Tips for Air Travelers

Posted in Uncategorized, Reno Travel, Reno Reservations, Reno Rooms, Travel Tip, Travel with tags , , , , , , on February 11, 2016 by Reno Lake Tahoe Reservations
  • You may not pack liquid or gel substances in your carry-on unless they are in individual containers of 3.4 ounces or less and enclosed in one clear, quart-size, plastic, zip-top bag per passenger. Any larger containers of liquids and gels must be packed in your checked luggage. For more information, see Airport Security Q&A.
  • Be aware of restrictions on the size and number of bags you may bring onto your flight. Many airlines now charge a fee for every checked bag or have lowered the maximum permitted weight limits for checked luggage.
  • Do not lock your checked bags except with TSA-approved locks; otherwise, if your bag is selected for random screening, agents will have to break the lock to get inside.
  • Do not overpack your bag. Screeners will have a difficult time closing your luggage if selected for inspection, which will only lead to wrinkles and the potential for lost articles.
  • Carry all film with you onboard, as screening equipment for checked luggage can damage undeveloped film.
  • Place any packed belongings you don’t feel comfortable with strangers handling in clear plastic bags.
  • Do not stack books and other documents on top of each other; instead, spread them out throughout your bag.
  • Make your own must-pack list with our interactive packing list before your next trip!

If you’re planning a trip to Reno, be sure to check for the very best hotel rates and things to do.


Packing Tips

Posted in Reno Travel, Travel, Travel Tip with tags , , , on February 5, 2016 by Reno Lake Tahoe Reservations

Some travelers jam two weeks’ worth of gear in their bags for a long weekend. Others pack a bit too lightly and forget important things like medicine or passports. Savvy travelers strike the perfect balance and bring just what they need — with a little help from our list of road-tested packing tips, of course!

Packing Methods
When packing your clothes, you don’t want to neatly fold them individually as you would in a dresser. If you do, they will crease when compressed. Here are a few alternatives:

Rolling Your Clothes
Backpackers swear by this method. Rolling works well with pants, skirts and sports shirts. Lay the item face down, fold back the sleeves and then roll from the bottom up.

Fold Clothes Together
Take two or more garments, for example trousers, and lay half of one pair on top of the other. Fold the one on the bottom over the pair on the top. Then take the other and fold it on the top. This gives each pair some cushion where you’ve folded it so it’s less likely to crease or wrinkle in the folds.

Tissue Paper
For delicate items, try tissue paper. Lay the item face down and place tissue paper on top. Fold it up with the tissue paper inside. Use additional layers of paper as you fold the garment so it is completely wrapped in and around paper. This is easy enough the first time you pack, but becomes a pain if you have to keep repacking. We only use this approach for evening clothes that we don’t want to crush.


Things to See in Reno

Posted in Reno Reservations, Reno Travel, Travel with tags , , , on January 30, 2016 by Reno Lake Tahoe Reservations

10Best Free (and Fun) Things To Do in Reno

Posted in Reno Travel, Travel, Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 23, 2016 by Reno Lake Tahoe Reservations

Even though it’s mostly known for gaming, Reno is a very outdoors and sports oriented city. This is reflected in many of the free things you can do in The Biggest Little City. If you want to stay outdoors, visit the Truckee River for several free activities and events including tubing at the Truckee River Whitewater Park or watching the annual Reno River Festival. If you want to stay out of the water and just take a walk, stay on the River Walk and check out various Burning Man art pieces given to the city or jump on a bike to enjoy the Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway that runs right through Downtown Reno. During these walks or bikes, you can see some of Reno’s beautiful parks. If you are visiting in the summer and fall, don’t miss Hot August Nights or the Great Reno Balloon Race, both of these popular festivals are some of the biggest in the area and most of the events are free.

Hunter Creek Trail
The Reno area has several hiking trails that take both beginner and experienced hikers into the hills around the city. The Hunter Creek trail is one of the more popular hikes, but there’s a good reason: there’s a waterfall at the end. A waterfall in the high desert is hard to come by, but this one runs all year and is a nice end to this 5.2 round trip hike in the Sierra foothills. This trail offer views of the Downtown Reno skyline as well views of Hunter Creek, cottonwood and pine trees, colorful rocks and flowers in the summer.

Urban Roots
Built from a former parking lot, Urban Roots is now a thriving farm and educational center for both adults and children. The farm has its own campus and demonstration area right above the Truckee River where day camps, classes and workshops and tours are held. The farm includes several building demonstration buildings as well as a few farm animals, beehives, hoop houses and greenhouses. The seasonal Folk Art Series aims to keep the past alive by providing a space for participants to explore and practice traditional crafts and skills. Farm tours are held on Wednesdays from 1-3 pm and Saturdays from 9 a.m to noon. ((775) 636-5105)

Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway
The Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway is a partially finished pedestrian and bike trail that runs from Lake Tahoe, along the the Truckee River through Downtown Reno and into Sparks on its way to Pyramid Lake in the Nevada desert. Along the way the trail will descend over 2,000 feet in 116 miles. Several sections of the trailer are paved and some are dirt trails that have been provided with donations. From Downtown Reno, you can access the Bikeway anywhere along the river and follow signs East or West along the river. Trail maps and current access are located on the Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway website. ((775) 825-9868)

Hot August Nights
During the first and second week of August, the streets of Reno, Sparks and Virginia City turn back in time for Hot August Nights. This annual celebration of the classic car has gotten bigger every year and includes free parades, show-n-shine events around the entire area, free concerts, drag races and special dances and music events at local casinos. Nearly 6,000 cars participate in the event every year and you can even sell or purchase a car at the various car swaps. Participants are encouraged to register and bring their classic (pre-1976) and visitors are encouraged to attend all free and paid events.

