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Try the latest sport whose popularity can’t be contained in Reno Tahoe USA! While Hunger Games: Catching Fire is released in theaters this week, release your inner Katniss Everdeen or Peeta Mallark at Wasting Arrows – Reno Tahoe’s archery range. Shoot – you’ll be hooked!
The high demand sport’s popularity has increased by 54% in the past five years, thanks to popular movies, games and the heated competition at the last Summer Olympics.
Avid archers themselves, husband and wife team Lystra and Deana Pitts opened Wasting Arrows in November of 2012, and are Certified USA Archery (USAA), National Field Archery Association (NFAA), and National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) archery instructors, plus officers of the Nevada Bowhunters Association (NBHA). They provide a safe environment for a wide range of skill levels, from beginner to expert.
Wasting Arrows has 22 archery lanes with equipment available for rental or purchase. Family night, date night, birthday parties, classes and events are all offered.
For the more advanced archer, league and tournament shooting is available at Wasting Arrows. Featuring quality Spyderweb targets for high-speed compound bows, plus aerial targets thrown by a Laporte Archery Trap Machine – the only in the region.
Wasting Arrows’ range is open to the public daily with no appointments required, from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Mondays, noon to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sundays. Hourly rates start at $12, and equipment rentals at $5. Frequent Feather cards can be obtained for repeat guests.
Beginning Saturday, Sept. 7, and continuing through Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery), sponsored by The Summit, celebrates “Fashion Month” with a variety of displays and hands-on classes exploring the art and science behind the fashion industry. Fashion Month begins with a kick-off party at The Summit Saturday, Sept. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m.
The Discovery’s Fashion Month celebration includes hands-on classes and activities that range from bracelets made from the latest fingernail painting techniques to handbags and headbands created using recycled T-shirts. Fashion Month culminates with a Fashion Show & Party on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Discovery.
Another element of Fashion Month are two design challenges. Participants can choose to design a stylish and functional backpack or a mind-blowing fashion statement using solely reclaimed or upcycled materials. Design challenge entries will be showcased at the Fashion Show & Party alongside unique fashions from local merchants. Details for both design challenges are available on The Discovery’s website at www.nvdm.org.
The Discovery is located at 490 S. Center Street in downtown Reno. Events at The Summit will be held in the Personal Shopper Lounge between Yankee Candle and My Wedding Library at 13925 South Virginia Street.
For more information about Fashion Month and other upcoming activities and events at The Discovery, visit the calendar of events on the museum’s website at www.nvdm.org
The Lake Tahoe area is full of fun, unique traditions, but my favorite may be the Great Sternwheeler Race. This year will be the 21st annual ‘paddle battles,’ and like most Tahoe residents I can’t wait.
There has always been a sort of friendly rivalry between the California and Nevada citizens who each feel an equal amount of pride and ownership of our beautiful lake, and that competition is given form each year when these two giant crafts fight for supremacy.
California’s Tahoe Queen and Nevada’s MS Dixie II will push off from their respective harbors on August 31st and work their way around the shoreline, six miles back to their starting point. Passengers often dress in 19th century period costume and the ships themselves are decked out in their finest.
This proper sternwheeler race is the only one of its kind west of the Mississippi, and the winner is awarded the Korbel Cup. In past years the loser has been presented with the Barton bedpan, another Tahoe tradition. This is to point out to them that they would have been better off staying in bed, and unfortunately for the California supporters, it has been the Tahoe Queen for 12 of the 20 races run so far.
Both boats board at 10am and passengers are offered a delightful brunch. They push off at 10:30 and the race itself begins at 11am. It usually lasts about an hour and a half. This year tickets will cost $25 for adults and $13 for children, plus $10 for parking at the marina if necessary.
Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.
Tristan Roberts is a native of South Lake Tahoe who can’t quite help but root for the Tahoe Queen. He currently sells lakefront real estate in the Tahoe area
Skip the tie and golf balls this year and give dad a gift he’ll remember – a vacation to Reno Tahoe USA! Treat Dad to these awesome deals!
Take your gearhead to one of the “Top 5 Car Museums in the World.” This Father’s Day, dads get in free when visiting with their families.
Treat Dad to a day of golf – and you’re free! Washoe Golf Course is honoring a 2-for-1 deal on Father’s Day for playing times between noon and 6pm.
Hash House A Go Go will feature Father’s Day specials ranging from $8.75 to $15.95, June 16, that will make any dad feel like a king.
Toucan Charlie’s Buffet & Grille
Champagne Brunch $20.99 adult | $12.99 child (ages 4-10)| Served from 9a.m.-3p.m.
Beer & BBQ Dinner Buffet $22.99 adult | $12.99 child (ages 4-10) | Served from 4:30p.m.-9p.m.
Bistro Napa Special
Steak Oscar $28.00 | Dinner from 5p.m.
10 oz. prime rib eye topped with crab meat and hollandaise sauce.
Manhattan Deli Special
BBQ Platter with Ribs, Beef Brisket & Chicken $19.99 | Lunch and Dinner served from 11a.m.
Accompanied by coleslaw and housemade corn bread.
Written by guest blogger: Aimee Claire
Situated on the beautiful California-Nevada border, Lake Tahoe is spoken of with bated breath by vacationers, and is a stunning testimonial to the United States’ classic Big Country. It’s a diverse location, with four main shores each with a different character; all with azure waters, lovely beaches and snow-capped mountains in the background.
