Springtime is in full bloom in Reno Tahoe, with the snowy mountain peaks providing the perfect backdrop to a sunny day. Whether you’re enjoying the fresh air or taking a dip in the cool waters at the lake, Reno Tahoe is the perfect spring getaway. And with so much to do in close proximity, you can make just two days feel like a week’s worth of memories! Where else can you ski in the morning and golf in the afternoon? Or maybe you’d rather hike to the top of a mountain peak and then cool off in the waters of Lake Tahoe. No matter what you desire for your ultimate day of adventure, Reno Tahoe has it all.
Head to the snow-covered mountains of Lake Tahoe for a full or half day of thrills. Ski resorts across the area offer a variety of activities, including snowboarding and skiing, cross-country trail exploration or fireside relaxation. The region has a rich history of winter sports, with Squaw Valley hosting the 1960 Winter Olympics and athletes from the area continuing to honor this Olympic tradition to this day. And best of all – Tahoe’s snow-clad mountains are within an hour’s drive of the city to maximize your stay.
Hiking in the Sierra Nevadas offers a splendid mixture of mountain vistas and wide open desert skies. Staying in Reno? Take a hike up to the “N” at Rancho San Rafael Park, or follow the trail at Hunter Creek to discover a hidden waterfall. Tahoe more your style? Brave the 9.5 mile Mount Rose Trail, and be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Great Basin and Lake Tahoe. Whether you’re biking, backpacking or headed out on foot, Reno Tahoe terrain is the best spot for an early morning trek or an afternoon adventure.
The Truckee River connects Lake Tahoe and Pyramid Lake, cutting through downtown Reno. During the spring, discover the thrill of whitewater rafting along some of the most scenic stretches of the Truckee. The Truckee River Whitewater Park attracts some of the world’s best kayakers during the Reno River Festival, and you can try your hand at navigating the rapids with clinics and tours offered by Sierra Adventures. A few hard core adrenaline junkies even like to try their hand at surfing the waves in downtown Reno. Lake Tahoe and Pyramid Lake are also popular destinations for boating, sailing and stand-up paddleboarding.
Home to more than 50 golf courses for any skill level, you can play the best game of your life in Reno Tahoe. Reno is home to Montreux Golf Club, host of the Barracuda Championship, as well as ArrowCreek and Red Hawk courses. Head to Lake Tahoe for dozens of courses, including Edgewood Tahoe, ranked as a Top 25 U.S. public golf course by Golf Digest. Golf fans can also spectate professional and high-profile championships, such as the Barracuda Championship and the annual American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament. Grab your clubs and hit the greens!
Not sure how to pack? See our Spring Packing Guide and start planning your trip to Reno Tahoe today!