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6 Last Minute Travel Planning Apps

Despite our best efforts, sometimes circumstances out of our control force us to change our plans. Anybody who has ever found themselves without a place to stay as the sun sets in a foreign city knows the value of good advice or a travel guidebook. Likewise, a last minute business or family trip can force us to book the easiest hotel and rental car, or eat the most accessible and obvious meal, despite better and lower cost alternatives nearby.

Fortunately, the digital world is leveling the playing fields. With a smart phone in your pocket or tablet in your bag, a number of easy-to-use apps are making it possible to enjoy first-class amenities without prior planning AND on a budget.

If you’re often on-the-go, add these apps to your handheld arsenal:

Reno Tahoe USA

reno tahoe usaWhen a travel app is valuable even to locals, it’s worth downloading, and the official Reno Tahoe app certainly makes the cut. With all the entertainment constantly coming through town, the app will keep you up-to-date, in addition to offering daily snow reports, lift statuses, and even golf course green fees. When you’re walking around town, use the onboard map to locate restaurants that fit your palate. There may even be a corresponding coupon you can use in the app to save a few bucks on your bill.

Hotel Tonight

Hotel TonightAs simple as it sounds, this free app for Android and iOS specializes in last minute hotels. Each day at noon in the time zone for a particular market, that day’s deals are announced, based on availability at partner hotels. If a place is completely under-booked, they’ll often mark the prices down to 70 percent off. At most any city in the U.S. and throughout Europe, you can count on at least 20 percent off, just by waiting to commit until the day of your stay.

Triposo

TriposoBilled as a “living, breathing travel guide”, Triposo is working hard to corner the market on up-to-date travel info by outcompeting paper books that may quickly contain outdated information. Their database already includes 200 countries and 8,000 destinations, so chances are that your next stop will be covered. Perhaps best of all, the guides update themselves while you’re connected, but you don’t need internet or wireless coverage to access the guides and maps from your Android or iOS phones and devices, so you’re good-to-go even when you’re off-the-grid (provided you keep that battery charged).

Foodspotting

FoodspottingAlthough plenty of apps exist to find great places to eat, Foodspotting might just be the most fun (which is also why OpenTable recently scooped it up for $10 million). Let’s say you’re in Memphis, but you’re not in the mood for BBQ. Foodspotting pulls up a map of the area, but instead of the names of restaurants, you get photographs posted by other users, pinned to the location of where you can get it. An hour later, you’re sitting at The Elegant Farmer, enjoying their Vegetable Plate, instead of at the chain spot next to your hotel.

Verbalize It

verbalize itJust in case you had any doubts about the small world we live in today, VerbalizeIt is here to connect you anywhere you go. This app doesn’t work like a traditional phone or internet translator, which often provide awkward translations and can be tedious to use. Instead, this iOS and Android app hires human translators who are available 24/7 to translate between English and Spanish, Hindi, Mandarin, French, German and Portuguese. The founder was inspired by an emergency trip to a hospital in rural China where nobody understood him. With the app used on a phone with the speaker setting, a live translator instantly helps two people communicate their exact words. Usage is sold in time increments per language, and the only downside may be that cell service or Wifi is necessary to access the translators.

Milewise

milewiseFlight search engines may be a dime-a-dozen, but for constant travelers, Milewise is worth knowing about. With airlines constantly consolidating and combining their rewards programs in new and confusing ways with their partners, it can be tough to keep track of which flights are eligible for reward travel. With MileWise, all of your accounts are kept in one place, and any flight you search for where you can utilize your miles will be highlighted (as well as those that will help get you to the next benchmark in your miles accumulation). They’ll also give you a heads up to avoid letting miles expire and will estimate the actual value of your rewards, helping you get the most out of your hard-earned miles. Finally, you can set price alerts just like most other search engines so you get the best possible deal.

Has an app ever helped you out of a bind in an unfamiliar city or foreign land? Which of these apps (or others) do you recommend?

