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In this guide to Reno Tahoe are the insights of global travel bloggers, local experts, adventure seekers, foodies and travel photographers.

Reno is a city in renaissance. Heavy hitter companies like Tesla and Google have set up shop here, helping spur a burst of new restaurants, retail, entertainment and nightlife.

Art takes to the street in murals, public sculptures, galleries, special events and at the Nevada Museum of Art.

Lake Tahoe is within easy driving distance of Reno, with popular high-alpine locations like Mt. Rose and Tahoe Meadows only 20–30 minutes away.

Tahoe’s pristine waters are a summer sweet spot for paddle boarders, kayakers and fishing enthusiasts. In winter, its surrounding peaks are a world-renowned playhouse for snowboarders and skiers.
Reno Tahoe satisfies in so many ways. The surprises are particularly memorable. Reno is the closest city to Burning Man and the Playa Art Park is a collection of sculptures from past years.

A climb on the heart sculpture is a favorite. Bundox Boccee is a huge indoor fun zone of Bocce courts, shuffleboard, Skee-ball and special events.

If you’re a history buff, take the 35-minute drive from Reno to Virginia City. The town dates back to the discovery of silver here in the 1860s, and is full of Victorian-style buildings, historic sites and museums. A steam train makes 35-minute round trips to historic Gold Hill.

You may think you know food trucks, but Food Truck Friday in Reno is MASSIVE, stretching the length of Idlewild Park on Fridays, 4–9 p.m. from May to September.
Spend your morning skiing at 10,000’ and your afternoon climbing Pig Rock near the Black Rock Desert.

Shows and gaming might be a priority for time in Reno, but if you fancy a quick break and light exercise, scenic hiking trails are just outside the city at Hidden Valley and Galena Creek regional parks.

Visiting Lake Tahoe is a must for many visitors. Or, start the morning just steps from a downtown Reno hotel room fly-fishing the Truckee River.

Go paddle boarding on the calm water at Sparks Marina, a great spot to catch sunset over the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Then close down the lanes at Reno Axe! Sign a waiver; order a drink; throw an axe. Between it all, eat, drink and repeat through the city’s array of unique dining spots, brew pubs and coffee roasters.

Winter here is ideal for cross-country and back country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Or, take a glider ride over the Lake Tahoe’s snow capped mountains and incredibly blue waters!

Fall through spring, Reno and Carson valleys are usually snow-free. With over 300 days of sunshine, the outdoor opportunities are endless.

Rent a bike and cruise downtown Reno or along the Tahoe-Pyramid Bike Trail. Mountain bike trails near Reno and Carson Valley are ideal every month of the year.

Tee up at one of our year-round golf courses where the greens fees are a steal deal, and warm up before tee time at Grand Bay Driving Range at Grand Sierra Resort.

Natural hot springs are found along the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada range and out in the Black Rock Desert. Winter off-roading is often possible in much of the high desert.

When you’ve had your fill of the outdoors, cozy cafes, fun bars and candlelight dinners await!