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Truckee River Walk, Reno

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Enjoy views of the rushing water and downtown Reno as you stroll or bike the paved Truckee River Walk. Built in the 19th century to connect the California Trail and Virginia City (the early Reno), the historical pathway runs through the city and is lined with shaded pavilions and public art. You'll cross two bridges along the way. An island in Truckee River is home to Wingfield Park, a popular hangout spot for locals. Use the riverwalk to reach the park and access downtown sites without the hassle of traffic. Put Truckee River Walk into our Reno family vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Where to stay in Reno

Since Reno's casinos want you to save your money for the blackjack table, they offer some very reasonable rates on their rooms. Even a stay in one of the amenity-rich resort- or spa-style casinos downtown can be quite affordable. Plenty of hotels, motels, inns, and lodges are scattered throughout town, though most lie in and around downtown. If you're planning to ski in the mountains west of town, staying near Interstate 80 can save a couple minutes on your commute. Accommodations in Reno generally remain easy to find, but the days before and after the popular Burning Man festival in the desert east of the city tend to see a bump in visitors. Consider booking ahead if your visit coincides with the festival.
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  • If you are traveling to Reno, I highly recommend taking a walk along our Truckee River You will have a beautiful river experience but also see some historic areas of the city. Start at our new Virgini...  more »
  • Reno is more than casinos. The Truckee River walk is a delight in Reno, watching the river flow and when we were there it was full and running wild with some kayakers testing the rapids. Wingfield isl...  more »
  • Truckee river flows between high priced condos and shops. Nothing fancy. A good walk for exercise. Shops and restaurants along the way. Not much. If I had the time, and it was a little warmer (41 June...  more »