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Hot August Nights in Reno, NV. Credit: RickC.

By Jennifer Nielsen

Love classic cars, sock hops and rock ‘n roll? If so, don’t miss out on Reno’s biggest event of the year, Hot August Nights. Hands down the coolest way to check out classic cars from the 50’s and 60’s, this year’s festivities will take place from July 30 to August 8.  The events will kick off from South Lake Tahoe, the first time since its start in 1986. There’s a variety of events to choose from, including concerts, classic car parades, auctions and swap meets. Though some of the events require tickets (be sure to book ahead of time), many of them are free. Be sure to pack your sunscreen and sunglasses — it isn’t called “Hot August Nights” just because of the hot rods.

Beat the heat
Can’t take the heat? Luckily there’s plenty of casinos where you can play a little craps, blackjack, poker or just relax at the sports book Lounge to escape the scorching temperatures. Much like Las Vegas, the party never ends in Reno where the nightlife is nonstop.  You can also check out the many restaurants at the casinos or along the strip.

Peppermill Resort Spa and Casino

Peppermill Resort Spa and Casino

Cool down and save up
Check out these very cool deals in downtown Reno and save big:

  • Peppermill Resort Spa and Casino: At less than $100 dollars a night in downtown Reno, you couldn’t find a better deal. Oh, and don’t forget to pick up your VIP Coupon Booklet filled with over $250 in savings.
  • The Eldorado Hotel and Casino: This hotel is offering a rockin deal of 30% off a 3-night stay when you book early.
  • Harvey’s Lake Tahoe: set in the beautiful Sierra Mountains, this is one of the best places to enjoy summer activities. Relax in the luxurious spa, feast at the hotel’s restaurant or ante up at the 24-hour casino.
  • Royal Valhalla on the Lake: Located right on the beach in South Lake Tahoe, this hotel has both an indoor and outdoor heated pool. Start your day off with a continental breakfast and then head to the Heavenly Village for a walk with the family.

Make your reservations soon and you can take advantage of the 30% saving off 3 nights for this exciting event.

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A market manager for the West’s ski and mountain region, Jennifer Nielsen lives in Lake Tahoe and Park City with her husband and young daughter. A fan of every season, she loves water skiing and boating in the summer, and of course, skiing in the winter.

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One thought on “Hot August Nights: Reno’s classic car event”

  1. For all you classic car fans this is the place to be! My only advice to you all is to book now, the hotels fill up pretty quickly but you can still find some killer deals.


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