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He’s up at oh-dark-thirty, drinks wicked black coffee and has a nose for finding wild horses.

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While certain other places in Nevada are just winding down around 6 am, JT Humphrey is rolling out. In tow are photographers, biologists and a truckload of the terminally curious who feel a day encountering eagles, mustangs and petroglyphs trumps a full house and the joy of bingo. Until later tonight, that is. Such is the pace of Carson Valley, where life is served comfortably raw.


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FIRST LOOK From mountain resorts to historic towns, here are a few of the region’s must-sees.

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BURNING MAN Every August, on a desolate, dry lakebed outside Reno, this weeklong event allows “Burners” to embrace their inner human spirit. BY CHACO MOHLER PHOTOGRAPHY BY SCOTT LONDON

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CANINE SUPERSTARS The snow dogs of Alpine Meadows provide their expert tracking services on the mountain to those in need. BY CHACO MOHLER

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Reno 1868 FC’s fans, the Battle Born Brigade, show overwhelming support for their team and bring a strong sense of community to Reno. BY CHACO MOHLER

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PARTING SHOT A snow pup and his handler ready to serve those in need on the slopes.

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EVENTS Where to get out and play.

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ATTRACTIONS + ENTERTAINMENT Adventure awaits. Your guide to all things fun.

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SHOPPING Indulge in some serious retail therapy at the area’s best shopping spots.

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DINING Dig in and treat your tastebuds at the region’s best restaurants.

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WITHIN A CITY THREE DISTINCT RESORTS. ONE AMAZING EXPERIENCE. With 25 restaurants, 22 bars and lounges, 11 nightspots and thousands of luxury rooms and suites, The Row is Reno’s ultimate destination.


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FIRST LOOK Welcome to one of the most diverse landscapes on earth, from Reno’s urban delights to the solitude of the Sierra Mountain Wilderness, from the serene beauty of the high desert to the watery wonder of Lake Tahoe.

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Known for its 24-hour casino fun, Reno has sprouted new restaurant and shopping districts and become famous as a world-class hub of outdoor recreation: hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, golfing and nearby ski resorts. But that’s just a taste of Reno’s offerings. The cutting-edge architecture and exhibits of the Nevada Museum of Art, exciting Reno Philharmonic performances and the impressive collection of the National Automobile Museum attract thousands every year. Every September, the Great Reno Balloon Race allows participants to view the vast area from above while also providing a spectacle for those below. Visitors stroll along the Truckee River Whitewater Park and watch kayakers and colorful, migrating birds.


North Tahoe

Renowned as the host of the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley, North Tahoe is an exhilarating combination of lakeside resort towns, beaches, hiking, biking, watersports and America’s largest concentration of ski resorts, plus the Old West charm of Truckee. Many successful business, entertainment and political figures have second homes here, and spectacular estates stretch along the lakeshore from Incline Village to West Shore and in golf communities near Northstar California Resort. 14

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South Tahoe

The south shore of Lake Tahoe is a year-round vacation paradise of white sand beaches, breathtaking scenery, world-class skiing and prominent entertainment. South Tahoe traces its history to the Pony Express and explorations of Kit Carson. With the settling of the West, casinos were built along Tahoe’s shoreline here, a tradition carried forward today by the entertainment and casino complexes located at Stateline.


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This scenic, Old West town played a pivotal role in 19thcentury history as the site of America’s largest silver mining strike—wealth that helped the nation recover from the Civil War and become a world power. While silver and other minerals are still mined locally, Virginia City now strikes gold with thousands of visitors annually, who enjoy strolling its wooden sidewalks, shopping for vintage and modern wares and whetting their whistles at historic saloons.

Carson Valley

Carson Valley is a wide-open, scenic valley bordered by towering Sierra peaks and the Pine Nut Mountains, dotted with the twin towns of Minden and Gardnerville and Nevada’s first settlement, Genoa (where you can still enjoy a cocktail at the state’s oldest bar). To the south is Topaz Lake and the gateway to the Eastern Sierra, while at the valley’s other end sits Nevada’s state capital, Carson City, with attractions including the Nevada State Museum and U.S. Mint. 16

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Emerald Bay

One of the most photographed spots on earth, Emerald Bay looks like a Norwegian fjord, dotted with one perfect feature, Fannette Island, which is topped with a stone cottage. Highway 89 hugs the steep walls above the bay, with parking available on the north and south sides. Eagle Falls tumbles down granite cliffs and empties into Lake Tahoe near one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in the Western Hemisphere, Vikingsholm, built in 1929.


BURNING MAN A global counterculture phenomenon appears every August outside Reno PHOTOGRAPHY BY SCOTT LONDON

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Opposite page: “Burners� gather before The Man, a structure/ sculpture whose design changes year to year. This page: Art installations are placed throughout seven square miles of sometimes windwhipped desert.

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A nine-day fantasy of creativity and nonconformity, Burning Man attracts 70,000 from around the world—sold-out, eight years running.

Black Rock Desert is desolate and harsh land, but one of surprising beauty—especially true at the center of its huge alkali flats: the “Playa.” For most of the year, being here is a solitary experience of the universe’s power and mystery. But for a week at the end of August, it becomes the 10th largest city in the state and ground zero for experiencing the mystery of the human spirit. The first Burning Man festival started on a San Francisco beach in 1986 but quickly moved to this isolated slice of Nevada roughly 100 miles northeast of Reno. Dust storms, searing day-time temps and chill nights are all part of the elemental experience (somewhat less so for older “burners” in RVs,

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Opposite page: Creativity reigns on “The Playa.” This page: Art Cars are mounted on truck chassis and licensed by the Burning Man “Department of Mutant Vehicles.”

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the seams reinforced with tape against the dust). “Gifting” is a core principle. Different “camps” spend months planning for their gift, whether it’s free food, drink, entertainment, workshops or foot massages. The festival is organized by the Burning Man Project, a nonprofit. The organization plans and installs the large art and camp structures in this wind-whipped desert. When it’s all over, the staff walks the entire Playa lakebed, cleaning and sweeping up all human traces, a job completed soon after by the winter rains.

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CANINE SUPERSTARS For over 40 years, man’s best friend has protected the visitors and skiers of Alpine Meadows.

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“Avalanche,” the walkie-talkie crackled. “All available employees report to Big Poma.” The year was 1975. I was a teenage “liftie” at Alpine Meadows, new to the mountains, and had never seen the frozen fury of an avalanche. When I arrived, a first line of searchers had formed midway up the path, some carrying long probe poles like ancient spears. The slide had poured out from the high slopes of Beaver Bowl, with witnesses seeing three, or maybe four skiers disappear in the white wave. Our spears and shovels were our only hope for finding them. Then a snowmobile arrived bringing additional help, two of America’s first avalanche dogs to be exact. The canines were trained by a newly formed organization called WOOF and led

by U.S. Forest Service District Ranger Don Huber in an effort to save those submerged beneath the snow. “Take a shovel,” the lift supervisor told me, “and follow Don.” We tried to keep up with the dogs, me digging wherever they lingered, mindful that time was running out on anyone trapped below. But the rookie dogs seemed unfocused. One rescuer had food in his pack—an obvious distraction. Don worked to keep them directed at parts of the slide with no other searchers. My memory is that the rookies helped find at least one body of the three unfortunates who perished that day. Seven years later, in the wake of a 20-plus-foot snowfall, the nation’s deadliest avalanche roared down from adjacent slopes at Alpine Meadows and exploded through a terminal WHERE GUEST BOOK

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there, it will be a great pet. If it fights back really hard, it will be a good police dog. A good avalanche dog fights back just right.”

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and staff room. Seven people died in that slide. But one pinned many feet under the snow and timbers did not. Because the storm raged on and delayed the search, it was five days later when a WOOF dog led Alpine Meadows ski patrollers to Anna Conrad, trapped between a locker and bench but miraculously alive. Now, 35 years later, multiple generations of Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley avalanche dogs have followed in the paw prints of those pioneers. Today’s super-canine ski patrollers, however, are the refined products of decades of breeding and training, true thoroughbreds of the canine world. Of all the amazing teams formed by dog and man these days—in the military, law enforcement, therapy, work with the disabled—the search for avalanche victims is among the most challenging and rewarding, for both partners. Both two-legged and four-legged are highly trained and physically exceptional: one armed with beacons and electronics, the other with an amazing nose. “Dog and handler have to read each other’s thoughts and signals,” says Squaw Valley ski patroller Ben Stone, while Kaya, his Belgian Malinois, naps at his feet. “Kaya does a subtle movement of her head when she’s got a strong scent. Another one of our dogs moves his tail like a helicopter.”

It takes many years of effort to form and perfect this partnership. An experienced patroller might wait several seasons to be given a chance at raising and training an avalanche dog. For the dog’s part, it must be elite in both body and mind. Squaw and Alpine have 16 active avalanche dogs between them (Heavenly, Kirkwood, Mammoth and other resorts also have avalanche dog programs). Labs and retrievers are the most popular breeds, with German Shepherds and Border Collies also in the pack. At Squaw, Boomer is the fifth generation of a red golden retriever line to wear the ski patrol cross. “We are after high-drive animals with established lineage,” says Alpine patroller Chase Allstadt. “We’re asking for a dog that can do a highly involved, intense activity for maybe four hours straight in a cold rain.” The patrols work with specialized breeders throughout North America to find the exact type of dog to fit into their existing team. In one test of temperament, the handler will pin a puppy on its back. “If it just lays there, it will be a great pet,” says Allstadt. “If it fights back really hard, it will be a good police dog. A good avalanche dog fights back just right.” It takes about 1,000 man-hours and multiple years to train a handler and dog. Puppies are paired with their handlers at around 8 weeks old, and both go right to work. The goal:

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With a slide at Squaw Valley this past winter, the patrol dogs were on site within minutes, a half dozen eventually searching all sections of the avalanche path simultaneously.

