Local Information

Local Information

Home to both the cosmopolitan and the backcountry, Reno-Tahoe offers the best of both worlds.  Located in the heart of the Sierra Nevada, Reno has a bustling nightlife and foodie scene as well as the crystal waters of Lake Tahoe. With 300 days of sunshine a year, the city is a wonderful place to visit (and reside!). Known as “The Biggest Little City in the World,” Reno has a population of 250,000 citizens. It is home to The University of Nevada-Reno, a tier-1 university that enrolls over 20,000 students.  The headquarters for Burning Man, Reno has a vibrant arts scene, murals, and showcases fabulous restaurants and artisanal breweries in our Midtown neighborhood.  Museum highlights include the excellent Nevada Museum of Art, the Discovery Museum, and the Automobile Museum.  Reno-Tahoe also plays host to a wonderful Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor, Hot August Nights, the Balloon Races, and the Jazz Festival.

  • A complimentary shuttle from the airport to the Renaissance Hotel is provided by the hotel. Upon landing, please call: 775-682-3900;
  • The hotel is about 15-20 minutes (max) from the hotel. Lyft, Uber and cabs are also available, if you do not wish to wait. The price should not exceed $20.
  • If you rented a car, parking is free in the hotel lot.
  • Reno is a major foodie town. Lists of restaurants will be in your conference packet. Please be aware that, due to high demand, reservations are required for most locations (for dinner). Others do not take reservations at all (especially for lunch), but waiting in line, is definitely worth the wait; and,
  • Reno is at 4,000 feet nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains. The weather in early April can vary, but it is almost always sunny with a temperature range of 60-70 degrees during the day. At night, the temperature drops a bit and a warm jacket/coat is a good idea, for when you head out to those fabulous restaurants.

Just 30 minutes from Reno is Lake Tahoe, the jewel of the Sierra Nevada.  With crystal clear waters, gorgeous granite mountains meet snowy slopes in a triumph of visual beauty.  It is no wonder that Mark Twain hailed Lake Tahoe the “fairest picture the whole world affords.”  With a great variety of outdoor recreation including skiing, hiking, and water sports, Lake Tahoe offers something for everyone. While Tahoe might seem like complete wilderness, several small towns can offer refuge for those seeking a warm cup of coffee after hitting the slopes.  Incline Village is known for its high-end shopping and dining while King’s Beach offers a warm welcome to those with simpler tastes.  Or, visit Vikingsholm in Emerald Bay for an old Norse settlement complete with waterfalls and roast mutton.

RMCLAS Reno April 4-7, 2018 – Hotel Information

Our conference venue is the fabulous, 4-Star, newly renovated Reno Renaissance Hotel, along the Truckee River, in downtown Reno. The hotel is located just a few- minutes walk to Midtown, Reno’s famous foodie neighborhood, the Nevada Museum of Art, the National Automobile Museum, and the Pioneer Performing Arts Centre. Our venue is non-smoking and non-gaming, but does host a 17,000-square foot bocce ball court, designed by experts from Naples. (Ciao bello!) The Renaissance has an eclectic atmosphere (think: high tech, western hipster chic) with breathtaking views of the Sierra Mountains (ask for a room with a view!), murals, and an up-and-coming restaurant, The Shore Room. There’s also free shuttle service to and from the airport. Book Early!

The Reno Renaissance Hotel
1 South Lake Street
Reno, Nevada 89501

For reservations, phone 775-682-3900 or 1-888-236-2427
Ask for the RMCLAS conference rate of $129/night.
Or click here.

Any questions or problems, don’t hesitate to contact me: Linda Curcio at lindacurcio@unr.edu.