Guide to Reno-Tahoe Territory

Discover Nevada: Wonders of Reno-Tahoe

With a vast, diverse region of majestic tree-lined mountains and high desert valleys and needless to mention the famous Lake Tahoe, Reno-Tahoe territory invites adventurers and traveller to test their adrenaline rush here.

The beautiful territory comprises of Reno, Sparks, Carson Valley and City, Virginia City and Nevada. Each city tells its own history from mining to the best night life and adventurous experience in the mountains and lake.

Here is the list of regions in Reno-Tahoe territory if one is looking for a daring experience and what to do when in the city.

To get to Lake Tahoe from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, there are two shuttle services the North Lake Tahoe Express and South Tahoe Express. More over Reno- Tahoe Airport is connected to 17 destinations with nonstop services.

Carson Valley:

Carson Valley
Skiing down to Carson Valley , Picture Credits: Reno Tahoe Territory_ Flickr

Located in the northern Nevada’s, Carson Valley is the considered as the most scenic valley with wide open space that offers an abundance of adventure. One can explore the ranches, try horseback riding, skiing and golfing at the Genoa lake Golf Club.  A journey through the valley stretches from Genoa in the northwest through the towns of Gardnerville and Minden, quaint small towns with big history, ending with a refreshing reward of Topaz Lake, known for great fishing, boating, water-skiing, and wake-boarding. Visit Genoa, a small town that continues to celebrate its history with charming bed and breakfasts, in addition historical museums and other attractions giving you insights of the place. It is also known as the first permanent and oldest settlement, and of course the Nevada’s oldest bar here is a must visit.

North Lake Tahoe:

North Lake Tahoe
kayaking_ by North Lake Tahoe , Picture Credits: Reno Tahoe Territory_ Flickr

From shorelines to slopes, North Lake Tahoe is a place of two contrasting extremes with a winter wonderland and a sizzling summer paradise. During winters the North Lake Tahoe offers all of the outdoor activities for the visitors including snowy activities from world-class skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, dogsled tours, snow shoeing, and ice skating. Summer brings new exploration and a chance to see the spectacular scenery. Get out on the water by kayaking, taking a lake cruise, or paddle boarding. One can go on mountain bike ride in one of the hundreds of trails in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and stopover by the beautiful lakes.


Reno , Picture Credits: Reno Tahoe Territory_ Flickr

Arts, culture, nightlife, comedy, ballet, music, Reno-Sparks has endless outdoor excitement for you all. With the options of more than 15,000 first-class hotel rooms, you’re sure to find comfortable accommodations at a very attractive price. Moreover the local casino resorts offer 24-hour entertainment to the guest.  Another yet interesting focal point of the visit to Reno-Sparks area, is the local restaurants where they give you an experience of farm-to-table in every meal. These must visit restaurants are set against the amazing background of the Truckee River, which runs right through the centre of the city. The Reno-Sparks also gives chance for the best themed pub crawl experience in the Nevada, and hosts monthly wine walks as well.

South Lake Tahoe:

South lake tahoe
20 Passenger Sleigh at Lake Tahoe_South , Picture Credits: Reno Tahoe Territory_ Flickr

Gorgeous sunsets, charming sleigh rides, and cosy cabin retreats, South Lake Tahoe is a perfect escape for families looking for a getaway both in summer and during winters. The summer here are magical especially with the tempting crystal-clear blue waters of Lake Tahoe calling boaters, paddle boarders, and sunbathers. While the majestic Sierra Nevada summons hikers, bikers, and horseback riders to explore the terrain and inspiring scenes. The snowy mountains during winters are irresistible to skiers and boarders while others can enjoy in sleigh rides, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. In addition to these the nightlife of Tahoe is an amazing one, with unique outdoor concepts and non- stop entry to the casinos and bars.

 Virginia City:

virginia city
VT Railroad Virginia City , Picture Credits: Reno Tahoe Territory_ Flickr

The history of Virginia City holds back the great story of mining town, from the discovery of the Comstock Lode to the booming of town to a great city in the late 1800s. Today, with not much change the cities restores its beauty with the authentic wooden boardwalk sidewalks, ancient churches and the much spoken about the old-west saloons.  The City prides on its rich history of mining and celebrates its history with 17 museums and preserved buildings. Several mine tours offer the chance to see how miners worked and lived in the depths of the tunnels. Also you can go for the Railroad ride or Trolley tours within the City, once these vehicle carried precious ore from Virginia City to the gold mills in Carson City and beyond.


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