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Take to the Skies with Stargazing in Tahoe

This summer, stargazers are invited to experience the night sky with Tahoe Star Tours at the new mountainside viewing venue at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. On the open meadow in The Backyard of the resort, guests will learn about the night sky and have the opportunity to view various constellations and intergalactic objects through high-powered Celestron telescopes with personalized service offered by The Ritz-Carlton staff.

Is Reno Poised to Become a Culture Capital?

Reno isn’t called Artown for nothin’. The city mostly known for its gaming is blooming with Burning Man sculptures, murals, Broadway musicals, and bluegrass music. The Nevada Museum of Art and its Center for Art + Environment was recently awarded a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and will soon have one of the best views in Reno from its new Sky Room. Art in all its forms is now woven through the fabric of the city in unexpected ways.

Off Season Vacay: Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

Many Bay Areans only think about Tahoe as a winter or summer destination, but many don't realize that Tahoe has plenty to offer in the off-season. Skiing, hiking, biking, and the like are all available at half the cost and half the crowds. Here are some great insider tips proving that Tahoe is just as great in spring (or fall).

Bluegrass, Boarding, and Bubbly at Squaw Valley in Tahoe

Energize all parts of your body with these March events at Squaw Valley—all taking place on the same weekend. March 20-22 is a great time to come up to the lake and enjoy several new inches of snow in Squaw Valley. What's more, the resort, village, and slopes will feature a riding and yoga workshop, rivers of French bubbly, and the sounds of the Infamous Stringdusters and Sam Bush.

Things You Might Not Know About Reno: Craft Cocktails and Micro Brewing

Many Bay Area visitors have a preconceived notion about the Biggest Little City—casinos, grime and buffets. While, yes, some of that is still around, there's also an artisan grassroots movement happening in Reno. If you have not been to Reno in the past few years, you might be surprised at what’s turning this Bay Area neighbor upside down.

New Attractions in Tahoe this Winter

The last few winter storms have left up to three feet of snow in some areas of Lake Tahoe, perfect for experiencing all the new things the winter wonderland has to offer. New resort experiences, hotels, eateries, and high mountain adventures are now available to ensure you start the winter off right.

Tahoe Mountain Biking for Newbies

Tahoe Van Sickle Trail

It looks like the Tahoe snow is holding off for a while longer, so there is still time and sunshine enough to tackle a few more of the lake's mountain bike trails.

Tahoe Thanksgiving Dinners with a View

The Living Room at the Ritz-Carlton Highlands

For this year's Turkey Day, don't let your view be of your grandmother's wallpaper or the back end of the honeyed ham.

Five Small Towns Near Lake Tahoe You Should Visit at Least Once

Nevada City

The Lake Tahoe area itself is a group of tiny towns around a large, blue lake and there are many ways you can experience small town life while visiting the area. However, on your way to and from Lake Tahoe there are additional small towns scattered around the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Virginia Range that are also worth checking out…especially this fall.

Platinum and Gold Compliment a Spectacular Summer Celebration

Jamie Collins and Chris Gureckihe are a sassy, sweet couple.

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