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Reno-Tahoe International Airport’s New Gateway – Now Open

The Reno-Tahoe International Airport’s impressive makeover continues…

First the ticketing area, then the baggage claim, and now the Reno-Tahoe International Airport will unveil its new security checkpoint and shopping/dining area. The $27 million in improvements embraces the natural look and feel of the Sierra Mountains.

Passengers will experience a new way to fly with the opening of the Security Checkpoint on the first floor, additional queuing and screening lanes, and new state-of-the-art technology.  Once through security, passengers will be able to flow from one concourse to another and enjoy a whole new safer and secure passenger experience.

The new Food Court will be built in a dramatic new airport venue on the second floor, just past the escalators.  The post-security, 21,000 square foot addition will feature 18-foot ceilings and windows looking out over the tarmac.  Passengers will dine with a panoramic view of arriving and departing aircraft against a desert mountain backdrop.

From outdoor clothing, to high tech electronic items, customers will find a wider selection of stores and products.

Coming Soon

Children’s play area (opening end of March), and art gallery featuring northern Nevada’s wild horses (opening end of April)!

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Easter is on Its Way to Reno Tahoe

Spend Easter weekend in Reno Tahoe with family and friends. Enjoy eggstravagant dining specials, egg hunts and springtime in the Sierra.  We’ve already hunted down a few activities to entice you to  hippity hop that cottontail to town.

BYOB – bring your own basket – is encouraged!

Underwater Egg Hunt at The Incline Village Rec Center

Saturday, March 23rd from 12:00pm – 1:30pm for some

Some eggs will be weighted and some will float. Every child gets a prize. Children can participate in a series of hunts. The Big Bunny will also make an early appearance! To volunteer or donate to this event or for more information, please call (775) 832-1310. Recreation Center members are free; non-members $4. Click here for the flyer.

Spring Eggstravaganza Community Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Incline Beach

easter-egg-hunt-reno-300x197It’s a FREE event! Ages infant – 11-year-olds are invited to hunt. Come at 10:30am to have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny and to check out the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District Engine. Click here for the flyer.

Easter Egg Hunt and Festivities at Northstar

March 31

Celebrate the Easter holiday on the slopes with festive activities for all ages. There will be an egg hunt across the Village at Northstar starting at 10:30 a.m. The Easter Bunny himself will be posing for photo opportunities around the rink in the Village and skiing on the mountain!

Golden Eggs will be spread between the mountain and in the village. These eggs will be filled with a ticket that you will need to take to season pass to redeem for prize. A variety of prizes from Maui Jim, Petra, Mikuni, Rubicon Pizza, Villager Candle, California Jean Bar, Apex Adventure, and many more will be up for grabs!

Scheels Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

March 30

Answer the Easter Egg Clues to make your way around the store and get candy! Please meet under the Scheels Awning. Ferris Wheel rides will be FREE during the Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt.

This event is for ages 4 – 12 and limited to the first 1,000 children to participate.

2013 Special Events Brochure

It’s here! Jot down the dates to all of your favorite events, and find new ones, for 2013!

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.

A Mega Deal from Megabus.com

These days, what can a dollar get you? A few sticks of gum. Some candy out of the office vending machine. Maybe a couple of items from the dollar store. How about a trip to Reno Tahoe USA!

Beginning December 12, Megabus.com will offer express travel between Sparks/Reno, Sacramento and San Francisco with fare starting as low as $1. So, if you’re traveling from the Bay Area, you can enjoy some of the best skiing in the world, 24-hour nightlife and extraordinary specials events for an unprecedented $2.50 round trip! And to celebrate the new service, all tickets booked for the first week of travel, December 12-19, will be $1!

The sleek, green-certified double-decker buses are equipped with everything you need to travel in comfort and convenience, including free Wi-Fi and power outlets for those who need to get some work done before playing.

Be sure to plan ahead and book your trip in advance as fares start as low as $1 and gradually increase as the traveling date nears.

