Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority

4001 South Virginia Street Suite G 89502

Why Choose Our Destination?

There's a vibrant intensity of change happening in Reno Tahoe. Fueled by rapid economic development with companies like Tesla, Amazon, Apple and Switch relocating here, a burgeoning culinary and brewpub scene, and increasing air service - this is the place to hold your next meeting. Our national tier one University of Nevada Reno and arrival of these titans of industry to Reno, provide one-of-a-kind field trips, workshops and access to speakers for your meeting. We invite you to explore all the compelling reasons why your next meeting or convention will be an exciting, productive and memorable experience in Reno Tahoe. With all the quality, convenience and after-event activities of much larger locales, Reno Tahoe provides a first tier experience without the expense and red tape that often is associated with large metropolitan areas. With 50,000 new jobs and thousands of people still moving to the area, this spectacular growth will generate vibrant meeting attendee benefits that already include: new air service, hotel development, restaurants, cultural activities, city beautification, and retail. Reno, Sparks, and North Lake Tahoe boast over 15,000 high-quality hotel rooms; modern, one level, 600,000 square foot Reno-Sparks Convention Center; and over 20 other convention and meeting places.


Come See. Fly Free!

09/18/2015 – 01/01/2100

Distance from airport

  • Reno-Tahoe International Airport

    3 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

Riverwalk District

Business district
5 minutes away
Reno's Riverwalk District is located in the heart of downtown Reno, along the Truckee River. In addition to the parks and public art, some of the best restaurants and bars are located in this area. Check out the Truckee River White Water Park in the summer to see kayakers and enjoy events at Wingfield Park. During autumn, the walkways along the river are one of the best spots in the area for changing leaves.

Sand Harbor State Park

1 hour away
Popular beaches in Lake Tahoe include Kings Beach, Chimney Beach, Hidden Beach and Sand Harbor State Park. Sand Harbor, in particular, is a favorite among visitors and locals, offering a boat launch, picnic areas and a beautiful beach. During July and August, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor offers plays set against the breathtaking backdrop of Lake Tahoe.

Outlets at Legends

15 minutes away
The Outlets at Legends mall is a must-stop for the most stylish bargain hunters and outlet-shopping enthusiasts. This contemporary shopping, dining and entertainment destination is located in Sparks, NV, just minutes from downtown Reno, and offers top-of-the-line shopping in a posh outdoor setting. The Legends at Sparks Marina is home to the area’s IMAX movie theater and Scheels. It also sits adjacent to the beautiful Sparks Marina.
1310 Scheels Drive
Sparks, NV 89434

MS Dixie II

1 hour away
The MS Dixie II might be the most historic way to get out on the water. Departing from Zephyr Cove, this historic paddle wheeler will take you on a guided tour of the lake that includes informative history and a special video presentation. The tour lasts 2.5 hours and is great for taking in the scenery and snapping photos. Private tours are available for groups.
760 U.S. Hwy 50,
Zephyr Cove, NV, US 89448

Midtown District

Business district
5 minutes away
Reno's Midtown District has truly become a gem in the heart of Reno Tahoe. From egg-cellent breakfast spots to vintage boutiques to some of the best bars in town, there's always something to desire. Not to mention, the area is home to dozens of awe-inspiring murals and public art pieces located right outside of restaurant and business hot spots.

National Automobile Museum

10 minutes away
Don’t miss “One of America’s Five Greatest Auto Museums.” It is the perfect, unique offsite event space for 50 to 1,200 people. The National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection) has a “Wow!” factor you don’t often find in a museum. You’ll see more than 200 eye-popping cars, and authentic street scenes. The facades bring displays to life; a department store here, a movie theatre there which accompany artifacts from each era.
10 South Lake Street
Reno, NV, US 89501

Virginia City

Historical landmark
35 minutes away
Roughly 20 miles southeast of Reno lies a little nugget of history in Virginia City, Nevada. Jump back in time by taking a stroll down the wooden sidewalks, quenching your thirst at one the unique saloons, riding on a steam engine or taking a haunted ghost tour in what was once the most important industrial city between Denver and San Francisco. Virginia City has been attracting visitors to the area with arts and culture for more than 150 years with art centers and museums scattered throughout the area.

Nevada Museum of Art

10 minutes away
The Nevada Museum of Art offers a sophisticated setting with superb amenities and service for groups up to 500, suitable for meetings, seminars, receptions, or any special occasion. Designed by award winning architect Will Bruder and inspired by the Black Rock Desert, the Museum meeting spaces ignite creative ideas while providing a pleasant social experience in a truly unique setting. The only accredited art museum in the state, the Nevada Museum of Art serves as a cultural and educational resource for everyone. The Museum provides the opportunity for people to encounter, engage and enjoy a diversity of art experiences. Exhibitions include works from the Museum’s permanent collections spanning nineteenth through twenty-first century art, traveling exhibitions from across the globe, and artwork by emerging artists.
160 W. Liberty St
Reno, NV, US 89501


Additional Information

For after-meeting adventures, Reno Tahoe offers an abundance of incredible and affordable dining options, 24-hour entertainment and breath taking outdoor activities that include North America’s highest concentration of ski resorts, 50 area golf courses and an urban whitewater park in the heart of downtown Reno. Our attractions like the numerous nationally-recognized museums and growing communities like the Midtown and Riverwalk areas combined with our hospitality, help us beat out many competing destinations. With nonstop service from 16 markets and approximately 120 daily arrivals and departures at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, visitors find that Reno Tahoe is easily accessible. Within an hour's drive, you will find Lake Tahoe, the state capital Carson City, thousands of biking and hiking trails, several lakes that are perfect for fishing and boating, and the entire length of the Truckee River, which runs right through the center of Reno's downtown. Couple those activities with Reno's hotels and casinos, plus a growing nightlife, and you have the perfect place to put up for a few days and enjoy some recreation. Kayakers can enjoy the Truckee River Whitewater Park (the centerpiece of the annual Reno River Festival), conveniently located downtown next to an eclectic mix of shops and eateries. Car enthusiasts should visit the National Automobile Museum if they can’t make it to Hot August Nights, Reno’s famous classic-car event. Other nearby attractions include a 8,900+ seat outdoor amphitheater in Sparks, NV and outdoor superstores Cabela’s and Scheel's grace the outskirts of the city.


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