Ten Family Friendly Things To Do In Reno Tahoe USA

2010-05-11

Catch a ballgame: Downtown Reno is home to a new ballpark and the Reno Aces, a Triple A team, and the new Freight House District adjacent to the ballpark. The boys of summer are playing in Reno Tahoe USA.

Hit the slopes: Reno Tahoe USA offers the largest concentration of ski and board resorts in North America - 18 resorts within an hour drive of Reno-Tahoe International Airport. If that isnít easy, then we donít know what is.

Shop till you drop: The new Legends at Sparks Marina in Sparks, Nev., boasts more than 70 stores and restaurants, including Scheels, the World's Largest All Sports Store at almost 300,000 square feet. It features a full-sized indoor Ferris wheel, NASCAR simulator and hand-made fudge shop. Drop off the kids and get your shop on!

A river runs through it: The Truckee River runs through downtown Reno and downtown Sparks, offering great opportunities for recreation and relaxation during the warm months. Whitewater enthusiasts can paddle (or float) to their heart's content in the two urban whitewater parks. Itís a free and fun way to escape the heat and home to many outdoor, FREE, family friendly events and festivals.

Nevada-style casino action: In Reno Tahoe USA the action goes 24-7, with deluxe, modern resort casinos that offer fun gaming action without the Vegas crowds, or attitudes.

The Jewel of the Sierra: Lake Tahoe is 45 minutes from Reno-Tahoe International Airport and downtown Reno - a great day trip whether it is summer or winter. Paradise is just a short drive from Reno, 99.9% clear, blue water.

The Comstock Lode: Giddy up and step back to the Wild West in Virginia City. The preserved epicenter of the Comstock Lode features classic buildings, old saloons, wooden-planked streets and a cast of characters that is always entertaining. Virginia City is also home to the International Camel Races and Outhouse Races. Yes, you race on the potty.

V&T Railroad: Ride the rails of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad in Carson City, Nevada's capitol. Working steam engines hearken back to the golden age of rail travel.

Wine and dine: Reno Tahoe USA is known for adventure and Nevada-style gaming, but hundreds of restaurants serving everything from casual to five-star fare featuring celebrity chefs also make it a great destination for culinary enthusiasts. The Food Network has featured at least four local eateries.

Culture connection: Reno Tahoe USA is home to 31 museums, including the Nevada Museum of Art, the National Automobile Museum and the Nevada State Museum - live Nevada's rich culture.
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