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Costume Capers for Fall

Part of this season’s fun are the opportunities to transform yourself and head out on the town with other costume-clad celebration seekers. Whether you’re looking to be wicked, whimsical or wondrous, here are several area places to find your alternate persona, plus some ideas on where to show it off. Arrrrrrr you ready for costume…

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Chugga Chugga Choo Choo: Explore the railways of Reno/Tahoe

Steeped in rich locomotive history, the Sierra has long been crossed with railroad tracks and dotted with depots. During your visit, explore the popular transportation of centuries past with a few fun outings. First, let’s review a quick history lesson. In the late 1800s, the Nevada-California-Oregon railway began construction of a track that would move…

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Taco Time

Tacos are life! I saw that on a shirt a while back and couldn’t agree more. Aren’t tacos the best? I mean, we have traditional street tacos, jazzed up and fancy tacos, fish tacos … the list goes on and on. And, I’ll happily devour the tortilla-wrapped goodness from many local establishments that are doing…

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Up In Smoke! A savory taste of Southern barbecue in the Sierra Copy

Southern barbecue has a long and proud tradition. There are several styles of Southern barbecue, each named for their region of origin, that garner as much loyalty and rivalry as professional baseball teams. You may want to avoid putting a Carolina sauce on a brisket in Texas, for example. But thankfully, food traditions migrate. Here…

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Up In Smoke! A savory taste of Southern barbecue in the Sierra

Southern barbecue has a long and proud tradition. There are several styles of Southern barbecue, each named for their region of origin, that garner as much loyalty and rivalry as professional baseball teams. You may want to avoid putting a Carolina sauce on a brisket in Texas, for example. But thankfully, food traditions migrate. Here…

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Meat Matters

What’s a summer without a grill, and what’s a grill without a flame-licked steak or sausage? In South Lake Tahoe, we are fortunate to have among us one of those rare specimens, the traditional butcher shop. Overland Meat & Seafood Co. has been family owned for over 30 years, and, while you could fetch a…

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Go Parking: Explore California and Nevada’s state parks this summer

When summer comes to the Reno/Tahoe area, my favorite activities happen outside. Hiking, camping, swimming, exploring, adventuring and lounging are best experienced with sunshine, fresh air, friends and a hefty dose of SPF. State parks can be an epicenter for all of the above, and luckily more than 20 parks are a 45-minute drive or…

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All About Rum

Reno/Tahoe is the perfect place to have a fun, sunny and celebratory summer vacation! Sometimes you want to add a little spice, a little sugar and of course a splash of rum to your stay. This area has more than just tiki torches, water views and nonstop sunshine. Make each rum drink in your hand…

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The Ultimate Summer Bucket List in Reno/Tahoe

Whether you’re seeking exhilarating experiences or relaxing excursions, we’ve gathered the best of the best when it comes to taking advantage of everything the Reno/Tahoe region has to offer.   Water-based wonders Discoverthe history and secrets of Lake Tahoe with Cruise Tahoe. Always wanted to explore the infamous historic national site known as the castle…

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Float On: Where to relax on the water this summer

Cool water beckons on hot summer days. With many opportunities to drift your days away in the area, let the season float by blissfully at any of these refreshing area water ways.  Obvious options Did you know one of the planet’s most beautiful lakes is right in our backyard? Thanks, Captain Obvious. Well, Lake Tahoe…

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Now Trending: The latest hot spots creating business buzz around Reno/Tahoe

Water wonders Did you know the clarity of Lake Tahoe is 99.9998% clear? That’s comparable to bottled water! With water this clear, you’ll want to try the newest water adventure —crystal clear kayaking with Wild Society. Take in the 360-degree picturesque views around you, above you and, now, below you! Their built-in wireless waterproof speakers…

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Mark Your Calendars … Must do events this summer

Hello summer! The sun is out and the temperatures are rising in Reno/Tahoe and it’s time to explore all those outdoor adventures you’ve been waiting for. There are so many fun events going on throughout these summer months, check out some of our favorites.   July 6 – August 26: Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (South…

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Come On In, The Water Is Fine – My First Trip In Lake Tahoe

Someone asked me if I had spent much time in Lake Tahoe, and I guess I misunderstood the question.  Sure I’ve been to Lake Tahoe! Multiple times, multiple reasons, but I had never actually been IN Lake Tahoe.  And I love water, and being on it, and in it.  So this trip, instead of focusing…

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From Your Toes to Your Nose: A Sense of Lake Tahoe From 500 Feet

When I signed up to go parasailing with Ski Run Boat Company of South Lake Tahoe, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I definitely had some preconceived notions.  First, I thought I would be flying solo.  Second, I thought take off would be from the water and I would be soaked afterwards. Third, I thought…

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Reno’s new downtown: Reno Riverwalk

Take a stroll along the Riverwalk and savor Reno’s hottest new destination. You’ll find shopping, restaurants, bars and taverns, entertainment, lodging, even a whitewater park – all in a safe, fun, friendly area that celebrates Reno’s arts, culture and history 365 days a year. The Riverwalk District is the center of Reno and includes more…

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Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe Designated “No. 1 Resort Hotel in the U.S.”

Lakefront resort captures top award in first year of operation! The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe has been ranked #1 in the Top 15 Continental U.S. Resort Hotels and the Top 10 West Resort Hotels categories in the 2018 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, honoring the top travel destinations and companies around the globe as rated by…

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Sipping at Sundown on the Largest Alpine Lake in North America

A cruise with Zephyr Cove Resort’s Lake Tahoe Cruises and Tahoe Paradise Yacht  I was really excited to board the Tahoe Paradise Yacht because it was only my second time on a boat in Lake Tahoe. I enjoyed my first boat trip here about four years ago and couldn’t wait to do it again. I’ve…

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Reawakening the Great Basin at The Nevada Museum of Art

This summer, the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony comes together with the Nevada Museum of Art to celebrate Native American art, culture, community, and tradition. The free day will feature a variety of Native American artists, dancers, storytellers and musicians sharing traditional and contemporary culture and art from a variety of cultures including Paiute, Washoe, Shoshone, Pala,…

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In Pursuit of Ale: Treading the local brew trails

Adventure + Beer. These are two ideas that are becoming synonymous with Reno/Tahoe. And, when done safely, they are happy companions. The brew scene is booming, and we were only too thrilled to explore the possibilities. While the beer is always satisfying, the adventure is made to order. Here is how to explore the local…

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