Explore Reno, NV
A three-day vacation guide to making the most of the fun along Reno’s Truckee River
Friday: Check in
Check into the 214-room Siena Hotel Spa Casino on the river; it’s quieter than the other gaming hotels (from $129; sienareno.com). Stroll to Beaujolais Bistro ($$$; 130 West St.; 775/323-2227), then to Jungle Vino (244 W. First St.; 775/329-4484).
Saturday: Whitewater adventures
For starters, fuel up at Java Jungle (246 W. First St.; 775/329-4484). For river supplies, hit Wild Sierra Adventures (407 N. Virginia Ave.; wildsierra.com) or the Reno Fly Shop (294 E. Moana Lane; renoflyshop.com). Or sign on to a tour with Tahoe Whitewater Tours (open May 1; from $65 for half-day; gowhitewater.com). All the action is at Truckee River Whitewater Park at Wingfield (at Arlington Ave.; cityofreno.com). For a quieter spot, try Idlewild Park (1900 Idlewild Dr.; cityofreno.com). Drop in at the Chocolate Bar (475 S. Arlington Ave.; 775/337-1122) or Se7en Teahouse and Bar (100 N. Arlington Ave.; 775/348-9526).
Sunday: Stroll the Reno River Walk