Local Information


Parking permits are available for advance purchase for the Gateway parking complex at the University of Nevada, Reno. Click here to purchase.


Walkable neighborhoods near campus

Riverwalk District
A couple of blocks north and south of the Truckee River between Arlington and Lake Street. Several riverfront bars and restaurants.

  • Wild River Grille: Enjoy creative casual cuisine from indoor or outdoor patio seating along the Truckee river.
  • The Brewer's Cabinet: Home of the original Tahoe Beer series, this rustic brewery serves breakfast, burgers, steak, and a variety of draft beers.
  • Old Granite Street Eatery: Experience a country-chic bar serving elevated comfort food in the heart of Reno.
  • The Eddy
  • Sierra Tap House

Brewery District

4th street between Virginia and Wells. Several bars, brewpubs, a meadery, a distillery, etc., all located very near one another:

  • The Depot
  • Lead Dog Brewery
  • Record Street Brewery
  • Black Rabbit Meadery
  • Louis' Basque Corner

South Virginia Street between California Ave and Plumb Lane. A pedestrian-friendly street lined with eclectic shops, and many restaurants and bars.

  • Rum Sugar Lime: Reno's favorite rum and tropical bar.
  • Noble Pie Parlor: Specializes in East-coast style artisan pizzas. Enjoy by the slice or whole pie!
  • Elixir Superfood and Juice: A healthy fast-casual restaurant that offers salads, hearty warm bowls, smoothies, and raw organic cold-pressed juice.
  • Reno Public Market: A spot to gather with friends where you can each choose a different type of food.
  • Brasserie St. James
  • Centro Bar & Kitchen



Nevada Museum of Art
Permanent collection plus inspiring special exhibitions such as the Nevada landscapes painted by Maynard Dixon.

National Automobile Museum
A very impressive display of classic cars from the collection of William F. Harrah.

Discovery Museum
An interactive, hands-on science museum geared toward younger audiences.

Lilley Museum
This on-campus art museum features rotating exhibitions.

Keck Mineral Museum
See fossils and gemstones and learn about the geology and mining history of the state of Nevada at this on-campus museum.

Nearby Attractions

Virginia City
The site of the discovery of the Comstock lode. Still has that old west feel. Many buildings on main street date to the 1800s. Many saloons, restaurants, and souvenir shops.

Pyramid Lake
Located on the Paiute Indian reservation northwest of Reno, this large saltwater lake is the destination of all the water that flows from Lake Tahoe down the Truckee River. The surreal and otherworldly landscape is a stiking couterpoint to the alpine beauty of Lake Tahoe. 

Lake Tahoe
One of the largest apline lakes in the world. Many public beaches for swimming, boating, etc. Surrounding mountains have many scenic trails for hiking and biking.

Consider visiting these spots:

  • Sand Harbor
  • East Shore Trail
  • Diamond Peak Snowflake Lodge
  • T's Mesquite
  • Inclined Burgers
  • Susie's Scoops
  • Whitecaps Pizza
  • King's Beach

Nearby Parks

Rancho San Rafael

Washoe County's largest and most dynamic park. Picnic pavilions, hiking trails, monuments and the local Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden can be found here.

Idlewild Park

A beautiful park that extends along the Truckee river in downtown Reno. This park has a wonderful trail to run or bike along.

Wingfield Park

A nice park in downtown Reno that is located on an island in the Truckee river.




  • Peavine Peak Hike: This extended hike has a 2,600 foot climb with a rewarding view over Reno.
  • Visit the "N": From Rancho San Rafael, continue on a trail crossing under North McCarran and up to the Nevada "N".
  • Hunter Creek Trail: A challenging route that ends with a spectacular view of a waterfall.
  • Mt. Rose Summit Trail: A 10-mile out-and-back trail that passes a waterfall (1.5 miles from trailhead) and leads to the peak of Mt. Rose.
  • Lake Marlette and Chimney Beach Hike: A challenging hike that leads to a remote lake with views of Lake Tahoe.

Mountain Biking

  • Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway: Take a bike ride along the Truckee river. This route extends from Tahoe to Pyramid Lake.
  • Flume Trail and Tahoe Rim Trail: Ride in the mountains at 8000' with jaw-dropping views of Lake Tahoe. Bike rentals are also available at the trailhead and accessible through the link.
  • Lake Tahoe Bike Rentals: choose from a variety of bike rental locations in the North Lake Tahoe region.

Rafting, Kayaking, Stand-up Paddling, and Tubing

  • Sand Harbor Rentals: Clearly Tahoe offers water-sport rentals.
  • Tube down the Truckee: Ride the rapids, a favorite summer activity in Reno. Be prepared for cold water and intense sun. Check out this article for more information and important advice. 

Boating on Lake Tahoe

Reno Rodeo

105th annual Reno Rodeo has events starting June 7th through June 24th and includes kids' events, cornhole, racing, roping, and riding. 

Nevada State Fair

From June 13th-16th, free to the public, enjoy carnival rides, amazing food, and tons of vendors.  

Reno Aces Baseball Game

Home game on June 16th vs Sacramento.


Click here to see information about Reno from the Travel Nevada website


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