Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe has the perfect mix of big and small... I guess that's why they call us the Biggest Little City! Are you looking for high-end shopping and five-star restaurants? We've got that. Love to peruse second-hand stores and a small, local "hole-in-the-wall" sounds like the perfect place for dinner? Our burgeoning downtown offers quirky districts with unique shopping and dining experiences that are right up your alley. Whatever your "taste," Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe has all the right ingredients.
Downtown Shopping & Dining Districts
Reno Riverwalk District
Reno was established right next to the first bridge to cross the Truckee River in the late 1800s. By the mid-1900s, Reno had become famous for gaming & nightlife, and the river that ran through it took a back seat to the glitz and glamour of downtown. In the 1990s, the city created The Raymond I. Smith Truckee River Walk, which brought new attention to Reno's scenic river corridor. Today, local merchants are proud to welcome you back to The Riverwalk District to celebrate the beautiful place where Reno began. Boasting award-winning restaurants (Campo was honored in Esquire Magazine!) and high-end art and retail stores, residents and tourists alike walk the Truckee River, shop, eat, drink, enjoy and live in Reno's Riverwalk District.
Nicknamed, 'Cal Ave', California Avenue and its surrounding area is just south of Reno's downtown business district. Cal Ave is home to an array of locally owned retail outfits, and provides some of the most unique shopping in Reno. Also home to restaurants like The Blue Plate (Greek and Asian fusion!) and bars like St. James Infirmary, Cal Ave is a popular hang out for business during the day, and the local community at night.
MidTown is the heart of the city and is quickly becoming the pulse. A growing district of funky coffee shops, restaurants, bars and distinctive, locally-owned retail shops, MidTown was created by a handful of local business owners and property owners doing business in the area. MidTown features monthly "Art Walks" and is fast becoming known for its gourmet food anchors and focus on craft beers and fine cocktails. Hipsters and families rejoice as MidTown has something for everyone.
Downtown Sparks - Victorian Avenue
A project of the Sparks Redevelopment Agency, Victorian Square is "downtown" Sparks. A beautiful tree lined street becomes the best special events plaza in Northern Nevada. Watch the latest blockbuster movie at the 14 screen theater and then dine in at many great restaurants lining Victorian Avenue.
Other Shopping & Dining Options
Information courtesy of the Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority
Located at the south end of Reno at Mt. Rose Highway, The Summit is an open-air lifestyle shopping center with more than 70 shops, specialty retailers, salons and restaurants to satisfy any palate. Some retailers include: Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Ann Taylor, Apple, Banana Republic, Bath & Body Works, Buckle, Cache, Charlotte Russe, Coach, Dillard's, Guess, Hollister, J. Crew, Jared "The Galleria of Jewelry", Lucky Brand Jeans, L'uva Bella Wine Gallery, M·A·C Cosmetics, New York & Company, Sephora, Tilly's, Vans, Victoria's Secret, White House | Black Market, Williams-Sonoma, and more.
The Legends at Sparks Marina
Located in Sparks, NV, The Legends offers outlet shopping, dining and entertainment in a large complex next to a 77-acre lake surrounded by walking paths, trees and sandy beaches. Located off I-80, The Legends is anchored by Scheels, the World’s Largest All Sports Store. Outlet retailers include: Adidas, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Bath & Body Works, BCBG Max Azria, BCBG Final Cut, Best Buy, BOSE, Carters, Converse, Easy Spirit, Gamestop, GNC, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, Gymboree, Guess, Harry & David, Kenneth Cole, Lane Bryant, Leather Works, Michael Kors, Nike, Nine West, Off Broadway Shoes, Olive Garden, OshKosh, B’Gosh, Saks 5th Avenue Off 5th, Sanrio/Hello Kitty, Target, Tommy Hilfiger, Vans, Volcom to name just a few.
The Meadowood is located right in the middle of Reno. Shoppers can enjoy more than 100 stores, specialty retailers, salons and restaurants to explore in a conveniently located indoor environment. Retailers include Macy's, Tilly's, Bath & Body Works, Sports Authority, JCPenney, Victoria's Secret, Brookstone, Express, The Children's Place and more.
Located in Northwest Reno, Cabela's is a leading specialty retailer, and the world's largest direct marketer, of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise.
Nature lovers know the Patagonia company for quality clothing and gear, and a socially conscious business model. Reno is home to Patagonia's main distribution center as well as a Patagonia outlet store where shoppers can find deals on everything from fishing waders to skiing jackets. Another point of interest: the 171,000-square-foot building received Gold Level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Visit the Reno Sparks Visitors and Convention Authority (RSCVA) to find a retail store in Reno or Sparks.
Restaurants & Food Trucks
Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe is home to award-winning restaurants, as well as a growing culture of food trucks that travel around town, and participate in Food Truck Fridays during the summer.
For more information on stellar restaurants, visit the Reno-Sparks Covention & Visitors Authority.
Farmer's Markets and Health Food Shopping
Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe boasts over 15 weekly farmers markets, bringing healthy organic food to the community during the year.
Great Basin Community Food Co-Op
The Great Basin Community Food Co-op, a community-owned food cooperative, is a full service natural foods market offering fresh organic and local produce, gourmet and everyday groceries, hundreds of items in bulk, Beer & wine, a wellness department and many hard to find specialty items.
Opening its first store in Reno in 2008, Whole Foods Market Reno strives to provide the highest quality natural and organic foods and outstanding customer service by friendly and knowledgeable team members while supporting a healthy community and environment.
Located in South Reno, Trader Joe's offers unique, healthy foods for a great value.