Reno Local Arrangements

Image of Reno by Trevor Bexon, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Getting to Reno

Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO):

Ground transportation options from airport

The airport is 2.5 miles from the Peppermill Resort.

The free hotel shuttle departs from the airport every half hour from 4:15am -11:45pm.  Pick up is at the North exit of the Baggage Claim area.

Getting around Reno

There is public transportation via the RTC RAPID Virginia Line, which services Virginia Street (where the hotel is located) from downtown to Meadowood Mall.

Rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft also operate in Reno.

Things to do in or around Reno

The Reno Local Arrangements Committee (Marin Pilloud and Richard Scott) has curated a fabulous list of great restaurants, bars, family activities, and excursions around Reno. Come early or stay later and spend a few days exploring the area!



Perren Bakery (two locations)

Arario Midtown

Homegrown Midtown

Brasserie St. James

Liberty Food & Wine Exchange

Two Chicks

The Cheese Board

Black Rock Dessert

The Arch Society

Great Full Gardens

Brasserie Saint James

Gluten free/vegetarian restaurants:

Mari Chuy’s in Midtown (Mexican food)

Haven on Earth (Bakery that’s entirely gluten free; vegan options available)

Lamppost Pizza (Pizza)

Noble Pie (Pizza, wings, and great fries; vegan options)

Pizzanos (Pizza)

Laughing Planet (vegan options)

House of Mexica (vegan options)

Closer to Peppermill:

There are loads of restaurants within the Peppermill and surrounding area as well as to the south towards The Atlantis as well as north towards Plum St.

Good all you can eat sushi (which is a Reno thing) to the north at Tokyo sushi

Great Peruvian food a bit east of the Peppermill – Sabor Latino

Bars (in midtown – a short Uber ride from the Peppermill about 1.5 miles away):

The Emerson


Pinon Bottle Co

Death & Taxes

The Eddy


Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitors Center

Nevada Museum of Art: has a great café inside and offers kid events on certain days

National Automobile Museum

Bundox Bocce

The Glass Die

Press Start

Reno Axe

Bar n’ games

Comics and Coffee

Family activities

The Discovery Museum – super fun children’s museum in downtown Reno

Wingfield Park – in downtown Reno provides access to the Truckee river if the weather is warm and access to the River Walk (heading west towards Idelwild Park)

Virginia Lake – very near the Peppermill is a lake walk (of 1 mile) with a playground for kids

Idelwild Park – park on Truckee river with skate park and playground

Carnival Midway in Circus Circus – you do have to go through the casino, but this is a fun carnival with free shows every day for kids

Peppermill arcade – tickets and arcade games!

Further afield:

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe can be reached by rental car, shuttle, bus, or rideshares such as Uber and Lyft. From Visit Reno Tahoe:

“North Lake Tahoe Express will take you from the Reno International Airport to North Lake Tahoe. If you’re looking to reach the south side of the lake, South Tahoe Airporter can get you there. Another option is Airport Mini Bus, which will take you wherever you need to go and seats 29 people.”

From Visit Reno Tahoe:

“Lake Tahoe is approximately 30 minutes from downtown Reno, making it an easy and beautiful addition to your trip to Reno Tahoe. If you’re traveling to Lake Tahoe during your visit, you can get around the lake using the Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit (TART). This free bus system is a great way to avoid the hassle of parking and while also traveling more sustainably in the region. TART operates several bus routes along the northern shore of Lake Tahoe, including Olympic Valley, Northstar and Truckee.”

Virginia City

Historic mining town that is about a 35-minute drive from Reno


20 minutes from Lake Tahoe: skiing, snowboarding, hiking, climbing


Historic town closer to Tahoe that is about a 50-minute drive from Reno

There is an app of Reno Historical places to help guide exploration of the area.