Bright Lights and the Great Outdoors

Is there a city with easier access to the great outdoors than Reno? In 15 minutes you can be on hiking trails to waterfalls and big Sierra views. Or right in town you can enjoy walks and bike rides beside the Truckee River, which cuts right through downtown Reno. Combine it all with craft brews, killer restaurants, and a Burning Man art vibe, and Reno is ready for your next adventure.

Week 05.19.2021
Regions Northern & Southern CA

Waterfall Chaser

Hike to Hunter Creek Falls in Reno and Stay at Kramer's Midtown

HIkers at Hunters Creek Falls in Reno
Desert Peach in Hunters Creek
Two Hikers at Hunter Creek Falls
Reno's Hunter Creek Falls is accessible year-round but especially fantastic in spring when the desert peach wildflowers paint the landscape, and the marquee waterfall has snowmelt mojo.
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Walk the Neon Line

Walk Reno's Neon Line in Downtown

couple walking Neon Line in Reno
couple looking at giant samurai burning man art on neon line Reno
couple looking at Neon Line art Reno
Reno’s Neon Line, a new art installation downtown, celebrates two of Reno’s biggest draws: Burning Man and neon lights. Walk part of the dynamic streetscape spanning 20 city blocks and featuring rotating Burning Man art, other sculptures, and bright lights—including historic neon signs.
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Go Galena

Hike the Thomas Creek Trail in Reno's Galena Creek Regional Park

hiker on the Thomas Creek Trail near Reno
hikers on the Thomas Creek Trail in Mount Rose Wilderness Reno
hikers on the Thomas Creek Trail in Mount Rose Wilderness Reno
Close to Reno yet truly in the wilderness: This long out-and-back epic hike goes up a ridge with huge views of the magnificent Washoe Valley and its marquee mountains.
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Truckee Riverwalk

Refreshing Truckee River Views Along the Reno Riverwalk

Cyclist by the Burning Man Whale Installation in downtown Reno
Vida Coffee in The Basement Reno
Painter standing at Truckee River in Reno
A city that has nature running right through it? That’s Reno! The Truckee River flows through the heart of downtown, and the popular and well-maintained Reno Riverwalk makes for a delightful downtown stroll.
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Axe on Tap!

Reno Axe Throwing and Dinner at West Street Market

Group of friends at Reno Axe
woman throwing axe at Reno Axe
couple getting their axe from Reno Axe
Head to Reno Axe, where you can test your skills with the sport of axe throwing. Don’t axe it until you try it! This is not only fun; you may be surprised at how therapeutic it can be—burning off any angst in your work-week bones.
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Beer Best

Visit Reno's Brewery District and Revision Brewing in Sparks

Revision Brewing El Repaso, Citra Slam, Reno AF, and Coconut PieFace
Engine 8 Urban Winery
It seems like every city in the West tries to claim best craft beer and spirits status, yet Reno’s quietly done the work behind the scenes to emerge as a true best in brew—from beer to spirits, and innovative mead!
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