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Reno-Tahoe is Awesome

Most Complete Destination

Ideally situated near Lake Tahoe in the heart of the Truckee Meadows, Grand Sierra Resort is Reno-Tahoe’s most complete destination for conventions, business events, vacations, and entertainment. Reno, “The Biggest Little City in the World,” and the surrounding region offer captivating arts and culture, exciting events, and a thriving nightlife scene. Whether you enjoy 18 holes on the green, relaxing by the lake, hitting the slopes, or partying all night long, Reno-Tahoe has so much to offer!

Reno Arts & Culture

  • Artown — Artown is a month-long summer arts festival that attracts some of the world’s greatest artists and performers. The festival revitalized downtown Reno into a vibrant artistic and cultural community.
  • Nevada Museum of Art — The Nevada Museum of Art provides significant arts education programming for the public, teachers, and artists in northern Nevada. Providing rich cultural programming for the community and region is a central focus of the Museum’s educational mission.
  • National Automobile Museum — The National Automobile Museum (from the collection of the world-famous late Bill Harrah) has everything from vintage, classic and special interest automobiles, rare and one-of-a-kind wonders, dynamic race cars, and one of the finest Horseless Carriage collections in the world.
  • The Discovery, Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum — This hands-on museum is dedicated to inspiring lifelong learning in science, technology, engineering, art, math, and the world around us. Find exhibitions, events, and programs for all ages and interests at The Discovery.
  • Reno Philharmonic Orchestra — The Reno Philharmonic is northern Nevada’s largest performing arts organization and a resident company of the Pioneer Center for Performing Arts with something for all tastes from Classical to Pop.
  • Pioneer Center for Performing Arts — Located in downtown Reno, this venue offers 1,500 seats and has two resident companies: Reno Philharmonic and the A.V.A. Ballet Theatre. Believing that the arts are essential to the community’s quality of life and well-being, they strive to present the highest quality performing arts program in northern Nevada.
  • Historic Reno Preservation Society Walking Tour — Reno was a Wild West frontier town, established in 1868. With so much history, including a gold and silver rush to boot, and the legalization of gaming in the 1930s, the various walking tours offered by the preservation society offer some fascinating insights.
  • Riverwalk District — The Truckee River runs through the center of Reno and lining its banks is an urban renaissance with boutique shops, dining, pubs, outdoor entertainment, and even a whitewater park. The Riverwalk District hosts a number of community events throughout the year.
  • Midtown District — The Midtown district, south of downtown Reno, is a resurging, eco-friendly art community, locally owned and operated. Midtown is a great place to drink, dine, and discover vintage and antique delights.

National Event Headquarters

  • Hot August Nights — Hot August Nights is an annual event celebrating “America’s love affair with cars and rock-n-roll” that sees people from all over the world descend on Reno. Grand Sierra Resort is a proud sponsor, hosting a myriad of activities throughout the event.
  • Reno Championship Air Races — The Reno Air Races, the world’s fastest motorsport, is a unique event featuring civil and military air racing and entertainment. Located just north of Reno-Tahoe, this exhilarating event is a must for aviation fans.

Sports & Outdoor Recreation

  • Greater Nevada Field — Located just east of downtown Reno and only a short drive from the Grand Sierra Resort the Greater Nevada Field is home to the Reno Aces, Reno’s minor league baseball team.
  • Nevada Wolf Pack — The Wolf Pack are the University of Nevada Reno (UNR)’s football and basketball teams. Around these parts, every game season, you can hear the locals howling their support as they “back the pack.”
  • Golf Resorts — With over 300 days of sunshine a year, and glorious views of the Sierra Nevada from almost every location, golf experiences do not get much better than those found in the Reno-Tahoe region.
  • Ski and Snowboard Resorts — With our close proximity to some of the top ski resorts in the west, Grand Sierra Resort is ideally positioned to hit the slopes on your next adventure to Reno. Check out Reno Ski Resorts and Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts.


  • The Summit
  • The Outlets at Sparks
  • Meadowood Mall

Lake Tahoe

When all the meetings and convention work is done, make a quick escape to Lake Tahoe, less than an hour’s drive from Grand Sierra Resort. Whether skiing or snowboarding is your passion or hanging out on the beach and soaking up some rays is more your speed – summer, winter, whatever the season, Lake Tahoe has something for everyone.

Outdoor adventures in Lake Tahoe include boating, jet-skiing, kayaking, white water rafting, cycling, hiking, hang gliding, camping, skiing, snowboarding… the list goes on!

For culture buffs, check out the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. This theatrical event takes place every year on the shores of the stunning Sand Harbour and features a variety of performances, not limited to Shakespearean plays.

Virginia City

Take a trip back in time to this Victorian-era town when the west was wild and the rush for gold was full steam ahead. At its height, Virginia City was a bustling mining town of 25,000 residents and influenced the nation. By 1876, Nevada was the largest producer of gold and silver in the United States, flooding the world market and supporting Nevada during the American Civil War, and eventually qualifying Nevada for statehood.

This mining town has a rich history with the famous and infamous alike having lived or spent time here. It was the set of Louis L’Amour’s “Comstock Lode”, was visited many times by the Cartwright men in the fictitious show Bonanza, and historical figures such as Mark Twain, Ulysses S. Grant, Errol Flynn, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead (as well as many others) all have ties to Virginia City.

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