Reno is Carried Away with Carrie Underwood

April 8th at the Reno Events Center Carrie Underwood will perform to a sold out venue, and Reno couldn’t be more excited! If you have some tickets, share the photos of you and the concert on Facebook and Twitter!

Seven-time Grammy winner and Pollstar’s three-time top female country touring artist, Carrie Underwood, who just released her fifth studio album, Storyteller, launched a new arena tour in 2016 to take her new music on the road. The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round, in association with award-winning cosmetics brand ALMAY, kicked off on January 30 in Jacksonville, Florida, playing 40 arenas across the U.S. and Canada.

“I can’t wait to play new music from Storyteller for the fans,” shares Underwood. “I am so blessed to have this career and get to do to the things I do, but there is nothing like that moment when I get to step onto the stage to sing and all the fans are singing along with me.”

The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round will be Underwood’s first tour “in the round.” With the stage in the middle of the arena floor, the 360-degree setting will allow fans on all sides of the arena to get a very intimate and unique concert experience. Barry Lather (Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Usher, Michael Jackson) is the tour’s Creative Director and Butch Allen (Metallica, The Eagles, Eric Church, No Doubt) is Production Designer.

Underwood has arranged for a donation of $1 from each ticket sold at the U.S. dates of The Storyteller Tour to be contributed to the C.A.T.S Foundation to help aid its causes including Checotah, Oklahoma’s education and literacy programs. Established in 2009, the C.A.T.S. (Checotah Animal, Town, and School) Foundation helps with general causes, needs, and services in the area of Checotah, Oklahoma, Carrie’s hometown, to directly impact the community.

Sushi is on a Roll in Reno

If visiting Reno, you are probably excited to take advantage of all-you-can-eat. Not only is all-you-can-eat an amazing option, but there are so many amazing sushi restaurant options in Reno, too. Bring your chopsticks, your love of seafood and your adventure for sushi rolls and be ready for a delicious, and filling, time.

No need to stress yourself, we are going to prepare the list for you.

  • Kokopelli’s Sushi: Located inside a Mexican restaurant may seem like an odd idea, but not until you try the sushi options like the ceviche roll, a perfect combination of fresh sushi and amazing Mexican flair. There are so many other rolls too, so make your decision an easy one.
  • Sushi Sake: Located on the patio with Roxy, you can now choose a fancy martini and sushi at one table. Yum!
  • Reef Sushi and Sake: Sushi at this restaurant comes with a view of the river and what is better than that? There is even a sushi roll made with steak. Yeah, it’s that amazing.
  • Jazmine Reno: If you are venturing further outside of Reno, consider Jazmine. The ambiance will take you where “East meets West,” so in other words, an amazing dining experience.

Now that you have the list, plan your sushi adventure. Be sure to shout out the restaurants on social media and share your photos. Yum!

March Mayhem in Reno

Basketball is here! That means all the hoop action you could ever anticipate will be shown with food and drink specials and even prizes.

Circus Circus Reno is offering a $4 dog and draft and $5 deli-style subs right there in the Race and Sports Book, where you will be set to watch every moment of the game without starving. Come enjoy the prizes and the thrill of each basketball game. Join Circus Circus and you can be a winner too.

Did we mention there will be great HD viewing in the Race and Sports Book? There will also be prize giveaways. Earn a drawing ticket with each $100 or more wager. Drawing dates are 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. March 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th. Each drawing will have two winners who will receive NCAA merchandise. The Championship April 4th will also host a drawing at 5 p.m. for two winners who will receive prize packages with NCAA merchandise and Circus Circus prizes. Visit the Race and Sports Book for more details.

Irish Pubs in Reno for St. Patrick’s Day

If you are in the Biggest Little City for St. Patrick’s Day (and you should be) then you are probably looking for fun things to do in Reno. Why not visit an Irish Pub? Below are a list of some super awesome places, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

Dowtown Reno:

  • Ceol Irish Pub: This place boasts that it is traditional, not trendy, so you’re in for a good time. Located at 538 South Virginia Street.
  • Ole Bridge Pub: This is located right on the river, so you’re in for a good view. Located at 50 North Sierra Street.

