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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Trending Stories NorCal

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  1. Ridgetop Rolling

    Tilden Regional Park is the flagship of the East Bay Regional Parks system. And its best views? Find them along Nimitz Way, a paved, multi-use ridgetop trail. We recommend biking this trail for about 4 miles.

  2. Wide-Open Wildcat

    Sure, peak-bagging hikes are great, but ridge trails? Well, those might be the best. The East Bay’s Wildcat Canyon Regional Park is home to a fantastic ridgetop rolling trail.

  3. Bird Rock

    Other than the Birdman of Alcatraz, Robert Stroud, birds aren’t typically the first thing you think of with Alcatraz. When it was a working prison there wasn’t much bird life. But now? Well, the birds are back!

  4. Forest Bathe Under the Redwoods

    Giant Douglas firs and a peaceful madrone- and tanoak-studded forest make the hiking at Sanborn County Park sublime, but there’s an added majesty here thanks to the Todd Creek Redwoods Grove.


Trending Stories SoCal

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  1. Sponsored

    Monterey Bay Aquarium Reopens!

    The wildlife has been waiting patiently … and now, at long last, they’re ready for their close-ups! As California reopens make new memories at the reopened Monterey Bay Aquarium!

  2. Beach Walk + Cambodia Town

    A trip to Long Beach is not complete without a … long walk on the beach. But add a little extra with a walk through Cambodia Town, featuring local murals and delicious food.

  3. Hodges and Hodgee Monster

    Escondido’s Lake Hodges is one of the most beautiful lake settings in San Diego, with Kumeyaay history, phenomenal birdwatching, a world-record-holding bridge, and a resident lake monster!  Do a 5.5-mile shoreline hike here ...  

  4. Go For Guajome

    Head to Guajome County Park in Oceanside for a hidden lake twofer hike via a 4-mile loop trail traversing most of the 394-acre haven.