Sip, shop and explore Reno and Tahoe on two wheels
What do you get when the urban jungle is just a hop, skip and a jump from the largest alpine lake in North America? A day filled with endless possibilities. Let’s see what travel photographers Aly Nicklas and Alisa Geiser have in store, from the city streets of Reno to the trails and clear water of Lake Tahoe.
Less daylight during Reno Tahoe’s fall and winter months doesn’t mean you can’t pack your waking hours with plenty of good times. Set your alarm early and get started on that wanna-do list. These two adventure-seeking travel photographers get a taste of everything Reno Tahoe has to offer when they tag along with a couple of seasoned locals. No matter if you love the concrete jungle or fresh mountain air (or both), there’s something to tickle your fancy in their Reno Tahoe itinerary.
Get a jumpstart on the day at one of Reno’s coffee shops. With an abundance of local shops roasting their own unique coffee blends, you’ll be surprised at the choices when it comes to finding the perfect cup of joe.
Old World Coffee sources and roasts high-quality beans, ensuring a perfect cup of coffee, no matter how you like it served. Gather with friends in their cozy coffee shop, or grab your cup to go. After all, there’s a lot to get done before the sun goes down!
Your bike didn’t fit in your suitcase? No worries. Bikes are available for rent at Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel located on the Truckee River, and Lime Bikes can be found around town and are easy to rent through their app.
Get maps and chat with local experts about the hottest spots to explore in northern Nevada. The Reno Tahoe Visitor Center is conveniently located in downtown Reno, sharing a space with super-cool local apparel retailer, Reno eNVy.
Pick up guides, brochures and maps… and be sure to grab a few souvenirs while you’re at it!
More than 80 larger-than-life murals by local, national and international artists grace the walls around downtown and MidTown Reno. Download the interactive mural map and stroll or pedal your way along a self-guided tour. You’re sure to find some Insta-worthy photo ops along the way.
Now that you’ve had your fill of urban adventures, it’s time to head to the Jewel of the Sierras for some fresh mountain air. Kick up some dust on the Flume Trail – we suggest you hike or bike to find the popular Monkey Rock – or glide across the clear waters of Lake Tahoe on a stand-up paddleboard. Yes, you can paddleboarding during the fall and winter months!
No matter how you choose to spend your time at Lake Tahoe, Incline Village is a hub for every kind of adventure. Hop on the Flume Trail at Tunnel Creek Cafe or launch your paddleboard at Sand Harbor, both within minutes of this lakeside town and a short drive from downtown Reno.
Your legs are probably tired from all that exploring, so why not have a seat and raise a glass? Reno Tahoe is home to a blossoming brewery scene offering happy hour specials and tasty bar bites to pair perfectly with their year-round and seasonal brews.