Escape the humdrum and drive to Reno this weekend
So, Labor Day weekend has come and gone and you're already day dreaming about your next vacation. We don't blame you. Stuck on where to go? We'd (obviously) suggest Reno. Labor Day typically marks the transition from summer to fall with cooler temperatures and children going back to school. But, here in the Biggest Little City it means the beginning of the fall events season which stretches from the Great Reno Balloon Race (Sept. 11-13) through the Eldorado Great Italian Festival (Oct. 10-11). Start planning your weekend getaway now with these ideas:
Tee off with golf specials at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa through Sept. 30
Sneak in one last round of golf with Atlantis Casino Resort Spa . The resort offers six different types of golf packages at some of the most breathtaking golf courses in northern California and northern Nevada. When you're not on the green, these packages include lodging at the AAA Four Diamond resort, dining and gaming credits and more.
Experience all-you-can-eat sushi at Roxy at Eldorado
Reno is the the self-proclaimed and anecdotally confirmed all-you-can-eat sushi hub of the country. If endless fish is on your weekend agenda, check out Sushi Sake at Roxy at the Eldorado Resort Casino . With a young hip vibe, guests can browse the iPad menu while sipping wine, sake, or one of Roxy's famous martinis. Sushi Sake also offers happy hour specials Sunday through Thursday from 4-5 p.m., including a free order of hot sake per order of all you can eat sushi. Sushi Sake offers all you can eat sushi Sunday-Thursday for $25.99 ($23.99 during happy hour) and Friday-Saturday ($27.99).
Rock Out with Maxx Cabello Jr.
If you happen to find yourself in South Lake Tahoe on Saturday, Sept. 12, head over to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe , where Maxx Cabello Jr. will be putting on a free show inside Vinyl. This guitarist and singer/songwriter hails from the South Bay of San Francisco. Doors open at 9 p.m. and show time is 9:30 p.m.
A trip down memory lane with Tahoe: A Visual History
Most people who live in and visit Reno are somewhat familiar with Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, but the exhibit currently on display at the Nevada Museum of Art will give you a newfound appreciation for the natural beauty of the lake and the surrounding area. Tahoe: A Visual History walks visitors through more than two centuries of history told through paintings, photography, basket making, and more. The exhibit is on display through Jan. 10, 2016, so you have plenty of time to catch it before something new comes along. Click here for museum hours and cost.
Heal your achy-breaky heart with Walker Williams
Get your country music fix at Gilley's at the Nugget Casino Resort with Walker Williams from Thursday, Sept. 10 through Saturday, Sept. 12. Hailing from Colorado, Williams fell in love with country music at a very young age and knew he wanted to take to the stage as soon as he could. Show time is from 8-11 p.m. and there is no cover charge.
Mixing mediums with spectrum at Edge
If late nightlife is more your scene, check out Edge Nightclub at Peppermill Resort Spa Casino . On Thursday, Sept. 10 at 10 p.m., the Siren Society presents Spectrum, a show featuring a range of artistic mediums, including painting, sculpture, sound, dance, and more. Admission is free and the show is open to ages 21 and older.
Savor the Post-Burn with the Pinhole Project
If you're missing the playa and all the new friends you've made there, check out the Pinhole Project: Photographs from the Playa at Church Fine Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno, now through Oct. 2. All of the photos were taken using the 100-year-old technique of pinhole photography. The photos are meant to challenge conventions and preserve the history of Burning Man. The exhibit is runs from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and is free and open to the public.
Music legend Engelbert Humperdinck to perform Sept. 11
Named after the Austrian composer who wrote Hansel and Gretel, Engelbert Humperdinck has composed hundreds of songs, from romantic ballads to a track for a Beavis and Butthead film, giving him a fanbase that not only spans the globe, but also spans generations. Another little known fact about Humperdinck is that rock and roll icon Jimi Hendrix opened for Humperdinck early in his career. Humperdinck will be performing in the Grande Exposition Hall at the Silver Legacy for one night only. Show time is 8 p.m. and tickets are $55.50-$79.50.
Discover Nevada at the Nevada Discovery Museum
If you've got your kids with you, the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum is the perfect place to spend a few hours exploring. There are plenty of exhibits and activities for kids of all ages to do. Right now, kids can learn about how their bodies grow, work, and heal with Inside Out: An Anatomy Experience . Kids, even the big ones, will love the cloud climber, which will make them feel like they're sky high, while teaching them about the water cycle at the same time. They can also learn about Nevada history, explore the world in the time of Leonard DaVinci, and more. Click here to plan your visit.