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Truckee River Arts District

Explore Downtown Reno

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Exploring the Truckee River Arts District will give you firsthand experience of Downtown Reno's recent urban renaissance. There are two main shopping and dining hubs in the district:

  • The "Riverwalk" area and
  • The "CalAve" area

Riverwalk District

The North end of Reno's Riverwalk District meanders along Reno 's beautiful Truckee River . Most of the retail activity on this end is situated along First Street between Lake St. (east) and Arlington St. (west). This end of the district has galleries, coffee shops, great dining including a brewery and a French restaurant and even a movie theater. Reno 's renowned Truckee River Whitewater Park runs directly through this area offering visitors even more adventurous outdoor activities - situated directly in the urban setting of downtown Reno . Kayak and raft rentals from Tahoe Whitewater Tours (800.442.7238) are conveniently available at Wingfield Park, located at the 1st and Arlington Street area. 

Wine Walk

Every third Saturday of the month from 2 - 5 pm, the Riverwalk Merchants host the popular Wine Walk along the Truckee River and neighboring streets.  How it works: just visit any Riverwalk District merchant on the Wine Walk day to get a map of participating Wine Walk merchants.  Go to the participating merchant of your choice and for a $20 wine-tasting fee and valid photo ID, you’ll receive a wine glass and an ID bracelet that allows you to sample wine at any participating merchant.

Retail options in the district include:

  • Be Abundant Home Accessories - richly detailed and elegant home ideas, 46 West First St.
  • Parasols On The Riverwalk - a charming women’s boutique, 11 N. Sierra St., Suite 104
  • Sasha's Boutique - styles from classic to cutting-edge, 250 West First St.
  • La Terre Verte - eco-friendly boutique specializing in recycled and handmade products,  100 North Arlington Ave., Suite 105


CalAve is the section of the Truckee River Arts District that runs along California Avenue. This area forms the southernmost border of the district and is quickly becoming Reno 's pre-eminent neighborhood retail, restaurant, entertainment and business district. CALAVE is a must-see with highlights such as The Chocolate Bar - a trendy place to sip both alcoholic and nonalcoholic chocolate drinks while sampling addictive confections like their Chili-Infused Truffles. Enjoy a slice of Blue Moon's famous gourmet pizza or enjoy wine, cheeses and other lunch specialties at the Cheese Board. The retail options on CalAve will satisfy the serious shopper offering a variety of upscale clothing, shoe and home decor shops.

Retail options in the CalAve area include:

  • Shoe – representing fine European collections, 104 California Ave.
  • KJB – Kalifornia Jean Bar – an unmatched selection of denim, 290 California Ave.
  • Clay Nichols – art, jewelry, home décor and more, 106 California Ave.
  • Baboo Children’s Clothing – unique children's clothing you can't find anywhere else,  121 California Ave.
  • iMeMine – handbags, accessories and creative clothing, 102 California Ave.