Check out this month’s 10 most “buzz-worthy” things to see and do in Reno/Sparks/North Lake Tahoe, according to our multi-generational, “What-To-Do Crew”:
Shopping and Dining On the Fly
Reno-Tahoe International Airport's newly remodeled "gateway" greets travelers with great views out of massive windows, an art gallery, shops featuring the latest outdoor gear and electronics... and dining in the rustic Timber Ridge restaurant.
Thy Next Lakeside Vacation
Yahoo! Travel recently featured Lake Tahoe as a "lakeside vacation that has it all," highlighting Sand Harbor's Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Art thou bags packed yet?
It's a Dog's Life... in Sparks
Sparks Marina's impressive landscaped and roam-friendly dog park offers "man's best friend" a real treat - at the doggie snack shack after working up an appetite swimming and rolling around in the grass.
The Reno Riverwalk's Freshest Catch
All-you-can-eat sushi is a staple Reno Tahoe meal – thanks to fresh fish flown in daily. Located along the Truckee River, the new Reef Sushi & Sake is perfectly positioned in the heart of downtown Reno.
Variety is Wildcreek Golf Course's signature feature. Hole 17 is no exception, with mesmerizing views mixed with challenging terrain. The course also features PGA pros on staff, and operates year-round!
Nothing says summer like a cold "Wet Woody" on the back deck of Garwoods Grill & Pier overlooking the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Named after the famed brand of classic wooden speedboat, it's a short, scenic ride or drive from almost anywhere around LT.
Millionaire for a Day
One of the most impressive restored homes in Nevada, Bowers Mansion Park was recently granted "national significance" status by the National Register of Historic Places. The expansive lawn at the former home of the Comstock Lode's first millionaires make this a perfect spot for picnics.
Channel Your Inner Cowboy... or girl
The Wild Wild West has left a permanent mark on Virginia City, making this authentic gold rush town a favorite summer day trip from Reno Tahoe. Be sure to sip a Bloody Mary at the Bucket of Blood Saloon (named for what the janitor ended up with after a rowdy evening in the 1870s)!
The Art of Delicious Dining
Besides offering a world class art collection, the Nevada Museum of Art also houses the lovely Composition Café. Open for lunch Monday through Saturday, brunch on Sunday and tapas and wine Thursday through Saturday, the creative menu tastes as good as it looks (unlike a Picasso!)
Bowling is a fun sport for anyone, but with thousands of men and women from all over the country competing at downtown's National Bowling Stadium, and in Hall 5 of the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, through June 30, it's a great time to pick up some free pointers and search for some new gear.