Visiting & Tourism
Fall Color in the Lake Tahoe and Eastern Sierra Region
Areas around Lake Tahoe and the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains have beautiful fall color displays if you know where to go and when to look.
Reno Beer, Bar, and Pub Crawls
Check out these beer and pub crawls held in Reno, Nevada.
Shows and Events at Reno and Sparks Hotel Casinos
Learn about the best shows and entertainment at Reno and Sparks area hotel casinos.
Restaurants and Bars in Reno's MidTown District
Explore the great dining and drinking to be found in Reno's MidTown District.
Halloween Trains in the Reno / Tahoe Area
Enjoy Halloween with a special holiday train ride. Halloween trains run on the V & T Railroad, plus other locations in Nevada and northern California.
Burning Man 2013 - "Cargo Cult"
Burning Man is a unique art festival and gathering that takes place north of Reno in the Black Rock Desert. The art theme for Burning Man 2013 is Cargo Cult.
Parking in Downtown Reno
There are several choices for parking in downtown Reno, Nevada.
Reno Aces Baseball Season Information
Reno Aces hub of information links to help you enjoy Triple-A baseball games at Aces Ballpark and follow the team during the baseball season.
Tickets for Reno Aces Baseball Games
Learn about the various ticket options for Reno Aces baseball games.
Reno Aces 2013 Baseball Season
Enjoy Reno Aces baseball during the 2013 season. Here is the information you need to have fun at Aces Ballpark in downtown Reno.
Reno Aces 2013 Season Promotions
Fans attending Reno Aces baseball games at Aces Ballpark in Reno have fun with different promotions, entertainment, and fireworks at the team's home games.
Reno Bike Riding Routes and Trails
Learn about bicycle riding and bike routes and trails around the Reno region of northern Nevada.
About the City of Sparks, Nevada
Learn more about the City of Sparks, Nevada - living, events, activities, and more.
Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City
The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City features the history of trains and railroading in northern Nevada.
Tour the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City
Take a tour of the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City. There are lots of things to see and do related to the history of trains and railroading in northern Nevada.
Nevada's Scenic Byways
Some of Nevada's scenic byways are in northern Nevada, close to the Reno / Tahoe region.
Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs) in Nevada
Learn about OHVs (off-highway vehicles) in Nevada - registration rules and places to legally ride OHVs.
Sparks Museum and Cultural Center
The Sparks Museum and Cultural Center presents history and events related to the City of Sparks and northern Nevada.
RV Parks in the Reno / Sparks Area of Nevada
RV travelers have a wide selection of RV parks to choose from when staying in the Reno / Sparks area of northern Nevada.
Hot Springs around Reno and northern Nevada
Enjoy hot springs pools, spas, and resorts in the Reno / northern Nevada region.
Reno Aces Baseball Game Schedule
The Reno Aces play home baseball games at Aces Ballpark, their home field in Reno, Nevada. The Reno Aces home game schedule includes, weekdays, weekends, and both afternoon and evening games.
Wineries in the Reno / Lake Tahoe Area
There are only a few wineries in Nevada, but they all produce excellent products all wine lovers will enjoy.
Top Coffee Houses Around Reno / Tahoe
Top coffee shops and resturants in the Reno / Lake Tahoe area.
Rock Art in Nevada
Within the state of Nevada are some of the most significant examples of prehistoric rock art found in the United States.
Pictures of Rock Art Sites in Nevada
These pictures present some of Nevada's most significant prehistoric rock art sites. Besides enjoying the petroglyphs, there are other things for visitors to see and do at these locations.
Nevada's National Historic Landmarks
Some of Nevada's National Historic Landmarks are in Reno and northern Nevada.
Nevada State Museum in Carson City
Learn about Nevada's cultural and natural history at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City.
Reno Celtic Celebration
The Reno Celtic Celebration highlights Celt culture, featuring events and activities such as Celtic dancing, highland games, food and drink, and unique Celtic music.
Nevada Day Celebration
Nevada Day commemorates Nevada's admission to the union in 1864. Nevada Day is celebrated annually on the last Friday in October.
