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Spend Your Spring Break in Reno Tahoe

Spring is a great way to say goodbye to the long winter and hello to sunnier days. Along with the arrival of spring, comes spring break, a perfect week to escape everyday life to ski, attend a concert, or enjoy a drink. Whether you want to spend your time with a beer in your hand, celebrating a much needed break from school with friends, or you want to take your family on vacation to have quality time together, Reno Tahoe has what you are looking for to make the most of your spring break. And with Condé Nast Traveler naming Reno, Nevada as one of the top drivable destinations with great value for spring, do you need any more reasons to make Reno Tahoe your spot for spring break?

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For those looking to party with friends:

The Reno Leprechaun Crawl is March 14, starting at 8 pm. Grab your festive St. Patrick’s Day costume and an official crawl cup to see what the downtown Reno bar scene has to offer. There will be drink specials and costume contests throughout the night. Check out more St. Patrick’s Day fun in Reno Tahoe here and festive dining options here.

The next Downtown Reno Wine Walk is March 21, starting at 2 pm along the Truckee River in downtown Reno.  For only $20, you will get a wine glass, a wristband, map of participating vendors and wine tastings from 25+ vendors.8343237391_dcd9acf843_o

The WinterWonderGrass Festival is March 20-22 in Squaw Valley. This winter bluegrass music and craft beer festival will feature 15+ brands and 12 California breweries. Headliners include Trampled by Turtles, Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters and Elephant Revival, and more.

College Week at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort is March 23-27 and March 30-April 3. With valid college ID, students can hit the mountain by getting an all day lift pass for only $62. On March 24 and 31, enjoy live music and happy hour specials after a long day on the slopes at the resort’s Locals Après Hour at the Sierra Pub.

The next Reno Beer Crawl is March 28, starting at 2 pm in downtown Reno. $5 gets you a commemorative beer crawl glass, a wristband, map of participating vendors and $1 6 oz beer refills (6 oz is equal to half a beer!!)

Other places to check out during your visit:

LEX Nightclub- Reno’s newest nightclub at the Grand Sierra Resort  is open Thursday through Saturday from 8 pm to 4 am. LEX will be hosting djs DVBBS on March 13 and 3LAU on March 21. Tickets for these events, as well as guest list and table services are available online.

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The Brew Brothers- One of Reno’s most popular downtown bars is located inside the Eldorado Hotel Casino. Every day from 2 to 5 pm is Happy Hour. Every Thursday the bar has live djs and $7 wristbands for all you can drink Brew Brother’s beer from 10 pm to midnight for Student Body Thursdays.

For those looking for some family time:

The Monster Jam will be coming to the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center March 13-15. Tickets for the world’s largest monster truck tour range from $27 for adults and $12 for kids ages 2-12.

The Gold Nugget Kids Race at Royal Gorge is open March 14-16. A free obstacle course will be open on the mountain starting at 10 am for kids and adults to try out on the Summit Station Start. There will be a prize for the skier/snowboarder with the fastest race times!7304105598_bb59e456b8_o

The 68th Annual Shrine Circus will be at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center March 20-22. Bring the whole family to see elephants, exotic animals, trapeze, motorcycles, clowns, face painting and more. Proceeds from the circus will benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Tickets are $12 for kids under 12 and $14 for adults.

Other places to check out during your visit:

Nevada Museum of Art- The Reno located museum is currently featuring exhibitions such as Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Paintings, Victoria Sambunaris’ Taxonomy of a Landscape, Dave Eggers’ Insufferable Throne of God, and many more. The Hands On! Second Saturdays event offers free admission for everyone to the museum and free activities like art projects and storytelling. Upcoming dates include March 14 and April 11.

Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum- Also known as “The Discovery,” this Reno located museum offers hands-on art, history, nature and science exploration for kids. Current interactive exhibits include Truckee Connects, Nevada Stories, Da Vinci’s Corner, and more. Admission to the museum is $8 for adults and children, Wednesdays after 4 pm, admission is just $4!

Spring Break in Reno Tahoe USA

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Looking for some excellent spring break ideas? There are many options for all types of spring breakers right here in late March and early April, so make Reno and Tahoe a spring break destination!

WARNING: Be prepared to pack your swimsuits, tank tops, heavy jackets, AND your ski gear! Reno Tahoe has a lot to offer, but there are no promises to what the weather is going to look like. Spring break is a great time of year to take advantage of all that northern Nevada has to offer, in both warm and chilly weather! Click here to see some more great pictures of Reno Tahoe in the spring!

