Happy fall! I assume you’re reading this while you’re either waiting in line for a PSL, (no judgment here) you’re on your way to check out fall colors, or you just finished searching the back of your closet for your box of scarves. Either way, it’s time to read these seven solid reasons to make Reno Tahoe your fall-cation destination.
Summer is over and you know what that means… no summer crowds at Lake Tahoe! With over 300 days of sunshine in the Reno Tahoe area, fall is the perfect time to get out onto that famous crystal clear water. Kayaking and paddleboarding are two favorites. The water is the warmest it will be all year and Tahoe’s calm morning water is paddling paradise. It is fall (haven’t you heard?) so maybe wear something a little warmer than a bikini. Totally up to you.
Cooler weather and fewer crowds make fall the best time to hit the trails in Reno Tahoe. The days are starting to get a little shorter, so make sure you plan accordingly if you’re looking to summit one of Tahoe’s majestic peaks. Grab your favorite seasonal brew from one of Reno Tahoe’s local breweries and enjoy it on a mountaintop while basking in the sun. It’s doesn’t get much better than this.
Reno Tahoe is home to some of the best trout fishing in the western United States. Whether it’s the beautiful Truckee River, the majestic Alpine Lakes, or the world renown Pyramid Lake, the options for where to fish are endless! Fall is the perfect time to get out in nature and find your favorite fishing spot.
Mmmm fall drinks and treats. Whether it’s filled with caffeine or of the adults-only variety, fall drinks are kind of the greatest thing about fall. There’s a whole world of specialty coffee shops and foodie favorites in The Biggest Little City, and some of them offer seasonal specialties. Several of our 30+ breweries are also getting into the autumn spirit by releasing seasonal brews. Go ahead, get festive and visit all of them all – just maybe not in the same day.
#NoFilter needed in Reno Tahoe. These colors are just begging to be photographed, and you must oblige. The leaves begin changing at the end of September and peak in October. Take a look at some of the best places to go “leaf peeping” around Lake Tahoe and the Biggest Little City. You’ll see plenty of tourists and locals walking along the Truckee River for some great shots… and some great spots to grab a bite. Be sure to tag #RenoTahoe when you post for a chance to be featured on our Instagram.
We have almost as many events as we have colorful leaves. Almost. With events this fun (and unique!) you are guaranteed a good time this fall in Reno Tahoe. Here are just a sample of the many events happening in the area.
Historic Virginia City transforms into a zombie apocalypse in this one-of-a-kind obstacle run. This spooky sporting event features real haunted landmarks and a post-run saloon crawl
One of the biggest zombie bar crawls in the world, the Reno Zombie Crawl is one of USA TODAY’s Top 10 Costumed Halloween Parties in the US. Join 20,000+ at this scary fun event in downtown Reno.
Celebrate all things pumpkin! Named a “Top 10 Event” by Food Network Magazine, PumpkinPalooza features live music, pumpkin derby, pumpkin seed spitting and pie-eating contests in Sparks Victorian Square.
While the ski resorts up at Lake Tahoe won’t open until late October/November, the anticipation is growing. Just looking at the snow photos below is getting us excited!
Visit our outdoor activities page for more fall-tastic information!