Written by guest blogger, Joe Laing

Joe Laing is the Marketing Director for El Monte RV Rentals, your nationwide source for RV rentals. El Monte RV also sells used motorhomes through eight different locations across the United States. For more information on purchasing a used motorhome see http://www.elmontervsales.com/.

North Lake Tahoe SnowFest 2013

Every spring since 1982, North Lake Tahoe comes alive with 10 fun-filled days and nights jam packed with events and activities for all ages. This year, the annual favorites will return March 1-10, along with a host of great new ones! On and off the mountain, at North Tahoe’s numerous resorts and vibrant lakeside neighborhoods, there’s something for everyone.

336545_10151287843365001_4888850_oIn its 32nd year, SnowFest, is expected to draw thousands of attendees, with the majority of events free to spectators.

Event Highlights:

Opening Night Ceremonies, Laser Show, Torchlight Parade and Fireworks at Squaw Valley (March 1)

Mamasake Extreme Food Challenge for those with a strong stomach (March 1)

Jack London Commemorative Sierra Sled Dog Derby (March 2-3)

SnowFest23rd Annual Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim in Tahoe’s frigid waters (March 2)

SnowFest Parades in Tahoe City and Kings Beach (March 2 and March 9 respectively)

Rahlves’ Banzai Tour at Squaw Valley (March 2-3)

37th Annual Great Ski Race, a 30-kilometer cross country race from Tahoe City to Truckee (March 3)

Jake’s Mardi Gras on the Lake Party (March 4)

Truckee’s Fastest Bartender Contest (March 6)

Blue Agave’s Indoor River Rafting and Trivia Night in Tahoe City (March 8)

Mother-Son Laser Tag at the Rideout Community Center on the West Shore (March 8)

Rahlves’ Banzai Tour at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort on Donner Summit (March 9-10)

25th Annual Snow Sculpture Contest at Tahoe City’s River Ranch Lodge (March 10)

Ta-Hoe Nalu Arctic Standup Paddleboard Race in Kings Beach (March 10)

For more information about SnowFest and a complete list of events, visit the organization’s website at http://www.tahoesnowfestival.com/. There you can also click to follow the event via Facebook and Twitter.

Downtown Reno Celebrates St. Paddy’s Day with the Inaugural Leprechaun Crawl

It’s no blarney…downtown Reno is celebrating St. Paddy’s Day with the inaugural Leprechaun Crawl, so get out your green outfit and crooked hat and join in the revelry!

373324_463398110380435_1093915398_nWe can’t promise a pot o’ gold but we can guarantee a pot full of fun when Circus Circus Reno, Eldorado Hotel Casino, Harrah’s Reno and Silver Legacy Resort Casino host the Leprechaun Pub Crawl on Saturday, March 16 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Just $5 for the official Leprechaun pub crawl cup gets you mystical, magical drink specials in 13 participating bars and lounges in downtown.

Where are the bar stops on this lucky tour?

Circus Circus Reno                                      Harrah’s Reno

Dos Geckos Bar                                               Stage @ The Zone

Sports Bar                                                         Zone Sports Bar

Village Bar                                                        Sapphire Lounge

Eldorado Hotel Casino                               Silver Legacy Resort Casino

The Brew Brothers                                        Aura Ultra Lounge

BuBinga Lounge                                             Rum Bullions Island Bar

Bar Centro                                                       Silver Baron Lounge

The Blender Bar

What else is going on?

Food and drink specials, costume contests with cash and prizes, green beer at a number of stops, popular Irish music and meet the little leprechaun’s…that is, if you get a glimpse of them! What’s more, a portion of the proceeds is benefitting Future Kind, a non-profit dedicated to improving infrastructure and education and closing the global opportunity gap and building communities. To learn more about this exciting and action-packed event, go to www.leprechauncrawl.com “The Leprechaun Pub Crawl” is presented by Circus Circus Hotel Casino Reno, the Eldorado Hotel Casino, Harrah’s Reno and Silver Legacy Resort Casino. You can also find more information at www.circusreno.com, www.eldoradoreno.com, www.harrahsreno.com or www.silverlegacy.com.

