Visiting Northern Nevada
The sprawling landscape of northern Nevada is stunning during the winter and spring, and can be easily explored with a drive along Interstate 80. This highway stretches from the Utah border in northeast NV to the Tahoe National Forest, which overlaps between California and NV. Along the way, you’ll have a chance to explore charming cities like Elko, Winnemucca, and Fallon.
As you venture west, you’ll find the Reno, a welcoming and warm respite from the road. Reno is home to a wealth of excellent attractions, and features many of the big city amenities you might find in southern Nevada, but blended with warm, small town charms. As you plan your visit for the fall, winter, or even out in to the spring, be sure to check out the National Automobile Museum, and the Nevada Museum of Art.
To carry the moniker “biggest little city in the world” means a responsibility to treat guests and locals alike to premier events, festivals, and concerts – and Reno does just that this fall and winter. The Wrangler/Professional’s Choice ACTRA National Finals is one of northern Nevada’s premier rodeo events. Held in October at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, this team roping competition will span eight days.
Bull rider competing at a rodeo in Reno, NV
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Enjoy the Festivals of Northern Nevada
Reno hosts most of the major festivals and grand-scale events of the region and you’ll want to make your way to the area casinos for Halloween and Christmas celebrations. The Biggest Little City Wing Festival, Eldorado Great Italian Festival and the Off Beat Music Festival are a few events to add to your itinerary.
Discover National Parks in Northern Nevada
From Great Basin National Park to the east to Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest to the west, you’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors in any season. Spend your days fishing, boating, hiking, and enjoying winter activities at these national parks and break away to explore local towns for a taste of local culture and history.