Superbly located in the centre of the Las Vegas Strip, The LINQ Hotel & Casino is a superb resort with modern amenities and all the fantastic dining, upscale shopping and entertainment you could wish for on the LINQ promenade. With breathtaking views of High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, and the Vegas Strip, The LINQ is a fabulous choice for lively fun and excitement.
This upbeat casino has all the in-demand Las Vegas table games including roulette, craps and more. Take a spin at the Big Six wheel, Megabucks or Wheel of Fortune. The latest sports updates are found at The LINQ’s race and sports book with stadium seating and 23 TV screens – it’s a great place to start your fly drive adventure!
First stop, Ely and the comfortable and relaxing Ramada hotel, with a convenient location close to popular attractions and spectacular western scenery it’s the perfect place for your Ely stopover. Originally founded in the 1870’s as a stagecoach stop, Ely is a historic mining and railroad town with an exciting past and a downtown area that’s now filled with spectacular murals, historic hotels and art galleries – further afield you’ll find an amazing array of outdoor recreational activities at Great Basin National Park, Ward Mountain Recreation Area and Cave Lake State Park. Try to squeeze in a memorable ride on the well preserved, short line, Nevada Northern Railway while you’re here.
After Ely it’s the welcoming Hilton Garden Inn, Elko and perhaps a visit to the Cowboy Arts & Gear Museum or a day out hiking the rocky trails of the Ruby Mountains. Elko and the majestic scenery of the surrounding area lets you discover the unspoiled drama of the true west – it’s easy to see why Elko is consistently ranked as one of the best true western towns in the United States.
Before we head to Winnemucca let’s take a small detour to Austin Nevada – it’s a “living ghost town” and an excellent example of an early Nevada mining town that was founded in 1862 when a Pony Express horse allegedly kicked over a quartz rock containing gold and silver. By 1862 nearly 10,000 people had moved to the Austin area in search of fame and fortune, however when the silver ran out the people did too and today Austin is a quiet town of only 200 or so residents where many of the original buildings have survived. Popular attractions include its restored churches, Stokes Castle, and the Austin Historical Museum
Our next stop is the Best Western Hotel, Winnemucca and a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of cowboy country – Winnemucca style! Close to local attractions, the hotel is the ideal base to check out the endless recreational pursuits, incredible rodeo events, lively casino action, and fascinating museums on offer in this charming western town. Don’t forget to sample some of the legendary local Basque fare during your stay.
Break the journey to Lake Tahoe with a short stopover in Virginia City, a city that sprang to life with the discovery of the famous Comstock Lode, a deposit so rich that more money was produced by the Comstock Lode than that of the entire California Gold Rush. Virginia City declined but never gave up and the NBC Western Bonanza helped bring it back to life. Today you can jump back in time by taking a stroll along its wooden sidewalks stopping off for a cool beer in one of the local saloons. Popular attractions and things to do include the V & T railroad ride from Virginia City to Gold Hill, guided gold mine and city walking tours, the Washoe Club Saloon and the Fourth Ward School Museum.
Last stop spectacular Lake Tahoe and the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is our final port of call, no matter what time of the year you visit, a trip to Lake Tahoe is an incredible experience. With top class casino action, dining, shopping and a host of seasonal sports including skiing, ice skating, hiking, biking, golf and water sports close to the hotel it’s easy to see why this resort is such a popular Lake Tahoe destination.