Valentine’s Vampire Crawl

Creatures of the night will invade downtown Reno, February 9, adding a dangerously romantic twist to this year’s Valentine’s Day celebration. Sink your fangs into mouth-watering drink specials, contests and prizes.

vampIn order to participate, you purchase a $5 cup and map and you get $2 and $3 drink specials at tons of bars downtown. You also get access to costume contests and other perks. Plus the cup is pretty cool.

Start time is 7:30 pm on Saturday night February 9th. This year we have two start locations: Waterfall and Red Rock. More info here.

Before the crawl you can buy cups at local stores, including Junkee Clothing Exchange, Melting Pot, Chocolate Walrus and Prism Magic. On crawl night we’ll have start bars where you can purchase cups as well.

You don’t HAVE to, but it’s WAY more fun if you do! We’ve compiled easy and fun ideas! There’s so many cool costume ideas you can pull off for the Vampire Crawl- you could be a vamp, a victim, a vampire hunter, and check out the a full listing of locations at their costumes page.

Downtown Reno has plenty of awesome hotels. We partner with the Silver Legacy to get discount rooms so that people don’t have to drive, and 10% of your room rate gets donated to charity! Our discount code is VAMP13. For more info go to our discount hotel rooms page.

Why Vamps? They’re sexy as hell, enjoy a good drink and really into hearts. Kinda like cupid, well, close enough.

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Mardi Gras 2013

Laissez les bons temps rouler, or let the good times roll, in Reno Tahoe USA this Mardi Gras with dance parties, drink specials, a party on the rails and more!

Naughty Gras 2013 – Silver Legacy Resort Casino

You don’t to need be on Bourbon St. to have a naughty good time for Mardi Gras this year. Join the Silver Legacy Resort Casino for Naughty Gras 2013 on February 9, where you will dance the night away to the sounds of DJ KOS while sipping jazzy drink specials inspired by The Big Easy. Make sure to spice up your outfit as thousands of dollars in cash prizes will be given out for the most erotic costumes. The party starts at 9 pm in the Grande Exposition Hall. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door and $35 for the VIP Jester’s Lounge.

Stay the weekend at a special nightly rate of $59.99 on Friday and Saturday when you use reservation code “NAUGHTY”.

Parti Gras – John Ascuaga’s Nugget

Don’t miss the three-day Mardi Gras celebration at John Ascuaga’s Nugget, kicking off with a concert by New Orleans legend and five-time Grammy winner Dr. John on Friday, February 15 at 9 pm. The festivities continue with free concerts by Mumbo Gumbo on Saturday, February 16, and Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic on Sunday, February 17, both starting at 9 pm. Before the Sunday concert, be sure to catch the Parti Gras casino parade with showgirls, free hats and beads, Mardi Gras face art and much more. And of course, grab a Hurricane for $4.99 and keep the glass!

Enjoy the tastes of NOLA at the Rotisserie Buffet featuring all-you-can-eat favorites, such as dirty rice and jambalaya, along with Louisiana style specials in all Nugget restaurants.

Fat Tuesday Party – The Brew Brothers

Free beads, an open bar and hot beats. You’ll find it all at the Fat Tuesday Party, February 12, at The Brew Brothers located inside the Eldorado Hotel Casino. Enjoy a $10 open premium bar from 9:30  – 11:30 pm while DJ Chris English spins today’s top tracks into the early morning hours.

Mardi Crawl – Squaw Valley

For a Fat Tuesday celebration at slightly higher elevation, join the Mardi Crawl, February 12, at Squaw Valley. From 2-7 pm, hop from bar to bar with fellow beaded patrons while taking advantage of food and drink specials. And to top it all off, a live band will accompany the party to each stop!

