Your Hub For Adventure

See why Reno is the perfect spot to start all of your greatest adventures.

Desert Nights, Mountain Escapes and Urban Hangs

Travel gurus Jess.Wandering and EverChangingHorizon loved their first trip to Reno Tahoe so much that they couldn’t wait to come back for round two. They experienced new scenery, cooler weather, neon lights and that same crystal clear water we know and love. Jess said it best. This is where the largest alpine lake collides with the Biggest Little City in the World! And the result is a beautiful contradiction of high adrenaline activities, burgeoning art scene and remote solitude.

Fly Geyser

Located 20 miles north of Gerlach and about 100 miles north of Reno is the eye-catching Fly Geyser. A collision of human error and natural geothermal pressure created this rainbow-colored geologic wonder. While the geyser is still located on private property, you can book a three-hour guided tour with Friends of Black Rock High. A visit to Fly Geyser was just the beginning of Jess and Quin’s journey into the abyss or better known as the Black Rock Desert.

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Black Rock Desert

Off the Beaten Path

If you’re looking for wide-open spaces, then you’ve come to the right place. Put the pedal to the medal and off road in the vast desert or hike to a secluded alpine lake in the Sierra Nevadas. And the best part about traveling during the offseason is you just might get the place to yourself.

Desolation

Hiking

Not to brag, but we’re kind of a hiker’s paradise. Take the short drive from Reno to North Lake Tahoe. Jess recommends Marlette Lake for a unique “double lake” view of Marlette and the vast Lake Tahoe in the distance. Another of Jess and Quin’s favorite hikes is watching the sunrise over Emerald Bay and then taking the short trail to Eagle Lake for a small glance at what Desolation Wilderness has to offer.

Emerald Bay

From Alpine Lakes to Urban Hikes

Emerald Bay is always a must-see for Jess.Wandering and EverChangingHorizon. But how could it not be, just look at that view? We definitely recommend seeing the sunrise over Emerald Bay in all four seasons. After your mountain escapades, it’s time to drive back to Reno for some city exploring.

City Fun

Not only is Reno your hub for adventure, but it’s an adventure all on its own. The Truckee River, which starts at Lake Tahoe and ends at Pyramid Lake, runs right through the heart of Reno and Sparks. Take an afternoon stroll along the river for cityscape views and vibrant yellow leaves during the fall.

Riverwalk Views

To fully see Reno you’ll need more than an afternoon. Take yourself on an art tour to see some of the amazing installations straight from the Playa or any of the 80 murals painted around town by local and world-renowned artists. City Plaza features two art installation from Burning Man, the Space Whale and the BELIEVE sign.

Explore more of the Riverwalk, MidTown, or the Sparks Marina. Grab a bite to eat, enjoy a cup of coffee, down a craft brew or dance the night away. This is your vacation, so make it you! For more inspiration check out some of our fall favorites and start planning your trip to Reno Tahoe today.

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Some scroll through the day. Others seize it. Go do something crazy. And tag it #RenoTahoe so we can see it.