Image of Reno by Trevor Bexon, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO): renoairport.com
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.
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.
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)
Brasserie St. James
Liberty Food & Wine Exchange
The Cheese Board
Black Rock Dessert
The Arch Society
Great Full Gardens
Brasserie Saint James
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)
Laughing Planet (vegan options)
House of Mexica (vegan options)
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
Nevada Museum of Art: has a great café inside and offers kid events on certain days
The Glass Die
Bar n’ games
Comics and Coffee
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!
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."
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.
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