When visiting Carson Valley to contact us, we were unable to point it out on the map. We only know Carson City. After some research, we learned that although it is close to Carson City, Carson Valley is the oldest area in Nevada. It even includes the first town established. After the visit, we understood why so many people fell in love with this area and never left. This must be a hidden gem.
Carson Valley is made up of four communities: Gardnerville, Genoa, Minden and Topaz Lake.
Gardnerville with All fusion. Some locals even call it Mindenville. These two towns are the center of the area, with delicious food spots, shops and boutiques, as well as all convenient hypermarkets.
As you explore, you will notice historical buildings. I strongly recommend you to inquire about these historical buildings and listen to their past stories while enjoying their development.
GenoaIt was the first non-native settlement in Nevada, and it felt like a typical small town.When we met the local Sue Knight, it felt as if we were walking through the town from Star Valley Gilmore GirlsEveryone smiled and waved, and Su’s name appeared on every plaque in the town. They also hold different festivals and celebrations throughout the year.
Topaz Lake It is an area that we haven’t explored too much (we will only save it for future trips). This is a beautiful area famous for water sports and a great place for camping.
Most importantly, Carson Valley is an excellent base to travel to other destinations.Only 30 minutes’ drive from Lake Tahoe, less than an hour’s drive from Reno, and only 2-3 hours’ drive from Lake Tahoe Yosemite National Park, Mono Lake, with bishop.