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!

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Top Picks
Top Picks: Nightlife
DJ Trivia
Reno
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
DJ Trivia, DJ Trivia at Bighorn Bar & Grill
Max Casino
Carson City
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 6:00 am to 11:55 pm
Max Casino, Max's $1500 Super Saturday
DJ Trivia
Reno
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
DJ Trivia, DJ Trivia Mondays at The Little Waldorf
DJ Trivia
Reno
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
DJ Trivia, DJ Trivia at Bighorn Bar & Grill
Top Picks: Daytime Entertainment & Special Events
Brewery Arts Center
Carson City
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 3:30 pm
Brewery Arts Center, After School Art (Ages 6-11) and (Ages 11-16)
Brewery Arts Center
Carson City
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 11:00 am
Brewery Arts Center, Open Studio Pottery
Brewery Arts Center
Carson City
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 3:30 pm
Brewery Arts Center, After School Art (Ages 6-11) and (Ages 11-16)
First Nation's Events
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
First Nation's Events, Paiute Language Class
Top Picks: Great Plates
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
bently beef, thai chili sauce, cucumber kimchi micro wasabi, queso fresco, lime creme More info - Battle Born Social
Battle Born Social, ASIAN BEEF TACO
The Basil Carson City
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 Carson City
The Basil Carson City, 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
Khristopher's Ristorante & Bar Carson City
Carson City
Baked chicken breast stuffed with fresh basil, gorgonzola cheese, walnuts and Roma tomatoes, topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella... More info - Khristopher's Ristorante & Bar Carson City
Khristopher's Ristorante & Bar Carson City, Pollo Cotto Gorgonzola
Khristopher's Ristorante & Bar Carson City
Carson City
Grilled chicken sautéed with mushrooms, Roma tomatoes and red onions, in a spicy marinara sauce over cheese stuffed raviolis, topped with... More info - Khristopher's Ristorante & Bar Carson City
Khristopher's Ristorante & Bar Carson City, Pollo Caccitora
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
Top Picks: Shopping Must Haves
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