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 than 72 local businesses committed to keeping downtown Reno a great place to do business, enjoy life, entertain, and appreciate the arts and culture of Nevada. Whether this is your first visit or on a return trip to the Biggest Little City, let us be your ultimate vacation guide.

 

Urban Shopping Underground

If you’re looking for locally made items for the folks at the office, or you want a few handmade original gifts for yourself, look no further than The Basement. Located beneath the historic 1933 U.S. Post Office, this underground venue is a home away from home for those seeking the most trendy, tasty and hipster happenings in town. The open market is perfect for relaxing with friends and grabbing a freshly roasted coffee from Global Coffee or a customized salad from Chomp. Tahoe Nevada Love provides stylish and adventurous homegrown attire perfect for all temperatures. The Pantry offers natural skin and body care products and Escape is a multi-sensory fitness experience with cycling and boxing. Beyond the Basement, stop by Dorinda’s Chocolates for rolled ice cream and the most decadent chocolates. You MUST check out Reno eNVy the area’s top choice for great shirts and locally made gifts, it’s also home to the Reno-Tahoe visitor center and jam-packed with information about the area. thebasementreno.com, renoenvy.com.

 

Get Cultured

Seeking a little culture, look no further than the Nevada Museum of Art, the only American Alliance of Museums accredited art museum in the state of Nevada. Only a few blocks from the Truckee River and open Wednesday –  Sunday, the multi-level experience will leave you feeling like a real artist. The museum also offers a stylish in-house cafe, chez louie, perfect for midday snacking and a great brunch. If art isn’t quite your thing and you’re yearning for some full-throttle action, drive on over to the National Automobile Museum. Voted one of the top 10 automobile museums in the nation, this motorcar mecca offers audio tours in Spanish and English and houses more than 200 pieces of automobile antiquity. Be sure to take a peek at the historic Thomas Flyer that won the 1908 New York to Paris Race — the first and only around-the-world automobile race ever held. If the spring weather has you itching to stay outside, then take an hour and wander along the Truckee Riverwalk to enjoy a variety of unique sculptures. If you need a good laugh check out the Reno Tahoe Comedy Club for shows Thursday through Saturday or Bruka Theater for seasonal theater performances.  nevadaart.org, automuseum.org, renotahoecomedy.com

 

Working up an appetite

Dining options are around every corner in the Riverwalk. Whether you seek a quick bite from a local food truck while enjoying a bocce ball game at The Eddy or a lovely Italian-inspired four-course meal at Campo, the Riverwalk has it all. Soak in the city by dining riverside on Wild River Grille’s expansive outdoor patio, enjoy live music through the summer and delicious casual American fare. Head to Pignic Pub & Patio to take the reigns at the grill and sip on one of their fantastic craft cocktails. If pizza is more your jive, then choose from more than a dozen locations. Noble Pie Parlor is a local favorite serving authentic NY style slices and they are open late night. theeddyreno.com, camporeno.com, wildrivergrille.com, @pignicpub; noblepieparlor.com

Make the most out of your stay at many great events hosted at the Riverwalk. Monthly events include a popular wine walk and beer crawl. During the warmer months, you’re sure to stumble upon live music, art exhibits and theater performances celebrating all that is Reno/Tahoe.

To find out more about the Riverwalk visit renoriver.org