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Arts, culinary experiences highlight a Reno renaissance Midtown Mural Tour The Reno-Tahoe area is a four-season destination that blends outdoor recre- ation and authentic Western heritage with its signature luxury resorts and gaming attractions. “The Biggest Little City in the World” also boasts booming art and culinary scenes. Jamie Lokan, tourism sales manager for Reno Tahoe, recommends the following tours, festi- vals and new attractions to experience those aspects of the city’s culture. Reno Food Tours Two top tours ents a tour that highlights the city’s vibrant street art. More than 60 murals can be discovered as visitors follow an interactive map that details the locations of the works. Reno Food Tours The company intro- duces travelers to some of the delicious culinary creations that local restaurants offer. The main tour covers places in Reno’s Downtown and Midtown districts. Midtown Mural Tour ArtSpot Reno pres- Feeling festive? Artown Now in its 22nd year, the festi- val brings more than 500 arts-centered events—including exhibits in a variety of mediums, musical performances and inter- active workshops—to Reno throughout the month of July. Off Beat Music Festival More than 100 performances take place in the Downtown and Midtown districts at venues ranging from large theaters to small galleries and breweries during this November event. New for you The Eddy One of the city’s newest hot spots, The Eddy is a former container park that is now home to bars and food trucks. Patrons can relax in the beer garden while sampling local microbrews, craft cocktails and a range of food. The space also fea- tures art exhibits and concerts. The Loop This new recreation complex will debut in South Reno this year. The 20-acre indoor sports facility will include bowling, a ropes course, roller skating and arcade games, as well as multiple restaurants. For more information, contact Lokan at or go to Be inspired by the light of the Aurora Borealis. Renew your energy under the Midnight Sun. Experience the warmth of Fairbanks— Alaska’s Golden Heart—and the gateway to Denali, Interior and Arctic Alaska. Call 1-877-551-1728 x3771 or visit for free group tour information, itinerary assistance, visitor guides and maps. 41