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Reno Tahoe’s Top 10 of 2023

Looking back on the past year, it’s clear that Reno Tahoe really is a place where the most ambitious and creative adventure-seekers come to play. As we look back on the year, it’s nice to reflect on the good times and memories made throughout the year. Here’s to a bright new year in 2024!

Your Reno Tahoe Top 10

An Uninterrupted Events Season

After a few challenging summers with events having to cancel, postpone or restructure because of Covid and wildfires, 2023 brought us a perfectly clear and beautiful summer and fall, meaning we enjoyed all of our favorite events, uninterrupted. It’s safe to say that we are hoping for another unforgettable events season in 2024! Check out the events calendar to see what we’re looking forward to.

Reno Named One of Outside’s Happiest Towns

A high desert landscape set against the Sierra Nevada mountains, Reno has unlimited potential for residents and visitors alike to discover more special events, outdoor recreation, world-class spas, breathtaking vistas and an average of 300 days of serotonin-boosting sunshine every year. Here, you can pursue your ambitious goals – and how you do it is totally up to you! As a cultural destination with a resilient community, it’s no surprise Reno was recognized as one of the “Happiest Towns to Live in the U.S.” by Outside Magazine.

Featured on NBC’s 1st Look

Adventure is fuel for life, and we have plenty of it in Reno Tahoe! Emmy Award winner and 1st Look on NBC guest host, Tabitha Lipkin explored all the vibrant sights and fun activities the Biggest Little City in the World has to offer. The “Destination Reno” episode will have you planning your next whirlwind adventure to our region.

Leave No Trace Partnership

Traveling and recreating responsibly is a top priority in Reno Tahoe. Since there are so many outdoor activities to choose from in every season, it’s important to educate visitors and locals alike about how they can leave less of an impact on our trails, beaches and open spaces. Reno Tahoe partnered with Leave No Trace to share the message of enjoying the outdoors responsibly and also highlight the work being done by local non-profits – Clean Up the Lake, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful and Friends of the Black Rock – to keep our destination beautiful.

USBC Open Championship Returned to the National Bowling Stadium

Downtown Reno welcomed thousands of bowlers for the USBC Women’s Championships at the National Bowling Stadium. The stadium underwent a $4.5 million renovation leading up to the 2021 event so many bowlers had a chance to experience the recently renovated facility for the first time.

An Unforgettable Winter

People will be telling tales of the 22-23 winter season for years to come. The Reno Tahoe area saw record-breaking snowfall, with snow staying in the mountains well into the summer months. There was even skiing at Palisades Tahoe on the 4th of July! While all that snow meant getting here wasn’t always easy, it definitely made for some epic ski days and a very memorable season.

Opening of J Resort

As part of the ongoing development in and around downtown Reno, this year saw the official opening of J Resort. The newly renovated hotel anchors the Reno Neon Line and is only a block away from The Glow Plaza, an exciting outdoor music and event venue. The incorporation of art continues inside the hotel, with a collection of original art from current contemporary and emerging artists. The hotel features onsite dining at J Paul’s Italian Steakhouse, Hanna’s Table or Hanna’s Express (perfect for grabbing something on your way to your next adventure!).

Reno Public Market

Can’t agree on what kind of food everyone is in the mood for? Head to Reno Public Market and find everything from ramen to ceviche to Mediterranean cuisine, just to name a few. In addition to a variety of food options, it’s also where you can find great local retailers like Junkee Clothing Exchange, Far Out, Maker’s Paradise and Wyld Market Collective. This new dining, shopping and event space is located at the south end of MidTown, at the corning of Plumb and Virginia.

More Accessibility at Sand Harbor

Lake Tahoe is a treasure that all visitors should be able to enjoy and the recent addition of an all-terrain Trackchair at Sand Harbor means more park access for those with mobility challenges. The chair was made possible thanks to a donation by the Bronco Wild Fund, which donated chairs to 18 state parks around the country. Check out other accessible parks and trails in Reno Tahoe.

RenoTahoe Reaches 100K Followers on the ‘Gram

Whether you are new to Reno Tahoe or a long-time local, we’re welcoming over 100K Instagram followers into the new year to discover all the things to do and explore from travel content creators, ambitious locals, and expert adventurers. What are you waiting for? Follow along on @RenoTahoe and reward your ambitious spirit with us – we’ve got you covered.

So, where are you going to start? For even more ideas, check out the Reno Tahoe Ultimate Insiders Guide to find all the local favorites.

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