Outside Magazine Calls Reno Happiest Place to Live in America


For decades, Reno was largely considered a smaller, less glamorous version of Las Vegas. I remember my dad, who lived here when I was born, calling it a “poor man’s Vegas.” But the biggest little city in the world stopped trying to be a mini Vegas years ago—and it shows. The picturesque high desert city, which is situated roughly 20 miles north of Lake Tahoe and about 10 miles east of the California border, was just crowned the happiest U.S.

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The Best Spots for Fourth of July Fireworks in Reno-Tahoe


July 4 is just around the corner and if you haven’t yet made plans for what to do, I’m sharing a comprehensive list of options in the Reno-Tahoe area. There are several places to enjoy a spectacular show here in northern Nevada, from the third annual Grand Fireworks Spectacular at Grand Sierra Resort to the eco-friendly drone show at Tahoe City. Below is a round-up of your options this fourth of July. Star Spangled Sparks The Nugget hosts this all-day event

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Don’t Miss the Second Annual Reno-Tahoe International Art Show

There’s Artown, and then there’s the Reno-Tahoe International Art Show (RTIA). The former speaks for itself. And after its inaugural show in 2022, the latter is already making waves. The city-to-lakeside celebration of fine art and sculpture is one way Reno Creative Movement is working to position Reno, Nevada, as a nationally recognized destination for arts and culture. The mix of talent—local, national and international—includes the First Nations Indigenous Peoples Pavilion and playa art straight from Burning Man. Here’s what

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