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The USBC Attendees’ Guide to Reno Tahoe

Reno Tahoe is excited to welcome USBC competitors back to the Biggest Little City! Throughout your stay, you’re invited to explore Reno Tahoe and indulge in all the area has to offer. Between tournaments, reconnect with 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.

The USBC Attendees’ Guide to Reno Tahoe

Breakfast & Brunch

Who knew having so much fun bowling could work up an appetite? Try one of these breakfast hot spots in Reno to get ready for your big game. 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. and is great for a flaky homemade biscuit. 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 a freshly brewed coffee with a view. JoStella Coffee Co. and Old World Coffee Lab are all also within a short drive from the National Bowling Stadium. 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. There’s more where that came from – find even more places to find a tasty cup of coffee.

Shop Reno Tahoe

Coming to a competition doesn’t need to be all serious. Take a break between matches 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, Junkee Clothing Exchange and Golden Jackal in Midtown are filled with vintage clothing and treasures. At Sierra Belle and Nomad, in Midtown, you will find the latest fashion trends and unique pieces. For a whole new shopping experience, explore The Basement for a historic yet modern marketplace.

Wine & Dine

Catch up with friends and check out some of these hottest dining spots around Reno after a long day. Treat yourself to a prime New York steak at Roxy in the Eldorado at THE ROW, or slow-braised pork carnitas at El Jefe’s Cantina. 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. Enjoy dinner with a view of the Truckee River at Wild River Grille or The Shore Room, which both offer great happy hour and dinner offerings. But don’t stop there, Reno’s growing 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 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 their mid-century process of open fermentation. The Reno Tahoe Brew 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. Spa Toscana at the Peppermill has a variety of body treatments, massages and cedarwood saunas. Spa Atlantis inside Atlantis Casino Resort Spa offers body wraps, scrubs and massages. Take a spa day and put the “ahhhh” in spa so you can be ready to jump back into the competition.

Events

Reno is known for its jam-packed events calendar. Professional kayakers take to the Truckee River during the Reno River Festival, which kicks off the summer events season, May 9-10. The Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival will be grilling and cranking up tunes in downtown, June 12-13, and the Reno Rodeo brings 10 days of rodeo action to the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center from June 18-27. Every third Saturday of the month, enjoy the Reno Wine Walk along the Riverwalk District where you can stroll, sip and shop your way through downtown.

Art

Reno’s arts scene is growing with murals and art pieces 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. 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:

  • 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.

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