Due to its extensive silver mines and their influence on the local economy and history, Nevada is also known as ‘The Silver State’. Today, Nevada is only the 35th most populated state in the country, yet it is the perfect tourist destination for millions of people every year. Nevada’s five unique regions, Elko, Ely, Tonopah, Reno, and Las Vegas, invite you to explore their stunning natural environments and to enjoy world-class gaming and shopping. The great climate and beautiful landscape also makes it possible for visitors to spend their time hiking, biking, or horseback riding.
Nevada’s ‘Cowboy Country’ is located in the northern part of the state, where the Elko region still maintains its’ links to the old Wild West. Red Rock Canyon is a perfect example of the local attitude. Bicycling, hiking, rock climbing and horseback riding are all part of the order of the day. The particularly adventurous will enjoy the international rock climbing festival known as ‘Red Rock Rendezvous’ that takes place every spring. When in the area you should also look out for extraterrestrial life forms, as Route 375 is said to be a major hotspot for alien sightings.
If you are looking for something more down-to-earth, you could try one of Nevada’s many hot springs. At Bog Hot Springs you have the opportunity to wade around in the natural pools until you find your favorite temperature. You will find even more nature and relaxation at Spencer Hot Springs. These springs are located in a very remote location just off of Highway 50, famously known as ‘the loneliest road in America’.
Reno is a vibrant urban metropolis that offers a wide variety of attractions to enjoy. The famous Reno Arch is located just around the corner from the popular arts district, while the Truckee River is the ideal location for a picnic or riverfront dining. Sport lovers should check out the Reno Aces baseball team, and for lovers of all things on four wheels, the National Automobile Museum is a must-see.
Las Vegas is the most famous city in the state and it is no wonder why. Often called ‘Sin City’, it is a place where everything is possible. While many people from near and far flock to the city to try their luck on the gaming tables, you can also enjoy Broadway shows and live music from some of the most famous artists in the business. Las Vegas is also famous for having some of the best shopping facilities in the world. However, Vegas is not all about the hustle and bustle, as some of the country’s best spas and resorts are located right on the famous Strip.
Nevada is not only a great place for a vacation, but it is also a center for educational institutions. The University of Nevada and the College of Southern Nevada offer some of the best undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in the country. All of this is why Nevada is the ideal place to start your international teaching career. Join our in-class TEFL/TESOL course, and you will be one step closer to your ESL adventure.Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!