Check out this seasons 10 most “buzz-worthy” things to see and do in Reno/Sparks/North Lake Tahoe, according to our multi-generational, “What-To-Do Crew”:
Save the World from the Zombie Apocalypse!
Why should police officers and soldiers have all the cool hardware? If you’ve never shot an M-16, AK-47, Thomson or Uzi, you owe it to yourself to visit Safe Shot’s lead-free indoor shooting range and fire a machine gun at a paper zombie target on full auto! Rat-a-tat-tat!
Octoberfest Without the Crowds
Bavarian World is lost in time when it comes to décor, but the charm is focused on where it matters - in the kitchen. The bakery and restaurant bring a world of taste, specializing in authentic German cuisine. Saurbraten with Spetzle is a top pick. Prost!
Take a Hike!
The Galena Forest Recreation Area is conveniently located right off of Mt. Rose Highway in Southwest Reno, and offers several fun and easy hikes for friends and family of all ages. Quaking Aspens on a fall weekend along a babbling brook; it doesn’t get much better than that!
Chill at the Comstock
If you don’t believe in ghost stories, you’ve never visited Virginia City at night. Take a guided ghost tour, or if you dare, ghost hunt on your own in this well-preserved, 1800’s mining town– just 30 minutes from Reno.
Paint by Wine
Channel your inner Picasso and don’t fret if your creative juices don’t immediately flow at Picasso & Wine. Friends, wine and fun instructors will solve that problem in a jiffy! Even if your piece looks a little odd – like most do – it’s still a masterpiece! Right, “Pablo”?
A new era begins at the University of Nevada’s Mackay Stadium this year with a new head alpha leading the Wolf Pack. Known for one of the most spirited end zones in college football, and beer sales (unlike most college stadiums), UNR really knows how to host game-day. Record-breaking ticket sales are proving fans are ready!
Worth the Wade
When one of the best kept fly fishing spots in the west expands 121 miles, it’s easy to hook a rainbow in the morning before heading off to enjoy another cool activity in the afternoon. The fall season offers some of the best fishing on the Truckee River… in Sparks, Reno or North Lake Tahoe!
The New Willy Wonka
No golden ticket necessary to visit this candy factory; tours are FREE! Kimmie’s Candy Factory sweetens trips by educating visitors on how their chocolaty treats are made.
Fall in Love with the Reno Riverwalk
The intense hues that line the Reno Riverwalk during the fall, with their added reflections on the shining surface of the Truckee River, make this a can’t-miss outing. Grab a coffee and a croissant nearby and you may never go home!
Know Your Niche
Trendy women’s clothing, vintage home décor and sassy gifts can be found under one highly-frequented roof by savvy shoppers… The Niche. Independent designers and well-known brands are stocked on the shelves with new finds daily at each of their four locations.