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for the team to “validate” by the end of two winters. The validation exam includes the search of a steep, 100-squaremeter batch of snow with multiple buried items, including sweaters, avalanche transceivers and two live humans. “We dig big holes we call ‘condos’ to bury the people in,” says Stone. “They have to be big or we don’t get any volunteers.” The dog and handler team must find all the hidden objects within a set time, usually 30 to 45 minutes (determined by the number of objects and other factors). The team that passes this test will then continue to train and test year-round for years to come. An avalanche dog in its prime (around 7) can do the work of more than a dozen human rescuers, identifying to its handler the strongest scent in a large swath of debris (indicating where victims are shallow-buried with the best chance at survival). Some Tahoe avalanche dogs have detected the scent of a victim 10 feet deep in an avalanche. On storm days, the dogs are strategically placed inside the ski area. With a slide at Squaw Valley this past winter, the patrol dogs were on site within minutes, a half dozen eventually searching all sections of the avalanche path simultaneously (no one perished). “During a search, each dog is focused on its job,” Stone says, “they have no interest in what the other dogs are doing.”

In an environment of noisy grooming machines, speedy chairlifts, occasional helicopters and avalanche bombs, these dogs remain calm and focused. This is also true when they have to confront a constant distraction around the ski resort: their adoring fans, both children and adults. Squaw and Alpine produce souvenir “trading cards” for each of their patrol dogs: photos on front, stats on the back. “The dog cards are perfect for discerning if a young child is really hurt on the ski hill,” Stone says. “If they stop crying the moment you give them a card, they’re probably alright.” But like every adored athlete, one day these all-stars will begin to grey around the muzzle. Handlers are mindful of the wear and tear on a dog’s joints of running up and down mountainsides, winter after winter. But it’s hard to keep up with the pups, and on one side or the other of a 10th birthday, most “avy” dogs reach a day when their handler, or an independent annual audit, determines it’s time to make room for the young. The dogs enjoy a transition an aging human would envy. “They still come to work and have a sense of purpose,” says Stone. “But they get to laze around a heated lift shack.” And chase an occasional snowball. And look forward for many winters to the affection of both a best friend and endless strangers asking to pet you.

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downtown facility, the 1868s play 17 to 18 home matches. The stadium’s ground crew must change the field from baseball to soccer over a dozen times, sometimes in as little as 24 hours. Second and third bases and the infield up to the pitcher’s mound are covered up with 9,500 square feet of grass for a 1868 match. “The soccer atmosphere is completely different than the baseball games,” says Aldo Amato, 1868 Communications Manager. “Our soccer fans are involved and knowledgeable. The Aces fans are more reserved and here for more than the game.” Amato confirms Douglas’ view that the 1868 have become community glue, both for locals and recent arrivals to this boomtown. “People from around the world are moving here for jobs with Tesla or Apple,” he says, referring to large facilities both companies are building nearby. “Many of them are becoming part of our fan base.” Long-time residents have also rallied to the 1868. Up in the high seats, above the Battle Born Brigade, is Bugsy’s Sports Bar and all-you-can-drink beer delivered in very small glasses. Al Gerald and his friends were utilizing the deal to “get a great start to a Saturday night,” with their current position practically in the shadows of Reno’s downtown casinos. “It was awesome when we got a professional soccer team in Reno,” says the Reno local, who grew up playing soccer. “We all got season passes immediately.” “I never played soccer,” says Jonathan Lay, an 18-year old standing nearby. “But I wanted a sport to follow, and I’ve never been a football or baseball fan. I came to the 1868 matches their first season and decided, ‘This is now my sport!’” As the stadium erupts in cheers at an 1868 goal, it’s obvious that the “Beautiful Game,” as soccer star Pele called it, has found a home in the Biggest Little City.

“I wanted a sport to follow, and I’ve never been a football or baseball fan. I came to the 1868 matches their first season and decided, ‘This is now my sport!’”

— fan Jonathan Lay

Clockwise, from top left: A Reno 1868 FC player dances around an opposing goalie; forward Antoine Hoppenot sprints toward teammate Lindo Mfeka; Reno 1868 FC players jump for joy; Wolfgang embraces fellow teammate forward Brian Brown.

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Directly behind the soccer goal posts, a semi clad drum major leads the pounding of eight drummers in Row A— most wearing leather Mexican wrestler masks—and a melting-pot chorus of more than 60 chanting and dancing fans. An aging Viking in a kilt has a voice that fills Greater Nevada Field. Next to him dances his Venezuelan wife and fellow Battle Born Brigaders from Kenya, Los Angeles and Winnemucca, NV. This evening, the Battle Born Brigade supplies chants of accompaniment to the action on the field between “their” Reno 1868 FC and the Colorado Springs Switchbacks, both members of professional soccer’s Triple-A, USL league. By volume and dress, the Brigade appears cut from the same rowdy-soccer-fan cloth known the world round. But at closer examination they live up to their motto: “Grow the game through kindness.” “This team has been great for the community,” says the guy in the kilt, Roy Douglas, at halftime, a Scotsman who’s lived in Reno 27 years. “It’s helped integrate all parts of the population into this,” he says as he spreads his arms, “our dysfunctional family.” The multicultural Brigade is far from the only “family” among 1868 fans. In the midfield seats (where the noise is considerably less), sit the Garretts from nearby Fernley, NV, an AYSO family with season tickets who “never miss a match.” The seats around them are scattered with other families, as is the nearby grassy “family berm” at the end of the stadium. In only its second season, the 1868 have become a new tradition for many in this sports-minded part of the world. The 1868 have sold approximately 2000 season tickets, 1,000 more than the baseball team with whom they share this beautiful, nine-year-old stadium— the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Aces play 60 to 70 home games in the


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JUNE STREET VIBRATIONS SPRING RALLYCL0000402670 June 1-3, 2018. A three-day motorcycle event for motorcycle enthusiasts with custom bike tours, bike games, poker walks and nightly entertainment. Reno, 775.329.7469. roadshowsreno.com RENO RODEOCL0000402671 June 14-23, 2018. This 10-day event known as the “Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West” attracts more than 140,000 fans annually. There’s also a parade, carnival and crafts. Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, Reno, 775.329.3877. renorodeo.com

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GREAT ELDORADO BBQ, BREWS & BLUES FESTIVALCL0000402673 June 15-16, 2018. Kick off summer in downtown Reno by sampling some of the best food and drink in the city. Food booths line Virginia Street and serve up savory dishes including American favorites hot off the grill. Eldorado Hotel Casino, Reno, 775.786.5700 or 800.879.8879. eldoradoreno.com 2018 VALHALLA ART, MUSIC & THEATRE FESTIVAL June-October 2018. This festival features the best in visual art exhibitions, concerts in a variety of musical styles, quality theatrical productions and cultural events with reasonable admission rates. The events are located on the Valhalla Estate, a part of the Tallac

CARSON CITY GHOST WALK June-October 2018. Hear the legends of Carson City’s diverse past on this 90-minute guided tour. The tour takes visitors through downtown to hear stories about lingering spirits of the past as well as haunted and paranormal places along the route. Carson City, 775.348.6279. carsoncityghostwalk.com RENO ACES TRIPLE-A BASEBALL GAMESCL0000402669 June-September 2018; April-May 2019. Looking for summer fun? The Reno Aces, top minor league affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, bring big-time baseball to the heart of downtown Reno. Check the website for the season schedule. Downtown Reno, 775.334.7000. renoaces.com

RIVERWALK DISTRICT WINE WALKCL0000402668 June 2018-May 2019. Join every third Saturday of the month when the Riverwalk Merchants Association hosts the popular Wine Walk along the Truckee River and neighboring streets in downtown Reno from 2-5 pm. Must be 21 or older. Downtown Reno, along the Truckee River, 775.825.9255. renoriver.org

JULY ARTOWNCL0000402674 July 1-31, 2018. Consisting of more than 400 events throughout the entire month of July, Artown brings to life theater, dance, film and history and hosts multicultural, musical, visual and performing arts activities and events at venues citywide. Call for a complete list of activities and venues. Reno, 775.322.1538. renoisartown.com

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LAKE TAHOE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL July 6-August 28, 2018. Encircled by the immense beauty of Lake Tahoe’s deep blue waters and nestled in a white-sand amphitheater, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare under the stars, capturing the true spirit of summer at the lake. This season's Shakespeare theatrics commence with the tragedy “Macbeth,” directed by Charles Fee. Sand Harbor, Incline Village, 800.74.SHOWS or 775.832.1616. laketahoeshakespeare.com LAKE TAHOE SUMMERFEST July 8-August 12, 2018. Instrumentalists from the New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic perform classical concerts. Lake Tahoe, 775.298.0245. tahoesummerfest.org

AMERICAN CENTURY CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT WEEKCL0000402685 July 10-15, 2018. Watch celebrities tee-off to compete for the American Century Championship Cup. Notable players have included NBA legends Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley, Dallas Cowboy Tony Romo and many more. Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, South Lake Tahoe, tahoecelebritygolf.com

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THE BARRACUDA CHAMPIONSHIP0402675 July-30-August 5, 2018. Enjoy professional golf played in the unique Modified Stable-ford format, captivating military displays, entertaining children’s activities, the fabulous Women’s Day and more. Montrêux Golf & Country Club, Reno, 775.322.3900. barracudachampionship.com

