NWR: what to do in Reno/ lake Tahoe?

Hey loves! I'm on a trip with my mom for the week, and was wondering what to do while we are here? Does anyone know the area? I've never been, but we got here and it started snowing! There are a few inches of snow on the ground in Tahoe, but I think Reno is a little more clear.

Thanks lovelies!
Posted on May 15, 2011 at 5:40 pm
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Well if you are there right now, you could try and get some spring skiing in. It's a little too early for boating on the lake, but you could take a trip over there. There's lots of hiking in and around the area. 


I would go over to Emerald Bay which is on the west shore (really sw shore) if you are staying in reno, it will take some time to get over there. Truckee is also a really cute town (right on the 80)..it's base camp for most skiers/boarders. You can visit the Donner camp over on Donner Lake and see what the snow level was when they were stranded there (that level was surpassed this winter!) 


Tahoe City is on the west shore, it has some cute shopping areas, and that's where you would go to go river rafting down the Truckee River, but again I think it may be a wee bit early....


South shore has all the fancy casinos and resorts...but it doesnt have any of the rustic charm that the rest of the lake has. 


East shore (the NV side) is mostly state park..one of my favorite things is sthe Thunderbird lodge..back in the 20's 3 people owned all the land around the lake, the thunderbird is one of the owners mansions...he owned a pet lion named Billy and had an elephant there! I think you have to have reservations to go visit it..I wanted to have my wedding there...but it was 25k for just the venue! 


Reno is like any other city, its good for movies or shopping..or casinos but they arent like Vegas! 


Sorry if it's kinda rambly...its a transitional time up there right now. 

Posted on May 15, 2011 at 6:08 pm
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Yeah, we are staying up in south shore. Hopefully it won't be snowing tomorrow so we can actually.... Go out. Lol. The donner camp is morbidly interesting, I would like to go there! Otherwise I think we will end up over at harveys or something, gambling and eating. I saw a couple shows that looked interesting that are playing in Reno ... Illuminata and the piano men. Anyone seen those?

Thanks for all the info! I really appreciate it.
Posted on May 15, 2011 at 6:15 pm
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Virginia city is fun too. It is an old mining town. There you can see how life used to be. How the silver and gold were mined then, what the living conditions were like, a beautiful queen made of silver and the card game that lost many a man's fortune...I'll give you a hint, it was not poker or baccarat.
Posted on May 15, 2011 at 6:46 pm
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I haven't been much since I was younger so *bump* maybe some of the daytime girls know.....
Posted on May 16, 2011 at 4:04 am
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Oooo, that sounds like fun sin city! Thanks for all the ideas. :) anything else people can suggest? :D
Posted on May 16, 2011 at 6:20 am

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