(Closed) Anyone still out there on the Reno/Lake Tahoe board?

posted 9 years ago in Reno/Lake Tahoe
Post # 3
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6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Hey, sweetkate!  There are lots of things to do in and around Reno.  I grew up in northern Nevada and now live in Tahoe, so hopefully I’l be able to point you in the right direction.  🙂  It looks like you’re getting married next month?

Reno has an awesome river scene right downtown.  You can go kayaking, river walking, see free concerts, etc…  It’s a definite part of the city culture, so be sure to check it out.  Here’s a great website that gives a lot of links to the events that are happening at the river and also a list of some awesome downtown restaurants: http://www.renoriver.org/.

If you’re interested in seeing a show, just check out the casino websites.  They have musicals, plays, magicians, bands, everything.  Also, the Pioneer center is the local performing arts center.  You can always catch a show by the Reno Philharmonic, Nevada Opera, or the Broadway comes to Reno series.  If you come up to Tahoe on the North shore, you can also catch a show by Shakespeare on the Lake, which is super fun!

If you’d like to get out of town for a day, you also might want to consider going to Carson City.  It’s the capital of Nevada, so there’s lots of museums to check out, you can take a train ride on a historic train, or take a ghost tour of the city.  One of my favorite places in the area is the historic town of Virginia City, which is about an hour away from Reno.  It’s the oldest town in Nevada and it’s a really cool experience to see all the old buildings, they have mine/ghost/area tours which are super fun, and great food (and an old fashioned candy shop with freshly made caramel apples, mmmmm…).

Here are some of my favorite restaurantsin and around Reno:

Breakfast – Peg’s Glorified Ham and Eggs in Reno or The Crackerbox in Carson City

Lunch/Dinner – Wild River Grille (downtown Reno), Stonehouse Cafe (Reno), and Santa Fe Hotel Basque Restaurant (I’m pretty sure going to Northern Nevada without eating at least one Basque meal is a local crime!).

Oh, I almost forgot to mention that Reno has a great new outdoor mall if you’re interested in shopping.  I”t’s called The Summit, and it has like every major shop you could want, plus a movie theater, restaurants, etc…  Have fun on your minimoon!

Post # 5
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6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Well, I hope you like the river!  Sometimes it seems hard to find things to do in Reno that don’t include gambling, but hopefully you guys will have a great time.  I thought of a couple other things you might be interested in, so I’ll add them here:

The National Bowling Stadium is downtown by the casinos.  The movie Kingpin was filmed there, they have regular tournaments, and it’s the only bowling stadium of its kind in the entire world!

There’s a water park at the east side of town called Wet N’ Wild, which is always a good time.  They also just opened up a new mall over there, too, which has a bunch of box stores and a Scheels.  Scheels, if you haven’t been to one before, is this huge sporting goods store.  They have a ferris wheel, video games, gigantic fish tanks, etc…  We like to go just walk around sometimes and look at everything.

 

Post # 6
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34 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

sweetkate, You’ll have so much fun in Reno.  I grew up in Nevada and went to school at UNR.  Reno is so much fun.

Some of the things Miss Spring mentioned are really fun, especially the river area – from the circus circus you can walk south and hit the Truckee and walk up and down to find shops, cafes, the movie theater, and some fun little hidden bars. Bring a towel and you can lay out on the grass that’s threre and just read a book!  Virginia City is also worth checking out, it’s a fun few hours – it’s really easy to get to too, and they have silver mine tours!


Other places are Truckee, it’s a fun day trip too, or if your just driving home on I80, stop over there to catch breakfast at the Squeeze In. 

Peg’s is amazing!  You’ll have to go there for sure!  Cracker Box is really good too if you’re in Carson City, it’s on HWY 50, and Stonehouse Cafe is really delicious, it’s on Arlington and Plum

If you want Sushi, you can get amazing all you can eat sushi for $20 at Sushi Pier 2 on N. Virginia Street and Mt. Rose St, so tasty! 

All depending on what weekend you’re going, there is always something going on.  Check out: http://www.visitrenotahoe.com/ to see what’s happening on your few days.  If you end up there on for the Great Reno Balloon Race, it’s so much fun to wake up early and see all the balloons in the sky!

I have an insert I am putting in all my invitations if you’d like to see it.  I attached it, I copied Mrs. Joey’s idea!  It is originally a legal size document but it would only scan as a 8.5×11 page so I scanned it twice.  I am getting married 9/26 up in Tahoe! 

Congrats and I hope you have so much fun while you’re there!

Post # 7
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34 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I guess I can’t upload the pdfs, so if you’d like them, I can email them to you.

Post # 9
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34 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am getting married in Meyers, 15 minutes south on HWY 50, at Paradise Park.  We are really excited!

Post # 10
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7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Hi!  I’m here too.  I don’t know South Lake Tahoe as well as North, but know Reno pretty well.  Sweet Kate and Ms. Red Head, your weddings are just around the corner!

Post # 11
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34 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Mrs. DG,

I loved seeing just a few of you wedding shots!  You look beautiful and I get so excited after seeing weddings, I am so ready to have fun!  Likewise with yours, you just seemed to be on cloud 9 while taking your photos! 

Any advice for the week of and the day of?

Post # 13
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7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Ms. Red Head- I’d say that if I could give you one tip, it would be to take some time on the day before the wedding to do something for yourself.  For me, it was taking a couple of hours to get the nails done.  That was pretty much my only downtime for a 4 day stretch.  On the day of the wedding, I would not be afraid to ask people for what you need.

I was so timid to be seen as bossy, but in the dress I was pretty helpless… so I needed someone to get me water, handle the dog, and carry things.  People want to help, and it’s not bossy to ask!

Sweet Kate- thank you!

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