ANNUAL LAKE TAHOE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE49 August 10-11, 2018. Spend the day strolling the docks for a close-up view of upwards of 100 classic wooden boats—lakers and launches, runabouts, gentlemen’s racers and more—all finetuned and polished for judging at the Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation’s annual Concours d’Elegance. Homewood, Lake Tahoe, 775.851.4444. laketahoeconcours.com

HOT AUGUST NIGHTS Virginia City August 3-4; Reno/Sparks August 7-12, 2018. Celebrate sizzling summer nights and cars in Viginia City, Reno and Sparks at Hot August Nights. The event will include a lineup of star-studded headliners, daily shown-shines, poker walks, the Cool Car Showroom, a classic car auction and more automobile entertainment. 775.356.1956. hotaugustnights.net

BURNING MAN677 August 26-September 3, 2018. Once a year, tens of thousands of participants gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, dedicated to community, art, self-expression and self-reliance. They depart one week later, having left no trace. Burning Man is also an ever-expanding year-round culture and one of the most famous arts events in the world. Black Rock Desert, 120 miles north of Reno, 415.TO.FLAME. burningman.org ANNUAL BEST IN THE WEST NUGGET RIB COOK-OFFCL August 29-September 3, 2018. Rib masters from around the country compete, and you’ll find plenty of finger-licking samples for sale, along with nightly concerts, arts and crafts. Victorian Square, Sparks, 800.648.1177. nuggetribcookoff.com

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EVENTS SEPTEMBER ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CAMEL & OSTRICH RACESCL0000402650 September 7-9, 2018. A tradition for over 55 years, these camel races began as a tall tale and are still living up to the legend today. A short trip from Reno, head to Virginia City to cheer on these extraordinary animals as they race in the desert. This event will also feature delicious food and a ton of familyfriendly activities. Virginia City, 775.847.7500. visitvirginiacitynv.com ANNUAL LAKE TAHOE AUTUMN FOOD AND WINE FESTIVALCL0000402658 September 7-9, 2018. The Northstar California Resort hosts the premier food and wine event in the Sierra. Enjoy two full days of cooking seminars and demonstrations, culinary competitions, wine tastings, a gourmet marketplace vendor fair and more. Northstar California Resort, Truckee, gotahoenorth.com THE GREAT RENO BALLOON RACECL000040267 September 7-9, 2018. The nation’s top balloonists vie for cash and prizes, all starting with the spectacular dawn patrol. Festivities also include a host of foods, crafts, art and souvenirs. Rancho San Rafael Park, Reno, 775.826.1181. renoballoon.com RENO AIR RACESCL0000402680 September 12-16, 2018. Spectacular airshow performers grace the skies of Reno for five days of action-packed racing with six classes of aircraft. Each race is filled with excitement at every turn, as legendary champions make triumphant returns and up-and-coming pilots vie to challenge the ruling competitors. Reno/Stead Airport, Stead, 775.972.6663. airrace.org

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ANNUAL GENOA CANDY DANCECL0000402659 September 29-30, 2018. There are more than 300 craft and food vendors at this two-day event, culminating with a dance and dinner in Genoa Town Park that brings crowds to Nevada’s oldest permanent settlement. A real treat for young and old alike. Genoa, 775.782.8696. genoanevada.org

OCTOBER ELDORADO GREAT ITALIAN FESTIVALCL0000402682 October 6-7, 2018. This festival transforms downtown Reno into Little Italy for one weekend each year. Enjoy fresh Italian food, a spaghetti-eating contest, an Italian farmers market, a grapestomp, live entertainment and more. Eldorado Hotel Casino, Reno, 800.879.8879 or 755.786.5700. eldoradoreno.com FALL FISH FESTL0000402660 October 6-7, 2018. The popular festival highlights one of the most spectacular events at Lake Tahoe: the annual spawning run of the kokanee salmon. The festival takes place at the Forest Service Visitor Center at Taylor Creek, 3 miles north of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 89. Admission is free. At Taylor Creek, South Lake Tahoe, 530.543.2674. NEVADA DAY PARADECL0000402656 October 27, 2018. This parade in Carson City honors the birthday of Nevada with a host of floats, marching bands and a variety of entertainment. Each year, the parade kicks off with a hot air balloon launch that's followed by a fly over of military craft from the Fallon Naval Air Station and the Nevada Air Guard. Carson Street, Carson City, nevadaday.com

NOVEMBER THE POLAR EXPRESS November TBD, 2018. During the holiday season, characters, entertainment and Santa bring the Polar Express to life. Take home a souvenir silver sleigh bell to remember the journey. The hour long rides are fun for the whole family. 877.724.5007. vtrailway.com

DECEMBER CHRISTMAS ON THE COMSTOCK December 1, 2018. Step back and celebrate Christmas as they did in the 19th century. Historic Virginia City hosts its annual Christmas on the Comstock, offering a Victorian-style holiday celebration. There are festivities for all ages including boutique holiday shopping, specials, a holiday parade and more. Virginia City, 775.847.7500. visitvirginiacitynv.com

JANUARY EAGLES & AGRICULTURE January TBD, 2019. This is a once-ayear chance to observe the raptors that visit Carson Valley during the calving season each winter, including bald eagles! Get exclusive access to ranches for viewing, hear directly from the ranchers and share experiences with other birders and wildlife lovers. The event features the Ranch & Eagle Tour, the Owl Prowl, a welcome dinner, smaller tours for birders, a photography workshop with a field exercise and even a rafting tour down the Carson River. Carson Valley, 775.782.8144. carsonvalleynv.org

MARCH SNOWFESTCL0000402663 March 6, 2019. North Lake Tahoe comes alive with 10 fun-filled days and nights jam-packed with events and activities for all ages. This annual winter celebration includes fireworks, a polar bear swim, concerts, ski races, a snow-sculpture

contest and much more. See website for specific event dates and times. North Lake Tahoe, 530.583.7167. tahoesnowfest.org THE ANNUAL GREAT SKI RACECL0000402664 March 3, 2019. One of the largest Nordic ski race west of the Mississippi, the 30-kilometer (18.43-mile) course begins at Lake Tahoe, climbs out of the Tahoe Basin over Starratt Pass and heads to historic Truckee on a long downhill run along Sawtooth Ridge. The race course covers magnificent terrain and offers spectacular views. Tahoe City, thegreatskirace.com

APRIL VIRGINIA CITY GRAND PRIX April TBD, 2019. This world-famous outlaw motorcycle race starts in the historic mining town of Virginia City, then winds its way through the surrounding rocky hills in 4.5 hours of rugged racing with speeds of up to 90 mph. Virginia City, 775.527.1034. vcgp.com

MAY RENO RIVER FESTIVALCL0000402672 May TBD, 2019. Join the festivities, including pro and amateur freestyle and slalom whitewater competitions, live music and entertainment, free instructional clinics, a food and beer garden, an industry expo featuring the hottest outdoor products on the market and more. Truckee River Whitewater Park, Downtown Reno, renoriverfestival.com


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ATTRACTIONS + ENTERTAINMENT ATTRACTIONS BASECAMP BOULDERING/ CLIMBING VENUEL0040815 Home to the world’s tallest climbing wall (coming in at an eye-popping 164 feet), BaseCamp is a world-class bouldering and climbing venue that has everything to accommodate the beginner to the most experienced climber. It features a 7,000-square-foot indoor bouldering park complete with a separate fun and safe kids area. 255 North Virginia St., Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno, 775.398.5400. whitneypeakhotel.com JACOBS FAMILY BERRY FARMCL0045702 Located on the historic Lampe family homestead, the farm produces 16 varieties of raspberries and blackberries for sale onsite July through September. Set on five acres, it is a site for memorable garden and bar weddings, parties, reunions and corporate functions. Quail Cottage Antiques, located near the farm in downtown Gardnerville, offers tasteful treasures for the home. 1335 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville, 775.783.4868. jacobsberries.com H LAKE TAHOE CRUISESCL004289 Explore Lake Tahoe aboard the MS Dixie II paddle wheeler or the Tahoe Paradise luxury yacht. Daytime cruises include professional narration of the historical, cultural and scientific characteristics of Lake Tahoe along with entertaining stories with local flavor. Food and drink are available for purchase aboard either vessel on the day cruises. Also available are the Sunset Dinner Cruises, with astonishing views and cuisines, and the Sipping at Sundown Cruise, with specialty cocktails. 760 Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, 800.23.TAHOE. laketahoecruises.com

SOARINGNVCL0042871 Thermals created by surrounding mountains and prevailing weather patterns create spectacular flight conditions. Choose your thrill, climbing our legendary thermals, experiencing mountain wave or capturing a birdseye view of Lake Tahoe. 1142 Airport Road, Minden, 775.782.9595. soaringnv.com TOPAZ LODGE/CASINO/ RV RESORTCL0042850 Topaz Lake, jewel of Nevada’s high desert, is the setting for Topaz Lodge. It offers more than 200 slot machines, single-deck blackjack and some of the best steak-n-eggs. 1979 Highway 395 South, Gardnerville, 800.962.0732. topazlodge.com TRUCKEE RIVER WHITEWATER PARK AT WINGFIELDCL0042871 Opened in the fall of 2003 in downtown, the Truckee River Whitewater Park is the only whitewater park in the country located in the heart of a downtown resort area. It offers a variety of Class 2 and Class 3 rapids and features 11 drop pools and a competitive slalom course. Arlington Ave. and First St., Reno. cityofreno.com

FAMILY FUN ANIMAL ARK This 38-acre wildlife sanctuary is home to animals like cheetahs, tigers, black bears and wolves. Ask about special events such as Wolf Howl Night, Cheetah Challenge Adventure, Ark After Dark and more for a unique experience. Open April-October, Tuesday-Sunday from 10 am-4:30 pm. 1265 Deerlodge Road, Reno, 775.970.3111. animalark.org

