Skip to content

Things to do in Washoe County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Harbour / Marina
“A bit of a drive, but quite an awesome beach. I would guess the most photographed area of Lake Tahoe.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Casino
“The Crysta Bay Club, also known as CBC to the locals, has a myriad of amazing LIVE Music shows. Check out devildogshows.com for the schedule of their events”
  • 67 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
$$$
“Order a cocktail and go sit outside by the large gas fire pit all seasons. Exceptional food! Also... they have a floating bar in the Summer at the end of a long pier, greatest party on the Lake! ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Ski Area
“Diamond Peak is great little ski area with some of the best views of Lake Tahoe.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$
“Unique menu with a variety that will please any palate. Tapas to share or eat as a meal. We like to order about six menu items and share of all it together ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Art Museum
“If you are here on the first Thursday, I highly recommend going to the "First Thursdays". They have live music, complimentary drinks and sometimes complimentary Gelato. The exhibits are always rotating. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Hotel
“You will love the Hyatt breakfast buffet, or order from the menu. The views are incredible. The price is about $25/person and it's usually not too busy. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
American Restaurant
$$
“Perfect date night location. You’ll be having dinner in a restaurant that was once an actual cabin. The food, service and ambiance is out of this world. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
$
“If you're headed up to Tahoe, then Mt. Rose highway is the way to go..and if you're going that way, then you should stop at T's for AMAZING burritos, tacos, and whole rotisserie chickens ”
  • 40 locals recommend
American Restaurant
$$
“Hungry for a lamb burger or just want to try everything Reno has to offer? Midtown eats is a great place to start. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Ski Area
“Never to be overlooked is the fact that Mt. Rose offers Tahoe’s highest base skiing and snowboarding. With a base elevation of 8,260,’ our parking lots are higher than some resorts peaks, ensuring the most supreme snow conditions throughout the season, even on the warmest spring days.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Museum
“Everyone will find something interesting in this incredible museum dedicated to the history of the automobile. Incredible collection and interpretive signage. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nice place for dinner. Up on the hill, near Diamond Peak, great views of the lake from their deck.”
  • 34 locals recommend
American Restaurant
$$
“Upscale comfort food. I recommend the chicken fried chicken. They also serve ice cream and bake pies.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
$
“Great little coffee spot along the Truckee River. Beautiful views and plenty of outdoor seating.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
$$
“Great espresso and love the Roobois Chai! Also quinoa bowls and breakfast sausage burritos are good!”
  • 18 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Tapas Restaurant
“Order a cocktail and go sit outside by the large gas fire pit all seasons. Exceptional food! Also... they have a floating bar in the Summer at the end of a long pier, greatest party on the Lake! ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Unique menu with a variety that will please any palate. Tapas to share or eat as a meal. We like to order about six menu items and share of all it together ”
  • 60 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Perfect date night location. You’ll be having dinner in a restaurant that was once an actual cabin. The food, service and ambiance is out of this world. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“If you're headed up to Tahoe, then Mt. Rose highway is the way to go..and if you're going that way, then you should stop at T's for AMAZING burritos, tacos, and whole rotisserie chickens ”
  • 40 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Hungry for a lamb burger or just want to try everything Reno has to offer? Midtown eats is a great place to start. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nice place for dinner. Up on the hill, near Diamond Peak, great views of the lake from their deck.”
  • 34 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Upscale comfort food. I recommend the chicken fried chicken. They also serve ice cream and bake pies.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Great espresso and love the Roobois Chai! Also quinoa bowls and breakfast sausage burritos are good!”
  • 18 locals recommend

Get to know Washoe County

Explore more on Airbnb