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Christina Nellemann

10 New Summer Activities to Try in Tahoe

Summer activities are in full swing at Lake Tahoe and they range from drive-in movies by the lake and interactive art in the forest to flying through the air with your best friends.

Playtime in Reno: Where to Climb, Bike, and Shop in the City

Whitney Peak Reno

Playing in Reno used to mean hitting some of the gaming tables or pulling a few slot handles, but now, hanging out in the Biggest Little City can mean jumping on giant trampolines, hunting for vintage clothing, and braving the world’s tallest climbing wall while dangling over the Reno Arch. Here's where to climb, bike, and shop on your next trip to Nevada. 

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.

Gastronomes Hit the Jackpot in Reno

Reno Provisions Lunch

There are many things you may not know about the Biggest Little City. For one, the locavore and microfarming philosophies championed in the Bay Area have reached this mountain town, where sushi lunches, food trucks (and bikes!), and curry and basil ice cream are now a thing. Here are the best places to chow down in Reno.

Road Trip! 5 Spring Mountain Destinations in Driving Distance of SF

Mammoth Spring Skiing - San Francisco Escape

Spring Break is typically celebrated on the beach, but these five mountain locations less than 350 miles from San Francisco can give you a unique spring trip experience. Whether you want to do some spring skiing, drink and dine, hike and bike or mellow out in a hot spring, these mountain destinations are close to home.

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.

10 Tahoe Hikes for the Long Weekend

Itching to escape the City? Take advantage of the three-day weekend by heading to Tahoe and tackling one of these strenuous hikes – each one is over 10 miles.

The Top 5 Campgrounds in Northern California

California Camping

Camping website Hipcamp — which not only reviews and photographs each Northern California campground, but also covers beginning backpacking, favorite camping meals, and the ultimate guide to having sex in the outdoors — is the perfect authority on the best place to pitch a tent in NorCal.

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