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Area Attractions

Friday Night Excursions:
Beehive, The 60's Musical Play
Dinner Cruise

Top 10 highlights for a Reno-Tahoe getaway

Reno-Tahoe is a family-friendly getaway, offering tons of fun for kids and adults alike. Add some of these Top 10 attractions to your travel itinerary:

  1. Catch a ballgame: Downtown Reno is home to a new ballpark and the Reno Aces, a Triple A team. The boys of summer are playing in Reno-Tahoe.
  2. Hit the slopes: Reno-Tahoe offers the largest concentration of ski and board resorts in North America - 18 within an hour drive of Reno-Tahoe International Airport.
  3. Shop till you drop: The shopping is great in Reno-Tahoe, including the new Legends at Sparks Marina in Sparks, Nev., which boasts more than 70 stores and restaurants, including Scheel's, the World's Largest All Sports Store at almost 300,000 square feet.
  4. A river runs through it: The Truckee River winds through downtown Reno and downtown Sparks, offering great opportunities for recreation and relaxation during the warm months. Whitewater enthusiasts can paddle to their heart's content in the two whitewater parks.
  5. Take a stroll along the River Walk District, Reno?s New Downtown. Shop, eat, enjoy the museums and music.
  6. The Jewel of the Sierra: Lake Tahoe is 45 minutes from Reno-Tahoe International Airport and downtown Reno - a great day trip whether it is summer or winter. The other option is Pyramid Lake, a beautiful lake in the middle of the desert with pyramid formations and Indian folklore surrounding the lake. Also, there is Donner Lake.
  7. The Comstock Lode: Step back to Wild West times in Virginia City. The preserved epicenter of the Comstock Lode features classic buildings, old saloons and a cast of characters that is always entertaining.
  8. V&T Railroad: Ride the rails of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad in Carson City, Nevada's capitol. Working steam engines hearken back to the golden age of rail travel.
  9. Wine and dine: Reno-Tahoe is known for adventure and Nevada-style gaming, but hundreds of restaurants serving everything from casual to five-star fare also make it a great destination for culinary enthusiasts.
  10. Culture connection: Reno-Tahoe is home to 31 museums, including the Nevada Museum of Art, the National Automobile Museum and the Nevada State Museum - live Nevada's rich culture.


Hot August Nights


Disc Golf

Nevada Museum of Art

Nevada State Museum

National Auto Museum


Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

Virginia City

Carson City

Reno Hidden Treasures

Reno Top 10 things to do

Fleischmann Planetarium & Science Center University of Nevada, Reno (UNR)

The W. M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum - McKay


Wild Island Water Park-250 Wild Island Court, Spark, NV 89434 (775) 359-2927

The Discovery-Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum Science Museum 490 S. Center St. (775)786-1000

Paradise Cove Fun Center Children's Amusement Center- 9475 Double R. Blvd (775) 851-7232

Fun Quest Video Arcade (Family-oriented video arcade at a resort) 2500 E. 2nd St. (775)789-2000

Jump Man Jump Recreation Center 335 Edison Way (775) 856-3226

Animal Ark, An Encounter with the Wild Side - 1265 Deerlodge Rd., Reno, NV 89508 (775) 970-3111

EZ AIR Indoor Trampoline Park Amusement Park (Upbeat spot for jumping kids and adults) 895 E. Patriot BLVD #103 (775)853-1200

Wilbur D. May Center Museum-Museum, Arboretum, and Botanical Gardens-1595 N. Sierra St. (775) 785-5961

Roller Kingdom- Large roller-skating center for all ages-515 E. 7th St. (775) 329-3472

GSR Bowling Center 3.5 (11) Bowling Alley (50 lane bowling alley with a lounge) 2500 E. 2nd St. (775) 789-2296