GRAND SIERRA RESORT CASINO Make a day of family fun at Grand Sierra Resort, home to a 50-lane bowling center and Fun Quest— nearly an acre of arcade games, laser tag and Battlefield Live. Grand Adventure Land features miniature golf, go-karts and the Ultimate Rush. The Grand Cinema has today’s movies at yesterday’s prices. If golf is your game, try the indoor simulated golf range or Sierra Bay aqua driving range. 2500 East Second St., Reno, 775.789.2000. grandresortcasino.com THE MIDWAY OF FUN AT CIRCUS CIRCUSCL004037 Enjoy free, world-class circus performances daily as well as exciting carnival, redemption and arcade games. 500 North Sierra St., Reno, 775.329.0711. circuscircusreno.com H NEED 2 SPEED037 For all-weather fun, head for indoor, electric kart racing at Need 2 Speed in Reno. This is a guaranteed adrenaline rush for anyone over 48 inches tall. Karts come in kids and adult sizes, with the larger version capable of 45 mph. Flexing, spring-loaded course barriers and a track supervisor (who can control the speed of each car remotely) keep things safe. The facility includes an artistic, glow-in-thedark miniature golf course, featuring an auto-racing theme. There are snacks and drinks available trackside, but no alcohol. Private parties and group rates are available. 6895-B Sierra Center Parkway, Reno, 775.851.7223. need2speed.com

RENO ACES BALLPARKCL0042791 Home to the Reno Aces minor league baseball team, Northern Nevada’s first Triple A baseball team. The ballpark features luxury suites, restaurants, food and a kids play area complete with a bouncy castle and jungle gym. 250 Evans Ave., Reno, 75.334.4700. milb.com SIERRA SAFARI ZOOCL004281 Nevada’s largest zoo, Sierra Safari includes more than 200 animals of 40 different species, including antelope, alligator, bison, sloth, camel, llama and lion. Sierra Safari is staffed with all volunteers, 50 to be exact, who take care of the animals daily. 10200 North Virginia St., Reno, 775.677.1101. sierrasafarizoo.org H VIRGINIA & TRUCKEE RAILROAD The famous V&T Railroad rolls again with the multimillion-dollar reconstruction of the original track. There are two routes to ride, the Carson City to Virginia City and Virginia City to Gold Hill, featuring flowery mountain scenery, Comstock history, authentic steam engines, tunnels and more. 4650 Eastgate Siding Road, Carson City, 775.291.0208. vtrailway.com

GOLF COURSES CARSON VALLEY GOLF COURSE A local’s favorite since 1965, Carson Valley Golf Course is home to affordable, friendly golf. Cottonwood trees and the Carson River give this course a unique character, providing a great challenge for players of all abilities. Open year-round, the pro shop has the largest selection of merchandise and rental clubs in the area. 1027 Riverview Drive, Gardnerville, 775.265.3181. carsonvalleygolf.com

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EDGEWOOD TAHOECL0043079 The George Fazio-designed golf course brings together the best of the lakefront and mountain terrain. Named one of America’s Top Golf Courses by Golf Digest, Edgewood Tahoe has been the home of the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship for the last 25 years, as well as the host of the U.S. Senior Open and U.S. Public Links. 100 Lake Parkway, South Lake Tahoe, 775.588.2787. edgewoodtahoe.com GENOA LAKES GOLF CLUB & RESORTCL004294 Situated in the Sierra Nevada’s eastern foothills, Genoa Lakes Golf Club features two 18-hole championship semiprivate golf courses just 2 miles apart and only minutes from Carson City. The Lakes Course is the annual host site for the U.S. Open Qualifier in Northern Nevada. 1 Genoa Lakes Drive, Genoa, 775.782.4653. genoalakes.com OLD GREENWOODCL0043081 National golf magazines rank this signature Jack Nicklaus-designed course among the top public courses in the United States. Offering the highest level of customer service and agronomic standards, Old Greenwood maintains impeccable greens and a professional staff. 12915 Fairway Drive, Truckee, 530.550.7010. oldgreenwoodgolf.com

MUSEUMS DANGBERG HOME RANCH HISTORIC PARKCL0042849 This historic site was founded in 1857 as a pioneer homestead and grew to more than 45,000 acres. Today, the Dangbergs are gone, but the ranch house and other buildings remain to help tell the story of Nevada ranching. Guided tours are offered year-round by reservation, with special events in the summer. 1450 Highway 88, Minden, 775.783.9417. dangberghomeranch.org NEVADA STATE MUSEUM, CARSON CITYCL0043094 This museum celebrates Nevada’s natural and cultural history and features the historic Carson City Mint. Don’t miss Coin Press No. 1, the original press from the Carson City Mint, still in working order. See it in operation every last Friday of the month and purchase commemorative medallions with the famous CC mint mark at the press or in the museum store. 600 North Carson St., Carson City, 775.687.4810. museums.nevadaculture.org WILBUR D. MAY CENTER4028 The center comprises the May Museum and the May Arboretum & Botanical Garden. The May Museum houses the collections of Wilbur May, who traveled around the world 40 times. Many artifacts are rare treasures, bringing a taste of foreign lands and forgotten dynasties to northern Nevada. The wing of the museum features an indoor Garden Court with two koi ponds, waterfalls and 30-foot-tall trees. All exhibits have plenty of hands-on activities for kids of all ages. 1595 North Sierra St., Reno, 775.785.5961. maycenter.com

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ride the train “ Fun train ride for young, old, and in between! ”

Two Historic Excursions Carson City-Virginia City Route: 24-mile roundtrip tour with stopover in Virginia City. May-Oct. • Saturdays, Sundays, departure time 10:00am —one run each day Save up to $28 with Family Packs! Virginia City-Gold Hill Route: 4-mile roundtrip tour. May-Oct. • 7 hourly departures: 10:30 am to 4:00 pm

Toast of the Canyon Wine Tasting Train 45-minute roundtrip tour with wine and appetizers. June-Oct. • Select Saturdays • 5:00 pm

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45-minute roundtrip tour with on-board melodrama followed by dinner and drink at Eastgate Depot. July-Aug. • Select Saturdays

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MOUNTAIN RESORTS ALPINE MEADOWS SKI RESORTCL0042835 Alpine Meadows’ seven powder bowls, summit-to-base groomed slopes and authentic hospitality are among the many attributes that have made the resort a favorite of the local community and visitors alike. The resort offers skiers and riders access to more than 100 trails across 2,400 skiable acres serviced by 13 lifts. With its high annual snowfall of 450 inches, the resort boasts one of Tahoe’s longest skiing and boarding seasons. 2600 Alpine Meadows Road, Alpine Meadows, 800.403.0206. skialpine.com DIAMOND PEAK SKI RESORTCL0042839 Affording some of the best views in Tahoe, Diamond Peak Ski Resort offers terrain for both beginners and advanced skiers and snowboarders. Enjoy gentle beginner slopes or tackle challenging trails, tree skiing, open bowls or glades. 1210 Ski Way, Incline Village, 775.832.1177. diamondpeak.com H HEAVENLY MOUNTAIN RESORT Take a ride up the Heavenly Gondola for incomparable views, or hit the slopes on one of the 97 trails, ranging from wide-open cruises to plunging 1,600-foot steeps. Heavenly Ski Resort in south Lake Tahoe features 28 chairlifts around the mountain, including nine high-speed lifts. During the warmer months, Heavenly has scenic gondola rides, zip lines, tubing, ropes courses and a mountain run. 3860 Saddle Road, South Lake Tahoe, 775.586.7000. skiheavenly.com

HOMEWOOD MOUNTAIN RESORTCL0042836 Located on the western edge of Lake Tahoe, Homewood Mountain Resort boasts some of the region's most breathtaking scenery. The resort has two base lodges and four chairlifts, plus beginner lifts conveniently located next to their parking lots. With its trails cut through the forest below the Sierra Crest, Homewood is relatively protected in storm conditions yet averages plentiful snowfall. In summer, scenic chairlifts rides are available. Homewood's West Shore Café & Inn are on the lakeshore right across the road from the ski hill, with an outdoor deck in summer and excellent cuisine year around. 5145 Westlake Blvd., Homewood, 530.525.2992. skihomewood.com NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIACL004283 Escape the hustle and bustle at Northstar California with world-class terrain parks, wind-protected slopes, delectable dining and slope-side lodging. A great family resort, Northstar features a variety of classes and programs for every age, year-round. 5001 Northstar Drive, Truckee, 800.466.6784. or 530.562.1010 northstarcalifornia.com SQUAW VALLEYCL0045783 Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is a year-round mountain destination offering world-class adventures in every season. In the winter, the resort boasts legendary skiing and riding that spans 3,600 skiable acres, six peaks and 29 chairlifts. In summer, visitors can experience an array of exciting activities in a spectacular mountain setting including swimming, hiking, rollerskating, disc golf and geocaching. 1960 Squaw Valley Road, Squaw Valley, 800.403.0206. squaw.com

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SUGAR BOWL RESORTCL004283 One of the first ski areas to be built west of the Rockies, Sugar Bowl combines history with ultra-modern lifts and convenient lodges. Snowbound Sugar Bowl Lodge offers guest rooms and superb dining in winter and idyllic private event facilities during spring, summer and fall. Modern Judah Lodge has the most convenient access to the slopes during ski season. 629 Sugar Bowl Road, Truckee, 530.426.9000. sugarbowl.com

