Topaz Lodge Fishing Derby

Reno, Jan. 1 – April 15

Get Paid to Fish!!!Travel south from Carson Valley down US Highway 395 to Topaz Lake for the annual Topaz Lodge Fishing Derby that kicks off on January 1st, 2018 and runs through April 15th. With 2,500 acres of open water, Topaz Lake has primarily two types of trout, Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout.A top prize of $1500 will be awarded to anglers with the top five largest trout. Website:


Indoor Skydiving – Learn to Fly

Las Vegas, open daily 10:30 a.m. – 6 pm.

Try indoor skydiving in a one-of-a-kind vertical wind tunnel with wind speeds of up to 120 miles per hour! No airplanes or parachutes are involved in this adventure. It’s just you and the wind. Session lasts 15 minutes. Meeting place – 200 Convention Center Dr., Las Vegas, half a block from the Las Vegas Strip between the Encore and Riviera hotels.


 Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Las Vegas, open 24 hours. Free.

The Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is easily a top candidate for the most photographed spot in Las Vegas. It’s also one of the best free attractions on the Strip. On display in the hotel lobby, the exhibits change every few months based on the season. The winter display is especially impressive.  You’re also just steps away from the famous Bellagio fountains, which offer breathtaking water shows that shoot hundreds of feet into the air.


 Mermaid Megara Greet & Swim

Carson City, Jan. 6, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., 1500 Old Hot Springs Road

Are you wanting to warm up this cold winter? How about coming to the Carson hot springs and swimming with a real life mermaid?! Mermaid Megan will be making a special appearance for two hours and would love to swim with you and the kids. Mention at the front desk when you arrive that you are here for the mermaid event and you will be given a special wristband!


Visual tour of Winter Trails- Presentation

 Lake Tahoe, Jan. 5, 1-3 p.m.Galena Creek Visitor Center, 18250 Mount Rose Highway

The Lake Tahoe basin is one of the best areas in the nation for outdoor recreational opportunities, thanks to abundant sunshine and world class mountain scenery with the gorgeous lake as a centerpiece. Author Mike White and award-winning local photographer, Mark Vollmer, will present a slide show of Tahoe’s winter wonders at the Galena Creek Visitor Center.