While on a cross country trip in May of 2010, my husband and I spent a long weekend in the delightful city of Sparks, Nevada. Sparks is full of gorgeous parks, such as Sparks Marina and Golden Eagle Regional Park, and is characterized by a desert like climate and a 4,500 foot elevation. My favorite thing about Sparks was the gorgeous weather. Sparks is sunny 80% of the year, despite the presence of full seasonal variation.
As gambling fanatics, we decided to stay at the John Ascuaga's Casino Resort. We stayed on the twentieth floor of the resort, which provided us with a phenomenal view of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Our room was luxurious and our beds were comfortable. The best part of the resort was being within walking distance from the casino!
While I enjoyed the casino and the weather the most, my husband's favorite part of my trip to the city of Sparks was our visit to Golden Eagle Regional Park. As a sports enthusiast, he was very impressed with the 1.4 million square feet of artificial turf. Golden Eagle is truly a family park, as it was designed to host sports activities for people of all ages, including children. The only negative part about our trip to Sparks was our departure!