NIGHTLIFE & ENTERTAINMENT 5 STAR SALOON CL00457S0TARLON Reno’s favorite GLBTQ bar – a friendly, sassy place to enjoy a nice drink with a welcoming crowd. Featuring pool tables, live shows, live DJs and a host of signature cocktails as well as an expansive list of liquors and beer. Smoking is allowed. No Cover. Open 24 hours. 132 West St., Reno, 775.329.2827. 5starsaloon.com CARGOCL004570 Reno’s preeminent live concert venue hosts award-winning artists, nationally and internationally touring rock bands and local talent within the indie rock, pop and alternative genres. The Bar at Cargo features domestic and craft beers and locally inspired cocktails. 255 North Virginia St., Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno, 775.398.5400. whitneypeakhotel.com CARSON VALLEY INN: HOTEL/CASINO/RV RESORTCL0042851 The recently remodeled and modernized Carson Valley Inn is Carson Valley’s hot spot for dining, nightly cabaret lounge entertainment, casino fun, special events, conventions, meetings and banquets. It specializes in group golf, ski and clay shooting packages. 1627 Highway 395 North, Minden, 775.782.9711. carsonvalleyinn.com

CRYSTAL BAY CASINO ENTERTAINMENTCL004279 On the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, Crystal Bay Casino offers top entertainment acts and concerts. The casino has two venues for performances, the Crystal Bay Club Crown Room and the Crystal Bay Club Red Room. Visit the website or call for performer details. 14 Nevada 28, Crystal Bay, 775.833.6333. crystalbaycasino.com H HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO LAKE TAHOE With a variety of gaming, room amenities, dining and nightlife, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a difficult destination to pass up. Their intimate showroom Vinyl is sure to bring the best in musical performances, comedic relief and sports entertainment, with bottle service as a viable option. Start your evening with dry-aged Prime beef at the Park Prime Steakhouse then head to any one of their on-site bars for a drink. 50 Highway 50 , Stateline, Lake Tahoe, 844.588.7625. hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com H HARVEYS LAKE TAHOECL004CL0045790275 The entertainment at Harveys Lake Tahoe features big name acts like the Steve Miller Band, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Dave Mathews and more, as well as improv comedy nights. Check out the website or call for details about concerts. 18 Highway 50, Stateline, Lake Tahoe, 775.588.6611. harveystahoe.com RED LIGHT CABARETCL0045790 Madam Suzette’s Red Light Cabaret is located in the heart of Dennis Hof’s Red Light District. It’s Carson City’s premier gentlemen’s club, and women are cordially invited as well. Opens at 5 pm Wednesday-Saturday. 45 Kit Kat Drive, 775.246.8383. squeezeplaycabaret.com WHERE GUEST BOOK

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ANTIQUES & TREASURES MALL With 17,000 square feet, this is downtown Reno’s largest antique mall. Located in the heart of the historic Riverwalk District, the mall features three separate levels and over 50 distinctive retailers. 151 North Sierra St., Reno, 775.327.4131. antiquesreno.com

BENTLY HERITAGE ESTATE DISTILLERY Connoisseurs of fine spirits have a new destination to point toward in Carson Valley. Opening in 2018, Bently Heritage distillery sustainably grows and harvests their own winter rye, wheat and barley on their nearby ranch. The distillery is housed in the 100-year-old Minden flour mill, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, it is being restored to modern LEED certified standards, complete with 40 foot high silos. The distillery has a mission to create environmentally sustainable production in Nevada and as an example to be followed worldwide. “Bently Heritage is emblematic of everything I believe in," says founder, Christopher Bently. "A first-class, hand-crafted product that preserves local history and tradition while implementing modern sustainable practices.” The distillery plans to open in late fall 2018, offering “some of the finest spirits in the world.” 1609 U.S. Highway 395, Minden bentlyheritage.com

CALIFORNIA AVENUE MERCHANTSCL0040814 Enjoy Reno’s historic hidden treasure, California Avenue, located in the prestigious Old Southwest. Stroll down the street to find some of the city’s finest artwork, charming boutiques and unique dining. California Ave., Reno, downtownmakeover.com H JUNKEE CLOTHING EXCHANGE & ANTIQUESCL0040815 A unique shopping experience, this 15,000-square-foot store offers recycled clothing, costumes, affordable antiques and furniture. Voted Reno’s “Best of” in multiple categories throughout the years including "Best Consignment/Thrift Store in 2017," this is a shopping experience you don’t want to miss. 960 South Virginia St., Reno, 775.322.5865. junkeeclothingexchange.com LABELS CONSIGNMENT BOUTIQUECL0040816 This boutique offers great values at a fraction of the original price on designer fashions and accessories, including Chanel, Armani, St. John, Escada and Valentino. Labels Consignment Boutique was established in 1993 and is voted Reno’s best consignment boutique year after year. 601 West First St., Reno, 775.825.6000. labelsreno.com

MEADOWOOD MALLCL0042604 For spectacular shopping, head to the expansive Meadowood Mall. This shopping center features more than 100 stores and eateries, as well as two Macy’s stores, a JCPenney and Sears. 5000 Meadowood Mall Circle, Reno, 775.827.8450. simon.com/mall H THE MELTING POT WORLD EMPORIUMCL0042853 One of Reno’s coolest counterculture stores since 1996, The Melting Pot World Emporium features clothing from different genres including steampunk, tribal, gothic, romantic, hip casual and yoga wear. This spot also offers accessories, candles, cards, incense, home decor, tapestries, statues and a pipe room. 1049 South Virginia St., Reno, 775.322.9445. meltingpotworldemporium.com OUTLETS AT LEGENDSCL0042841 A year-round destination for shopping, Outlets at Legends boasts stores like Adidas Outlets, Banana Republic Factory Store, Guess Factory Store and more. More than shopping, these outlets offer magnificent artwork and an array of dining options. 1310 Scheels Dr., Sparks, 775.358.3800. experiencelegends.com PEPPERMILL RESORT SHOPPING The Peppermill brings Rodeo Drive to Reno with three stylish boutiques: Bella Bottega, Garbati Bottega and Regali Bottega. Bella Bottega outfits women with apparel and accessories; Garbati Bottega caters to men of varying tastes; Regali Bottega carries an ample selection of high quality gifts and trinkets. 2707 S. Virginia St., Reno, 800.648.6992. peppermillreno.com

RENO ENVYCL004081 Reno eNVy is home to a unique brand of clothing dedicated to becoming Nevada’s signature brand. This free-spirited store has a wide variety of apparel and novelty items, all of which embrace Reno’s unique lifestyle and misfit culture. 135 North Sierra St., Reno, 775.682.3800. renoenvy.com H THE RIVERWALK DISTRICTCL0040891 Take a stroll along the Riverwalk and savor Reno’s exciting urban renaissance. You’ll find shopping, restaurants, bars, entertainment, lodging, even a whitewater park—all in a safe, fun, friendly area that celebrates Reno’s arts, culture and history. Downtown Reno along the Truckee River. From Arlington Ave. to Bell St., 775.825.9255. SAVVY BOUTIQUECL004286 Carrying an eclectic and fun mix of apparel and accessories for men and women, Savvy Boutique provides a relaxing and quaint atmosphere. It features an exclusive selection from designers Ella Moss, Michael Stars, Young Fabulous and Broke, J Brand Jeans and more. 13925 South Virginia St., Reno, 775.851.1001. boutiquereno.com SCHEELSCL004091 Located at the Legends at Sparks Marina, this is the world’s largest all-sports store. Take a ride on the indoor Ferris wheel and play, shop and explore more than 85 specialty shops with the largest selection of sports, fashion and footwear under one roof. 1200 Scheels Drive, Sparks, 775.331.2700. scheels.com

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SHOPPING SIPPEE’SCL0042840 A children’s store from the creators of Junkee Clothing Exchange & Antiques, Sippee’s offers an array of new and used children’s clothes. Located across the street from Junkee’s, this fun store features Disney-like set designs, fun decor and play areas for the kids while you shop. 955 South Virginia St., Reno, 775.329.2110 sippees.com THE SUMMITCL0042861 Nevada’s premier shopping and dining destination, The Summit boasts more than 50 premium stores, nine dining options and a movie theater. Featured stores include Banana Republic, GAP, Lucky Brand Jeans, Chico’s, J. Crew, Vans, Sephora, Bath & Body Works and more. 13925 South Virginia St., Reno, 775.853.7800. thesummitonline.com WASHOE WELLNESS Washoe Wellness provides medical cannabis to qualified caregivers and patients in need as well as counseling to help identify which treatment is best for you. They offer service in confidentiality and help various types of patients such as veterans, terminally ill and disabled. 1895 Plumas St., Reno, 775.786.0100. washoewellness.com WILLIAM FURSCL00429 Envelope yourself in luxurious furs at this unique boutique offering some of the highest quality furs, cashmere and fine leather coats for men and women. William Furs also offers cleaning and repair for fur and leather as well as cold storage. 3370 Lakeside Court, Reno, 775.828.0995 or 800.896.1306 williamfurs.com

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8EADINGTON GALLERYCL004091 Specializing in stunning, large photo graphic prints, Mike Eadington is one of Tahoe’s most skilled photographers and printers. 4125 South Lake Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, 530.578.0175. 589 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, 530.583.9000. theeadingtongallery.com

ART OBSESSIONSCL0042601 This fine-art and sculpture gallery recently moved into a beautiful Victorian near the river in downtown Truckee. Large oil and acrylic paintings adorn its walls. 10072 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, 916.257.8222. artobsessions.com

