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Carson City in the running for Best Town award

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Carson City has been nominated by Outside Magazine as one of the Best Towns in the United States.

The fourth annual Outside Magazines Best Towns contest has a field of 64 destinations in the country to not only live, but to visit. Round one is open until May 19 with Carson City pitted against Missoula, Montana. There will be five rounds of competition until the final round scheduled for June 9-15.

Here is the excerpt from Outside Magazine, describing Carson City:

"Nestled just minutes between electrifying, Reno, majestic, Lake Tahoe and historic, Virginia City, Carson City, Nevada boasts a unique mix of exceptional outdoor experiences, old fashioned family fun, a thriving arts and entertainment community, and a technologically savvy hub of business innovation and niche manufacturing. The friendly community welcomes new residents and visitors alike with open arms, smiling faces and genuine personalities. Its centralized location provides easy access to air and land travel, and its affordable housing, favorable business and individual tax structure, and exceptional outdoors, make it a great place to call home or visit.


From the Sierra Nevada mountains to the west to the serene Carson River, Carson City is in the center of one of the most diverse scenic areas in the world. Within minutes, one can be whisked from the world class beaches, watersports, skiing, and resorts of Lake Tahoe to the charming historic downtown area of Carson City. An array of fine restaurants line the quaint downtown streets, and there are always plenty of entertainment and cultural activities and museums to experience.


The area provides outdoor enthusiasts with miles of exceptional hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails, golfing, hang gliding as well as virtually every type of water sport including: kayaking, swimming, rafting, paddle boarding, water skiing and jet skiing. Additionally, hunting and fishing in the area is impressive, snow sports provide world class experiences and RVers will find roadways easy to travel and camping exceptional. Regardless of your passion, Carson City provides a bounty of open space, fresh mountain air and friendly residents."


To vote for Carson City, visit Outside Magazine's website.