Five amazing things to do when you move to Reno, NV

Take a Trip to Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is divided into two regions, North Lake Tahoe and Tahoe South. There are plenty of small towns located along the banks of the entirety of the lake, but generally the northern region is a bit quieter, while the southern end is more livelier with entertainment, nightlife, and several ski resorts nearby. One of the best things about Lake Tahoe is that it’s a year-round destination!

The warmest months are July and August when temperatures reach the mid-20s Celsius (mid-70s Fahrenheit), a perfect time to enjoy the beaches and crystal-blue water with activities like kayaking, sailing, boating, and stand-up paddle boarding.

The winter months are generally mild, with temperatures hovering around freezing. Up in the mountains, it’s usually somewhat colder though, but it’s just right if you’re into winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, or tubing.

And finally, during the transitional spring and fall months (think March to May and September to November), you’ll find that most of the big summer and winter crowds have departed making it a great time to explore some of the hiking trails around Lake Tahoe.

Visit Virginia City

Roughly 20 miles southeast of Reno lies a little nugget of history in Virginia City, Nevada. Most famous for the Comstock Lode, this historic town was a booming mining establishment for several decades in the mid-1800s. Jump back in time by taking a stroll down the wooden sidewalks, quenching your thirst at one the unique saloons, riding on a steam engine or taking a haunted ghost tour in what was once the most important industrial city between Denver and San Francisco.

Float the Truckee River

Is there anything better than floating with friends and beverages? A very unique and locals way to enjoy the river that could take about 2-3hrs depending on how many breaks you have.

Start your day by heading to Tahoe City where the East and North Shores of Lake Tahoe meet. Be sure to grab supplies along the way including drinks, picnic lunch, sunscreen, coolers, floating devices (if you aren’t interested in renting) and maybe even some super soakers if you are planning to make some new friends along the float. There are two most popular methods of floating – personal oversized inner tubes which can be purchased for about $25 at various convenience and grocery stores or you can rent large, commericial rafts from the Truckee River Raft Company right at the start of the river in Tahoe City. 


Find a Trail To Hike

Thousands of miles of Nevada hiking trails offer access to everywhere from popular Tahoe hikes along sandy beaches to remote, all-to-yourself wilderness areas, as well as throughout 24 state parks, two national parks, and plenty in between.

From easy day hikes to multi-day backpacking trips on famous thru-hiking backpacking trails, get ready for serious off-grid solace and panoramic views of landscapes you never dreamed you’d discover here, some just a short hike from the trailhead. Get the lowdown on our favorite places to get after it, as well as where to fill your pack with trail maps and trail guides on the way to your next Nevada hiking adventure.

Find a Remote Lake

Northern Nevada is home to some of the most amazing lakes in addition to Lake Tahoe. Many lakes are an easy hike for most people and offer some unique and stunning views of real Nevada Beauty.


Pack up the car and discover all that Northern Nevada has to offer. 

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