A lineup of favorite free-flowing beverages in Reno/Tahoe. By Rae Matthews, Elevation Eats. Welcome to the draft, though this is not every college athlete’s dream, I’m referring to some tasty draught drinks right here in the Sierra. Beverages from the tap, of course, started with beer, and date back as far as the 17th century (possibly further). Originally, the beer was in wooden casks and gravity was the primary mode of conveyance.
“IT’S THE PERFECT SEASON TO REVEL IN THE REGION’S MANY EXHILARATING OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES.” By Natasha Bourlin. Spring fever can spark longing for new adventures. Plus it’s the perfect season to revel in the region’s many exhilarating outdoor experiences. This year, instead of watching the wide grins of folks adept at these activities from afar, join them. Most places provide expert instructors, or you can make it a mission to learn on your own and just rent the needed equipment. Some are weather reliant and only available in late spring, so confirm they’re available before trekking out.
Enjoying adults-only activities in Reno/Tahoe. By Holly Zynda. Whether on a hot date, celebrating an anniversary, or planning a girls/guys night out be sure to experience our 21+ nightlife for an unforgettable evening out on the town. Sure Reno/Tahoe is one of the best family friendly vacation destinations, but did you know there are many hot spots here that offer exclusively 21-and-up entertainment? Here’s a quick look at some places to checkout sans kiddos.
Explore the region’s most interesting and out-of-the-box happenings. By Natasha Bourlin. Eclectic events dot the Sierra annually. Reflections of the area’s quintessential quirky character, they range from, “Wow, never seen that before … ” to, “I’ve always wanted to do that!” Get your dose of weird and wonderful at these annual gatherings.
Take home some of our region’s finest art. By Holly Zynda. Encircling the beauty of Lake Tahoe in full spring bloom are a number of premier boutique art galleries that house some of our region’s most alluring pieces. Local artists and those from abroad have witnessed the charm of the Reno/Tahoe area and captured it in various artistic mediums.
FRESHEN UP WITH THESE TREATMENTS FROM YOUR NOSE TO YOUR TOES. By Annie Flanzraich. It’s time for spring cleaning — but that doesn’t have to mean all vacuuming and dusting and no fun. After you’ve finished Kondoing your drawers and perfecting a vertical fold, take some time to pamper yourself and refresh with a treatment at some local day spas and salons.
See some of the region’s most recognizable art pieces. By Annie Flanzraich. There is no shortage of art to see and experience in Reno/Tahoe. From large-scale sculptures of sea creatures to gold-plated vehicles, there’s an exhibit for every taste. It might be impossible to see every piece of art on one trip, so here are seven pieces we think you should cross off your bucket list.
Local Vibes – Living a life without limits. By Nicole Marsel. Much like the character of Merida from the movie “Brave,” Teal Stetson-Lee is courageous, daring, helps others conquer their fears and has a great head of hair. Those are very rare qualities to come across in one single person these days. She’s also a complete badass when it comes to enduro mountain bike racing and cyclocross racing. When I moved to Tahoe, mountain biking was only natural to pick up. While you visit, perhaps you could follow Teal’s lead and push yourself to the next level in America’s all-season playground!
Art in the great outdoors – Explore Northern Nevada’s outdoor art walks, murals and sculptures this spring. By Annie Flanzraich. When the weather turns warm in Northern Nevada, all I want to do is spend as much time as possible outdoors while enjoying the fresh-smelling air and radiant sun. Now, there are many ways to do this — hiking, spending time at the dog park with my reluctant schnauzer, brunching on patios or simply sipping a cup of coffee on an Adirondack chair. But, I think the best way to experience the glory of temperate weather is by pairing it with art. Luckily, there’s a host of ways to pair the two. Here are some of my favorites.
Lake Effect – Tahoe Blue Vodka. By Rebecca David. A few years ago, Matt Levitt was on vacation in Hawaii when he found himself in the aisles of a liquor store. Suddenly he had an epiphany that he knew would change his life and the palates of vodka connoisseurs forever … Tahoe Blue Vodka.