RENO, Nev. (August 12, 2021) – With fewer than six weeks left in the summer travel season, Reno Tahoe is the number one destination for outdoor dining, excitement and entertainment.

“Outdoor amenities are still top of mind for travel intenders across the U.S.,” said Reno Tahoe President and CEO Charles Harris. “Now is the time to take advantage of Reno Tahoe’s natural beauty, activities and outdoor events, but to also keep in mind that ski season is just around the corner.”

The “Sun’s Out, Fun’s Out” blog on has all the adventurous, and relaxing, details for travelers looking to make some memories before summer gives way to fall. Destination features include dozens of golf courses, hundreds of miles of hiking trails, breweries, outdoor art installations, and the Reno Riverwalk District, recently named one of “The 15 Best River Walks in the United States.”

The Truckee River runs from beautiful Lake Tahoe, east through the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, and into the hearts of Reno and Sparks. The Reno Riverwalk District sits along the banks of the Truckee River, featuring restaurants, tap houses and entertainment venues, as well as the opportunity for swimming, fishing and kayaking. Great outdoor shopping can also be found at The Outlets at Legends near Sparks Marina and at The Summit in south Reno.

Reno Tahoe’s outdoor events season is still in full swing! Legacy events such as the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off, The Great Reno Balloon Race (the biggest FREE hot air balloon festival in the world), the National Championship Air Races, and Street Vibrations keep the action rolling through September. However, time is fleeting for Food Truck Friday, running through August 27th at Reno’s Idlewild Park, and the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival drops the curtain on its 2021 season on August 22 at Sand Harbor State Park.

For more information on special events and upcoming entertainment, including live concerts, comedy shows and Broadway musicals, check out the full Events Calendar on

Reno Tahoe continues promoting responsible travel for 2021, and is continuously working with meeting, convention, trade show, and sports event planners to negotiate future group events at Washoe County event and lodging facilities. For information on how Northern Nevada is working to accommodate travel, please visit the Health and Safety pages on