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Best Times to Visit Reno

The best times to visit Reno are April to May and October to November. That's when you'll find pleasant weather and few crowds. But there's a reason why so many travelers head to Reno during the summer and winter: The city's proximity to the lake, beaches and ski slopes of Lake Tahoe make it an ideal place to explore the outdoors. No matter what season you decide to go, consider visiting during the week. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year, hotels raise their prices and fill to the brim with weekend gamblers and visitors from Lake Tahoe.

Weather in Reno

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Average Temperature (°F)
43.2
25.4
47.8
28.2
55.3
32.7
61.9
36.4
71.3
44.2
81.4
52
90.8
61.3
88.5
58.6
79.3
50.5
66.3
40.6
52.2
32.3
43
25.6
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Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Average Precipitation (in)
1.02
1.06
0.78
0.53
0.67
0.56
0.22
0.23
0.38
0.61
1.02
1.18
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

April-May

Reno's spring is accompanied by a lack of tourists and temperate weather  average high temperatures range from the mid-60s to the low 70s. The weather is ideal for hiking in the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains. But keep in mind that it can get cooler at higher altitudes and at night, so pack some warmer layers.

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June-September

In the summertime, Reno is flooded by adventure junkies looking to take advantage of the Biggest Little City's proximity to Lake Tahoe, Pyramid Lake and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Culture hounds can also find their fix thanks to Reno's warm weather festivals. If you are planning a summer visit, come with sunscreen; temperatures are known to reach the 90s. To avoid the heat, consider visiting at the beginning or end of summer, when highs in the 80s are slightly more bearable.

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October-November

After the summer heat and before winter snow, Reno experiences its second shoulder season. Once again, visitors will experience a slight drop in room rates and a noticeable absence of fellow tourists. Temperatures during this time range from the 30s to the mid-60s, so pack appropriately.

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December-March

As the weather grows colder, Reno welcomes back the crowds of tourists headed to Nevada's western edge for some snowy fun. Although the slopes near Reno don't compare to the ones in Lake Tahoe, Reno's hotel prices still rise to accommodate the surge of visitors looking to partake in some winter sports. Make sure to reserve a room at least two weeks in advance, and remember: It never hurts to ask about discounts.

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Popular Times to Visit Reno

Average Tourist Volumes

Ttourism volume is estimated based on in-market destination search query interest from Google and on travel.usnews.com in 2015-2016. Hotel prices are sourced from a sample of U.S. News Best Hotels rates through 2015-2016.

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