Girls trip! Kiersten Rich, better known as “The Blonde Abroad,” and Courtney Scott are experts at finding the top destinations for women travelers. They’ve recently decided to make Reno Tahoe one of their stops to squeeze in some quality girl time in their busy travel lives.
From rooftop bars in Reno to the beaches of Lake Tahoe, the area offers a variety of great places to catch up on more than just sunshine in the great outdoors. Grab your gal pals and get to Reno Tahoe, but first, check out these finds…
North Lake Tahoe boasts some of the most scenic beaches and rock features, great for getting that perfect FOMO-inducing photo for Instagram. After you get the shot, be sure to disconnect and fully enjoy the warm beaches and refreshing water. The beaches at Sand Harbor are always a favorite. Cool down with a Wet Woody, a local-favorite adult beverage.
As the gateway to Black Rock City, Reno has a strong burner vibe. There is no lack of art on the Playa during Burning Man and so much of it makes its way to Reno. The art is transferred from the Black Rock to Reno-Sparks, or vice versa. The Generator in Sparks is where many Burning Man art pieces are created, and if you're friendly with the artists, you might even get to participate and add your own touch to their pieces.
Stay fit on the trip by scaling the "World's Tallest Climbing Wall" in the heart of downtown, above the Reno Arch. If the top is too far of a reach, check out their indoor facility, rent a beach cruiser along the Riverwalk, or take an aerial silk class in Midtown.
Chill craft breweries, fiery Italian eateries, funky shops and photo ops galore - Reno has those city vibes covered. Be sure to take a day to relax at one of the top spas in the country - a couple are right here in Reno. A sushi date is also a must with rosé sake. Don't let being in the Sierra fool you, fresh fish is flown in daily... because that's how we roll.
A few stops that should peak your interest include the Tahoe Flume Trail with a stop at Monkey Rock, followed by a refreshing dip in Sand Harbor. After a long day, kick up your heels at the fire pits at Lone Eagle Grille. They also offer chocolate, 'mallows and grams... need we say s'more?
A growing reason visitors are coming to Reno is to experience the burner vibes the city embraces all year. A burner's guide to Reno would not be complete without taking a trip to Junkee Clothing Exchange in Midtown, interacting with the giant sculptures along the downtown Reno Riverwalk and Playa Art Park, and participating in gifting - random acts of kindness to strangers without expecting anything in return, just like on the Playa!