10 Things to do in Reno Tahoe This Fall
1. Take a Hike!
With the leaves changing colors, fall is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy Reno Tahoe’s natural beauty. There are a number of hiking trail just footsteps away from the city, such as Galena Creek Regional Park Trails, Mount Rose Trail, and Hunter Creek Trail. Or, simply walk around downtown Reno in the Riverwalk District for a great place to appreciate the bright yellows and reds of the trees. Embrace the changing leaves, the crisp air, and the cooler weather!
2. Prost to the Oktoberfest Celebrations
The Reno Tahoe area holds several Oktoberfest celebrations to enjoy the German culture, food, beer, music, and crafts. Beginning in late September and continuing through October, Oktoberfest celebrations are a great way to explore another culture right here in the Sierra.
Here are some local celebrations:
– Oktoberfest at Squaw Valley on Sept. 26th
– Oktoberfest at Camp Richardson Resort on Oct. 3rd
– Samuel Adams Octoberfest Brew Master Dinner at the Circus Circus on Oct. 8th
– Oktoberfest Harvest Jamboree at Sparks Victorian Square on Oct. 10th
3. Cheer on the Pack at a University of Nevada Reno Football Game
The boys of fall are back on the turf and ready for another season. University football games are a great activity to participate in with the entire Nevada Wolf Pack family. In the upcoming weeks there are several home games, including Nevada’s biggest rivalry game against UNLV.
UNR Football Schedule
4. Get Lost in a Corn Maze
Wandering through a corn maze smells, feels, and embraces the crisp autumn season. The Andelin Family Farm hosts the area’s largest corn maze, located in nearby Sparks. Opening September 26th, this year the Food Bank themed maze spans over 4.5 acres and includes a scare factor in their Haunted maze during select nights.
Andelin Family Farm
5. Hop on a Paddleboard!
Yes, fall is a fantastic time to go paddleboarding! Try to go out on the lake in the mornings as there is typically less wind early in the AM. With over 300 days of sun in Lake Tahoe, paddleboarding is an activity that can be enjoyed almost all year. If the weather gets chilly, just be sure to put on more than a bikini!
6. Explore the Wilderness by Mountain Biking
Get out into the wild before the snow stops you from riding your bike. Reno Tahoe is home to many mountain biking trails and fall is the best time to go explore these natural beauties. Make sure to go prepared by checking out our trails beforehand.
Mountain Bike Trails
7. Learn Something New
While being outside in Reno Tahoe is ideal, sometimes sudden fall storms keep us inside. Thankfully, Reno’s 32 regional museums are here to help entertain and educate. These local museums highlight everything from Nevada’s historic role in the United States expansion out west, to a Children’s Discovery Museum. The Nevada Museum of Art is currently hosting an exhibit on the visual history of Lake Tahoe’s landscape.
Reno Tahoe Museums
8. Eat Up Some Fall Flavors!
As summer fades to fall many favorite foods are coming back into season. Local restaurants frequently change their menus to introduce these fall flavors and support farm-to-table dining. Spend a day exploring the Riverwalk District to find a new favorite restaurant and ask if they have any fall specials. Many local coffee joints create their own version of fall favorites like a Pumpkin Spice Latte, Cinnamon Mocha Cappuccino, or an Apple Cider.
9. Run a 5k for Fun
With the weather beginning to cool down, and the leaves changing, everyone wants to be outside. This makes fall is a perfect time to enjoy running. This fall Reno will be presenting several running events for people of all athletic abilities. There are several 5k “fun runs” that make exercising easy. You can find an event for every scenario from a vibrant “color run” paint party, to a “dead run” where people dress up as zombies and chase the uninfected.
For a complete list of runs click here: Reno Running Company
10. Celebrate Denim at Blue Jeans Jam
Blue Jeans Jam is a celebration of the denim lifestyle, honoring Jacob Davis, the Reno, Nev. tailor who invented riveted blue jeans. A unique pop culture festival, Blue Jeans Jam fuses fashion, food, history, music, and relaxation into a weekend event catering to the worldwide denim community.
Blue Jeans Jam
Source: VisitRenoTahoe.com Blog – https://www.visitrenotahoe.com/blog/