Reno Fun Train

Hop aboard the Reno Fun Train, February 8-10, for a Mardi Gras experience like no other. Treat yourself to a weekend of winter fun with a live-music Dance Car, Piano Lounge, Smoking Car with Cigar Lounge and an available chair massage. The journey includes roundtrip charter train with reserved seats; including, meals served at your seat, entertainment, hotel and more. Weekend packages start at $340 per person.

For more information, visit our Reno Fun Train 2013 blog.

hands/ON! Mardi Gras and Carnival – Nevada Museum of Art

For a family friendly Mardi Gras, bring the kids to the Nevada Museum of Art on February 9, from 10 am – 4 pm for a FREE day filled with hands-on art projects, performances and storytelling.

Schedule

10 am – 4 pm: Make Your Own Maracas

10 am – 4 pm: Creative Mask Making

10:30 & 11 am: Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham

10:30 am & 12 pm: Cultural Presentation & Brazilian Frevo Demonstration with US Samba Queen, Jonia McCleanney

1:00 pm: Public Tour – The Light Circus: Art of Nevada Neon

2:30 & 3 pm: Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham

For more information on what’s happening in Reno Tahoe USA, visit our events calendar.

Valentine’s Day Guide in Reno Tahoe

Roses are red, violets are blue, if it’s planning Valentine’s Day you dread, let Reno Tahoe help you! Wow the socks off of your Valentine this year with these lovable ideas you’ll only find in Reno Tahoe USA:

1. Last Tracks Wine Tasting

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From Diamond Peak’s mid-mountain Snowflake Lodge, guests enjoy the beautiful views of Lake Tahoe while tasting fine wines and tasty appetizers. At the end of the event, after the lifts are closed, guests ski, telemark or snowboard down a freshly groomed corduroy run to the bottom.

Last Tracks is held on Saturdays starting in February, until the end of the season. Events start approximately at 4:00pm, but you can pick up your Last Tracks ticket at 2:00 pm to get some runs in before the event starts. The event ends around 6pm or at sunset, whichever comes first. All guests must stay until the end of the event and go down as a group. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

Single event tickets are $29. Includes a ski lift ticket valid from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm.  Reserve Online!

2. Spa Atlantis Valentine’s Day Spa Packages

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Treat your sweetheart to a romantic day of wellness at Spa Atlantis, insides Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada. Spa Atlantis offers guests complete serenity in an award-winning spa. For the month of February, guests can choose from the following Valentine’s Day spa packages.

Sparkling Mimosa Pedicure

Raise a toast to soft and silky feet.  Champagne bubbles and raw sugar cane granules create sparkling skin.  Relieve roughness, as the healing properties of orange and grape essential oils seal in the moisture benefits from a warm paraffin wrap.  Your feet are then massaged with Mimosa Champagne lotion.  60mins $80

Sweethearts Escape

Our jetted tubs and effervescent bubbles are the perfect way to start your romantic escape.  Slip into the warm waters and experience the true ambiance of love.  Next fall even deeper into relaxation with a side by side couple’s massage.  90mins $310

Evening Primrose Wrap

Your blissful experience will begin with a hydrating rose sugar scrub. Relax while tired and dull looking skin is gently buffed away to reveal new, refreshed skin.  Your body is then deeply moisturized with a rose petal infused moisture cream and essential oils.  Float blissfully away as you relax in our weightless floatation bed, while enjoying a scalp massage.  You’ll leave with glowing, healthy skin as soft and delicate as a rose petal. 60mins $145

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To make a reservation, please contact Spa Atlantis at 775.954.4315.

3. Crazy in Love… with Sports

Archie, the Reno Aces loveable mascot, is ready to help you ace this Valentine’s Day with the perfect gift – an Archie Gram! The package includes a $15 gift card, flower arrangement and two Outfield Reserved tickets (with an option to upgrade) to the Reno Aces home opener on April 12! Archie will deliver the packages between Feb. 7-14, and delivery is FREE to those in the Reno/Sparks area. I want to get in the game.

