The Powerlifter’s Guide to Reno Tahoe

Reno Tahoe is excited to welcome powerlifters to the Biggest Little City! Throughout your stay, you’re invited to explore Reno Tahoe and immerse yourself in all the area has to offer. Between sets, connect with new and old friends and be sure to make it a memorable Reno Tahoe experience. To help you out, here are some tips for what do to once you’re here.

Discover Reno Tahoe

Discover all the things Reno Tahoe has to offer with the Reno Discovery Guide and the Reno Tahoe Visitor Center. The Reno Discovery Guide features tons of great ideas on exploration and adventure around the region. Make sure to grab your copy at registration! The Reno Tahoe Visitor Center is your hub for adventure and discovery. Pick up guides, brochures and maps for the Reno, Sparks and Lake Tahoe area inside our downtown location inside the Home Means Nevada store. Don’t forget to shop for local souvenirs while finding your way to your next adventure.

Reno Tahoe Visitor Center
Inside Home Means Nevada
135 North Sierra Street
Reno, NV 89501
Hours of Operation (excluding major holidays):
7 Days a Week: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Breakfast & Brunch

During the powerlifting event, there’s no doubt you’ll work up an appetite. Try one of these breakfast hot spots in Reno to get ready for your big game. A local favorite, Two Chicks in Midtown serves up an egg-ceptional breakfast or brunch and Pegs Glorified Ham n Eggs in downtown offers a full breakfast and lunch menu. Pine State Biscuits, famous for their homemade biscuits and fried chicken, is only a short hop, skip and jump from downtown. Find even more local favorite breakfast and brunch spots… after all, this is the most important meal of the day!

Caffeinate Yourself

Need an afternoon caffeine pick-me-up? There are plenty of coffee shops to try near downtown Reno! Hub Coffee Roasters locally roasts their coffee and has a location along the Truckee River, so you can enjoy freshly brewed coffee with a view. JoStella Coffee Co. and Old World Coffee Lab are all also within a short Uber from the Reno Ballroom. Stop by Bibo Coffee Co., with two locations in downtown, for a tasty cup of joe and house-made gelato for a special sweet treat.

Shop Reno Tahoe

Coming to a competition doesn’t need to be all serious. Take a break between sets and check out local boutiques and shops in Reno. Midtown and downtown Reno have a fashion scene you can’t miss whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone else. For those looking for one-of-a-kind finds, Reno is home to some great thrift stores. Junkee Clothing Exchange, The Nest and The Melting Pot World Emporium are filled with vintage clothing and treasures. At Sierra Belle and Nomad, in Midtown, you will find the latest fashion trends and unique pieces.

Casual & Fine Dining

Catch up with friends and check out some of these hottest dining spots around Reno after a long day of lifting. Treat yourself to a prime New York steak at Roxy in the Eldorado at THE ROW, or sizzling entrees of Hibachi at Ichiban Japanese Steak House. THE ROW has many options for you to try, from casual to fine dining. For locally sourced sharable plates, you can’t beat the menu at Liberty Food and Wine Exchange in downtown Reno or Centro in Midtown. Enjoy dinner with a view of the Truckee River at Wild River Grille or Smith + River, which both offer great happy hour and dinner offerings. But don’t stop there, Reno’s diverse restaurant scene is full of options for any appetite.

Breweries and Distilleries

Just east of downtown is Reno Tahoe’s unofficial brewery district, where you can raise a glass and quench your thirst with a local craft beer. The Depot Craft Brewery Distillery offers more than just hand-crafted brews, spirits, and a full menu, they also offer a piece of Reno’s history. The Depot converted the century-old former headquarters for the Nevada-California-Oregon Railway into Reno’s first distillery and brewery. Lead Dog Brewing is a short walk from downtown Reno and offers ales that range from being heavily-hopped to fruited sours, with something for everyone to enjoy. Experience something different at Black Rabbit Mead Co., making and pouring meads made from locally-sourced honey. Still thirsty? Seven Troughs Distilling Co. Speakeasy, located in The Basement, stands out for its mid-century process of open fermentation. The Reno Tahoe Brewery Map will help you find even more local breweries and distilleries, all with deliciously unique offerings.

Relax and Unwind

During your downtime, treat yourself to an experience at one of Reno’s world-class spas. The Silver Legacy Resort Casino at THE ROW has an exceptional spa where you can treat yourself to their custom-mixed scents, a herbal seaweed wrap or a detox clay body wrap. Make a quick stop at the Refuge Spa inside the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel & Spa for express spa treatments. For those seeking some serious rest and rejuvenation, check out Breathe Bar in Midtown, which offers IV hydration therapy, massages and a nap bar. Healing One is a float center where you can truly let go of the weight of the world, figuratively and literally. There are a variety of unique ways to relax and find your Zen in Reno Tahoe.


Reno’s arts scene is growing with murals and life-size sculptures located throughout downtown and Midtown. Located along the Truckee River, City Plaza is also home to two former Burning Man pieces – BELIEVE and Space Whale. Search for even more Burning Man sculptures along Reno’s Neon Line. Known as the only accredited art museum in Nevada, the Nevada Museum of Art has permanent and rotating collections from world-renowned artists for you to see. If cars are more your speed, the National Automobile Museum showcases more than 200 eye-popping cars and authentic street scenes. Take a walk through downtown and Midtown to see more than 100 murals painted by local, national and international artists.

Getting Around Reno Tahoe

Reno Tahoe provides multiple options for getting around town, such as:

  • Pineapple Pedicabs – Choose any unique, customized tour and explore the sights of downtown Reno and Midtown District from the comfort of this local pedicab service.
  • Rental cars – Reno offers access to nine rental car agencies with vehicle pick-up available right outside the airport terminals.
  • Hotel shuttles – Many hotels provide shuttle service to and from the airport. Find more detailed information on these shuttle services.
  • Taxis, limousines and ride-sharing services – The Reno-Tahoe International Airport provides on-demand limousine options, nine taxi companies ready for pick-up outside the airport, and Uber and Lyft services as well.
  • Public transportation – City bus service is also offered between the airport and downtown Reno. Check the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) schedule for times and routes.

Explore even more dining and shopping experiences in the Midtown District, The Village at Rancharrah and Sparks.

Reno Tahoe Events

Every city claims to have the best events, but Reno Tahoe events are truly in a class of their own. Check out events you can attend during the powerlifting competition, set in the natural beauty of Northern Nevada.

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