Residents of Reno are truly spoiled with the Truckee River flowing right through downtown. A walk worth taking an extra 15 minutes to admire nature, the Riverwalk can lead a person to practically anywhere. Besides that, Reno’s Arts District is growing in a big way. The Space Whale, Believe sign and murals all over, including The Biggest Little City Arch on Main Street. Be ready to eat up some cell phone space taking pictures and videos.
250 Evans Ave, Reno, NV 89501
The Biggest Little City’s ballpark: Greater Nevada Field can be a perfect date night, relaxing night alone or night with some friends. Doesn’t matter to be honest, because dollar beer nights are amazing like the views and hot dogs. Parking can be found all around, but search. If not, head over to the Silver Legacy or Circus Circus’ parking garage and take the walk. Hey, free parking means more beer! Though this is a baseball field, home of the Reno Aces, Reno 1868 FC is a spectacle. Soccer fans will have no problem feeling at home.
Virginia City, NV 89440
A time capsule of the Nineteenth century that history lovers will enjoy, and people who need to see how the mining days were in the wild, wild West. Virginia City boasts a lot to do: old fashioned dining; gold mining stores; cemeteries for visitors; haunted houses; old time photos and the classic Northern Nevada hikes. The Washoe Club Haunted Museum is an eerie place, yet interesting to be at. Look into haunted house tours!
22222 Mt Rose Hwy, Reno, NV 89511
It’s not about the race, it’s about the journey and experience. Around 30 minutes from Reno, Mount Rose Ski Resort is a winter wonderland full of good times. There are countless runs for snowboarders, skiers and more to “shred the gnar”; however, if it’s adventure time: hike up Mount Rose. Pack extra sweaters, long sleeves, pants/thermals and sock along with hats and gloves. For food, beef jerky, sports drinks, trail mix and water should hold you over. The base of the hike could mean shirts and shorts weather, but the peak will be cold.
1595 N Sierra St, Reno, NV 89503
Dog owners looking for the best pet friendly park in Northern Nevada, home couldn’t be more obvious. Rancho San Rafael Park showcases stunning views of Mount Rose, the city of Reno and so much more. Bring some extra bottles of water and a snack for a relaxing time. Not only is there a gigantic dog park to let the four-legged friend run around, but there’s also a very underrated disc golf course, hiking trails and a sports complex. One popular annual event the park hosts is the Great Reno Balloon Race. Don’t miss it if it’s happening!