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe Ski Area
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe ski resort is the closest major ski area to Reno and offers some of the best skiing and snowboarding around Lake Tahoe.
Haunted Buildings and Places Around Reno
Looking for ghosts? Here are some of the best places to visit in the Reno area for those seeking haunted places and the opportunity for ghostly experiences.
Labor Day Holiday Weekend in Reno
Enjoy Labor Day weekend in the Reno area with this variety of fun activities. It's the final big holiday weekend of the summer season.
Street Vibrations Fall Rally
Street Vibrations is loud, colorful, and lots of fun. Come to downtown Reno and Victorian Square in Sparks for one of the year's best big events in the Reno / Tahoe area.
Entertainment at Street Vibrations Fall Rally
Street Vibrations is loud, colorful, and lots of fun. Come to downtown Reno and Victorian Square in Sparks for a big variety of top entertainment during Street Vibrations.
Eldorado Great Italian Festival
The Eldorado Great Italian Festival is one of Reno's best free events for family fun. Enjoy street performers, musical entertainment, Italian food, drink, and merchandise, and Italian-inspired contests and games at the Great Italian Festival.
Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off
The Nugget Rib Cook-Off, one of the most popular events in the Reno / Tahoe region. It takes place in Victorian Square, Sparks, Nevada, NV.
Reno National Championship Air Races
The Reno National Championship Air Races is a unique event - there's nothing else like it anywhere. The event includes air racing, aerobatic acts, aircraft displays, and food, drink and souvenir vendors. It's something the whole family can enjoy.
Top Music Acts at the Nugget Rib Cook-Off
Main Stage entertainment at the Nugget Rib Cook-Off is free and features top music acts.
Great Reno Balloon Race
Each morning during the Great Reno Balloon Race, around 100 hot air balloons rise in mass ascension from Rancho San Rafael Park. Numerous specialty balloons in a variety of shapes join dozens of traditional hot air balloons.
Auto Tour Guide Book for Reno / Lake Tahoe Area
Learn about the geology and natural history of the Reno / Lake Tahoe area with auto tours described in this book.
Spectator & Parking Information for the Great Reno Balloon Race
Information spectators at the Great Reno Balloon Race, including parking, transportation, and tips for enjoying the event.
Hot August Nights 2013
Hot August Nights is the biggest Reno event of the year. Classic cars fill the streets, rock 'n roll fills the air, and entertainment galore makes Hot August Nights the premier fun festival in Reno, Nevada, NV.
Nevada's Top Treasures
Here are the top attractions to visit across Nevada, as chosen by Silver State residents in the Discover Your Nevada 2012 contest.
Burning Man 2012 - "Fertility 2.0"
Burning Man is a unique art festival and gathering that takes place north of Reno in the Black Rock Desert. The art theme for Burning Man 2012 is Fertility 2.0.
Tahoe - Pyramid Bikeway - Riding from the High Sierra to the High Desert
The Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway is a work in progress that will eventually create a multiple use trail following the Truckee River, from its source at Lake Tahoe to its end at Pyramid Lake.
Tom Cooke Trail in Reno
The Tom Cooke Trail in west Reno is a pleasant urban hiking path with great views, native plants, and interesting geology.
Free Summer Music Concerts
Free music concerts are in abundant supply around Reno, Sparks, and Lake Tahoe during the summer months.
Fourth of July in Reno
Fourth 4th of July fireworks shows and Independence Day celebrations will be found throughout the area; Sparks, Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Virginia City.
Fourth of July at Lake Tahoe
The 4th Fourth of July at Lake Tahoe will have fireworks shows and other events at many locations on both the Nevada and California sides of the Lake Tahoe Basin.
Reno River Festival
The Reno River Festival at the Truckee River Whitewater Park is a major event attracting thousands to downtown Reno, Nevada. Kayaking is the main event, but there is much more to this family friendly festival.
Rentable Park Shelters and Pavillions in the Reno Area
Parks in Reno, Nevada, have rentable shelters, pavillions, and facilities for children's birthday parties and just about any other type of family gathering or event you may have in mind.
McCarran Ranch Preserve
The McCarran Ranch Preserve is one of the lower Truckee River restoration projects by the Nature Conservancy in Nevada.
Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
The Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in Reno, Nevada, is the community center for a wide range of theatrical and musical performances by many outstanding artists.
Tour de Nez Bicycle Racing
The Tour de Nez brings professional bicycle racing to downtown Reno. There are several races run on a course of city streets, including criterium racing and handcycle racing. There is also a pretty good party in Wingfield Park surrounding the Tour de Nez.
The Reno Rodeo really is wild and rich, and lots of fun too. Bring the family to this PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) sanctioned event and enjoy the best rodeo competition in the West.
Annular Solar Eclipse Watching in Reno
Be in Reno, Nevada, to see an eclipse of the sun on May 20, 2012. Reno is almost in the center of the path of this annular solar eclipse.
Gourmet Food Trucks in Reno - No Roach Coaches Here
Reno's food truck scene has grown to include several excellent mobile kitchens. Enjoy a good meal wherever you find one of these food trucks parked around the Reno area.
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitor Center
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitor Center offers a look at the history, culture, resources, and recreation on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Reservation.
The Discovery (Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum) in Reno, Nevada, provides children and families with an exciting place to explore Nevada and the natural world through seven hands-on exhibits and a variety of events and activities.
Tour The Discovery in Reno
Take a picture tour of The Discovery (Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum) in Reno, Nevada. This tour highlights exhibits and a variety of things to do for children and families.
Reno Area Marriage Licenses
Learn where and how to get a marriage license in the Reno / Lake Tahoe area.
Reno Rainbow Fest
The Reno Rainbow Fest brings a celebration of diversity to Wingfield Park each July during Artown.
Abandoned Mine Hazards in Nevada
Abandoned mines on public land in Nevada pose a significant hazard. Visitors to Nevada's vast outback of public lands need to be aware of this serious safety issue.
Free WiFi Hotspots in Reno
Here are some of Reno's most prominent free wi-fi hotspots.
hands/ON! on 2nd Saturdays at the Nevada Museum of Art
Enjoy free admission and family activities at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno. These events are available on the second Saturday of each month.
Washoe Lake State Park
Washoe Lake State Park is just south of Reno. This Washoe Valley park is a great place for hiking, camping, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.
Visit the California Trail Interpretive Center
The California Trail Interpretive Center brings to life a defining chapter in American history - the westward migration of over 250,000 people during the 1840s and 1850s.
Artown Encore in Reno
Artown Encore series brings top performers and shows to Reno. Artown Encore shows are in addition to the Artown festival held annually during July.
Earth Day in Reno and at Lake Tahoe
Earth Day around Reno and Lake Tahoe gives us a great selection environmentally friendly events to enjoy. Learn about recycling, alternative energy, sustainability, and ways to protect the environment.
Super Bowl XLVII (47) Parties in Reno
Enjoy lots of fun in Reno on Super Bowl Sunday, with numerous parties and activities around the Reno and Sparks area.
Train Rides for Christmas and the Holidays
Take a Christmas holidays train ride near Reno on one of these special holiday Santa trains. Holiday-themed train rides are a great family activity.
This Month's Reno / Tahoe Events
Reno / Tahoe events are numerous and exciting. Our calendar guide keeps you informed about the current events, shows, and entertainment going on around our corner of Nevada.
Chinese New Year 2013 - Year of the Snake
Chinese New Year events and celebrations around the Reno / Tahoe region marking the Asian custom of Lunar New Year.
Train Rides in Nevada
Here's where to ride steam trains and other railroads around Nevada.
Train Rides in Northern California
Here's where to ride steam trains and other railroads around northern California.
Border and Passport Information for Reno Travelers
Reno travelers to and from Canada can have a smoother trip by knowing the travel document requirements required by authorities on both sides of the border. Here is the information you need (as of summer 2011) as a U.S. citizen to visit Canada and return home.
Amtrak Trains in Reno
Riding the rails on an Amtrak passenger train is one of the ways to get to or escape from Reno. Amtrak trains provide daily service through Reno on the California Zephyr, which runs between the San Francisco Bay Area and Chicago. The historic Amtrak passenger station is in downtown Reno next to the ReTRAC train trench.
