Abbey Kay is a local blogger and product photographer who loves Reno and all of its places to have fun. She is obsessed with donuts and coffee, and enjoys taking photos of both all around town. She has a passion for showing people her hometown and all it has to offer.
There are endless ways to have fun in Reno and sometimes it’s hard to choose just one, so last week she toured around town to find the most fun places to play. Whether you are a bocce ball ace, corn hole connoisseur or arcade aficionado, there are pastimes for everyone in Reno. Check out all the ways she plays in Reno!
Bocce ball is an old bowling-like game that I grew up playing as a kid with my Italian family and I’m so glad Reno now has a place to enjoy its fun. At Bundox Bocce at the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel, you can play a game of bocce ball, throw some darts, play skee ball or corn hole, watch whatever big sports game is playing on their massive TV, all while enjoying a cocktail or beer at Reno’s newest place to play. Their outdoor patio is absolutely beautiful and decorated with teal patio furniture and hanging lights. Your whole family can enjoy Bundox and stay cool this summer, all while learning a new game and playing a few of the old classics.
Mario Kart. X-Men. Star Wars. Ghostbusters. The gang’s all here! Press Start is an arcade and bar on Virginia Street, and it’s everything you dreamed of as a kid. Filled with racing games, themed pinball and so much more, it’s a great place to head inside to cool off while the competition heats up. I may have played and actually beat the X-Men game while I was there… Magneto was no match for me. So grab a drink and some quarters and try not to forget what time of day it is while you play in this grown-up arcade.
Outdoor games? Yes, please! The Eddy is like a giant backyard filled with everything you could want to have a great time. Drinks, food, sunshine, your friends and yes, large life-size games all are found here at The Eddy. An enclosed oasis made entirely of recycled container pods, The Eddy lives right next to the Truckee River among beautiful downtown Reno buildings. If you’re into playing corn hole, oversize Connect Four or Jumbo Jenga, then your afternoon will be full of fun and competition. Did I mention they have pizza? They have pizza.
What way will you play in Reno this weekend?