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Summer fun in Reno/Tahoe

Tuesday, July 16, 2019   /   by Callie O'Brien

Summer fun in Reno/Tahoe

The summer months switch off between going by too fast and going by painstakingly slow. With the kids home all day from school it can be a struggle to think up new ways to keep them entertained. ESPECIALLY ways that don’t just include watching TV or playing video games all day long. Therefore, we have put together a list of things to do with kids (or with friends) that will make 2019 one of the best summers yet.

  1. River Rafting/Tubing

On the days when you simply can’t take the heat, take the kids down for a trip to the Truckee river! Pack a couple inflatable tubes and head down to Wingfield part for a fun (and free!) day in the sun.

  1. Virginia City

Take a step back in time and visit Virginia city to learn more about our state’s rich history. From walking the boardwalk, to countless candy shops, to mines that you can tour, and even trains—Virginia city is fun for all ages and great for varying budgets.

  1. Pyramid Lake

Everyone knows about Lake Tahoe—and how could they not? But what about the lake that sits approximately the same distance from Reno, only to the north? Find a different kind of beauty in the stunning pyramid lake. Admire the gorgeous rock formations, dive into the drop off, and enjoy miles of beach with WAY less crowds.

  1. The Wilbur D. May Museum

Everyone in Reno has heard of Wilbur D May—or at least the area named after him, Double Diamond—but few people in Reno know about one of the best treasures that Reno has to offer. The Wilbur D. May museum features May’s private collection from his travels all over the world. You’ll be surprised how many amazing things this place holds—all right here in Reno! 

  1. Oxbow Nature Study Area

Located on the Truckee river, just minutes from downtown, is the Oxbow Nature Study area! It features a short, 1 mile long trail that winds through ponds, cottonwoods, and grasslands while signs along the trail teach you about what you are looking at. A great way to learn some more about our native wildlife and even see a few of them for yourself!

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