Family Adventures

Family Activities

If you’re looking for the perfect vacation spot to travel with the whole family, then Reno Tahoe has you covered. Summer or winter, outdoor or inside, Reno Tahoe has countless activities and fun right at its fingertips to keep everyone entertained. We have plenty of fun ideas for family vacations of any type no matter what season you visit.

Some of our hotel resorts will serve as the perfect getaway for your kid. The Grand Sierra has Grand Adventure Land and Fun Quest, not to mention a bowling alley and a movie theater. Play laser tag, or fly through the air on the Ultimate Rush. Your kids will be begging for more. Basecamp at Whitney Peak features a 7,000 sq. ft. indoor bouldering park complete with a separate kids room. And of course, who can forget Circus Circus’s Carnival Midway. Spend some time playing Whac-a-Mole and Pixel Play, their newest games, or catch their amazing circus shows!

Circus Circus
A child’s mind is constantly growing, and Reno offers a variety of museums that make learning fun. The Wilbur D. May Center, located at Rancho San Rafael Park, features the personal collection of world traveler and adventurer Wilbur May, who gathered African tribal masks, items from Egyptian tombs, Japanese swords, antique firearms, shrunken heads and much more. Another popular museum is the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center. Located on the University of Nevada, Reno’s campus, this planetarium features interactive displays revolving around space, earth, our solar system and much more! For a complete look at the different museums Reno Tahoe has to offer, please visit our Arts and Culture page.

Need 2 Speed, Reno’s first indoor go-kart track, features a winding, curvy Grand Prix-style track where the carts can reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour! The young members of the family aren’t left out – they can race in carts that are limited to 25 miles per hour, which still gives them the feel of real, bumper-to-bumper racing!

Because what kid doesn’t like candy? Kimmie Candy is candy production facility right here in Reno! Take your family on a free tour and see how all the goodies are made. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment. From confectionary to chocolate, Kimmie’s Candy will handle any sweet tooth.

Reno is also home to a variety of special events. From the Reno River Festival to the Great Reno Balloon Race browse our special events brochure and find one perfect for your family. Prefer sporting events? No problem! Reno is home to three professional sports teams and the Division I Nevada Wolfpack. If you’re into adventurous vacations and your kids like to hike, swim, bike, or ski, look no further. Visit our Outdoor Activities page and find a hiking trail, ski resort, or beach that will fit your family’s needs!

Family fun doesn’t stop here! Read our blog or check out the pages below and find other activities that both you and your kids will enjoy!

Diamond Peak


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