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!


Top Picks
Top Picks: Nightlife
The Tap Shack
Carson City
Thursday, May 30, 2024 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Tap Shack, Mighty Mike Schermer Live + Pizza Box Food Truck
Top Picks: Daytime Entertainment & Special Events
SoL Cannabis
Washoe City
Thursday, May 30, 2024 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
SoL Cannabis, Spring Lunch and Learn
The Tap Shack
Carson City
Friday, May 31, 2024 - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
The Tap Shack, Ev & The Electric Soup + Metal Chicken Kitchen Truck
Mangia Tutto Pizzeria e Ristorante
Carson City
Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Mangia Tutto Pizzeria e Ristorante, Wine Walk
Carson City Downtown Business Association
Carson City
Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Carson City Downtown Business Association, Carson City Wine Walk
Bank Saloon
Carson City
Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Bank Saloon, Live Music
Top Picks: Great Plates
L.A. Bakery Cafe
Carson City
Grilled Smoked salmon, Creamy Sour cream dill sauce, gouda cheese, spinach, avocado, cucumbers, and onions More info - L.A. Bakery Cafe
L.A. Bakery Cafe, Salmon Melt Panini
Sumi Sushi
Carson City
Sumi Sushi, Tuna (Maguro)
Mangia Tutto Pizzeria e Ristorante
Carson City
Italian pastry shell filled with sweetened ricotta cheese and chocolate bits. More info - Mangia Tutto Pizzeria e Ristorante
Mangia Tutto Pizzeria e Ristorante, Cannoli (2)
El Charro Avitia Mexican Restaurant
Carson City
Make your own tacos with 3 corn or flour tortillas, deep fried chunks of marinated pork with jack cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, spicy pico de... More info - El Charro Avitia Mexican Restaurant
El Charro Avitia Mexican Restaurant, Carnitas
El Charro Avitia Mexican Restaurant
Carson City
Sauce Hornitos, Grand Marnier, sweet & sour and lime juice More info - El Charro Avitia Mexican Restaurant
El Charro Avitia Mexican Restaurant, Golden Cadillac Margarita
Top Picks: Shopping Must Haves
Key Acura of Reno
Reno
New 2024 Acura MDX in multiple trim levels. More info - Key Acura of Reno
Key Acura of Reno, 2024 Acura MDX
Carson Home Furnishings
Carson, Carson City
Add cottage-quaint charm to your outdoor oasis with Adirondack chair and patio sets by Signature Design By Ashley . Made of a hearty hard... More info - Carson Home Furnishings
Carson Home Furnishings, Adirondack Chair & Patio Sets
Carson Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
Carson City
Test drive a new 2024 Jeep Wrangler 4 Door Rubicon today! More info - Carson Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
Carson Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, 2024 Jeep Wrangler 4 Door Rubicon
Carson Home Furnishings
Carson, Carson City
Shop our outdoor furniture collections to create the outdoor living space of your dreams. More info - Carson Home Furnishings
Carson Home Furnishings, Outdoor Furniture & Acessories
Big Blue Spa
Gardenerville
Seats: 4 Lounger: 1 Capacity: 6 Jets: Up to 40 Pumps: Up to 2 More info - Big Blue Spa
Big Blue Spa, Mustang Arctic Spa Classis Series
Crazy Cat Dog Grooming
Carson City
Offered for small, medium, large or giant dogs. Includes a bath, brush, ear cleaning anal gland expression and nail trim. Price varies by... More info - Crazy Cat Dog Grooming
Crazy Cat Dog Grooming, Dog Grooming