From Fernley, Reno is 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the west, and Lake Tahoe is approximately 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the southwest.
See why Western Nevada is so beloved by travelers, by getting out and touring the many natural and cultural attractions around Fernley. Roughly 13 miles (21 kilometers) away you'll find Silver Springs. Set aside a day here to visit the Lahontan State Recreation Area and Fort Churchill State Historic Park.
While you are in Fernley, why not make a day trip to Virginia City. Approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) away, this regional city is where you'll find Mark Twain Museum at the Territorial Enterprise, Western Historic Radio Museum and Chollar Mine. Ensure you don't return to Fernley until you've spent a little time at Virginia City's Virginia and Truckee Railroad and Saint Mary's in the Mountains Church.
Make the most of this area's great winter attractions. Join the locals and go skiing here. Cross-country skiing is also popular. Western Nevada provides visitors plenty of gentle pastimes, such as shore fishing and camping.
If you plan on traveling by air, it's good to remember that the most convenient major airport is Reno-Tahoe International Airport, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the west of Fernley.