4. Turn Up the Heat

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Keep the heat going into the weekend. Feb. 15, the #1 male revue in the world, Chippendales®, hits the stage at the Silver Lagacy’s Grande Exposition Hall with their exclusive “Ultimate Girls Night Out” tour. Capturing the perfect balance of sex appeal and tasteful teasing, this full production show portrays everything from men in uniform to dusty cowboys. Ok, I’m interested.

5.  Romantic Serenades

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Listen to the chords of harmony and love at Artown’s Encore Performance of Violinist Itzhak Perlman with pianist Rohan De Silva at the Pioneer Center, Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. Friends of Artown receive 10% off ticket prices, contact Artown at 775-322-1538 for code. Click to tune into more info.

6. Indulge in Decadent Treatments at Stillwater Spa in Tahoe

Throughout February, Stillwater Spa offers a pair of luxurious spa treatments for individuals and couples seeking blissful relaxation:

o    I Love Me” special treatment features a 50-minute Stillwater massage, 25-minute Lushly scrub, a Moroccan Oil™ Blowout, a complimentary champagne toast, and a $25 resort credit when guests spend $50 or more. Price: $225.

o   “I Heart You” special treatment for couples includes a 75-minute Couples Escape, 25-minute Moroccan Oil™ scalp massage and conditioning treatment, complimentary champagne toast, and $25 resort credit when guests spend $50 or more. Price: $425.

LIGHT UP THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE LIGHT CIRCUS: ART OF NEVADA NEON

Celebrate the holidays this year with a trip down memory lane in The Light Circus: Art of Nevada Neon Signs.  From flashing incandescent bulbs to candy-colored neon tubes, these vintage signs evoke a bygone era when the Mapes Hotel Casino, Harold’s Club and Nevada Club were packed with revelers and The Rat Pack crooned. On view through February 10, 2013, the exhibition includes signs from Parker’s Western Wear, the Holiday Hotel and Buffalo Bar – all from the collection of Renoite Will Durham.

NMAFor the past year, Durham and the Nevada Museum of Art spent countless hours restoring this collection of signs amassed over the last decade. For Durham, who acquired his first sign in 1996, collecting the pieces has been a labor of love. In many cases, he has gone to great lengths to save signs that would have otherwise been discarded, but Durham recognized that saving them was crucial to preserving Nevada’s history.

“When you consider how each sign developed —from concept through to the illustrators, metal workers, painters and neon artists—you realize how each sign is completely unique,” said Durham. “They not only represent an outpouring of creative content, but they also serve as a legacy to the industries of our region.”

NMAJoin the Museum on Thursday, January 17 from 6 to 8 pm for Reno’s Mad Men: Celebrating the Oral Histories of Old Reno in Sound, Light, and Image. Listen to the voices of old Reno’s “mad men”, share your own stories, and enjoy a classic cocktail in the gallery, surrounded by the signs in The Light Circus: Art of Nevada Neon. $10 / $8 Museum members.

SPONSORSHIP OF THE EXHIBITION

Lead sponsorship provided by The Bretzlaff Foundation. Major sponsorship provided by Earl and Wanda Casazza, IGT, E. L. Cord Foundation and George and Irene Drews. Supporting sponsorship provided by E. L. Wiegand Foundation. Additional support provided by City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission, Charlotte and Dick McConnell and the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Fest Early Bird Discount Offer Ends Dec 31

The 2013 season commences with an exhilarating production that features gorgeous costumes, stunning sets and one of the most talented professional acting companies in the West!

LTSFWarm up your winter with our Earlybird Discount.
Order tickets by Dec. 31st and SAVE $5 OFF our RESERVED SEATING.

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is sure to enchant the entire family.
An exhilarating night of midsummer madness, this magical comedy brims with mistaken identity, mismatched lovers and mischief-making fairies. Boldly inspired by the marvelously mod influences of a rock ‘n’ roll infused 1960s London, the Festival’s production of Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece ensnares two pairs of lovers and a rustic troupe of would-be actors in a magical-mystery tour de force. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a joyful celebration of love lost, transformed and restored that casts a powerfully pleasing spell on audiences of all ages.

