100 Things to Do in Reno Before You Die

100 Things to Do in Reno Before You Die

by Mikalee Byerman
100 Things to Do in Reno Before You Die

100 Things to Do in Reno Before You Die

by Mikalee Byerman


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You may know Reno as a city awash in a neon glow of gambling or for its antiquated reputation for quickie divorces, but the Reno of today is fundamentally transformed. Locals and visitors alike take advantage of the year-round outdoor playground afforded by the Truckee River, the region's close proximity to Lake Tahoe, and the surrounding, soaring Sierra Nevada mountains. Enjoy the spoils of the nationally recognized, flourishing foodie and arts scenes. Welcome the chance to explore the region's culture and history characterized by its foundational role in the silver rush and its historic college town roots. If you're preparing to move to the area, planning a trip, or if you're a local looking for itineraries for out-of-towners, 100 Things to Do in Reno Before You Die is your comprehensive guide. Explore destinations for taking in stunning sunrises, sunsets, and dramatic high-desert vistas, and gain an insider's perspective about places to get pampered, enjoy craft beers, eat all-you- can-eat sushi, and pay tribute to Reno's storied past. With each new experience under your belt, you'll gain further appreciation for the meaning behind the town's motto—The Biggest Little City in the World."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681060675
Publisher: Reedy press, LLC.
Publication date: 03/29/2017
Series: 100 Things To Do Before You Die
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,056,164
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Mikalee Byerman is a prolific writer, editor and communication consultant. While her writing has gained national attention in publications like Ladies' Home Journal, Homes & Land magazine and the in-flight magazines for Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines, she chooses to make her home and raise her spectacular family in her hometown of Reno. In addition to travel and feature writing, her sometimes controversial, always tongue-in- cheek blog, Me 2.0, has earned links from websites like TIME Magazine, Yahoo! News, and the Huffington Post.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Food and Drink