A Warm Bed for a Great Price

If you need a place stay once you get into Sparks, take advantage of the Strike It Rich package at John Ascuaga’s Nugget, starting at $38.39 per night. Enjoy:

  • FREE room upgrade to the Premier East Tower
  • Daily breakfast for two – American Breakfast in Rosie’s Café
  • 30% off purchases in Chonne’s Salon
  • 30% off purchases in the Nugget Gift Shop

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Available now through December 31.

For information on the adventure awaiting you in Reno Tahoe USA, please visit our activities page.

7 Reasons to be Thankful for Spending Thanksgiving Weekend in Reno Tahoe

There are a lot of reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving. In addition to our loving fans and family, we have 7 more reasons Reno Tahoe is the place to spend your Thanksgiving holiday.

1. We encourage you to step away from the roaster

Relax. Let us take care of Thanksgiving this year, we’ll even do all of your dishes – said no one ever …said our culinary experts!!

2. Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts are OPEN

Snow dumped the mountains allowing ski resorts to open early, then the storm cleared out for a blue sky Thanksgiving weekend… Mother Nature, we thank you!

3. Party Thanksgiving Eve at BuBinga

NYE has some friendly competition. Before the family dysfunction and food-induced coma, burn off that extra helping stuffing and gravy by dancing the night away at BuBinga Lounge. Feast on $3 drink specials – like pumpkin pie shots, Wild Turkey and Coors Lights.

2532052910_2c5b882c6c4. It’s Opening Weekend of Rink on the River

There is nothing like introducing the holidays with a few laps around the ice rink, hot cocoa in hand, and taking in the sights of Reno’s downtown Christmas tree glistening next to the Truckee River.

5. Time for the annual Scheels Turkey Trot

Trot away extra calories with friends and family, and give thanks to good health Thanksgiving morning at the Sparks Marina.

6. There is a wide variety of entertainment lined up

What do Rodney Carrington, Alice Cooper and The Commodores have in common? Not much, aside from they are famous and performing in Reno Tahoe Thanksgiving weekend!

7. Hotel deals!

Stay and ski packages, 3rd night FREE, our hotels want you to sleep comfortably this holiday season.

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.

Reno Tahoe Celebrates Nevada Day 2012

1_nevadaday_logo-purpleWe love Nevada, and we have a feeling we are not alone. The jubilant mood spreading amongst Nevadans as we near October 31 is not only because we get a holiday at work and school (conveniently near/on Halloween) to honor the place we live – although it’s certainly a perk – but we have some serious pride in our state. Below is a listing of events where you can join us in celebration of our favorite holiday, Nevada Day!

Sparks Historic Walking Tour

October 26, in Sparks

Celebrate Nevada Day and learn about the history of downtown Sparks.  This one hour walking tour includes 18 buildings and spots that have played an important role in the history and development of Sparks and Nevada.

Your guide, Scott Carey, grew up in Sparks and since working on the Sparks Centennial Commission has been actively working on projects to preserve and enhance the history of this great community.

Tours are every hour on the hour. All Proceeds benefit the Sparks Museum.

Nevada Day Parade

October 27, in Carson City

Celebrate the Silver State’s 148th birthday with the largest formal statehood celebration in the nation! Enjoy the parade, arts show, carnival, pancake breakfast, run/walk, music, World Championship Single Jack Drilling Contest, Beard Contest and a slate of other activities.

Visit NevadaDay.com for a complete listing of Nevada Day events throughout the Silver State.

Event Guide: 2012 Street Vibrations Fall Rally

Street Vibrations Fall Rally, September 19-23, is a five-day party with live entertainment, death defying motorcycle stunt shows, America’s Finest Custom Bike Builder’s Expo, factory trucks, Tattoo Expo, great food, motorcycle vendors, bike games, Miss Street Vibrations Bikini Contest, arm wrestling competitions, and ride-in shows in downtown Reno, Sparks, Virginia City and Lake Tahoe.

Reno based Street Vibrations®, now in its 18th year, is the 4th largest motorcycle event in the nation. Roadshows Inc., producer of Street Vibrations®, anticipates 1,000 registered VIP participants this year with more than 29,000 additional motorcycle enthusiasts in town to enjoy the event.

Street Vibrations® Fall Rally is FREE to the public.