Sparks:

  • O’Skis Pub & Grille: They offer the largest selection of corned beef dishes in town, and it doesn’t get much more authentic than that. Located at 840 Victorian Avenue.
  • O’Cleary’s Irish Pub: This place combined pool, bowling and of course a pub for a good time. Located at 1330 Scheels Drive, Suite 250.

Regardless where you end up for the holiday, remember to drink responsibly and take a taxi if you’ve had a few.

Paint Reno Green

If you are a lover of beer crawls, a lover of the color green or just frankly a lover of Reno, you must already know about the Leprechaun Crawl! For the rest of you, here is the info for an amazingly fun thing to do in Reno and even where to go in Reno.

The Leprechaun Crawl is this Saturday the 12th at 8 p.m. in Downtown Reno. Thousands of participants dress in St. Patrick’s themed attire (it’s not required but it’s way more fun so everyone does it) and purchase commemorative cups and maps that entitle them to drink specials, no cover and entrance into tons of costume contests, as well as the chance to party with the best people you’ll ever find!

Cups and maps are only $5, available on crawl night: pick up cups at our start location from 7:30-10:30 p.m. or until cups sell out! OR, pick them up in person at one of the retail locations (Junkee Clothing Exchange, Melting Pot World Emporium, Chocolate Walrus or Adam & Eve in Reno or Carson City). OR  get your cups before the crawl online.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your cup, plan your costume, grab some friends and hit up the bar stops along Downtown Reno. Remember your green!

national bowling stadium

Strike a Fun Time in Reno

Bowling is an activity that not only brings people together, but can also yield some exciting travel plans. Bowlers from all over will be in Reno from March 5th- July 10th, bowling and having fun. With so many fun things to do in Reno, why not add one more with bowling?

Reno has some bowling alleys in town, but Reno has a bowling stadium. Outside of Reno, a bowling stadium would sound ludicrous, but inside Reno a stadium is another amazing city marker. Check the photo. See that eye-catching building? That is a show-stopper.

Bowling is huge in Reno, and don’t take my word for it. Visit Go Bowl Reno, the only place you can find anything and everything to do with bowling in Reno, Nevada.  Or visit Bowl, for information about the USBC, United States Bowling Congress, which  is the national governing body of bowling as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). It is a membership organization that provides standardized rules, regulations and benefits to make bowling fair and fun for everyone. To become a USBC member and be able to try your hand at bowling in Reno, Nevada, click here.

Not to mention, bowlers in Reno also get some amazing perks at the local casinos. With the Bowling Stadium in the heart of Downtown Reno, you are within walking distance of a good time.

 

Courtyard Buffet Circus Circus Reno

Home Means Nevada, Home Means Buffets

Yahoo made a list of the foods that represent each state, and Nevada didn’t just get one, but the whole buffet! If you make your way to Nevada, especially Reno, you’re going to want to taste all the city has to offer. What better way to do this than with a buffet? Local buffets offer everything from local vegetables to ethnic dishes and restaurant favorites. All you need to do is grab a plate and fill up!

Here are some of the great buffets you have to look forward to!

  1. The Courtyard Buffet: This gem is inside Circus Circus Reno in the heart of Downtown Reno. From the fresh salad bar that includes build your own Caesar, Spinach and tossed green salad fixings, to the stir-fry and noodle bar where you choose your ingredients and the chef prepares your dish while you wait, it will be a challenge to decide which station to visit first.
  2. The Buffet: Inside Eldorado Reno, this buffet offers a wide variety, featuring favorites like pizza, freshly baked desserts, breads, pastries and omelets. The Buffet serves food fresh from the Eldorado’s own bakery, butcher shop, pasta shop and gelato factory.
  3. Flavors! The Buffet: This buffet inside Silver Legacy has everything you need in a buffet. Friday night’s seafood buffet is a spectacular mouth-watering bounty from the sea. Saturday night is International night – and don’t forget the Saturday and Sunday Champagne Brunch.

 

Reno Arch

Selfie Stops in Reno

Selfies are all the craze, and if you have been living under a rock, I will fill you in. With your phone primarily (although a camera can do) a selfie is when you hold the phone and take a picture of yourself, usually of your face. With that said, you want your selfie game to be on point, so here are some popular Reno landmarks, perfect for your selfie debut, and a perfect thing to do in Reno.

