Meet with a Breath of Fresh Air

The “Biggest Little City” is better than ever

By Sara Robertson

There’s no place where the bright, bustling city and pristine nature intersect more seamlessly than Reno-Tahoe. From the glowing light of Reno’s famous “Biggest Little City” arch to the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains, work, play and luxury all coexist.

Reno is filled with premier gaming properties plus a wealth of enriching activities that make your attendees part of a close-knit community, from dedicated sports fans to a thriving arts culture. It offers the particularly special element of easy access to natural wonders like the fresh air of Tahoe National Forest’s pine and cedar and the bright blue waters of Lake Tahoe.

Local Insider Tip

“Reno Tahoe is one of the West’s most dynamic destinations, an urban basecamp that insiders know makes it as easy to get out and explore the great outdoors or experience a local brewery as it does to get down to business. With 14,000+ hotel rooms within minutes of the airport, convenient lift from major markets, world-class conference facilities, 100+ annual events and 300 days of annual sunshine, planners and attendees will find plenty to love here.”

–  Ben McDonald, Senior Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority


5 Reasons Meeting Profs Love Reno

two people holding snowboards on mountain
Snowboarding in Lake Tahoe

The Reno-Tahoe region boasts the largest concentration of ski resorts in the country. Whether you’re staying lakeside, or enjoying vibrant downtown Reno, you’re never far from a perfect place to hop on a gondola to the mountaintops or explore backcountry ski routes.

If you’re headed to Reno-Tahoe in the summer, you won’t want to pass up the opportunity to explore Lake Tahoe’s crystal-clear waters. The Thunderbird Lodge Tour embarks on a three-hour cruise around Crystal Bay on a classic 1950s Woody. Onboard, guests can enjoy fresh fruit, pastries and mimosas.

Pineapple Pedicabs offer self-guided walking tours or tours on the classic pedicabs, the Reno Brew Bike and Sinderella, an LED-lit “art car” to take in Reno’s rich public arts scene. Meeting profs can choose from a selection of five tours, including the Burning Man tour and a mural tour—there’s just too much to see to pack into one excursion!

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Put on your game face and head over to the University of Nevada, Reno campus to watch a Nevada Wolf Pack game. The entire city of Reno holds pride for their Division I collegiate program, so when game day rolls around, it is an event you and your attendees won’t want to miss.

Hot August Nights is the largest classic car and nostalgia event in the country. Throughout the first week of August, car enthusiasts and spectators gather to view over 5,000 vehicles from the 50s through early 80s, accompanied by music from these eras, live headliners, show-n-shine competitions, vendors and a car auction.


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This article appears in the March/April 2024 issue. You can subscribe to the magazine here.