HEAVENLY SPORTSCL004091 With multiple locations, Heavenly carries some of the biggest selections of the best sportswear, equipment and gear for summer and winter. 3860 Saddle Rd., South Lake Tahoe, 775.586.7000. Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, 4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, 530.541.4293. Marriott Grand Residence, 1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe, 530.542.2859. heavenlysports.com RAINBOW MOUNTAIN SKI & SNOWBOARDCL004286 Minutes from Heavenly’s California Lodge, Rainbow Mountain rents skis, snowboards, snowshoes, cross-country skis, sleds, snow jackets, snow pants and helmets. 1133 Ski Run Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, 530.541.7470. rainbowskirental.com THE SHOPS AT HEAVENLY VILLAGECL004271 Take a break from the slopes at The Shops at Heavenly Village, offering an eclectic mix of products, from fashionable apparel to sporting goods and art, as well as a variety of spots to grab a bite. 1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe, 775.265.2087. theshopsatheavenly.com

BLUESTONE JEWLERYCL0042601 Known for distinctive Tahoe pendants and charms, Bluestone has a full range of fine jewelry, diamond rings and lovely watches. The experienced staff will guide your search for unique gems and styles. Located downtown in both Truckee and Tahoe City. 10046 Donner Pass Rd., Truckee, 530.582.0429. 495 North Lake Blvd., Ste. 170, Tahoe City, 530.583.4298 bluestonetahoe.com BOATWORKS MALLCL0042601 Located by the lake, Boatworks Mall offers specialty shops and restaurants. This mall is fully enclosed, allowing for comfortable year-round shopping and dining. 760 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, 530.583.1488. boatworksmall.com COOKING GALLERY040261 This store is jam-packed with cutting-edge kitchen utensils and gadgets, great gifts, quality cookware, food items and distinctive dishes. 10084 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, 530.587.8303. cookinggallerytahoe.com

KALIFORNIA JEAN BARCL0043074 This boutique boasts more than just jeans. Choose from an extensive collection of tops, jewelry, shoes—and, of course, jeans—for both men and women. They carry brands like AG, Hudson, Paige, MIH, Vince, Theory, NSF, Genetic, Golden Goose and many more. Three locations in the Tahoe/Truckee area. 10092 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, 530.550.9933. 495 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, 530.583.5326. 5001 Northstar Drive, at Northstar in Truckee, 530.562.8833. kaliforniajeanbar.com THE VILLAGE AT SQUAW VALLEYCL0042860 Lake Tahoe shopping is at its best in the Village at Squaw Valley. This village features an expansive selection of stores, from apparel and gear to home decor and gifts. Featured village stores include The North Face, Oakley, Parallel Mountain Sports, Surefoot Custom Bootfitters, Squaw Dogs and more. The village also offers a host of dining options, a spa, lodging and more. 1960 Village East Road, Squaw Valley, 800.403.0206. squaw.com

TRUCKEE AMBASSADOR TOYS An educational toy haven for children, Ambassador Toys carries a wide selection of toys, art supplies and educational products from around the world. Ambassador Toys stocks items for babies and toddlers from children ages 3-8 to older children. 8001 Northstar Dr., Truckee, 530.562.2600. ambassadortoys.com

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BESPOKECL0042873 A new shop with an old soul, Bespoke offers Old World items with a modern quality. It stocks items from pewter pocket flasks made in England to American-made, 100 percent merino wool blankets to unique books and more. 10130 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, 530.582.5500. bespoketruckee.com

THE VILLAGE AT NORTHSTARCL004273 The village features a variety of shopping options, from stylish boutiques and specialty retailers to a collection of cafes and restaurants— all centered around a year-round skating rink. This center also features a movie theater and spa. 5001 Northstar Drive, Truckee, 800.466.6784. northstarcalifornia.com

MO, JO & ZOECL0042869 A family-owned and -operated women’s clothing store, Mo, Jo & Zoe stocks cute and unique items that are both trendy and affordable. Mo, Jo & Zo is a one-stop shop for skirts, pants, dresses, tops, sweaters, jackets and coats, handbags, shoes, jewelry, home goods, skincare and more. 10122 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, 530.587.3495. mojozoe.com

WHITE BUFFALOCL004287 Specializing in Native American jewelry, art and home décor, White Buffalo features extensive selections of Southwestern and contemporary turquoise jewelry in styles from the Najavo, Zuni and Santa Domingo tribes. 10116 Donner Pass Drive, Truckee, 530.587.4446. whitebuffalotruckee.com

TAHOE MOUNTAIN SPORTSCL004307 This popular shop sells sportswear and outdoor equipment for men, women and children. From Black Diamond skis and boots to Snow Peak camping equipment to Patagonia boardshorts and Reef flip flops, Tahoe Mountain Sports stocks everything you need to get outside. 11200 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, 530.536.5200. tahoemountainsports.com

1862 DAVID WALLEY’S HOT SPRINGS RESORT & SPA Experience the serenity of this day spa featuring signature massages, facials and body treatments, natural hot springs, a swimming pool and saunas. After a day of rejuvenation, walk next door to the award-winning restaurant, 1862 David Walley’s Restaurant and Saloon. 2001 Foothill Road, Genoa, 775.783.0788. 1862davidwalleysresort.com

TRUCKEE COMMERCIAL ROW SHOPPING CENTERCL004274 Located in downtown Truckee, this shopping center features an array of home decor shops, art galleries, boutiques, clothing, outdoor equipment stores and fine dining spots. Donner Pass Road, Commercial Row, Truckee. historictruckee.com

ALOHA SKIN SPA A slice of Hawaiian heaven on the north shore of Lake Tahoe, Aloha Skin Spa is a 1,700-square-foot space with three waiting areas and six treatment rooms. Aloha Skin Spa’s services include facials with Hawaiian names, traditional Hawaiian massages, scrubs, body wraps, waxing and more. 770 Northwood Blvd., Incline Village, 775.832.5551. alohaspatahoe.com

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Chheecckk oouutt oouurr Step back in time and experience a true history of adventure. Home of the famous Comstock Lode, miners became millionaires and their riches are still visible in this 1800s era town complete with wooden boardwalks, famous saloons, gold panning, quaint shops and fine dining. Adventure abounds with exhilarating special events all year long. After all this excitement, plan on staying the night in the richest place on earth.

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DINING BALANCE HOLISTIC HEALTH SPA Featuring wellness yoga classes and personal training, Balance Holistic Health Spa focuses on creating inner peace and balance. This holistic spa boasts a wide array of massages using many different techniques and styles as well as acupuncture, facials, manicures and pedicures. 8001 Northstar Dr., Truckee, 530.562.1164. balancefindyourcenter.com

THE SPA AT GRAND SIERRA RESORT CASINO This spa believes in living life in balance. To help you find that balance, it offers body treatments, facials, massage therapies and a full-service hair and nail salon. Amenities include steam rooms, whirlpools, a relaxation pool and more. 2500 East Second St., Reno, 775.789.2186. grandsierraresort.com

BIOSPIRIT Boasting an array of personalized treatments, BioSpirit is a quaint day spa in South Lake Tahoe. Choose from a variety of spa packages to get the full pampered treatment, a facial geared towards your skin’s needs, or a massage with warm river rocks or soothing lava shells. 1116 Ski Run Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, 530.542.4095. massagetahoe.com

SPA ATLANTIS AT THE ATLANTIS CASINO Repeat winner of SpaFinder’s Readers’ Choice award for Best Casino Spa, Spa Atlantis replaces worldly concerns with a world of relaxation. Atlantis is one of only a dozen spas in the U.S. to offer the Pantai Luar massage, an eastern Asian massage that uses heated sachets filled with herbs that are passed over the body. 3800 South Virginia St., Reno, 775.825.4700. atlantiscasino.com/spa

H MONTBLEU RESORT CASINO & SPA This resort accommodates its guests with some of the best entertainment, dining and spa experiences Lake Tahoe has to offer. Their Onsen spa is the only spa in the area to offer Ashiatsu massage treatments. 55 Highway 50, Stateline, 775.588.3515. montbleuresort.com THE SPA & SALON AT HARRAH'S RENO Indulge in a massage, facial or body treatment at The Spa at Harrah’s Reno. Refresh and reinvigorate with a massage to reduce stress and tension, a facial perfectly suited for your skin type and a nourishing body treatment. 219 North Center St., Reno, 775.788.2822. harrahsreno.com

CASINO RESTAURANTS ATLANTIS CASINO RESORT SPA ATLANTIS STEAKHOUSE Steaks. This AAA Four Diamond restaurant serves Allen Brothers meats, the nation’s finest steaks. 3800 South Virginia St., Reno, 775.824.4430. atlantiscasino.com/dining BISTRO NAPA Californian. Savor contemporary cuisine inspired by Napa Valley in a sophisticated yet comfortable atmosphere with an emphasis on seasonal, organic ingredients and simple, fresh flavors. 4,000-bottle wine cellar. 3800 South Virginia St., Reno, 775.335.4539. atlantiscasino.com/dining

OYSTER BAR & SUSHI BAR ON THE SKY TERRACECL0040618 Japanese & Sushi. Enjoy fresh, delicious seafood and watch nigiri and maki sushi prepared right before your eyes. Serving lunch and dinner from 11 am. 3800 S. Virginia St., Reno, 775.824.4434. atlantiscasino.com/dining TOUCAN CHARLIE’S BUFFET & GRILLE American. Voted Reno’s best buffet and best Champagne brunch year after year, Toucan Charlie’s serves everything from hand-carved prime rib to juicy rotisserie meats. Savor made-to-order Mongolian barbecue and an unmatched salad bar, and enjoy culinary selections from around the globe. 3800 South Virginia St., Reno, 775.825.4700. atlantiscasino.com/dining

