Greetings from Reno-Tahoe!
We are kicking off the New Year with great intentions – to have more fun! Our team has so much gratitude for this place that we call home and all of the wonderful recreation that it provides. We are just getting into the winter season and wanted to share with you some of our favorite local activities – you can even enjoy them with social distancing!
There’s something about the ice rink that brings excitement and joy. Maybe it’s the prospect of lots of hot chocolate, or the classic feel to the winter pastime. Either way, there are plenty of places in Reno and around Lake Tahoe to lace up your skates. Ice skating is great for the kids and grandkids too! Most places have gear available to help the smaller skaters find their way around the rink (with adult supervision, of course).
Opening soon: Reno Ice will be the city’s first indoor rink and will also host a local hockey league.
Wild Island Family Adventure Park: Coconut Bowl
We couldn’t forget about our families! With many golf courses being closed during the winter months, mini golf at the Coconut Bowl is the perfect way to keep your short-game skills sharp while also spending time with your children or grandchildren! Oh, did we mention that its glow in the dark? Beyond mini golf, the Coconut Bowl also offerings bowling and go karts, making it a great place to spend the day with the whole family.
(Image courtesy of Coconut Bowl)
Featured in the old tv show “Bonanza”, Virginia City is a historic, old West town that was known as the Queen of the Comstock in the mining days of the 1800s. Party like it’s 1859 and wander the boardwalk-lined streets and original buildings in the famous frontier. Get a drink at the Bucket of Blood Saloon and book your overnight stay with the haunting spirits in the Gold Hill Hotel (featured on Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures”).
(Image courtesy of Visit Virginia City)
Reno-Tahoe is home to some of the most beautiful and invigorating views in the country and the cold weather is no reason to stay indoors. If you like to explore on foot, snowshoeing in Lake Tahoe is a winter activity that anyone can enjoy! The best part is that you can follow an established trail, or set out on your own trail through the freshly fallen snow.
Nevada Museum of Art
Get inspired and check out some beautiful art! The Nevada Museum of Art features over three stories of art for your viewing pleasure. The art rotates monthly and features everything from paintings, mixed media, portraits, and everything in between! After you have looked at the artwork, be sure to grab a bite to eat at Chez Louie, the French inspired restaurant located inside the museum.
(Image courtesy of Nevada Museum of Art)
*We do not receive any sort of compensation or kickback for sharing these local businesses for winter fun. We love our area and supporting local!