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!

Haunted Carson City, Part I

Have you ever taken a walk through Carson City’s historic Westside District on an October evening, just as the sun sets? The blue line-painted sidewalks are dusted with dead leaves while the overhanging trees glow yellow and orange. The beautiful Victorian homes lining the streets all embrace the Halloween festivity with hanging skeletons, carved pumpkins and decorative apparitions in the upstairs windows. It’s something to behold – a span of just a few blocks so drenched... Read More

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Top Picks
Top Picks: Nightlife
Max Casino
Carson City
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 8:00 am
Max Casino, Senior Days
Nevada State Museum
Carson City
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Nevada State Museum, Frances Humphrey Lecture Series
DJ Trivia
Reno
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
DJ Trivia, DJ Trivia at MidTown Winebar
Max Casino
Carson City
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Max Casino, Ladies Night
San Marcos Mexican Grill
Carson City
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
San Marcos Mexican Grill, Monthly Tequila Tasting
Battle Born Social
Carson City
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 9:00 pm to Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 1:00 am
Battle Born Social, The Sage Project
Battle Born Social
Carson City
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 9:00 pm to Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 1:00 am
Battle Born Social, The Sage Project
Top Picks: Daytime Entertainment & Special Events
Max Casino
Carson City
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 8:00 am
Max Casino, Senior Days
Carson Plaza
Carson City
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 2:00 pm
Carson Plaza, Bingo at the Carson Plaza
Top Picks: Great Plates
King Buffet
Carson City
Fried spring rolls with a variety of ingredients inside. More info - King Buffet
King Buffet, Spring Roll
Garibaldi's Ristorante Italiano
Carson City
Fresh spinach leaves, sliced mango, toasted pine nuts, bacon and chopped egg, topped with coconut and peanut encrusted prawns, tossed in a... More info - Garibaldi's Ristorante Italiano
Garibaldi's Ristorante Italiano, Insalata Spinaci con Gamberi
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
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
The Basil
Carson City
This famous noodle dish of Thailand features the classic thin rice noodles, sweetly pan-fried, with tofu eggs, onion and bean sprouts.... More info - The Basil
The Basil, Pad Thai Noodles
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)
Khristopher's Ristorante & Bar
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
Khristopher's Ristorante & Bar, Pollo Cotto Gorgonzola
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
Make a statement that you only drink great craft beer with our Shoe Tree pint glass. You can also pretend you’re at the Shoe Tree taproom... More info - Shoe Tree Brewing Company
Shoe Tree Brewing Company, Pint Glass