GRAND SIERRA RESORT CASINO CHARLIE PALMER STEAK Steaks. Reno’s award-winning steakhouse features artisan meats and a wine collection spotlighting West Coast vintages. Known for his progressive American cuisine found in dining destinations like New York, Las Vegas and San Francisco, master chef and restaurateur Charlie Palmer has created an exquisite Reno dining experience. 2500 East Second St., Reno, 775.789.2456. grandsierraresort.com RIM Asian. A Pan-Asian bistro, Rim serves internationally acclaimed dishes inspired by the eastern hemisphere. With special “All-You-Can-Eat” rates, Rim also features a full-service sushi bar. 2500 E 2nd St., Reno, 775.789.1661. grandsierraresort.com

BOOMTOWN CASINO HOTEL Boomtown has a variety of dining options to choose from including Boomtown Steakhouse, Famous Lobster Buffet, Mel’s Diner, Market Fresh Deli and Prime Feast Buffet where their Prime Feast Thursday’s has an all-you-can-enjoy special for $7.77 from 11 am-9 pm. 2100 Garson Road, Verdi, 775.345.6000. boomtownreno.com H ELDORADO RESORT CASINO Eldorado is home to a number of award-winning restaurants. See why its signature restaurant, La Strada, was named one of the best Italian restaurants in the nation. Roxy’s Bar & Lounge is listed on the prestigious Distinguished Restaurants of North America awards list. 345 North Virginia St., Reno, 800.648.5966 or 775.786.5700. eldoradoreno.com

HARRAH'S RENO HARRAH'S STEAK HOUSE Steaks. This spot is famous for its upscale dining and superior service. Named one of the top 10 steak houses in America, it’s a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Open for lunch Monday-Friday 11 am-2:30 pm and dinner nightly, starting at 5pm. 219 North Center St., Reno, 775.788.2929. harrahs.com

JOHN ASCUAGA'S NUGGET CASINO RESORT OYSTER BAR Seafood. A favorite among locals and visitors alike, The Oyster Bar has been serving the freshest seafood, chowder, pan roasts and cioppino since 1959. 1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks, 800.648.1177. janugget.com/dining

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CIERA STEAK + CHOPHOUSECL0043059 Steak and Seafood. This awardwinning steakhouse has a classy selection of three-course meals to go along with an international variety of 300 different types of Champagnes and wines. 55 Highway 50, Lake Tahoe, 800.648.3353. MontBleuresort.com

RENO AREA RESTAURANTS H ARARIOCL004305 Korean. Korean fushion restaurant in Reno’s Midtown district with delicious menu items such as clam pasta, crab tofu, chicken wings, poke bowl and classics such as beef short rib galbi. Open M-Th 11 am-9 pm; F-Sa 11 am-10 pm; Su 1-9 pm. 777 S. Center St., Reno 775.870.8202. arariomidtown.com BRICKS RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR American. Bricks’ American menu offers a variety of food options with daily features complemented by an extensive wine list and premium bar in a relaxed atmosphere. Open M-F 4:30 pm-9 and Sa 5 pm-9 pm. 1695 S Virginia St., Reno, 775.786.2277. bricksrestaurant.com BUNNY RANCH RESTAURANT AND CIGAR BAR American. The Bunny Ranch Bar was the brainchild of Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch and star of HBO’s “Cathouse.” Filled with iconic memorabilia of the world’s oldest profession, Bunny Ranch is an adventure. 10051 East Highway 50, Moundhouse, 775.246.9963. thebunnyranchbar.com

THE DEPOT CRAFT BREWERY DISTILLERY CL004023 American. The state’s first combined brewery and distillery is housed in the former headquarters for the NevadaCalifornia-Oregon Railway, built in 1910. The Depot combines a respect for traditional beer styles with an innovative approach. 325 East Forth St., Reno, 775.737.4330. thedepotreno.com H IJJI SUSHI 4023 Japanese & Sushi. This restaurant brings variety, quality and freshness to the otherwise ubiquitous all-youcan-eat sushi joints. Its enticing menu delivers an expertly crafted blend of both contemporary and traditional sushi dishes. Try the hibachi restaurant, where they provide entertainment along with their delicious Japanese Teppanyaki, sashimi and specialty rolls, found only at their South Virginia street location. Iron Horse Shopping Center, 685 East Prater Way, Ste. 101, Sparks, 775.3568668. Redfield Promenade, 4955 South Virginia St., Reno, 775.825.6688. 199 Damonte Ranch Pkwy., Reno, 775.851.8668. ijjisushiandhabachi.com LA VECCHIA Italian. Serves authentic and innovative Italian cuisine. A local favorite for 24 years, where homemade pasta and ravioli are a specialty. An extensive wine list and full bar with craft cocktails make for a great dining experience in a casual-yet-refined metropolitan setting. Private rooms with AV set-up are available for celebrations, business meetings and presentations. 3005 Skyline Blvd., Reno, 775.825.1113. lavecchiareno.com

LOUIS’ BASQUE CORNERCL004023 American. A favorite local spot featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives,” Louis’ is the home of the famous Picon Punch and Winnemucca coffee. Dinners and lunches with authentic Basque specialties. 301 East Forth St., Reno, 775.323.7203. louisbasquecorner.com H MARIO'S PORTOFINO040268 Italian. Just blocks from downtown, Mario’s Portofino offers an elegant but quaint Italian setting with a wide array of delicious Italian specialties, world-class wines and handmade desserts. Open for lunch Monday-Friday 11:30 am-2 pm. Dinner served nightly. 1505 S Virginia St., 775.825.7779. mariosportofino.com MIDTOWN EATS American. The restaurant offers a variety of comfort foods, including signature burgers, salads and chef du jour entrees, often served with a twist. The fresh artisanal cocktails are made with seasonal ingredients, house-made syrups and infusions. Enjoy an intimate ambiance with a simple and rustic aesthetic. 18 Cheney St., Reno, 775.324.3287. midtowneatsreno.com RAPSCALLION SEAFOOD HOUSE & BARCL004024 Seafood. Rapscallion’s dinner menu reflects the season’s freshest ingredients and features more than 20 varieties of fresh fish. Serving upscale cuisine, this seafood house and bar serves Certified Angus Beef steaks, aged 30 days and seared to perfection in its 1,800-degree broiler. 1555 South Wells Ave., Reno, 775.323.1211. rapscallion.com

REEF SUSHI & SAKECL0042895 Japanese & Sushi. This sushi hotspot utilizes a unique blend of Japanese cuisine influenced by a Hawaiian style and spirit. Reef serves up more than 40 different sushi rolls and features an expansive sake menu. 50 North Sierra St., Suite 106, Reno, 775.800.1388. reefsushi.com ROMANZA Italian. The exceptional beauty of this intimate restaurant enhances the inspired flavors of every exquisite Italian entree. 2707 S. Virginia St., Reno, 775.689.7474. peppermillreno.com H SILVER PEAK GRILL & TAPROOM American. Find fresh, creative food and fine in-house crafted brews, wine and libations in a fun urban setting. Outdoor dining and an attentive staff make this downtown restaurant a favorite of locals and tourists alike. Open 7 days a week 11 am-midnight. 135 N Sierra St., Reno, 775.284.3300. silverpeakgrill.com H SILVER PEAK RESTAURANT & BREWERYCL0040265 American. Enjoy steak, pasta, fresh fish and stone-hearth pizzas as well as great salads and sandwiches at Reno’s favorite brewery. The friendly staff serves guests in the pub, dining room or spacious second-floor deck. Open daily 11 am-midnight. 124 Wonder St., Reno, 775.324.1864. 135 North Sierra St., Reno, 775.284.3300. silverpeakrestaurant.com

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DINING H SUSHI PIER RESTAURANTCL0040268 Japanese & Sushi. Voted #1 Sushi Restaurant eight years running by the Reno News and Review, Sushi Pier is a local favorite. Always fresh and always friendly, Sushi Pier features a variety of unique and classic sushi on its all-you-can-eat menu. 1290 East Plumb Lane, Reno, 775.825.6776. 1507 S Virginia St., Reno, 775.825.5225. sushipiermidtown.com H TWO CHICKSCL0040268 American. This restaurant serves up new twists on favorite breakfast and lunch items in the heart of Midtown. Two Chicks sources from local vendors whenever possible. 752 South Virginia St., Reno, 775.323.0600. twochicksreno.com H WILD RIVER GRILLECL0040259 American. Wild River Grille serves up contemporary American fare that is innovative, traditional, creative and comforting. Frequent live music and an expansive riverside patio. Open daily at 11 am. 17 South Virginia St., Reno, 775.284.7455. wildrivergrille.com

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE THE BOATHOUSE ON THE PIER 032American. Savor majestic view perched atop a 1,000-foot pier at the Boathouse, renowned for its delectable continental cuisine and signature cocktails. Open for lunch, afternoon cocktails and dinner. 3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, 530.545.4338. tahoebeachtretreat.com

BROOKS' BAR & DECK AT EDGEWOOD TAHOE American. A seasonal restaurant and bar with indoor and outdoor seating, Brooks’ Bar and Deck has taken the place as the premier post-golf watering hole in Nevada. Offering great food and a sports bar atmosphere, Brooks’ is located right off the picturesque 18th hole. This hot spot features seasonal menus offering American classics for breakfast and dinner. 100 Lake Pkwy., Stateline, 775.588.2787. edgewoodtahoe.com SUSHI KAI032 Japanese. Sushi Kai serves up Japanese nigiri, sarhimi, fusion rolls and traditonal Asian dishes in an upscale contemporary setting. 18 Highway 50, Stateline, 775.586.6668. harrahslaketahoe.com