Riverwalk and Arts District
The Reno Arts District and the Reno Riverwalk is located in the heart of Downtown Reno. This area is home to great restaurants and bars, shopping areas and a walkway along the Truckee River. Along the river you will come upon several pieces of Burning Man art given to the city and there are places to stop and watch the water and the various birds that like to nest here. Walk around and visit the local bars, restaurants and coffee shops including Reef Sushi & Sake and Sierra Tap House. The central point of the area is Wingfield Park: a park on an island in the middle of the river. There is an amphitheater and access to the river as well as a few swimming holes. ((775) 825-9255)

Idlewild Park
Built in 1927 Idlewild is located just west of downtown on the Truckee River. The park features several picnic areas, some tennis courts, a bike trail, some lakes and water features and access to the river. There is a Lions Club park for children with lot of fun equipment and a small train. The Rose Garden and the public art including some colorful trout jumping from the lake are popular as well as the seasonal Idlewild Pool. This pool is outdoors and is only open in the summertime, but features a lap pool with diving boards and a kids pool. The park has plenty of parking in many areas of the park and the bike path leads out of the park and into downtown and Verdi. (702-329-6008)

Fleischmann Planetarium
It’s hard to miss this futuristic and interesting building on the north part of the University of Nevada, Reno campus. The Fleischmann Planetarium soars out of a lush garden like a spaceship ready to take off and hosts a variety of astronomy exhibits and seminars, and is the only planetarium to show “full-dome” IMAX movies. The science museum exhibits a one-ton meteorite, a solar system model, weather instruments, interactive science exhibits and more. The Exhibit Space is free to visit and the Planetarium shows, like Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, are only $7.50 for adults and $5 for children. (775-784-4812, 775-784-4811)

Rancho San Rafael Park
Rancho San Rafael Park is the largest park in Reno with hundreds of acres that are home to a large dog park, playgrounds, an arboretum, gym equipment, jogging areas, and special event pavilions. The Arboretum is a beautiful place to walk among the trees and landscaping. Dogs are not allowed in this area of the park, but it is fine for walking and jogging. Behind the Arboretum is the Great Basin Adventure which is great for kids. There is a petting zoo, a flume ride, a playground and a nature discovery center. There’s also a museum that offers a look at the park’s previous life as a working ranch, and a beautiful old ranch house that can be rented for weddings or other special events. ((775) 785-4319)

Truckee River Whitewater Park
The Truckee River Whitewater Park is right in the middle of downtown Reno, just a few blocks from the casinos. It is 2,600 feet long with class 2 and 3 rapids for kayakers, canoes and boats. It is easily accessible from the shore and from the nearby Wingfield Park. There are five drop pools and 7,000 tons of smooth rocks to sit on along the river. Boaters and tubers can start anywhere along the park and go through several rapids, drops and marked tracks. There are random boulders in the channels. The Whitewater Park is a great place to hang out during the summer where there are weekend concerts and events including Artown. The pools are full of tubers during the hottest months and many of them can begin up the river at Mayberry Park. (775-657-4634)

Great Reno Balloon Race
The Great Reno Balloon Race is actually the largest free hot air balloon event in the world. Each September nearly 100 balloons inflate at Rancho San Rafael park and fly over the Reno skyline. Many of the balloons are themed like the very popular Darth Vadar and Yoda balloons as well as giant soccer balls, fish and birds. The event starts very early in the morning with the Dawn Patrol and then participants are allowed to walk around the park and watch the pilots inflate and load their balloons. Various food tents and vendors are also available during the event.

For more information and to book a room in Reno, call 800-458-2423


How To Save Money in Reno

Posted in Reno Reservations, Reno Rooms, Reno Travel, Travel, Travel Tip with tags , , , , , on January 16, 2016 by Reno Lake Tahoe Reservations
  • Deals, deals, deals offers incredible discounts and packages. Before you book, call ahead to see if you can snag any deals.
  • Rent wisely Only rent a car for the days you plan to spend outside the city. You can rely on public transportation while moving around town.
  • Set a budget One of the easiest ways to spend too much is to put too much faith in the cards while gambling. Establish your cut-off amount before you sit down to the table.

Happy New Year 2016

Posted in Event, Holiday Event, Reno Travel with tags , , on December 31, 2015 by Reno Lake Tahoe Reservations

We wish you all the best in the coming new year!

Have a safe and happy one!

Reno Reservations


Merry Christmas

Posted in Holiday Event, Reno Reservations, Reno Travel with tags , on December 23, 2015 by Reno Lake Tahoe Reservations

Hope everyone is having wonderful holidays with their friend’s and family. And, we want to express our appreciation to all of our customers.

Reno Reservations




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