No handling fees!
The Festival will continue its popular handling fee-free ticketing in 2013. Once again the published price is the real price. No additional handling fees will be added to any ticket purchase.

Ticket details…
Tickets are on sale NOW. Regular ticket prices for A Midsummer Night’s Dream range from $15 to $85. Our Earlybird Discounts have already been applied to the pricing that appears on our website. No promotional code information is necessary. (Please Note: During our Earlybird Discount period, tickets may be purchased online only. Full priced tickets may be purchased by phone at 1-800-74-SHOWS beginning in spring 2013.)

CLICK HERE TO FIND YOUR TICKETS ONLINE BY DEC. 31st & SAVE BIG!

New Year’s Eve in Reno Tahoe USA

Ring in the New Year with Reno Tahoe USA! The hottest parties of the year will be spinning beats bumping with invigorating energy. Complimentary champagne toasts, party favors and extensive firework shows are also noteworthy.

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BuBinga Lounge will host a special New Year’s Eve Midnight Masquerade featuring Roni Romance and DJ Dragon spinning well into the New Year. General admission is $35 in advance or guests can upgrade to a $100 all access pass that includes an open premium bar from 8 p.m. to midnight and no waiting access to BuBinga, The Brew Brothers, Cin Cin and Roxy plus party favors, countdown and midnight toast.

The Brew Brothers New Year’s Eve features The Crashers playing today’s hits and DJ D.Rek rockin’ the beats well into 2013. One $15 cover includes entry to The Brew Brothers and Roxy’s Bar and Lounge and includes party favors plus a countdown and midnight shot.

Roxy’s Bar and Lounge mixes it up this New Year’s Eve! Gil, Stam and Bobby play at the piano bar starting at 4:30 p.m. with DJ Freeze stepping in to turn it up into the “oui” hours of the morning! $15 cover gets everyone party favors and midnight toast plus entry into The Brew Brothers.

Those looking for a more laid back place to ring in 2013 can head to Cin Cin Bar and Lounge.  Enjoy an artisan cocktail – or two – and relax with friends in the stylish and comfortable lounge, no cover charge.

DOWNTOWN FIREWORKS

Back by popular demand, downtown Reno will be aglow as tens of thousands revelers pack downtown Reno for the non-stop, 15-minute fireworks show. Hundreds of sparkling pyrotechnics will be shot off from four different roof levels ensuring there will be spectacular viewing from every angle.

PEPPERMILL RENO

Party at EDGE nightspot! Doors Open 8 pm, tickets are $55 in advance, $60 at the door.

Enjoy complimentary Champagne from 8 to 10 pm, Midnight champagne toast and balloon drop. World-renowned DJ Risk One, spins the party. Party favors for all guests include masquerade masks, mustache on a stick and more! Cocktail attire encouraged.

Party, sip and boogie at our Fourth Floor Capri Ballroom Bash from 9:30pm – 2:30am! Too Smooth will set the musical mood for an evening of dancing, mingling, cocktails and party favors. Tickets are $60 per person and include three drink tickets, party favors and a champagne toast. Purchase ticket online at www.peppermillreno.com

If you’re looking for non-stop excitement, party from 8:30pm to 12:30am on the casino floor! Enjoy complimentary champagne and party favors while you celebrate all night long!

CAL NEVA RESORT

The 6th annual Black & White Super Ball at Cal Neva Resort features headliners Tipper, The Pimps of Joytime, Love and Light and more in North Lake Tahoe’s biggest New Year’s Eve Party! See live acts in the Frank Sinatra Showroom, and electronic acts in the lobby and Indian room.

GRAND SIERRA RESORT
Frozen in Time: the celebration of all time – literally! Dress in costume from your favorite era – 50s sock hop, 20s flapper girl, 90s parachute pants… you get it. Prizes will be given away for the best dressed at WET Ultra Lounge and Bar.

