If you find yourself in Carson City for business travel, there are plenty of ways for you to check off your work to-do list while still making the most out of your visit. Here’s a guide to enhance and optimize your stay. Sharpen your pencils and get ready to discover what’s beyond the barriers of the conference room.

A Variety of Accommodations

You have plenty of nice options when it comes to your hotel stay. Lodging properties such as the Hampton Inn & Suites, Courtyard by Marriott Carson City, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites and My Place Hotel offers you rewards members the perks you’re used to at affordable prices.

If you like the amenities of a casino-hotel, Gold Dust West and Wyndham Garden Carson City Max Casino, have plenty of things to do and enjoy such as dining, gaming and available meeting space. Additionally, Courtyard by Marriott Carson City shares a parking lot with the Casino Fandango which hosts a beautiful new ballroom meeting space.

If small and boutique-ish is more your cup of tea, check out the remodeled yet historic Saint Charles Hotel in the heart of downtown Carson City or the Bliss Bungalow in the charming West district of Carson City.

Re-energize

Meetings and other work-related tasks can take a lot out of you when you’re on the road. If you want to venture beyond the typical hotel fitness centers, there are plenty of options to explore in Carson City.

Many visitors don’t realize how glorious Carson City’s landscape is. Vast skies, mountains and fresh, clean air are just some of the bonuses that come with your trip. After a day at the grind, take a hike or jog in the Nevada landscape. There are plenty of trails to choose from for all levels. Riverview Park winds along a portion of the Carson River. You can take a long or short version up to King’s Canyon where (surprise!) you will greet a wondrous waterfall where you can reflect on that power lunch you had with the client.

Turn recreation into business with a round of golf. Less crowded than our neighboring counterparts, Carson City golfing is refreshing and affordable. Putt alongside classic cars at Silver Oak Golf Course or caddy your way to Eagle Valley Golf Course in the foothills of Carson City.

End your outdoor adventure with a dip at the Carson Hot Springs Resort. There are nine mini spas where you can soak in your own private space to recap that big deal you just closed.

You Gotta Eat

One of the most exciting things about traveling for business, leisure or “bleisure” (the combination of business and leisure travel) is venturing out for new restaurants to try. There’s no shortage of that in Carson City. Although there are so many choices, we recommend checking out the fun downtown district where you can savor local fare at Gather, The Union, L.A. Bakery or Squeeze In.  If you’re here for the legislative session, you’ll find many constituents at Fox Brewpub for American favorites or Comma Coffee for yummy breakfast boosts and java galore (also a great place to sharpen those networking skills). There’s a variety of cuisine for you and your colleagues to negotiate over.

If you’re up for venturing outside of downtown, be sure to give Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint, the classic Glen Eagles or tasty tacos at San Marcos Grill a go. Your talented research skills will pay off as you find the perfect fare for your appetite. You deserve it!

Stay Awhile

Every good business trip must come to an end. However, if you’re in the mood to extend your stay, perhaps with family or friends, there’s so much more to do and see. From museums to train rides, cultural activities to shopping, you can shut that laptop down for the weekend and make the most out of your northern Nevada visit. Be sure to look up the many events that Carson City is host to. You’ll be back in the office motivated, recharged and ready to take on the next big assignment.