Bring it in

You don’t have to venture into the great outdoors to stay active this winter

As winter sets in, many people are looking forward to spending chilly evenings by an open fire. Winter sports aren’t for everyone—but prolonged idleness can lead to a serious sense of cabin fever. In Reno, you can find a variety of activities to work your body and mind, without strapping on a set of skies or a snowboard.

Coconut Bowl

Those hoping for an all-in-one option can find it at Wild Island Coconut Bowl, next to Legends at Sparks. The 40-lane bowling complex also features glow-in-the-dark miniature golf. What makes Coconut Bowl so great is the how well it fits for a family of all ages, with many options depending on the mood of the night. Whether you are feeling a bit limber and want to take on the laser maze, or your dad wants to prove his marksmanship in the 3-D zombie shooter arcade ride—Coconut Bowl has something for everybody.

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If your muscles have been feeling deflated by the lack of outdoor activity, Basecamp at Whitney Peak Hotel in downtown Reno features an intensive fitness center with indoor rock climbing walls. The award-winning rock climbing facility features inexpensive day passes and discounts for students, as well as group fitness classes to work off those holiday pounds. Cool parents can also host their children’s birthday parties, which includes two hours of climbing and staff supervision.

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Break Through Reno

If you and your friends are in the mood to solve some puzzles and become mildly annoyed with one another, Break Through Reno offers a variety of “escape rooms” to test your mental faculties. The rooms range from trying to break out of an old West jail to infiltrating a shadowy organization—and there are only only 60 minutes to solve the challenges. Phones and other electronic devices are prohibited while in the room, so those seeking a night off from distractions will be more than pleased. With a $60 minimum, the rooms can be a little tough on the wallet, but its an experience like no other.

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Bundox Bocce

Want to spruce up date night or add a twist to the company holiday party? Bundox Bocce at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Reno has what your looking for. You can challenge yourself to the intense and exotic sport of bocce ball. What makes this space so unique is how many people can get involved with the action, with up to 72 people being able to play together at once. In addition to bocce ball, the space features ping pong, skee-ball and a full bar.

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Anything Virtual

Tired with spending long hours slumped on the sofa playing video games but still need that artificial rush? Anything Virtual allows patrons to play virtual reality video games for a fraction of the cost of a VR setup. Currently, Anything Virtual has a variety of VR games, including high intensity shooter Super Hot VR and quirky sandbox Job Simulator.

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