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Mark Your Calendars…Spring into these Reno/Tahoe Events

Spring into these Reno/Tahoe events. From beer festivals, Mother’s and Father’s day celebrations, America’s birthday, celebrity golf and more, here’s a list of my favorite events you should mark on your calendar! May 5: Cinco De Mayo Fiesta! Fiesta! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo eating, drinking and dancing in Reno/Tahoe. El Jefe’s Cantina in the Circus…

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Tapas Time: The best small plates in the Sierra

Whether it’s a light date night dinner or a group of all your besties passing dainty dishes filled with morsels of tasty goodness, options abound in the area for some tasty tidbits. Here we’ll tour a few of our favorite tapas spots to add to your itinerary: Bites in the Biggest Little City If you’re…

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Braving New Culinary Voyages: Dishes for only the most daring

Elevations Eats Varity is the spice of life, so why eat the same foods day in and day out? There are a lot of culinary adventures in the Sierra just waiting to be explored. Whether you’re naturally the daring type or just want to do something different during your visit, here are some of the…

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Bye, bye Santa: Spot a leprechaun in the Sierra

St. Patrick’s Day is filled with merriment around here and in addition to corned beef and cabbage, there are quite a few fun things to do to celebrate. Green for St Patty’s Day After trying your luck o’ the Irish at the many fine gaming establishments, you can get a nice plate of Gaelic cuisine…

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Natural Distractions: Unplug from everyday life at Sorensen’s Resort

Whether it’s enjoying cross-country skiing across the Hope Valley meadows or watching snowflakes blanket freshly drawn snowshoe tracks as we explore 165 acres of forested backcountry in the Sierra, Sorensen’s Resort is my chance to take in all the natural distractions. This is where locals go to unplug and unwind from the hustle and bustle…

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Just Say, “I Love Crepes!”

  If you’re a Will Ferrel fan, then you’ll remember that scene when Ricky Bobby from Talladega Nights admits that he, too, loves “those really thin pancakes.” This was a funny tangent to my conversation with Clint Machamer, owner of Creative Crepes, Tahoe’s newest foodie favorite near Heavenly Village. These treats have bold flavors from…

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Fire & Ice: Fun finds to keep you warm and blingy all winter.

With winter in full swing, it’s time to get rid of the “Brrrr!” and bring on the bling. Sensible Splurges Beating the wintertime blues without breaking the bank is simple with these local delights. Cashmere and cuddles In Reno, Larkellen offers a recycled cashmere scarf made from sweater remnants with fanciful details like button holes,…

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Donut Worry, Be Happy!

Does your life need a little more sweetness? Donut worry about where to get your next fix, we have some sugary options that will sweeten any visit. You did what?! Glazed and Confused has an edgy twist that pushes your limits on what a “normal” donut is around South Lake Tahoe. Your favorite cereals, flavors…

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“Sue” Roars Into Reno at The Discovery

Big things happen in Reno all the time, but none as big as this! A T. rex Named Sue, the blockbuster exhibition from The Field Museum in Chicago is now on exhibit at The Discovery in downtown Reno. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a life-size cast of Sue, the largest, most complete, and best-preserved…

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Keep Calm and Drink Tea: Explore this steeping movement in the Sierra

Americans have a fraught relationship with tea. We like to throw it in the ocean to make a point. But, in fact, tea is the second most consumed beverage worldwide, after water. It has been around for centuries to help with whatever ails you. It is both new and ancient, calming and invigorating, solitary and…

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Now Trending: What’s new this winter

Monumental Art The City of Reno is becoming a work of art. Muralists from around the world left their creative mark on the biggest little city during the Reno Mural Expo. Thirty-one new vacant walls and alleyways have turned into an outdoor art gallery, ready to explore. Art Spot Reno has great interactive online maps…

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Mark Your Calendars … Your Guide to events happening in Reno/Tahoe this winter!

There is never a shortage of events in Reno/Tahoe. Enjoy big game displays, festivals, wine and beer crawls, concerts and more! Make sure to mark your calendars and get your tickets to all of these winter events. January 25-28: Eagle & Agriculture, Carson Valley Calling all nature lovers, photographers and birders! Visit Carson Valley for an…

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Off-the-slope Winter Thrills

Staring at the white-capped mountains scraping the Sierra sky may inspire wonder, adventure … or the need to seek out other activities this winter. If barreling down a ski hill while strapped to the various contraptions built to carry you isn’t your thing, check out these other entertaining options this season. Hang with Heroes Between…

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Couples, Cuddles and Cocktails: How to find romance this season

You can feel the cool fall season falling over Lake Tahoe and when it does nothing sounds better than a cozy, cuddly and desirable date night. There are so many dreamy options when choosing how to spend a night with your loved one: Wine by a fire, a walk along the shore or even just…

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Natural Distractions: Unplug from everyday life at Sorensen’s Resort

Whether it’s listening to the chime of golden aspen leaves as I pass on my mountain bike or watching snowflakes blanket freshly drawn snowshoe tracks as we explore 165 acres of forested backcountry in the Sierra, Sorensen’s Resort is my chance to take in all the natural distractions. This is where locals go to unplug…

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All-Weather Fun: Shoulder season activities no matter the weather

    Shoulder season — aka autumn — around here means it can be 80 degrees one day, then snow the next. Sometimes that happens in the same day. So, do you hunker down at home and wait to see the sunlight, bundle up and tackle the temperatures, or plan to do something weatherproof indoors?…

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