10Best Spots for Both Urban and Natural Sightseeing in Reno

Sightseeing in Reno doesn't have to be in the form of a tour. Reno actually has a fun mix of both urban and natural sightseeing options including public bikeways along the river, exploring the University of Nevada, Reno or visiting one of the city's many museums like the award-winning Nevada Museum of Art. If you like to people watch, go down to the Truckee River to see the kayakers at the Truckee Whitewater Park or head to the Midtown District to shop, eat and check out the hundreds of murals that have popped up in this areas south of Downtown. Tours are also available with the Virginia & Truckee Railroad in the small (but sight worthy) town of Virginia City. Of course, you can't come to Reno without visiting the Reno Arch. The most photographed spot in town is right Downtown and just below the world's largest climbing wall, located at the Whitney Peak hotel.

The University of Nevada is central to the city of Reno. Over 25,000 students call UNR their alma mater and there are events and things to do all over campus. UNR is home to the Wolf Pack baseball, football and basketball teams and all UNR games...  Read More

The Great Reno Balloon Race is actually the largest free hot air balloon event in the world. Each September nearly 100 balloons inflate at Rancho San Rafael park and fly over the Reno skyline. Many of the balloons are themed like the very...  Read More

The Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway is a partially finished pedestrian and bike trail that runs from Lake Tahoe, along the the Truckee River through Downtown Reno and into Sparks on its way to Pyramid Lake in the Nevada desert. Along the way the trail...  Read More


Aces Ballpark is a baseball stadium in downtown Reno, Nevada, and the home of the Triple-A Reno Aces in the MiLB Pacific Coast League. The Aces Ballpark is located next to the Truckee River and is the centerpiece of a planned downtown Reno...  Read More

Take a trip back to the old Comstock days and enjoy a ride on this authentic steam train. You can go on a six-mile round trip from Virginia City to Gold Hill or take the train all the way down the mountain to Carson City. The ride is narrated by...  Read More

This award-winning museum is just south of downtown Reno and features permanent and traveling exhibits from various artists. This excellent museum is small, but packs in a wonderful selection of contemporary and traditional art, sculptures...  Read More

Even if classic cars are not your passion this 100,000-square-foot museum is still a great place to view some of the most beautiful and unusual cars you will ever see. The museum houses one of the largest collections of antique automobiles to...  Read More

The Truckee River Whitewater Park is right in the middle of downtown Reno, just a few blocks from the casinos. It is 2,600 feet long with class 2 and 3 rapids for kayakers, canoes and boats. It is easily accessible from the shore and from the...  Read More


The Biggest Little City in the World's most famous landmark is the Reno Arch, located downtown on Virginia Street. The famous lighted arch went up in 1926 to celebrate the completion of the Transcontinental Highway. In 1929, the famous motto was...  Read More

The Midtown District of Reno has already been featured in several national publications as an example of urban resurgence. This once neglected part of Reno just south of Downtown has a new life and a variety of restaurants, bars, cafes, shops...  Read More


Meet Christina Nellemann

Christina has lived in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area since she was a baby. A first-generation Nevadan, her Danish parents instilled in her an intense love of travel and the wild, rugged outdoors...  More About Christina

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