Cities and Resorts in Nevada

By | May 1, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

“Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” – this sign at the south end of the world-famous “Strip” has welcomed guests to one of the world’s largest gaming metropolises since 1959. Las Vegas is the largest city in the US state of Nevada and is best known for its many casinos and wedding chapels. The city owes its present glory to the construction of the Hoover Dam from 1931 to 1935 and the legalization of gambling in 1931. As a result, many casinos have been and still are being built, especially along the “Strip” and Fremont Street. The big houses, such as B. the “Bellagio”, the hotel “New York, New York”, the “Luxor” or the “Venetian Resort Hotel”. The “Strip” and the “Freemont Street Experience” are so-called mandatory visits of every Las Vegas visitor.

Las Vegas has much more to offer than gambling. There is so much to see that you could very well spend a complete vacation in the city. In numerous museums, different areas are presented thematically, such as: B. International and national art, history and vegetation of Nevada and much more. The very brave venture to the top of the Stratosphere Tower. Here, several rides offer spectacular activities, some of which allow you to float freely above the 350 m high abyss. The Hoover Dam southeast of the city is also a great sight. It dams the Colorado River to Lake Mead and is a major water source for Las Vegas. It’s also worth a trip to the nearby Valley of Fire,

Highlights in Palm Springs

  • Indian canyons
    The different canyons all have very different characters. Discover the main attraction in Palm Springs!
  • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
    The largest rotating gondola takes you to the top of San Jacinto Peak. There you can go hiking or enjoy a delicious meal in the Pines Café high above the city.
  • Palm Springs Art Museum
    You can find exhibitions on various subjects in the city’s art museum.
  • Coachella Valley Preserve
    Discover this little oasis in the middle of the Indio Hills, which is home to the fringe-toed Lizard, a species of lizard that does not occur anywhere else in the world.
  • Joshua Tree National Park
    About an hour east of Palm Springs is Joshua Tree National Park, whose trees of the same name are world famous.
  • Palm Springs Air Museum
    In the Aviation Museum you can see planes from various wars of the last century.
  • Sunnylands
    You can find some relaxation in the beautiful gardens of Sunnylands. A must visit during your stay in Palm Springs!
  • Palm Springs Art Museum & Design Center
    The Architecture Museum shows changing exhibitions on the architectural achievements of mankind.

Info about Palm Springs

Foundation: 1938

Population: approx.44,500

Area: 246 km²

Height: approx. 146 m above sea level

Airport: Palm Springs International Airport

  • Transporthint: Overview of Nevada, including population, history, geography and major industries.

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam, formerly Boulder Dam, 221 m high and 362 m long dam in the Colorado River, USA, on the border between Nevada and Arizona. It was built in 1931-36 with the aim of counteracting floods, securing the water supply to the southern desert areas in California and produce electricity at the associated hydropower plant. The power plant has a capacity of approx. 2080 MW, while the 185 km long dam lake Lake Mead has a maximum volume of 37 km 3.

Hoover Dam is considered one of the most impressive and significant buildings in the United States and is visited every year by almost one million tourists.

Humboldt River

Humboldt River, (after A. von Humboldt), river in the Great Basin of northern Nevada, USA. It originates in the northeastern forest area Humboldt National Forest and runs from here approx. 500 km SW to the salt lake Humboldt Sink, just over 100 km from the border with California. In the first half of the 1800s. The River Valley was an important transportation route for settlers to California, known as the Humboldt Trail. Today, it is used in individual places for irrigated fodder crops, especially around Rye Patch Dam, which forms part of the Humboldt Irrigation Project from the 1930s.

Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada, forested mountain range in Eastern California between the Central Valley to the west and the border areas of Nevada to the east; length 640 km, highest point Mt. Whitney (4418 m). The area, which is characterized by ice age terrain, contains some of the highest and most impressive mountain landscapes in the United States outside of Alaska. In particular, Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks are major tourist destinations in addition to Lake Tahoe and ski resorts such as Squaw Valley and Mammoth Mountain. The area is drained by tributaries to Sacramento and San Joaquin; they are used for hydropower and irrigation in the Central Valley.

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park, a natural park in the central part of the Sierra Nevada, California, established in 1890; approx. 3000 km2. The park contains populations of over 2000-year-old mammoth trees (Sequoiadendron giganteum), but is best known for the Yosemite Valley, designed by ice age glaciers. The valley, bounded by El Capitan, Half Dome and other 1000 m high, almost vertical granite cliffs, features a number of impressive waterfalls, led by Upper Yosemite Falls with three single falls of a total of 740 m.

The stress of driving and sports activities such as mountaineering, rafting and skiing is a growing problem.

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe, a mountain lake between California and Nevada, USA, 120 km east of Sacramento; 486 km2, 1900 masl, maximum depth approx. 500 m. With its mountainous surroundings and fine sandy beaches combined with the possibility of gambling in Nevada casinos, the lake is a popular excursion destination both summer and winter (skiing). In the NW is Squaw Valley, where the Olympic Winter Games took place in 1960, and in the state park Emerald Bay in the SW there is a reconstruction of a large Viking castle (Vikingsholm).

Resorts in Nevada