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Live Entertainment

Enjoy a variety of bands performing a wide spectrum of music throughout the event.  There will be blues, funk and soul music, alternative rock, hard rock and classic rock on stages at numerous venues in multiple cities.

Saturday night, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. Crosby, Stills & Nash will perform at Reno Events Center in downtown Reno.

Special Event Locations

Street Vibrations® Fall Rally event activities will take place in venues at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks, downtown Reno’s Eldorado Special Events Plaza, the Silver Legacy’s Silver Baron Room and Rum Bullions, Harrah’s Outdoor Plaza, the Reno Ballroom, the Reno Events Center, the Sands Regency and in Virginia City. Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson is an official Street Vibrations® Fall Rally Venue and the Market Street dealership will be hopping throughout the weekend with live entertainment and great deals.

Eldorado: Guests can stop by the Eldorado’s Hog Town bar on Virginia Street in front of the Eldorado to add some libations to their vibrations. The bar will be open on Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday from 10 am to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Silver Legacy: Watch Silver Legacy’s Fireworks Extravaganza two nights, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and enjoy George Thorogood and The Destroyers who are “Bad to the Bone” on Friday, September 21 at 8 p.m. in Silver Legacy’s Grande Exposition Hall.

Stunt Shows in Two Locations

John Stotts exhibits unbelievable speed and controlled balance in his Globe of Death.  Catch his shows in downtown Reno starting Thurs., Sept. 20 at 3:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. and on Fri., Sept 21 and Sat. Sept. 22 at 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Movie stuntman and motorcycle dare devil Monte Perlin will have his Globe-O-Cross in Chrome Alley’s Vendor Village at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks.  Watch his stunt show Thurs., Sept. 20 at 4 p.m.  Catch his break-neck speeds inside a giant steel ball on Fri., Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m. and on Sat., Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

2401944940_9540aedaab_oEndless Shopping for All Things Motorcycle

Roadshows is anticipating more than 250 vendors to participate in special motorcycle malls scattered throughout downtown Reno, in the Eldorado Special Events Plaza, in Sparks at John Ascuaga’s Nugget, at Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson and in Virginia City during the event.

Shuttle Service

New this year, Street Vibrations® will offer free shuttles between the Reno and Sparks venues.

Because a majority of those attending Street Vibrations® are staying in either Reno or Sparks, a free shuttle service will operate between the two major venues in each city.

Contact Information

To see a complete Street Vibrations® Fall Rally schedule and a detailed program visit www.roadshowsreno.com.

2012 Expedition Man Endurance Festival

The inaugural Expedition Man Endurance Festival, August 25, is an ultra-long relay and Aqua Bike triathlon, simultaneously. The USA Triathlon-sanctioned event will traverse 140.6 miles through the communities of Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Washoe Valley, Reno and Sparks, and highlight the breathtaking and iconic Northern Nevada scenery.

Race Details
Each leg offers the Ultra Distance or an optional Long distance. Race begins at 6:00am at Zephyr Cover Resort.

1The unique course starts swimmers at Zephyr Cove Resort in the beautiful southern part of South Lake Tahoe, NV (2.4 miles or 1.2 miles). The 112 mile bike ride will utilize a variety of Northern Nevada’s scenery including a 1,400 ft elevation drop into Carson City (56 mile option). The bike portion of the route includes a three mile climb to Spooner Lake (7,100ft elevation), followed by a thrilling downhill ride that includes a 1,400ft elevation drop into Carson. The course then goes through the pristine calmness of Washoe Valley and continues into Reno, ending at the Legends at Sparks Marina. The day ends with a long run along the Truckee River Trail finishing at the Legends at Sparks Marina (26.2 miles or 13.1 miles).


Festival Area (Located at Scheels)
DJ Ryon, 93.7 BOB-FM and some of your favorite local bands will keep the music flowing at this year’s Festival located at the Legends at Sparks Marina in front of Scheels.The Festival will have a vendor area with plenty of food and drinks and a great viewing area for spectators looking for their favorite athlete coming in and out of the bike-run transition areas or crossing the finish line. Come out and enjoy this great event!