Getaway Reno/Tahoe Summer 2018

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RUM By Britton Griffith

Reno/Tahoe is the perfect place to have a fun, sunny and celebratory summer vacation! Sometimes you want to add a little spice, a little sugar and of course a splash of rum to your stay. This area has more than just tiki torches, water views and nonstop sunshine. Make each rum drink in your hand a little more delicious with some have-to-stop shops and bars. Lakeside rum running Oh, that feeling you get while lying on a sandy beach without a care in the world. Feel like you’ve been swept to a tropical paradise at Camp Richardson in South Lake Tahoe with a classic cold and slushy rum runner. This tasty concoction has been voted “Tahoe's Best Drink” a zillion times over. The frosty, yummy, sippy drink is made up of fruit juices, nectars, and comes with spiced rum, white rum and a float of dark rum. You can love this drink as a smoothie, on the rocks, or even as an ice cream topping! After indulging in Camp Richardson’s delicious warm comfort food and cool sips, you can take your full stomach and happy mood to sit with your family and friends around a campfire planning the next day’s adventure. Cozy up in your bedroom, then wake up refreshed to the beautiful views of Lake Tahoe and all the excitement it has to offer. Sign up for hiking, book a wave runner or cruise in the Marina and most definitely checkout the rum runner cruise. (TRY TO GO!) The only thing in Tahoe that would rival the rum runner is served at the Riva Grill; it’s the worldrenowned wet woody, best served in a pitcher, with friends and on their Wet Woody Wednesdays. The Riva Grill has beautiful bites and even more

gorgeous views. While enjoying the warmth of the sunshine on the patio, you can relish in small dishes, salads, burgers, pastas, seafood and even pizza. Before you leave, trade your wet woody for an Irish coffee and the views of a sunset right on the Lake Tahoe shores.

sporting jungle shirts and smiling while using their copper pineapple-themed bar gear. Even a quick moment to use the restroom will have your transported to the tropics with vibrant pink flamingo wallpaper and sounds of the deep Amazon (think monkeys, birds and the occasional waterfall).

Reno RSL and more

When you walk into Death and Taxes in Midtown, let the dark lighting, relaxed atmosphere and chic feel put you into a trance. The talented bartenders combine classic style with a modern twist to deliver creative craft cocktails. Start your evening out right or come here for your nightcap and be sure to order the roots to branches. This drink mixes jasmineinfused rum, novo fogo cachaça, strawberry cordial, yuzu, lime and egg white. It will not disappoint and will only leave you ready for a second creamy rum-filled concoction.

In the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city sits Rum Sugar Lime in Midtown. Inside Reno’s newest hotspot you’re instantly transported to the tropics. This place stops at nothing to put you in a relaxed mood and it all starts with a tailored drink in your hand. During a recent visit, my girlfriend and I sampled the coco loco with Koloa dark rum, citrus-infused coconut milk and chartreuse. While sipping away on these sultry delights, the great scenery makes your think you took a plane right to the tropics — cute bartenders

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Located in the heart of the Riverwalk District, Blind Dog Tavern is the new neighborhood

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