Carson City local shopping featured in NevadaGram

Carson City — particularly the shopping available in Carson City — is the feature of Nevada Travel’s NevadaGram this month.

“…In my mind the true mark of a city is whether or not you can do all your Christmas shopping there,” David Toll wrote in the NevadaGram. “Amazingly perhaps, if you haven’t been paying attention, Carson City qualifies. There are brand name box stores clustered here and there in Carson City now, along with a zesty sprinkle of smaller shops downtown.”

Toll, who runs the Nevada Travel website from his Gold Hill home, sends out the monthly Nevada Grams as a newsletter to his 4,000 subscribers across the state.

“We write it to alert people to the site and the new stuff going on around the state,” he said. “It has evolved into becoming a major online Nevada magazine.”

He said he chose to highlight holiday shopping in Nevada’s capital because it can sometimes be overlooked.

“If you see it every day, you kind of take it for granted,” he said. “You don’t see it as this cool place. But it really is.”

The gram contains a feature story about the city, a map and other information.

“It goes on to be a self-guided tour of Carson City, from south in Douglas County to the freeway in the north,” Toll said. “If you make that drive, and you pay attention, you’re seeing much of what Carson City has to offer.”

Joel Dunn, executive director of the Carson City Visitors Bureau, said he was happy to work with Toll on the project.

“This showcases Carson City as a fun and interesting place to be, as well as an ideal location to find unique Christmas and other gifts,” he said. “David really does a good job getting the word out.”

Dunn will also send the NevadaGram out to the subscribers to the visitors bureau’s newsletter.

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