Best of Nevada list

Best hotel

Carson City: PiƱon Plaza Resort

Carson Valley: Carson Valley Inn

Lake Tahoe: Harveys

Las Vegas: Wynn

Laughlin: Harrah's Laughlin

Mesquite: CasaBlanca Resort

Reno/Sparks: Peppermill

Rural: Cactus Pete's Resort, Jackpot

Best entertainer

North: Danny Marona

South: Celine Dion

Best production show

North: Balagan, Eldorado

South: Jubilee, Bally's

Musical show

North: Bareback, Harrah's Reno

South: Coasters, Drifters and Platters, Sahara Las Vegas

Best place to gamble

Carson City: Carson Nugget

Carson Valley: Carson Valley Inn

Lake Tahoe: Harrah's

Las Vegas: Rio All Suite Hotel Casino

Laughlin: Harrah's Laughlin

Mesquite: Oasis Resort

Reno/Sparks: Peppermill

Rural: Cactus Petes Jackpot

Best New Show/New Entertainer: Louie Anderson, Excalibur

Best Tribute Show: "Tribute to Frank, Sammy, Joey and Dean," Greek Isles

Best Afternoon Show: Ron Lucas, Rio

Best comedy club

North: The Improv, Harvey's Lake Tahoe

South: Comedy Stop at the Trop, Las Vegas

Rural: Comedy Stop, Flamingo Hilton, Laughlin

Best Hypnotist: Anthony Cools, Excalibur

Best Comedian: Carrot Top, MGM

Best Magic Show: David Copperfield, MGM

Best thrill ride

North: Reno Hilton

South: Stratosphere Rides (Big Shot, X-Scream, Insanity)

Friendliest town

North: Reno

South: Las Vegas

Friendliest casino

Carson City: Carson Nugget

Carson Valley: Carson Valley Inn

Lake Tahoe: Harvey's

Las Vegas: Sam's Town

Laughlin: Harrah's Laughlin

Mesquite: Eureka Hotel Casino

Reno/Sparks: Peppermill

Rural: Cactus Petes Jackpot

Best slot club

North: Passport, Peppermill

South: Harrah's Total Rewards

Rural: Harrah's Total Rewards

Best golf course

Carson City: Empire Ranch

Carson Valley: Genoa Lakes

Lake Tahoe: Edgewood

Las Vegas: Bali Hai Golf Club

Laughlin: Emerald River

Mesquite: Oasis Golf Club

Reno/Sparks: Red Hawk

Rural: Dayton Valley

Best Park/Nature Area

North: Lake Tahoe

South: Valley of Fire State Park

Rural: Great Basin National Park

Best scenic drive

North: Lake Tahoe

South: Valley of Fire

Best Places to Ski: Mount Rose Ski Resort

Best Historic Community: Virginia City

Best place to take kids

North: Circus Reno

South: Circus Las Vegas

Rural: Virginia City

Best special event/festival

North: Hot August Nights, Reno

South: NASCAR, Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Rural: National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Elko

Best place to shop

North: Sierra Summit, Reno

South: Fashion Outlet at Primm

Rural: Carson Valley Plaza

Best museum

North: National Auto Museum, Reno

South: Liberace Museum, Las Vegas

Rural: Tonopah Historical Mining

Best place for a romantic evening

North: White Orchard, Peppermill

South: Alex at Wynn

Rural: Lone Eagle Grill, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

Best buffet

Lake Tahoe: Forest Buffet, Harrah's

Las Vegas: Carnival World Buffet, Rio All-Suite Hotel Casino

Mesquite: Paradise Buffet, Oasis Resort Casino

Laughlin: Fresh Market Buffet, Harrah's

Reno/Sparks: Island Buffet, Peppermill

Rural: Canyon Cove Buffet, Cactus Petes

Best gourmet restaurant

Lake Tahoe: The Summit, Harrah's

Las Vegas: Emeril's, MGM

Mesquite: Katherine's, CasaBlanca

Laughlin: The Range Steakhouse, Harrah's

Reno/Sparks: White Orchard, Peppermill

Rural: Plateau Room, Cactus Petes Jackpot

Best Basque: Louie's Basque Corner, Reno

Best Italian: Romanza, Peppermill

Best Asian: Palais de Jade, Reno

Best Mexican: Diego, MGM

Best Hamburger: Burger Bar, Mandalay Bay

Best saloon

North: Fireside Lounge, Peppermill, Reno

South: Double Down Saloon, Las Vegas

Rural: Bucket of Blood, Virginia City

Best brewpub

North: Brew Brothers, Eldorado, Reno

South: Monte Carlo Pub & Brewery

Best place to go dancing

North: Bubinga, Eldorado

South: Rain Night Club, Palms

Best coffee shop

North: Coffee Shop, Peppermill, Reno

South: The Peppermill Coffee Shop, Las Vegas

Rural: Red Lion Coffee Garden Restaurant, Elko

Best wedding chapel

North: Arch of Reno Wedding Chapel

South: Viva Las Vegas Weddings


Best Sightseeing Tour Co: Grand Canyon Tours

Best Helicopter: Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters of Las Vegas

Best ATV: Awesome Adventures of Las Vegas

Best Horseback Tour: Awsome Adventures of Las Vegas

Best Reservations Co: Look Toors, Las Vegas


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