Toast to the New Year with a casino-wide countdown, special New Year’s dining menus, and great cocktails!

JOHN ASCUAGA’S NUGGET

Ring in the New Year with a casino-wide celebration. The Celebrity Showroom turns into a big dance party with live entertainment:

  • Laugh Out the Year with Billy Gardell - Saturday 12/29
  • Celebrate New Year’s with The FIXX on New Year’s Eve at 10pm 

Enjoy two complimentary champagne toasts, and countdown to midnight, complete with party favors!

SILVER LEGACY

Silver Legacy is Rockin’ the Dome again this New Year’s Eve with DJ Kentot, dance parties and a spectacular midnight countdown and fireworks show on Monday, December 31! Start the festivities off on Sunday, December 30 with country singer Gary Allan in the Grande Exposition Hall at 8pm. Event includes one drink, party favors and champagne toast at midnight.

LAKE TAHOE BILTMORE

The Tahoe Biltmore will be hosting a free champagne toast at midnight, live entertainment, dining specials, and cash giveaways this NYE!

ATLANTIS

Ring in the New Year in style at Atlantis with an exciting evening complete with free cabaret entertainment, party favors and a midnight champagne toast on the casino floor.

NEW RENO TAHOE USA APP COMES WITH INTRINSIC BENEFITS

Plan and experience all that Reno Tahoe USA has to offer. From event listings to coupons, snow reports to golf information, this application has everything you will need to make the best out of your trip. If you are already in town, simply turn on the location service and only see things that are within walking distance.

Here is what you can do with the Reno Tahoe USA application:

  • Search and view all of the amazing events happening now and in the future
  • Browse our complete hotel database and find the perfect place to stay
  • Find a restaurant that matches your mood
  • Explore all of the shopping available in Reno and Lake Tahoe
  • View coupons from many of our great partners – For you golfers, the app displays everything you need to pick a course, including yardage, par, cost and much more
  • And for the skiers, boarders and snow lovers, the app has everything you need to pick the perfect resort including pricing, lift status and more

Reno Tahoe USA APP

“There are so many choices for entertainment, special events, outdoor adventure and relaxation in Reno, Sparks and North Lake Tahoe that it can be difficult for visitors to narrow down their options before they get here,” said RSCVA President and CEO Christopher Baum. “More and more visitors are relying on mobile technology to point them in the right direction for information on their passions at any given moment, and the new Reno Tahoe USA app provides visitors with more information, and more control, of their overall travel experience.”

The Reno Tahoe USA app provides potential visitors with information on which hotels may be best suited to their needs; what concerts, events and entertainment will be offered during their visit; where they can get outdoors to enjoy the fresh air, ski resorts and golf courses; as well as where they might find a great restaurant, a world-class spa or unique shopping throughout the destination. Once visitors are here, the app uses their location to help them find activities of interest within walking distance. The app also provides easy access to a variety of coupons, deals and discounts offered by dozens of local businesses.

In support of the popular “buy local” campaigns being launched in destinations across the country, the RSCVA worked with Reno-based KPS3 Marketing to develop the Reno Tahoe USA app, which it designed to maximize, and to simplify, the number of options presented to visitors.

“Travelers have come to depend on their phone for guidance in new destinations,” said KPS3 Vice President of Creative and Technical Services Rob Gaedtke. “This application puts visitors in control of that experience and allows the RSCVA to share the myriad offerings found in the Reno Tahoe area.”

The RSCVA and its partners are also making the new Reno Tahoe USA app more than just a source of information. One new user of the Reno Tahoe USA app will be given a three-day, two-night stay, at their choice of the Eldorado Hotel Casino or Silver Legacy Resort Casino, each month through October 2013.

The Reno Tahoe USA app can be downloaded at the iPhone Mobile App Store, the Android Google Play Store or at www.VisitRenoTahoe.com/mobile.