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When to Go

Any time is a good time to visit Reno, though for different reasons. From late spring to early fall, the weather is warm and dry, perfect for hiking, biking and picnicing in the park. Temperatures in July and August can climb to 32°C (90°F) but there's quick respite in the ever-chilly lakes and rivers, not to mention the climate-controlled casinos and museums. Winter can get downright cold, with a January daytime average of around 4°C (40°F). Snow is not uncommon - nevada means snow-covered in Spanish - and sudden storms can make driving tricky and occasionally impossible. But with snow comes skiing, and Reno is convenient to a number of Lake Tahoe ski resorts. If you want to avoid the hordes, keep in mind that school vacations are from early June to early September, and around Christmas and Easter. From Memorial Day to Labor Day prices will be higher and hotel beds will be harder to come by.

July and August are the warmest and clearest months in Reno, with temperatures reaching averages of 30°C (86°F) and above. In winter, snow can fall anytime between October and April. In general, the sun shines on Reno through the seasons. A temperature-related phenomenon known as 'inversion', combined with smoke from the city's many wood-burning stoves, can create a persistent haze in cold months.

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Getting Around

RTC's Citifare bus system covers most of Reno's metropolitan area. The routes generally go to and from downtown - the main transfer site is at the RTC 4th St Station downtown. Reno's streets are easy to navigate, and a car is handy for getting between sites around the town.

Health and Safety

Nature's own elements will be of most concern whilst in Reno. Sensible precautions can help avoid dehydration, heat exhaustion & heatstroke. Take it easy as you acclimatize to Nevada's high temperatures. Always drink plenty of water. You may also experience sickness or dizziness due to high elevation in Reno and Lake Tahoe; drink plenty of water or head down to a lower altitude. Don't forget to slap on some sunscreen.

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