With temperatures consistently hitting the high 90s, staying immersed in a cool body of water seems like an ideal approach to spend an afternoon. No matter you can enjoy swimming in your Motel in Reno, but the following are some refreshing ways you can cool off and have fun in Reno Tahoe this summer.
Flat, wade, or swim the Truckee River. This mountainous rive begins in Tahoe City, flows all the way through the heart of Downtown Reno, and finishes off its passage at Pyramid Lake. You can take a relaxation float beginning at Mayberry Park in Reno all the way to Downtown. For the adventurous folk, ride through the half mile Downtown Truckee River Whitewater Park featuring 5 man-made rapids. There are a plethora of access points to the river and each one is ideal for swimming, starting a river float, or wading in with your favorite beverage.
Spread out your mind this summer in one of the many museums of the “Biggest Little City in the World”. Recently named the best attraction of Nevada by USA Today, the Nevada Museum of Art is a must-visit place when you are in or around the city. Situated just south of Downtown, just a few miles from a luxury Hotel in Reno, the museum features an everlasting collection of 2,000 pieces and more than a few pieces from Burning Man.
If science is more of your jam, the Discovery Museum is a superb option. You will get to experience hands-on galleries and exhibitions, in addition to a robust array of educational programs. The Discovery Museum specializes in informal science, math (STEAM) learning, art, engineering, and technology.
Are you a car buff? If so, you are in luck. Reno is popularly known to be home to the national Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection). You can experience the personal car collection of Bill Harrah on display here. With more than 200 vehicles, travel through time and make out how far the automobile industry has come. Beat the heat, and explore this extensive assortment.
If you are also amongst the ones who are always craving some fun in sun, then Wild Island is the place for you. This is a family adventure water park, which is situated in Sparks near the Outlets at Legends. Take pleasure in smooth sailing on the lazy river, or check out one of the various water slides available here. For the ones over 21 years of age, do not miss to take a halt at Kokomo’s Island Bar for a refreshing tropical cocktail. Do not miss to bring the sunscreen, grab a towel, and head on over to Wild Island.
This alpine beauty is situated less than an hour from Downtown Reno. It is known as a prime spot for any outdoor lover. Get your heart pumping on a hike to a panoramic view, or take the mountain bike on the famous Flume Trail.