The secret is out – Reno is one of the greatest outdoor destinations in the country. Between beautiful mountain views and mass amounts of cultural events, the Biggest Little City needs to be next on your outdoor adventure checklist. Take a ride with Hannah Thornton – GoPro and Adidas Ambassador, Reno Tahoe local and lover of all things outdoor and adventure related. This skier, paddler and motorcyclist doesn’t sit still for long. If you’re up for some fun, you’ll want to let Hannah be your guide to all things Reno Tahoe.
Feel the wind on your face and hit the streets to see the city from a different perspective. Are you a motorcycle enthusiast and want to hit the open road to experience the sights in every corner of the Biggest Little City? Or do you prefer to clip into a road bike and ride past larger-than-life murals peppering downtown and MidTown? Either way, the region has something for you. Spring brings the Tour de Nez, dubbed the "coolest bike race in America" and the streets rumble to life in September during Street Vibrations.
Walk the beautiful downtown river walk and grub on the most delicious food that Reno has to offer at Food Truck Friday.
The Riverwalk District runs between Arlington and Lake Street, along the Truckee River in downtown Reno. Some of the best restaurants and bars reside in this scenic area and during the summer months, you’ll see kayakers, rafters and tubers enjoying nature in the heart of the urban downtown area. On Friday nights, head west from downtown along the Truckee River to enjoy Food Truck Fridays, and during the month of July, you’ll find a music or art event almost every night at Wingfield Park.
Reno River Festival is a family-friendly event that kicks off the “special events season” every May in Reno Tahoe. Enjoy all things outdoors at Reno River Festival with their professional whitewater kayaking competition, zipline, rock-climbing wall and costumed bike tour. Chill out at the craft beer village, live music and lots more.
Epic skiing is only minutes from downtown Reno. With over 300 days of sunshine per year and vast Sierra Nevada terrain, Reno has recently been voted America’s Best Ski Town. The Reno Tahoe area boasts the highest concentration of ski resorts in North America!
This architectural icon in downtown Reno was inspired by the landscape of Northern Nevada. While visiting the only accredited art museum in the state of Nevada, you’ll see an impressive art collection. Once you’ve walked through the museum, don’t forget to reach for the sky and see the newly expanded outdoor plaza on the fourth floor offering stunning views of the Sierra Nevada and the surrounding Reno area.