  1. The Reno Arch: Located in the heart of Downtown Reno, the Reno Arch cannot be missed. This is on Virginia Street, between Eldorado Reno and Harrah’s Reno and is the perfect backdrop for your selfie. If you plan to do this while standing in the street, watch for cars. Don’t be that person who gets or hit or holds up traffic. Be safe, and take the photo from the sidewalk.
  2. Eldorado Fountains: These fountains are gorgeous and have everything you need in a fountain. This is another iconic spot to take a selfie, presenting the perfect backdrop for any photo-op. This is super easy to find. Go inside Eldorado to the second floor and walk toward Silver Legacy, these fountains are right by Roxy, so why not grab a drink? (If you’re 21 that is.)
  3. Silver Legacy Mining Rig: The infamous Silver Legacy dome is not empty, inside is a mining rig! There are lights, and elegant machinery. Snap your photo here and explain to all your friends the thing behind you. It is a sight to be seen while in Reno.
  4. Topsy the Clown (Or the elephants or tiger or lion!): Circus Circus Reno has a couple amazing selfie spots. The first is Topsy the Clown, this gigantic neon sign is right on Virginia Street outside the Circus Circus Reno doors. It has the biggest little smile, 14-feet across to be exact. Inside, you can find elephant statues (who sometimes sport outfits) located by Dos Geckos Cantina and there is a lion and tiger statue by the north parking garage. These are all prime selfie spots.

Can you think of any we have not included? Let us know and share your photos with the world! There are so many fun things to do in Reno and so many amazing things to see.

Valentine’s Day in Reno with a Steakhouse

You have a week to plan Valentine’s Day. If you do not have any ideas at all for this special day, do not fear. Here are some amazing local steakhouses in Reno, right in Downtown! Call them today, and cross your fingers, to get your reservation in! If not, may we suggest a picnic by candle light? Choosing a favorite activity? Snuggling by a fire? Those can be romantic too!

  1. The Steakhouse at Circus: This restaurant is located in the middle of Circus Circus Reno, featuring amazing steaks, decadent fish dishes and even better libations! This restaurant is elegant, but not stuffy.
  2. Sterling’s Seafood Steakhouse: Located in Silver Legacy, Sterling’s now offers interactive electronic menus for both the wine list and dinner menu. This makes your selection not only more enjoyable but more informed…and Sterling’s is the first restaurant in Reno to offer it!
  3. Harrah’s Steak House: Inside Harrah’s Reno is the Harrah’s Steak House offers exceptional service and delicious entrees, perfect for your Valentine’s Day in Reno. This is a favorite among locals!
  4. Washoe Steak House: This is the only one on our list that is not inside a casino. Washoe Steak House is dedicated to providing a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere with a touch of neighborhood warmth. Sit above Reno, and enjoy panoramic views of the mountains and the Truckee River.

We are wishing you all a fantastic Valentine’s Day and we hope our list helps you plan that special day for you and your sweetie!

Reno Entertains

Reno brings the entertainment. Actually, better than that, Reno consistently brings the entertainment. Reno brings the shows that make you weep weeks later at the thought of how beautifully it was done. Reno brings the concerts that make you smile like a fool while at work, remembering the excitement of it all. Reno brings the reason to visit, and with something happening each and every week, you are going to want to visit.

There are so many different venues around town, some we have already spoken about like the concert venues,  museums and we have even spoken about a variety of Reno Events. But you’re wondering, what reason is there to visit this month? We’ll do you one better, here are reasons!

Visit Silver Legacy and you can catch a variety of different shows ranging from Mike Tyson to Jim Jeffries and even Ramon Ayala.These shows are for February, there are even more than that through the year. Check out their schedule on the website to pick your vacation!

You can even visit Eldorado Reno for some more amazing Reno entertainment, like Footloose! The four-time Tony Award nominee “Footloose” is dancing its way to the Eldorado Resort Casino, January 19 through April 17. This timeless tale based on the Oscar-nominated film features exciting dances, a heartwarming story, and of course, explosive rock and roll music.

These are some amazing shows, and just think, with Valentine’s Day, there will be plenty of other local festivities!