Downtown Reno Wine Walk

The Riverwalk District
March 15  2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The original and still the best!

Join fellow wine-o’s every third Saturday of the month from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm when the Riverwalk Merchants Association hosts the popular Wine Walk  along the Truckee River and neighboring streets in downtown Reno.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS.

Visit any of the participating Riverwalk District merchants on Wine Walk day to get a map of Wine Walk merchants.

Go to the participating merchant of your choice, and, for a $20 wine-tasting fee and valid photo ID, you’ll receive a wine glass and an ID bracelet that allows
you to sample wine at any participating merchant.

Enjoy a taste of the Riverwalk District…do the Wine Walk!

And if three hours of wine walking is not enough, the Leprechaun Crawl begins two hours later! Click here for more details on what will be known as the greenest pub crawl ever!

Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships

Squaw Valley
March 19, 2014 – March 23, 2014

Bring your cowbells!  The world’s best athletics go head-to-head for the National Title in Super G, Giant Slalom and Slalom at Squaw Valley.

The Nature Valley U.S. Alpine National Championships will return to Squaw Valley Resort for five days of elite ski racing.  Over 250 national club athletes compete against the U.S. National Team to identify both a National Champion and tomorrow’s talent.   American Olympians from Sochi are anticipated to compete. Squaw Valley hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics and is located just 42 miles southwest of Reno; it typically takes less than one hour to drive, depending on weather and traffic conditions.

RENO MARCH MADNESS BEER CRAWL

Downtown Reno
March 22, 2014 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Every 4th Saturday of every month, Reno goes nuts for the beer crawl. It is a lot like the Wine Walk, only with everyone’s favorite carbonated beverage!
For more details on how the beer crawl works, click on the picture above here for “how it works” and the official rules!

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The enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is one of Philadelphia’s funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). As an insatiable musical omnivore, G. Love somehow manages to synthesize his iconic influences by shedding their layers to find that harmonic convergence where song and listener bare their souls to each other speaking nothing but the raw-boned truth. Don’t miss this incredible one-night performance in the Grand Theatre. – See more at: http://www.grandsierraresort.com/entertainment/calendar/view_event/306/g-love-special-sauce-with-special-guest-ethan-tucker#sthash.mfg1xCWw.dpuf
The enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is one of Philadelphia’s funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). As an insatiable musical omnivore, G. Love somehow manages to synthesize his iconic influences by shedding their layers to find that harmonic convergence where song and listener bare their souls to each other speaking nothing but the raw-boned truth. Don’t miss this incredible one-night performance in the Grand Theatre. – See more at: http://www.grandsierraresort.com/entertainment/calendar/view_event/306/g-love-special-sauce-with-special-guest-ethan-tucker#sthash.mfg1xCWw.dpufThe enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is one of Philadelphia’s funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). As an insatiable musical omnivore, G. Love somehow manages to synthesize his iconic influences by shedding their layers to find that harmonic convergence where song and listener bare their souls to each other speaking nothing but the raw-boned truth. Don’t miss this incredible one-night performance in the Grand Theatre.
The enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is one of Philadelphia’s funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). As an insatiable musical omnivore, G. Love somehow manages to synthesize his iconic influences by shedding their layers to find that harmonic convergence where song and listener bare their souls to each other speaking nothing but the raw-boned truth. Don’t miss this incredible one-night performance in the Grand Theatre. – See more at: http://www.grandsierraresort.com/entertainment/calendar/view_event/306/g-love-special-sauce-with-special-guest-ethan-tucker#sthash.mfg1xCWw.dpuf

The enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is one of Philadelphia’s funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). As an insatiable musical omnivore, G. Love somehow manages to synthesize his iconic influences by shedding their layers to find that harmonic convergence where song and listener bare their souls to each other speaking nothing but the raw-boned truth. Don’t miss this incredible one-night performance in the Grand Theatre. – See more at: http://www.grandsierraresort.com/entertainment/calendar/view_event/306/g-love-special-sauce-with-special-guest-ethan-tucker#sthash.mfg1xCWw.dpuf
The enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is one of Philadelphia’s funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). As an insatiable musical omnivore, G. Love somehow manages to synthesize his iconic influences by shedding their layers to find that harmonic convergence where song and listener bare their souls to each other speaking nothing but the raw-boned truth. Don’t miss this incredible one-night performance in the Grand Theatre. – See more at: http://www.grandsierraresort.com/entertainment/calendar/view_event/306/g-love-special-sauce-with-special-guest-ethan-tucker#sthash.mfg1xCWw.dpuf
The enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is one of Philadelphia’s funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). As an insatiable musical omnivore, G. Love somehow manages to synthesize his iconic influences by shedding their layers to find that harmonic convergence where song and listener bare their souls to each other speaking nothing but the raw-boned truth. Don’t miss this incredible one-night performance in the Grand Theatre. – See more at: http://www.grandsierraresort.com/entertainment/calendar/view_event/306/g-love-special-sauce-with-special-guest-ethan-tucker#sthash.mfg1xCWw.dpuf
The enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is one of Philadelphia’s funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). As an insatiable musical omnivore, G. Love somehow manages to synthesize his iconic influences by shedding their layers to find that harmonic convergence where song and listener bare their souls to each other speaking nothing but the raw-boned truth. Don’t miss this incredible one-night performance in the Grand Theatre. – See more at: http://www.grandsierraresort.com/entertainment/calendar/view_event/306/g-love-special-sauce-with-special-guest-ethan-tucker#sthash.mfg1xCWw.dpufThe enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is one of Philadelphia’s funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). As an insatiable musical omnivore, G. Love somehow manages to synthesize his iconic influences by shedding their layers to find that harmonic convergence where song and listener bare their souls to each other speaking nothing but the raw-boned truth. Don’t miss this incredible one-night performance in the Grand Theatre.

Pond Skim

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe
April 5, 2014

This event held in front of the Winters Creek Lodge is a great way to enjoy spring skiing at the end of the season! There is a maximum of 50 entries and all participants are required to come in costume, ski or snowboard. It’s an event not to miss!
A local’s favorite and crowd pleaser, the Pond Skim attracts all kinds of people in costumes prepared (or unprepared) to brave the cold water in an attempt to make it to the other side.

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is the closest ski resort to Reno (just 25 minutes) and has the highest base resort in Lake Tahoe.

Be sure to check out the events calendar for all happenings in Reno Tahoe, during spring break and beyond!

Spring Break Brewery Tour

Remember how much fun it was to wake up on Easter morning, grab your basket and hunt for brightly colored eggs your parents meticulously hid around the yard? Well it’s time to relive that excitement in a more adult manner- with beer! While enjoying your spring break in Reno Tahoe USA, hunt down each of these breweries and discover all the frothy flavors the region has to offer.

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Silver Peak

With three locations throughout Reno, each with its own delicious menu and distinctive atmosphere, Silver Peak offers a wide variety of microbrews ranging from the light XXX Blonde to the dark-as-chocolate Peavine Porter. The outstanding flavor doesn’t end with the beer though. Be sure to check out their menu, including their famous salmon fish and chips.

Great Basin Brewing Co.

Recently dubbed the “Best Brewery” on Metromix Reno’s Best Of 2013 list, Great Basin is a staple in the local brewery scene. With a flight of brew master specials and four flagship beers always on tap, including the multiple award-winning Icky IPA (named after our state fossil, the Ichthyosaurs), you’ll find a brew that’s perfect for you at any of the three locations.

The Brewer’s Cabinet

Fresh, exciting and unique, The Brewer’s Cabinet is a nano-brewpub crafting one-of-a-kind beers you won’t find anywhere else. Their small batch brewing system gives their brewers the freedom to create the beers they want without the pressure of following current trends or popular fads. And to complement their in-house infusions, you’ll also find specialty guest drafts and bottles, as well as a rich menu that pairs perfectly with their pints.

Brasserie St. James

The Brasserie stands behind the notion of making beers for all palates, and they definitely meet this standard by offering a vast selection of perfectly crafted brews with high quality ingredients. Located in the historic Crystal Springs building, the rooftop patio provides a perfect setting to enjoy top quality beer in the warm spring sun.

The Brew Brothers

The Brew Brothers is where great beer and exciting nightlife collide. Named “Best Brewpub in America” by Nightclub & Bar Magazine, The Brew Brothers offers eight custom microbrews, an inciting menu and award-winning live entertainment.

Check out all the fun bars and exciting nightlife in Reno Tahoe USA here. And you’re bound to work up an appetite, so plan ahead with our Easter Dining Guide.