Nevada Travel Guides
Visitors to Nevada and the Reno / Lake Tahoe region will be pleasantly surprised to find an amazing diversity of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, and many recreational things to do. Here are some free travel guides and other free tourism resources for visitors to the Silver State of Nevada.
Drinking at Reno Events
Learn about drinking and alcohol policies at events in downtown Reno, Nevada, NV.
Reno's Big Annual Events
The Reno / Tahoe region hosts a number of famous annual events, including, but not limited to, Hot August Nights, Great Reno Balloon Race, Reno River Festival, National Championship Air Races, Tour de Nez, Reno Rodeo, Street Vibrations, Reno-Tahoe Open, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, and Burning Man.
Reno Airport (RNO)
The Reno Airport (Reno-Tahoe International Airport) is an excellent travel facility, conveniently located within Reno's city limits. It is served my several airlines, has excellent parking, and is easy to negotiate.
Museums in Reno
The whole family can enjoy the wide variety of museums and related attractions available in the Reno area and throughout Nevada.
Bus Fares in Reno
Learn about bus fares and how to get passes on Reno's public transit bus system.
Reno Airport Stories - Complaints, horror stories, rants, bad experiences,...
If you have something to say about your experience at Reno Tahoe International Airport, you can submit your comment here.
Nevada Museum of Art (NMA)
The Nevada Museum of Art in Reno is the only art museum in Nevada that has received accreditation from the American Association of Museums. Rotating and permanent exhibit, along with educational programs, make the Nevada Museum of Art an outstanding Reno cultural institution.
Events at the Nevada Museum of Art
The Nevada Museum of Art in Reno is the only art museum in Nevada accredited by the American Association of Museums. Outstanding exhibits and educational programs, make the Nevada Museum of Art an outstanding Reno cultural institution.
National Automobile Museum in Reno
Enjoy one of the best of its kind at the National Automobile Museum in Reno.
Artown in Reno
Artown in Reno runs the entire month of July at numerous venues around Reno and includes an amazing variety of art and cultural events. Hundreds of Artown events are free to the public.
Wilbur D. May Center in Reno
The Wilbur D. May Center includes a museum, arboretum, and garden in Reno's Rancho San Rafael Regional Park.
Burning Man is a unique art festival and gathering that takes place north of Reno in the Black Rock Desert. Burning Man is one of those events that defies description; you've got to go to fully understand Burning Man.
Pyramid Lake Recreation
Pyramid Lake is a recreation destination north of Reno, Nevada, featuring boating, fishing, camping, wildlife viewing, bird watching, photography. It is completely within the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe reservation.
Tips for Keeping Vehicles and Valuables Safe from Theft
When leaving a vehicle at Reno area parks and trailheads, use these tips to help prevent break-ins and theft of your valuables. Don't let thieves ruin your day of enjoying the great outdoors.
Reno Parking Meter Kiosks
Learn about the meter system for street parking in Reno, Nevada.
Reno-Tahoe Open Golf Tournament
Enjoy the Reno - Tahoe Open (RTO) golf tournament, an official PGA Tour event played right here in Reno at Montreux Golf and Country Club.
Fort Churchill State Historic Park
Fort Churchill State Historic Park, a Nevada state park, offers history, camping, hiking and wildlife viewing, all within a short drive of Reno.
Motorsports in the Reno Area
Where to enjoy motorsports action in the Reno, Nevada area.
Reno / Tahoe Running Races and Bike Rides
Human-powered sports are big in the Reno / Tahoe area. Events include running, biking, endurance races, water sports, and more.
Visit Virginia City, Nevada
Going to Virginia City, Nevada, is a worthwhile and entertaining outing for both Reno / Tahoe residents and those visiting the area.
Walking Tours with the Historic Reno Preservation Society
The Historic Reno Preservation Society helps educate both local residents and visitors through walking tours and bike riding tours through Reno's historic districts and other areas of historic interest around the Truckee Meadows and northern Nevada.
Register for Reno River Festival Events
Register online for events at the Reno River Festival - open freestyle kayaking, slalom, boatercross, and stand-up paddleboard.