Where to Take Visiting Family over the Holidays

Do you have family or other guests visiting from out of town over Thanksgiving or Christmas, and are wondering what you’re going to do to entertain them AND keep the kids busy as well?  We have just the list for you – a resource of places and events to attend that will adapt to all ages and keep everyone happy. Cabela’s in Verdi – One can spend an afternoon in Cabela’s in Verdi even if you’re not a hunter or fisherman. Let grandpa peruse the fly fishing supplies while you and the kids check out the shooting arcade.  Then, have an affordable lunch in their cafe. Bowling – Take everyone out for an evening of bowling at Starlite Lanes.  If …


Fun Museum Finds for Kids in Our Area

Stuck on what to do with the kids over the weekend? Consider an educational adventure to the museum! Museum trips allow for a fun learning experience and outing that the whole family can enjoy and take part in. Even better, according to AAM’s Center For The Future Of Museums, “Museums can change the world.” That being said- we’ve compiled some popular museum finds in the area for you to check out! Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada in Carson City. A Carson area favorite, this museum is an interactive-based community where children will learn through playing. Their exhibits include: brickation, a rotating climbing wall, human anatomy, balloon with vertical fan, and a space shuttle with “Magic Schoolbus Solar System software.” Children’s …


“Trek out” the Carson Tahoe Wellness Mile!

Looking for a new way to enjoy the great outdoors while getting some exercise?  Carson Tahoe Health offers a Wellness Mile located at the 80-acre, master-planned regional medical campus! Whether you’re walking, biking,  or running, you can choose to travel the main Wellness Mile loop, the third-mile Nature Trail, or the quarter-mile Tranquility Loop. These new scenic trails offer majestic views overlooking Carson City and the surrounding Eagle Valley. The trailhead is located on the northeast end of the campus adjacent to a spacious parking lot and features a large map to explain possible routes. Each trail is clearly marked with distance traveled and offers encouraging health tips as visitors make their way along the path. Some points of interest …


5 Northern Nevada Outdoor Activities to Try this Weekend

Wondering how to get your family off the couch this summer? These dog-day recreations help put the fun back in fitness—and may just bring your family closer together, too. Hiking – Trail trekking is one of the best outlets to enjoy the natural treasures of Northern Nevada. If you’re looking to spend family time on foot, Echo Lakes Trail is an ideal option. Carved out between some of the highest peaks around Lake Tahoe, the shady Echo Lakes Trail affords one of the best views of the Basin from an outlook near its starting point. The trail has multiple entry points so you can plan as short or as long of a hike as you’d like. Younger children will enjoy …


6 Fun Things to do at Washoe Lake

Looking for a nice lake escape in Northern Nevada, but don’t want to make the drive to Lake Tahoe? Try exploring Washoe Lake State Park, which offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities year round. The major features are two lakes – Washoe Lake to the south and a much smaller Little Washoe Lake to the north. Here are six of our favorite things to do at Washoe Lake. 1. Hiking – The best time of year for hiking is during the spring and summer months. The desert, hills and lakes of the valley come alive with wildflowers, newborn quail and cottontail rabbits. There are an assortment of hiking trails and maps are available at the park office and …