Bordering the beautiful resort area of Lake Tahoe, Carson City is home to several beaches, including Chimney Beach, Washoe Lake State Park, and Whale Beach. It is 30 miles from Reno, a popular resort and gambling destination, as well as 15 miles from historic Virginia City. Carson City is in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a popular area for snowboarding, skiing, and hiking. With such a perfect location, the capital of Nevada has something for everyone: ski resorts; enjoying the nightlife and gambling destinations in nearby Reno; hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding in area parks; touring historic sites; camping, rafting, and kayaking, and more.
Carson City was a thriving mining town in the 1800s, and Carson City was an important freight and staging center. The United States Mint, which coined gold and silver from 1870 to 1893, now operates as the Nevada State Museum. The Nevada State Capitol was built in 1870 and features a landmark silver-toned dome that can be seen from all over the city.
If you’re craving a bit of Old West flavor and a laid-back, resort-like atmosphere with ample outdoor adventures, then rent a Carson City apartment and start enjoying this dynamic Nevada gem.