Written by Chris Galli, Dickson Realty
It’s hard to be bored with such a fantastic variety of things to do in Northern Nevada. From Sparks to South Reno to Northwest Reno, you can find incredible restaurants, great shopping, exciting experiences and more. Looking for new things to do in Northern Nevada? Check out this list of places we think you should visit.
Things To Do In Northern Nevada: Sparks
Spark’s downtown has undergone an incredible transformation over the past few months, and more exciting developments are planned in the future. Most recently, a newly remodeled Galaxy movie theater opened in the heart of Victorian Square. Check out the luxury seats, large-format screens, and state-of-the-art sound systems at Galaxy Theatres Victorian Square. For a bite to eat or drink before or after the movies, check out nearby spots such as Great Basin Sparks Brewpub, Blind Onion Victorian Square, or Cantina Los Tres Hombres
No matter the season, it’s always a great time to find things to do in Northern Nevada at Andelin Family Farm. In the fall, you can search for the perfect pumpkin or get lost in the corn maze. In the spring there’s cuteness all around at baby animal days.
For a taste of how spirits were made in the mid-19th century, check out Seven Troughs Distilling in Sparks. This distillery handcrafts small batches of artisanal spirits such as moonshine, rum, vodka, gin, and bourbon using local grains and talent. Moreover, every Seven Troughs product has a unique story and tie to the state of Nevada. Visit the tasting room to sip every flavor.
Things To Do In Northern Nevada: South Reno
There are always new things to do in Northern Nevada at South Creek Center, located in South Reno. All the shops are locally owned and loved, and include boutiques, cafes, eateries, and high-end bars. From coffee to chocolates to wine and beer to tacos to pizza, South Creek offers a bite for every craving. Before or after your meal, you can also get a mani-pedi or shop for a unique treasure at one of the many stores.
Do you believe in magic? If you don’t, you will after visiting Impossibles Magic Shop & Theatre in South Reno. This 3,000-square-foot shop is the culmination of magician Justin Impossible’s dream of bringing the joy of magic to everyone. With monthly magic shows, private events, birthday parties, and more, Impossibles Magic Shop & Theater is a place for all ages.
Sip on one of the 140 whiskeys available at Hard Water House in South Reno. Hungry? This saloon-style bar and restaurant serves a diverse menu, from salads and sandwiches to tacos and steak. If Sunday football is your game, come root for your favorite team with NFL Sunday Ticket and watch on one of the seven TVs. And, if you make it before 10 a.m. on the weekend, you can enjoy a free Bloody Mary or Mimosa.
Things To Do In Northern Nevada: Northwest Reno
Need a change of location, but only for a few hours? Then check out Anything Virtual. This virtual reality arcade offers a dynamic gaming experience for all ages in its VR play areas. Step into the middle of the action, and explore new worlds or fight for your life. You can play in immersive experience by yourself, or join others for an online multiplayer game.
Head off the beaten path and eat at Chop 40, a comfortable, casual, and unique Verdi dining experience. Established in 2017 by a Verdi local, this restaurant offers house-smoked or wood-fired grilled meats, house-made dressings, and eclectic food and drink combinations.
Perhaps the smallest distillery in the world at 846-square-feet, Verdi Local Distillery packs a lot of flavor into a small space. Visit the distillery and taste unique craft creations such as Apple Cinnamon Whiskey, Garlic Whiskey, and exclusive seasonal and limited releases.