Fall brings a new sense of excitement. Maybe it’s the blaze of red and gold, or the scent of change on the crisp alpine air. Whatever the reason, this is the perfect time to explore farther afield. Mount up for a ride along historic trails. Hike to extraordinary sunset views. Or test your endurance in world-class rock climbing and mountaineering.
Looking to go farther? Then step back in time, at the area’s museums and historic sites. Live the romance of the west in Virginia City, America’s largest designated historical district-and home, each fall, to the International Camel Races. Or visit Grimes Point and other sites in the area, where petroglyphs and granite carvings have stood for more than 10,000 years.
Special annual events draw visitors from around the world, like the Great Reno Balloon Race, National Championship Air Races, Burning Man, Genoa Candy Dance, Street Vibrations and Big Blue Adventure Race. But there’s also the relaxed charm of the Great Italian Festival, along with the red-carpet allure of the Tahoe/ Reno International Film Festival. Indoors or out, the adventure never stops.