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.
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.