Where is North Lake Tahoe?
The North Lake Tahoe coast on the Nevada side is a relatively quiet, upmarket affair. It is part of the Nevada State Park, and it is very well looked after. The area can be identified via the southwards meandering of Highway 28 until it reaches Spooner Lake and US Route 50. Highway 28 takes the traveler through heavily wooded pine forests with blue skies overhead, and with plenty of wildlife to be seen.
Obviously, this type of backdrop lends itself to outdoors pursuits of all kinds, and the choice of holiday amusement is dependent on the places where travelers stay. The choices are many, even in the relatively unsullied North Lake Tahoe area, and there is something for every desire, guaranteed.
The best places to be
Three of the best places to visit for first time travelers to the area are Incline Village, Crystal Bay, and Sand Harbor; all three are great activity bases and there are differing types of accommodations available.
For a relaxing game of golf in the summer months, hiking, mountain biking, or horse riding, Incline Village (named for the Great Incline Tramway, built by loggers back in 1878) is the place to stay. During the winter, and early spring, diehard skiers and snowboarders can plunge through the annual average 10 feet of snow to their hearts’ content, although the less sporting visitor can still enjoy it with the yearly North Lake Tahoe SnowFest, involving parades, competitions, parties and theater.
The Hyatt High Sierra Lodge condos can be rented on a nightly basis, or savvy regulars can buy timeshares in that location, making it a good value, comfort-driven stay. For travelers who prefer hotel set ups, the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort Spa and Casino provides 4.5* accommodation with all the trappings, but if a cheap hotel with bed and breakfast is required, the Parkside Inn offers lovely big rooms and a continental breakfast; it is recommended to book with them direct, rather than through an affiliate travel site.
For those that prefer to play in the casinos of Nevada, Crystal Bay offers four of these buzzing establishments, which include hotels and restaurants, allowing game play, water sports, live entertainment and excellent food for the duration of any stay. The Cal-Neva Casino Resort has a swimming pool that crosses the state line, and the staff service there is impeccable.
Sand Harbor is the real North Lake Tahoe home of water sports, with Jet Ski rentals that allow visitors to explore the entire coastline of the area if they wish. There’s also scuba diving and kayaking for a couple of quieter ways to investigate the beautiful clear crystal waters. The beach at Sand Harbor is renowned for the cleanest standards and even in the summer months is unlikely to be overcrowded.
Sand Harbor itself has no accommodations, so the nearest places to stay are based at Incline Village, and slightly further away at Crystal Bay.
Next Stop TV Show, powered by Alaska Airlines, recently ventured to Reno Tahoe to get an insiders guide to an epic Reno Tahoe vacation. Their adventure leads them to mountaintop panoramic views with Lake Tahoe Snowmobile, an “over-the-top crazy” event at SnowFest, bluebird skiing at Diamond Peak, Tahoe-style luxury at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Casino and Spa, great eats at Campo Reno, the mixology behind EDGE Nightspot, and a taste of local music with former NBC “The Voice” contestant Whitney Myer. Check it out:
Searching for that perfect Mother’s Day gift? Try spending some quality time with mom while exploring all the adventures in Reno Tahoe USA! From a relaxing day at the spa to unbeatable room deals, you’ll find everything you need to make this Mother’s Day one she’ll never forget.
Spoil Mom with a Tahoe Spa Day
May 10 – 13
In celebration of Mother’s Day, Stillwater Spa at the Hyatt Regency Lake Resort Spa & Casino is offering three extravagant treatments for mothers and daughters to share. Experience these lavish treatments at a 25% discount:
In addition, all moms treated to a spa experience will receive a complimentary rose and gift bag.
RSVP Mother’s Day Spring Fun Fair
May 9 – 12
Enjoy a fun-filled weekend at Mills Park in Carson City featuring carnival rides, crafters and a food court. The fair takes place on Thursday and Friday from 4 – 10 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from noon – 10 pm.
Mother’s Day Trunk Show
For a unique treat, join the Nevada Museum of Art for the Mother’s Day Trunk Show, featuring ceramics artist Dane Meier whose pieces celebrate nature and crafting with clay. Admission is FREE. The exhibit is open from noon – 3 pm.
Moms on the Run
Deck yourself out in pink and join the run dedicated to supporting women’s fight against cancer. The 13th annual Mom’s on the Run, held at Reno High School, features four different race options; including, a 5k and 10k run, and a 3k and 5k walk. Bring the whole family to cheer you on and enjoy the fun-packed afternoon with live music, face painting, a bounce house and more.
Sweet Room Deals
For stays on May 10th and 11th, Deluxe Rooms at Circus Circus Reno start at $75 when you call 800-648-5010 and mention promo code IMOMS.
20% off Spa Services at Silver Legacy Resort – perfect for Mother’s Day! Call 775-325-7401 to schedule an appointment.
Mother’s Day Giveaway
Moms should be pampered, which is why the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino is giving you and your mom an opportunity to win a well-deserved getaway. Enter the Mother’s Day Giveaway by April 30 for a chance to win a luxury package which includes:
The winner will be chosen on May 1.
Make this Mother’s Day extra special with an unforgettable meal in Reno Tahoe USA. For great specials, check out our Mother’s Day Dining Guide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Children’s play area (opening end of March), and art gallery featuring northern Nevada’s wild horses (opening end of April)!