As the temperatures warm up in Reno-Tahoe this summer, you may be looking for ways to escape the heat. Whether you’re looking for the chill relief of swimming in the lake or sitting in a temperate movie theatre, we’ve got you covered with plenty of ways to stay cool.
Slide Over To The Water Park
If you’re looking for slides and water attractions, check out one of the region’s many water parks. Some are privately-owned, while others are part of Washoe County’s aquatics program. Water Parks to enjoy In Reno-Tahoe this summer include:
- Melio Gaspari Water Play Park: This water park in Spanish Springs‘ Lazy 5 Regional Park Melio Gaspari Water Play Park offers a variety of fun water features.
- North Valleys Water Splash Park: This aviation-themed water splash park features more than 20 different water features and over 60 spray heads.
- Wild Island Family Adventure Park: Ride a variety of slides or enjoy floating down the Bahama Mama River.
It’s Pool Time!
Get in a workout or take a swimming class at one of the many public pools located in Reno or Sparks. With six to choose from, there’s always a nearby place to cool down in Reno-Tahoe this summer.
- Alf Sorensen Community Center Pool
- Deer Park and Pool
- Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center Pool
- Idlewild Pool
- Northwest Pool
- Traner Pool
Cool Off In The Great Outdoors
For a cool activity the way nature intended, check out one of the many lakes and rivers in the region. Some favorite spots to check out in Reno-Tahoe this summer include:
- Truckee River Whitewater Park: Whether you’re an experienced kayaker or simply want to dip your toes in the fresh water of the Truckee, this park in the heart of downtown Reno offers it all.
- Rock Park: Check out this parks’ variety of pools for kayaking, tubing, and rafting for all abilities
- Sand Harbor Beach and State Park: With beautiful views, sandy beaches and a range of amenities, this Lake Tahoe beach offers something for everyone.
- Sparks Marina: Enjoy windsurfing, sailing, swimming, scuba diving, fishing and boating at this 77-acre lake in Sparks.
Let’s Go To The Movies
If a cool dark theater is calling your name, check out one of the five indoor places to see a movie in Reno-Tahoe this summer. For an affordable treat, check out Cinemark’s summer dollar movie series, or the $4 tickets at the Grand Sierra Cinema.
Enjoy some competition with your cold air at one of the many arcades in the Reno-Tahoe area. Both the Peppermill Reno and Atlantis Casino Resort Spa have their own arcades, Game Lab and the Atlantis Fun Center, respectively. In the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, you can find 40,000 square feet of games and attractions at Fun Quest. For an old-school experience for the adults, check out the variety of vintage arcade games at Press Start in midtown Reno.
Ready, Player One?
If you want to play a game but also want to get out from behind a screen, check out one of the many experiential game rooms in Reno-Tahoe this summer.
Right Up Your Alley
Escape the heat at one of Reno’s many bowling alleys. If you’ve got kiddos with you, check out locations in the annual “Kids Bowl Free” program. Registered kids younger than 15 can receive two free games of bowling each day at participating locations during designated times.
Culture And Cool Temperatures
Beat the heat and learn something at one of Reno-Tahoe’s museums, including: