With the most mountains in the contiguous USA, Nevada is a study in opposites. From the Loneliest Road in America (US Route 50) to the audacious hoopla of Las Vegas, and Death Valley to Lake Meade, the contrasts are so striking it's hard to believe they exist within in the same state. Whether you're drawn to the tranquility of Lake Tahoe, the nation’s largest alpine lake, or the spectacular colors of the rock formations in Valley of Fire State Park, you'll find unlimited experiences awaiting your discovery on a pet friendly trip to Nevada.
Best Time To Visit
The shoulder seasons are the best time to visit Nevada with pets. March and April are very pleasant, with daytime highs in the 70s and plenty of sun. October and November are also nice, with weather similar to spring. Unfortunately, this is the peak travel season, making hotel deals hard to find. The middle of summer sees the cheapest rooms rates Las Vegas, Reno, and other Nevada towns but, due to the extreme heat, this is a dangerous time of year to visit with pets. Winter can also bring some good deals on lodging if you visit before or after the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Things Not To Miss
Just 17 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, explore more than 30 miles of pet friendly trails, drive the 13-mile scenic loop road, or savor a picnic and the views at Red Rock Canyon.
Splash in the crystal clear water and play on the rocky shore just north of Zephyr Cove Resort in Lake Tahoe.
Enjoy some of the most beautiful views that Southern Nevada has to offer on the 365-mile "Death Drive."
Nestled at the foot of Nevada’s Eastern Sierra mountain range, you'll find pet friendly trails for all experience levels in Carson City.
Head to downtown Summerlin for some retail therapy and a bite to eat on one of the many dog friendly patios.
Experience the incredible red sandstone formations, formed from shifting sand dunes 150 million years ago, at Valley of Fire State Park.
Wander the ruins at Rhyolite ghost town and imagine what life might have been like in the glory days of the gold rush.