• Caitlin McAninch

10 Things to Do in Reno This Fall

Updated: Feb 16, 2019



Fall is upon us! Finally! I am not a summer kind of gal. Mainly because I hate being hot. Reno has a beautiful autumn season with so much to do and see. Our season is actually a real thing, meaning the city changes color, the weather doesn’t drop from hot to freezing over night, and it’s really just the best time to be outdoors in Reno. As you can see from my cover photo, Bruce really loves fall too.

I’ve written up a list of the perfect Fall Bucket List for all Renonians! So read on to discover some great activities for you to do this fall season!

1. Visit the Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze


The most well known Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze in Reno, Ferrari Pumpkin Patch, opens on October 1st! The Pumpkin Patch is one of my favorite things to visit during the fall in Reno. We go as a big group every year, pick out our pumpkins, and then purchase a ticket for the Corn Maze. I don’t love the Corn Maze because I can never get out of there!!! But my little cousins love it! So of course we’ll be going!

2. Drive Out to Apple Hill

So, I have never actually been to Apple Hill. I’ve always wanted to go, but it’s just never happened. Luckily for me, I’ll be going this year on October 15th! It’s written in my calendar. From what I understand, you can pick apples, buy fresh apple cider and pies, and really just enjoy the fall weather. I cannot wait to go!

3. Go to Süp

One of my most favorite restaurants in town is Süp. And what better time to go there and enjoy an amazing bowl of soup then during the fall! Make sure you schedule in a lunch here this season! Notice: they are not open on Sundays!

4. UNR Football Game

The UNR Football season is in full gear and you should definitely head to one of their games! There’s plenty of beer and cocoa sold to keep you warm. Even though I haven’t been to a game since I graduated, I’m still a solid supporter to the Wolf Pack!

5. Go Paint Balling


Last year my family went paintballing for my cousin’s birthday. It was so much fun! We went in early November, and the weather was perfect. I really recommend this activity for any group looking to do a fun activity. Just beware, it hurts!

6. Spend Time Outside



There is so much to do outside in the Reno/Tahoe area, and the weather during the fall makes it that much better. Hiking is fantastic at this time, visiting anywhere in Tahoe, such as Squaw Valley Village, biking along the river – literally, anything is better during fall in Reno. I promise. The image on the above left is my family at the Chili Cook Off last year at the Grand Sierra, we had a blast and the weather was perfect. And then like clock work, almost every year it snows the day of or following Halloween. The image on the above right is last year's first snow, Bruce was so excited!

7. Celebrate Nevada Day!

Nevada became a state on October 31, 1864. Growing up, it just meant we always got out of school on Halloween. But now, I appreciate the day because I love my beautiful state. There are actually a surprising number of events going on, especially in Carson City. So if you truly want to celebrate, check out their list of events.

8. Prep for the Zombie Crawl and Go


The Zombie Crawl is on October 22nd this year. Cups are still sold for $5. Even though I have decided I am too old to go to Crawls, I won’t say that I had a bad time last year. And, the Zombie Crawl is one of the best ones of the year. Even if you aren’t planning on going wild, this is a great night to head downtown and people watch!

7. Walk Around UNR


The UNR Campus is gorgeous during the fall season. It’s always fun to grab a coffee from Bibo’s and walk North through the campus to see all the pretty colors. And all the girls dressed up as Han Solo (did you see this meme?). Since I’m not in school anymore, I just go up to the campus to take pictures, but I sure do miss it!

10. Celebrate Halloween


There is so much to do in Reno during Halloween. We have lots of activities for little ones, crazy haunted houses, and perfect neighborhoods for Halloween Night Trick-or-Treating. Most of these activities are going on the entire month of October, so be sure to find out what’s going on near you!

What are you planning on doing this fall? Any of these activities on your Fall Bucket List? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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