Why It's Time to Rediscover Reno, Nevada
Updated: April 19, 2023
For the Love of SnowReno-Tahoe has the highest concentration of alpine ski resorts in the country. The slopes at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe are located a mere 25 minutes from downtown Reno, and many others are within an hour’s drive. That means you can fly into the Reno-Tahoe International Airport in the morning and be on a chairlift in the afternoon! Many Reno hotel casinos offer inexpensive stay-and-ski packages complete with shuttle services. This offers flexibility if you’re traveling with ski bunnies and those who prefer hanging in town.If downhill isn’t your thing, most ski resorts offer a variety of well-groomed cross country and snowshoeing trails. Sound too sweaty? Book a snowmobile tour for a fast and furious backwoods adventure, complete with stunning views of and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. And for a real adrenaline rush, get your mush on with a dog sled tour. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience to be sure.
A Surprising and Inspiring Art SceneWhen you think Reno, a thriving art scene probably doesn’t come to mind. However, this Nevada town is currently featuring one of the most epic art shows in the states: The Nevada Museum of Art’s “City of Dust: the Evolution of Burning Man.” This archive-based exhibition, shows the evolution of this now world-famous 70,000-person art festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. Check out never-before-seen photographs, artifacts, journals, sketches, and notebooks. Great for those who adore Burning Man, or those of us who’ve always wondered what actually goes on at this out-there party on the playa.
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Honorable MentionGear heads can make a day of exploring the National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection). Dubbed one of “America’s Five Greatest Automobile Museums,” this collection showcases more than 200 vintage cars. Check out vintage, classic, rare and one-of-a-kind cars, plus their celebrity collection featuring cars owned by Elvis, JFK and Frank Sinatra. Most of the collection comes from the late Bill Harrah, whose name you may recognize from his other passion—making the big bucks from gaming.
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