1 Meet 'Em Halfway at Casale's Halfway Club 2

2 Get "Roasted" at the Sparks Nugget Oyster Bar 3

3 Have Seconds, Thirds, and Twelfths at All-You-Can-Eat Sushi 4

4 Take a (Wine) Walk on the Wild Side 5

5 "Basque" in the Glow of a Picon Punch 6

6 Enjoy a Small (or Big) Plate at Twisted Fork 7

7 Say "Hola" to a Margarita at Los Compadres 8

8 Revel in History at the Coney Island 9

9 Indulge in a Hashtag-Worthy #Notacronut at Rounds Bakery 10

10 Take a Trip to Tuscany (in Reno) at Calafuria 11

11 Hone Your "Craft" at a Local Brewery 12

12 Help a Hangover with an Awful Awful at the Little Nugget 14

13 Go Off the Eaten Path with Reno Food Tours 15

14 Drink in the Atmosphere at Death & Taxes and 1864 16

15 Let Off Some Steam at the Depot 17

16 Dine in Style at Zozo's Ristorante 18

17 Skip the Silverware in Favor of Fingers at Zagol's Ethiopian 20

18 Jump in the Line During Food Truck Events 21

19 Drink in the Views at La Vecchia 22

20 Get Happy During Social Hour at Bistro Napa Happy Hour 23

21 Bake Hope Into Your Pie at Smiling with Hope Pizza 24

22 Dish About Exceptional Food at Dish Café 25

23 Go Bananas at Western Village Steakhouse 26

24 Find Foodie "Eden" at Great Full Gardens 27

25 You'll be Shouting "Bloody Good" After These Local Bloody Mary Choices 28

26 Dine Here to Find Your Inner Rapscallion 30

27 Camp Out at Campo 31

28 Crawl, Don't Run, to Area Bars and Pubs 32

29 Enjoy Coffee, Tea, or Vino at Local Hotspots 33

Music and Entertainment

30 Take a Trip Down Musical Memory Lane at Recycled Records 36

31 Hum to the Rhythm of the River at Sierra Water Gardens 37

32 Walk on Water at Lex Nightclub 38

33 Take a Trip to Artown During the Month of July 39

34 Enjoy a Midsummer Night's Dream at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival 40

35 Soar to New Heights at the Great Reno Balloon Races 41

36 Catch a Show at Bartley Ranch 42

37 Get to Know the "Golden Turtle": Reno's Pioneer Center 43

38 Explore Your Spiritual Side in Local Churches 44

39 Don't Break a Leg in One of Reno's Many Theaters 46

40 LOL at Reno-Tahoe Comedy at the Pioneer Underground 47

41 Become a Groupie for Local Bands 48

42 All Ages Are Invited to the Holland Project 50

43 Check Out Reno's Coolest Music Venues 51

44 Groove to the Sounds of Culture at the Nevada Museum of Art 52

45 Sip a Martini at Roxy's 53

Sports, Recreation, and Outdoor Adventure

46 Climb the Walls at. Whitney Peak's Basecamp 56

47 Swing for the Fences with Some Good OI' Fashioned Aceball 57

48 Perfect Your Camel Spin at the Downtown Reno Ice Rink 58

49 Spend a Day (or Nights) at the Ritz and Northstar 59

50 Take a Hike (or 7 or 23) 60

51 Have a Tube-ular Experience Floating the Truckee River 62

52 Go in Search of Wild Horses 64

53 Shout "Fore" to Number 15 at Lakeridge Golf Course 65

54 Get Starstruck at Lake Tahoe 66

55 Discover Tahoe's Hidden Castle: Vikingsholm 67

56 Join the 165-Mile Club on the Tahoe Rim Trail 68

57 Channel Your Inner Phil Mickelson at the GSR's Sierra Bay Aqua Golf 69

58 Follow Your Stream of Consciousness Along the Truckee 70

59 Keep Your Eyes on the Skies 71

60 Howl in Support of the Nevada Wolf Pack 72

61 Take a Deep Dive into History at Bowers Mansion 73

62 Have a Fairy Tale Experience at Chickadee Ridge 74

63 Pick a Direction, Pack Some Poles (or a Board), and Hit the Slopes 75

Culture and History

64 Eat Your Art Out at the Nevada Museum of Art 78

65 Channel Your Inner Bob Ross at Picasso & Wine 79

66 Find Fun on the Farm at Andelin Family Farm 80

67 Walk on Clouds at the Discovery Museum 81

68 Get a Delivery from Mars in the UNR Knowledge Center 82

69 Take a Drive on the Wild Side at the National Automobile Museum 84

70 Walk Through Time with a Historic Reno Preservation Society Tour 85

71 Hunt for Ghosts at the Gold Hill Hotel 86

72 Don Your Comfy Shoes for Art Spot Reno's Midtown Mural Tour 87

73 Set the Stage for Historic Fun at Piper's Opera House 88

74 Call "All Aboard" on the V&T Railroad 89

75 Take a Page From History in the Downtown Reno Library 90

76 Feel the Burn (and Wind) at Burning Man 91

77 Learn from Old World Culinary Masters at Arte Italia 92

78 Explore Exotic Artifacts and Gardens at the Wilbur D. May Center 93

79 Walk in the Footsteps of the Doomed Dormer Party 94

80 Explore Reno's Overarching Slogan with a Trip Downtown 96

81 Browse Artifacts in Mint Condition at the Nevada State Museum 97

82 Visit Nevada's Crowning Glory: Our State Capitol in Carson City 98

83 Scour a Local Magazine 100

84 Visit Reno's Most Mobile Home: The Lake Mansion 101

Shopping and Fashion

85 Center In on Reno's Midtown 104

86 Feel Right at Home in These "Unique Furniture Stores 106

87 Choose Your Own Adventure in Area Bookstores 107

88 Enjoy a Peak Retail Experience at the Summit 108

89 Have a Spa-tacular Time at Top-Notch Resorts 109

90 Step Back in Time in Virginia City 110

91 Keep it All in the Family at Local Shops 111

92 Feel Right at Home in Arlington Gardens 112

93 Browse the Fruits (and Vegetables) of Local Labor at Farmers Markets 114

94 Meet Local Legends at the Outlets at Sparks 116

95 Go Plumb Crazy on Reno's Plumb Lane 117

96 Breathe in the Flower Power at Charming Floral Boutiques 118

97 Go Loco Loco for Shops Thai Are Local Local 119

98 Say "California, Here I Come" to Visit Truckee's Unique Shopping Scene 120

99 Satisfy Your Inner Foodie at Nothing To It 121

100 Make a Journey Down to the Basement 122

Suggested Itineraries 125

Events by Season 132

Index 134

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