What a wonderful place to spend the afternoon with the family. You will find lots of playground equipment for the kiddies at this small, but shady park. It sits across from the natural splendors of Virginia Lake, a haven for ducks and geese. When you get tired of the playground, just cross the street and feed the ducks. In a few moments, you'll be surrounded by hundreds of the quackers, begging for a treat. The park offers a covered cabana complete with half a dozen picnic tables and barbecues. You can relax and spend a quiet afternoon by a peaceful and serene lake or take a walk around the trail that encompasses the lake.
First street and Arlington Avenue Reno, NV 89503 +1 775 334 2417
This beautiful outdoor amphitheater is situated along the Truckee River, just steps from the Raymond L. Smith Truckee River Walk. During the summer months, there are public concerts by the Reno Philharmonic, plus theater, ballet and music during the day and on evenings. The park also hosts children's programs and storytelling. The Great Basin Book Festival is a very popular event held annually in September. At Christmas, the area is decorated with Christmas figures and lights. It makes for a spectacular sight at night.
16010 South Virginia Street Reno, NV 89511 +1 775 853 6600
This is the oldest known site for continuous hot spring activity producing surface mineral deposits in the world today. The spa dates back to the Virginia City mining days, when Dr. Edna Carver used these healing waters and operated this famous therapeutic center from 1909 to 1954. The hot springs have since been registered as a National Historical Site. Pamper yourself in one of the private geothermal steam rooms, or sit and relax in one of the spas where the water temperature can be adjusted to please each client. There are several therapeutic services available to augment your spa visit, including Swedish massage, aromatherapy, sports, Thai or traditional Japanese massages. Maybe you would like a mud body wrap using special herbs, which claim to help your body lose inches. Whatever your needs are, they can be met at this healing and therapeutic spa. Reservations are recommended.
The courthouse was completed in 1912 and is still in use today. It was designed by noted Nevada architect Frederick J. DeLongchamps, who also designed the downtown post office and other Nevada courthouses. This interesting building is in the neo-classical style and has several ornate features. Terrazzo tiled floors pave the way along the marble halls. Many famous people received their wedding licenses and divorce decrees in this old courthouse. More marriage licenses have been issued here than any other courthouse of its size in the United States. A scene from The Misfits was filmed in front of the courthouse. Yes, Marilyn Monroe sashayed down these very steps in the 1961 movie.
The view of the city is breathtaking from this park near Windy Hill. If you're here to relax, choose a shade tree and sit a while. There are also several walking, mountain bike and horseback trails for those who want to be on the move. Photographers will enjoy the old Huffaker School, which is located on the park grounds and can be toured by appointment. The one-room schoolhouse was built in 1867 and was in use until 1951. Admission to the park is free.
136 South Virginia Street Reno, NV 89501 +1 775 323 1770
A quaint old fashioned wedding chapel in the heart of downtown is only a few steps from the Washoe County Courthouse. The chapel is adorned with candelabras and flowers and each pew is elegantly decorated with satin bows. This wedding venue can accommodate up to 45 guests. There is a wide assortment of fresh and silk flowers from which to choose your bouquet. To keep your wedding memories alive, video photography is also available.
Here you get the choice of two courses at one location. The "Legend" was designed by Arnold Palmer and offers 7,316 yards at 72-par. The "Challenge" was created by Fuzzy Zoeller and has 7,502 yards. Both courses offer the experienced golfer a chance to play like the pros in a desert setting. The club also offers a driving range, several putting greens and clubhouse. Rates include cart and range balls.
500 North Sierra Street Reno, NV 89503 +1 775 329 0711
Excitement reigns not only on the casino floor, but above it as well. High-flying circus acts from around the world perform their amazing feats to the delight of the spectators daily from 11:15am-midnight. Non-stop gaming action includes 83 table games and more than 1,600 of the latest slot machines. Art Gecko's Southwest Grill is one of several eateries to tempt your appetite. A skywalk connecting this hotel with the Silver Legacy and Eldorado casinos makes it fun and easy to see other attractions. The spacious accommodations reflect a European circus theme reminiscent of the early 1900s.
This club is owned by the University of Nevada and is located at the base of Mount Rose in Southwest Reno. Five hundred acres of meadowlands add to the beauty of the 18-hole, 6,936 yard, par-71 course. Surrounded by custom homes and the magnificent Sierra Mountains, it will be hard to focus on your game with all this beauty.
18077 Bordeaux Drive Between Reno and Lake Tahoe Reno, NV 89511 +1 775 849 9444
This beautiful 18-hole, par-72 course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and is the home of the PGA's newest tournament, the Reno-Tahoe Open. Located south of Reno and less than 30-minutes from Lake Tahoe, the course brings professional golf to the spectacular Mount Rose area. This is the home course for pros Patty Sheehan, Annika Sorenstam and Scott McCoarron. Tee times are reserved six days in advance.
The view of the city is breathtaking from this park
near Windy Hill. If you're here to relax, choose a shade tree and sit a while. There are also several walking, mountain bike and horseback trails for those who ...
All aboard! Take a trip back to the old Comstock
days and enjoy a ride on this authentic steam train. You can go on a six mile round trip from Virginia City to Gold Hill. The narrated 35 minute ...
Nestled in the heart of Reno and surrounded by trees,
there is an enchanting lake. With enough picnic and park benches for everyone, you will want to spend the day at this favorite local hangout. You will be able ...