NORTH LAKE TAHOE & TRUCKEE H CHRISTY HILL 85 American. Elegant and unique cuisine with spectacular views from both its dining room and outside deck, Christy Hill is a favorite of Tahoe gourmet aficionados. During summers, food and drink are served in its lakefront garden. 115 Grove St., Tahoe City, 530.583.8551. christyhill.com COTTONWOOD RESTAURANT040285 Californian. Revel in unmatched views of downtown Truckee at this local favorite, built from salvaged railroad ties from the 1920s. The menu offers burgers, steaks, fresh fish, salads and more. During summer, don’t miss outdoor seating on the patio and live music on the weekends. 10142 Rue Hilltop, Truckee, 530.587.5711. cottonwoodrestaurant.com

GAR WOODS GRILL & PIER040285 Californian. A waterfront dining destination, this upscale restaurant offers hand-cut steaks and fresh seafood. Don’t miss the famous Woody cocktail menu. 5000 N Lake Blvd., Carnelian Bay, 530.546.3366. garwoods.com MANZANITA Californian. Manzanita, by acclaimed San Francisco chef Traci Des Jardins, is perched mid-mountain at Northstar ski resort. The menu reflects Des Jardins’ signature French-inspired California cuisine with a regional mountain resort influence. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 13031 Ritz Carlton Highlands Ct., Truckee, 530.562.3050. manzanitalaketahoe.com H PIANETA Italian. Serving fine Italian cuisine in historic downtown Truckee, Pianeta is an intimate and cozy restaurant dishing out classic Italian cuisine using handmade pastas. 10096 Donner Pass Rd., Truckee, 530.587.4694. pianetarestauranttruckee.com H WOLFDALE'S 85 American and Asian Fusion. This lakeside fine dining spot serves up the freshest food with seasonal ingredients and Asian flair. The menu changes frequently to reflect the availability of ingredients, but favorites include braised lamb shank, filet mignon, wild prawns and king salmon. 640 North Lake Blvd., Lake Tahoe, 530.583.5700. wolfdales.com

CARSON VALLEY H CARSON VALLEY Whether you’re in the mood to experience heritage through mouthwatering cuisine at any of the Basque-style family dining choices in the Carson Valley or sink your teeth into an eclectic mix of French, Thai, sushi, barbecue or steak, Carson Valley offers so many dining choices it will keep you coming back for more. Carson Valley, visitcarsonvalley.org J.T. BASQUE BAR & DINING ROOMCL004285 American. This Gardnerville institution embodies Old World Basque culture in the American West. Feast on savory steak, lamb, chicken or seafood entrees. The multi-course family-style meals are plentiful. Voted best Basque restaurant in Carson Valley for more than a decade. 1426 Highway 395, Gardnerville, 775.782.2074. jtbasquenv.com

VIRGINIA CITY CROWN POINT RESTAURANT American. The Crown Point Restaurant in Gold Hill, just south of Virginia City, offers one of the Comstock’s finest dining establishments inside the oldest operating hotel in Nevada, the Gold Hill Hotel. 1540 South Main St., Virginia City, 775.847.0111. goldhillhotel.net VIRGINIA CITY BREWERY & TAPHOUSE Pub/Bar. The Virginia City Brewery and Taphouse brings the craft brew movement to the Comstock. 62 N. C St., Virginia City, 775.847.7064. virginiacitybreweryandtaphouse.com

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IJJI 4 KOREAN BBQ IJJI 4 is bringing the fiery, fun experience of Korean barbecue to Reno! Enjoy the sensational tastes of beef, pork, chicken, or other types of meat, roasted to perfection. Unlike traditional restaurants, Korean Barbecue is prepared at the diner’s table on built-in gas or charcoal grills. Some options include bulgogi, usually made from thinly sliced marinated beef sirloin or tenderloin, along with galbi, made from marinated beef short ribs. Along with an assortment of marinated and unmarinated meats, there is guaranteed to be something for all guests! Monday-Sunday 11AM-10PM

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IJJI SUSHI 3 LOCATIONS For the premiere Sushi and Habachi dining in Reno and Sparks, visit one of Ijji’s three fine locations. In each, you’ll find the Ijji hallmarks of fresh ingredients, a variety of excellent entrée choices, all-you-can-eat sushi, and top-quality preparation. Since launching in 2008, Ijji Sushi has won ardent fans among both locals and visitors. The enticing menu delivers an expertly crafted blend of both contemporary and traditional dishes, with the freshness of the ingredients translating into quality you’ll instantly recognize and savor. The success of Ijji Sushi in Sparks brought forth the birth of Ijji Sushi and Habachi (Ijji 2) in Reno. In addition to delectable sushi dishes, Ijji 2 offers a sophisticated, elegant and indulgent teppanyaki dining experience. Bring the entire family and be dazzled by the culinary skills of a master chef—knife flashing, food juggling, drum beating and volcanoes erupting—delicious, allaround fun! IJJI SUSHI 1 685 E Prater Way #101, Sparks

775.356.8668 IJJI 2 Sushi and Japanese Steakhouse 4955 S Virginia St., Reno

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In the heart of Reno’s MidTown district, Two Chicks is serving up new twists on your favorite breakfast and lunch dishes. Check out their creative omelets and eggs benedicts or try a delicious GourMelt grilled-cheese sandwich. Only the highest quality meats, vegetables and free-range eggs are used, with all ingredients sourced locally whenever possible. A full bar and a creative cocktail menu to complement any dish. A labor of love, sit down and be served by the friendly two chicks, Haley and Jessie, breakfast and lunch, 6am-2pm daily.

What started as Reno’s favorite food truck has now moved on to a brick and mortar. The newest location of GourMelt allows the University audience and our local community to connect with our famous gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches for take out. GourMelt Grilled Cheese Shop offers a large variety or grilled cheese sandwiches, homemade tomato soup, Parmesan-garlic fries and more. Haley and Jessie are proud of their menu and commitment to offer fresh ingredients, homemade dishes and elevated comfort food. Please check the website for current hours and delivery options.

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ARARIO MIDTOWN Taste of Korea Meets the World! Arario Midtown is located in the heart of Reno’s MidTown District, offering authentic home-style Korean flavor mixed with many different cuisines from all over the world. Elegant dining room, large patio deck with great view of Mt. Rose, private dining room for parties and meetings, beautiful marble top bar with great Whiskey selections. Come join us and let us help you to add a little more excitement to your trip to Reno! 777 S Center St #200 Reno,

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Choose from 25 unique dining options, ranging from the finest cuts of steaks and chops to authentic Italian cuisine. Whether it be old favorites like La Strada or Roxy, or one of our new selections like Canter’s Deli or The Habit Burger Grill or the soon-to-open Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, we have something for everyone.

Located in newly remodeled MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa you will find Ciera Steak + Chophouse celebrating its 9th year winning the AAA Four Diamond award. Cozy up in one of our private booths for a special dinner prepared by our award winning chef. Our experienced Maitre d’ will help you find the perfect wine to pair with your meal. Winner of Best of Tahoe’s “Best Dinner”, “Best Steak”, and “Best Restaurant for Date Night” awards, Ciera Steak + Chophouse is a must try while in Lake Tahoe.

345 N. Virginia Street, Reno

55 Hwy 50, South Lake Tahoe

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SILVER PEAK With two locations, the Brewery & Restaurant in the heart of Midtown, and the Grill and Taproom down by the river, the Silver Peak has been a fixture in Reno’s dining renaissance since last century! Two local pals from high school envisioned a comfortable and attentive place where they could showcase their talents as Culinary Institute of America and Siebel Institute of Brewing Studies graduates. Come see why their innovative food, hand crafted brews, and friendly attentive service have made the Silver Peak a local’s favorite. 124 Wonder St., Reno

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WORLD FAMOUS DOUGHNUT ICE CREAM SANDWICH Simple Ice Cream Sandwiches pairs a warm Doughboy Donut with delicious ice cream from Hoch Family Creamery. Simple is located inside the same building as Junkee Clothing Exchange, a store with antiques, vintage clothing, costumes, and furniture. Open 7 days a week, a warm donut with a scoop of ice cream will change your life! 960 S. Virginia St., Reno www.junkeeclothingexchange.com www.simpleicecreamsandwiches.com


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WILD RIVER GRILLE Al fresco dining on our picturesque riverside patio, spectacular views, a great happy hour, free live music nightly in the summertime, and the opportunity to dine with your favorite fourlegged companion are just a few of the elements that make Wild River Grille Reno’s premier spot for lunch, dinner or libations seven days a week. Located in one of Nevada’s most historic buildings, guests enjoy our extensive array of mouthwatering menu items while surrounded by the ambiance of eras gone by. A full bar teeming with signature cocktail creations along with classic favorites, wine and a selection of craft beers also enhances each experience. Open daily at 11 a.m. 17 S. Virginia St., Reno

775.284.7455 WildRiverGrille.com

WOLFDALE’S North Lake Tahoe’s premiere restaurant and popular bar is celebrating 40 years of excellence. As a family-run business, Wolfdale’s provides lakeview dining with a warm ambiance and professional, friendly service. Since opening in 1978, Chef Douglas Dale has developed a fusion-style of California and Asian influences. ‘Cuisine Unique’ describes the fresh and simple aesthetics of each dish. With the menu changing frequently to reflect the most seasonal ingredients and inspiring new techniques Wolfdale’s also continuously strives for consistency, and accommodates gluten-free and vegan guests. The deck opens for outdoor dining in the Summer, and offers a courtyard with bocce ball and fire pits. Chef Dale hosts cooking workshops in July and August, and has a reputable cookbook memoir. 640 N. Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA

530.583.5700 www.wolfdales.com

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