Feel good with these 5 healthy Reno Tahoe fun activities

By Heidi Bethel   

The hustle and bustle of summer can be tiring! These fun activities are an easy way to make lifelong mind and body differences to finish the summer season feeling centered and strong!

I love to include my husband and our two boys in the effort in making a positive impact in our daily lives and this amazing community. Here are five of our family’s favorite things to do you and your family should try while you’re here!

5 healthy Reno Tahoe fun activities

Take a hike 

One of our most cherished places to go this time of year is Chickadee Ridge located within the Tahoe Meadows on the Tahoe Rim Trail.

You can snowshoe or hike up the mountainside where you’ll find chickadees (small, native birds that are trained to land in your hand) and sweeping views of the area.

The journey to the top can take a bit longer with the littles in tow, but it is certainly worth it to see their faces light up when little birdies tweet hello and they get that million-dollar view of Big Blue.   

Whether it’s time to get more active or start the spring and summer off right, these 5 healthy Reno Tahoe fun activities provide easy ways to make lifelong mind and body differences today.

Drink it in 

Did you know the water in Lake Tahoe is what comes straight from the tap when you’re in the area? That’s right, the same water making up the second deepest freshwater lake in the U.S. and renowned for its crystal clear purity, is the same stuff coming from the fountains and bottle refill stations available to you. 

If you’d prefer to spend some time on the water, hop on the Lake Tahoe Water Trail — an endless 72-mile water route along the Tahoe shoreline with public launch and landing sites, wayfinding signage, paddle routes to match your ability and interests, navigation tools, and water safety tips to help you have a safe, fun and refreshing paddle adventure.  

5 healthy Reno Tahoe fun activities
The Refuge Spa Reno
Treat your body 

Who doesn’t love a good massage, wrap or facial? The folks at BioSpirit Day Spa in South Lake Tahoe know how just how to pour in the positive. In Reno, head to The Refuge Spa located inside the Renaissance Reno and ask for one of their escape experiences — your body will thank you!   

Detox it out 

The Sierra is dotted with amazing tea and coffee shops serving local favorite, Davidson’s Organics tea products. Headquartered in Reno, Davidson’s Tea is a sustainable, organic, farm-to-cup tea company offering a variety of tasty drinkables. My pantry is always stocked with their herbal Te De Hibiscus iced tea, matcha powders and Dragonwell Green tea.    

5 healthy Reno Tahoe fun activities
Davidson’s Organics
Support the kiddos 

Nothing gives you that feel-good feeling more than helping others. The Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe and the Boys and Girls Club of the Truckee Meadows offer many opportunities to support local youth.

“Once Upon a Quarantine” is a fun read written early on during the 2020 home isolation amidst a backdrop of schoolwork-hostage negotiations, toilet-paper-maximization tutorials, and deep-pantry-diving dinners. Purchase a copy and support local initiatives, as a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the organizations.   

Whether you prefer to get active with your family, have a solo moment at the spa, hydrate locally, or give back, you’ll find opportunities aplenty to get that good vibes feeling with these 5 healthy Reno Tahoe fun activities.  

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