me out. Marijuana, weed, pot, whatever you want to call it, has recently become more or less legal... Read More
Top Picks
Top Picks: Nightlife
High Sierra Swing Dance Club
Monday, May 29, 2017 -
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
High Sierra Swing Dance Club, Night Out at El Charro Avita
High Sierra Swing Dance Club
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 -
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
High Sierra Swing Dance Club, Beginning West Coast Swing Lesson
Top Picks: Daytime Entertainment & Special Events
Carson City Library
Carson City
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 12:00 pm
Carson City Library,  Minecraft
Muscle Powered
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 5:30 pm
Muscle Powered , Women's Mountain Bike Ride
Top Picks: Great Plates
SpecialTeas Tea Shop
Carson City
Made from scratch classic chicken pot pies. Roasted chicken, potatoes, carrots, onions, peas, parsley in a rich gravy and topped with a... More info - SpecialTeas Tea Shop
SpecialTeas Tea Shop, Chicken Pot Pie
SpecialTeas Tea Shop
Carson City
(3) Rolls stuffed with spring mix, shredded carrots, cucumber, rice noodles, Thai basil & mint in rice paper. Served with house peanut... More info - SpecialTeas Tea Shop
SpecialTeas Tea Shop, Shrimp Spring Rolls
SpecialTeas Tea Shop
Carson City
House roasted chicken, provolone, tomato & pesto aioli. Served on sliced sourdough with a cucumber salad. Starting at 11:30 a.m. More info - SpecialTeas Tea Shop
SpecialTeas Tea Shop, Chicken Pesto Panini
Top Picks: Shopping Must Haves
SpecialTeas Tea Shop
Carson City
Have just one cup of tea without making a whole pot. The Surrey can withstand high temperatures, such as boiling water and is dishwasher... More info - SpecialTeas Tea Shop
SpecialTeas Tea Shop, Glass Infuser Tea Mug
SpecialTeas Tea Shop
Carson City
Very low caffeine. The Almond Pear Chai has a white tea base blended with roasted almonds, sweet pears and apples, ginger, fennel, cardamom... More info - SpecialTeas Tea Shop
SpecialTeas Tea Shop, Almond Pear Chai (1 oz.)
It's a Girl Thang Consignment Shop
Carson City
Say I do before you walk down the aisle. Our brides share their special day by sharing their most important purchase, the dress. Need... More info - It's a Girl Thang Consignment Shop
It's a Girl Thang Consignment Shop, Bridal and Formalwear
It's a Girl Thang Consignment Shop
Carson City
Dogs barking? Maybe they are out of style. Pamper them with new winter boots, spring sandals or a classic stiletto heel. More info - It's a Girl Thang Consignment Shop
It's a Girl Thang Consignment Shop, DAWGS Shoes and Accessories