This fall, travelers can leave the rake at home and layer on the sweaters to visit the “Biggest Little City” of Reno Tahoe, with colorful autumn leaves and crisp temperatures. Travelers can kick off the season with all things freshly brewed and baked from Walden’s Coffeehouse, where pumpkin takes the stage in their seasonal pumpkin oatmeal, and pumpkin spice lattes and chai's. Guests can check into The Jesse, a cozy 6-suite boutique hotel conveniently located in Downtown Reno. Exposed brick walls and hardwood floors bring guests down to Earth before elevating their experience with luxury accommodations and amenities such as custom-built bed frames and the hotel’s restaurant modern Mexican cantina, Estrella.
The surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains come alive with reds and yellows, and visitors can hike the locally-loved Tom Cooke Trail with a furry friend right off the iconic Truckee River or explore the tree-lined Reno Riverwalk dotted with locally-owned businesses, cafes, restaurants, and bars.
When Halloween comes around, travelers can participate in one of the 10 Best Costumed Halloween Parties in the Nation: The Reno Zombie Crawl in Downtown Reno. The infamous event is one the biggest bar crawls in the world with over 15,000 zombies, more than 40 bars, and 150+ specials, plus karaoke and dance parties.
For a more frightening experience, visitors can visit the Corn Creepers Cornfield at the Andelin Family Farm in Sparks for a haunted journey through the vast cornfields ladened with zombies prepared to scare. If travelers are looking for something more family-friendly, the farm also offers a traditional 5-acre corn maze, paintball and pumpkin patch picking.