Reno, NV

Travel Guide
Reno
Along with casino games, gambling and entertainment, this western Nevada city has easy access to some of the nation’s best skiing and most beautiful surroundings.

Pass under the “Biggest Little City in the World” arched sign to enjoy the exciting activities of downtown Reno, Nevada. Drive less than an hour south of the city to appreciate the beauty of Lake Tahoe and summer and winter thrills at fantastic mountain resorts.

Just a 15-minute drive east of the California border, Reno offers opportunities for legal gambling, similar to its bigger southern Nevada sister city of Las Vegas. More than a dozen casinos offer slot machines, table games and video betting. Plan a full evening, with some games of chance, a delicious meal and live entertainment at one of the casinos in Reno itself or others in neighboring Sparks or Washoe.

Reno developed as a river crossing along the western migration path of pioneers in wagons and on horseback for the California Gold Rush. By the late 1800s, transcontinental railroad tracks ran along the river. The transcontinental highway followed a similar path in the first quarter of the 20th century. In the National Automobile Museum see more than 200 historic vehicles, some from that era and others owned by celebrities or appearing in films.

Outdoor fun opportunities here are unlimited. Play golf at Reno’s 10 courses or travel within a 60-mile (100-kilometer) range for 50 more. Walk or bike along the Raymond I. Smith Truckee River Walk in the city and stop for a meal or watch whitewater kayakers. Drive from Reno southwest along the twisting Truckee River to enjoy pretty views of the rushing waters and old railroad structures.

Lake Tahoe is a beautiful emerald green in summer, with opportunities for swimming, boating, fishing, paddleboarding and more. Multiple resorts around the lake offer summer hiking and mountain biking and winter skiing and boarding. Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is about a 30-minute drive from Reno. Go a bit farther to ski at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, which hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics.

Where to stay in Reno

Circus Circus Hotel Casino Reno at THE ROW
Circus Circus Hotel Casino Reno at THE ROW
4 out of 5
500 N Sierra St, Reno, NV, 89503
The price is $39 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
$39
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly resort in Reno. Enjoy free WiFi, 7 restaurants, and a casino. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
3.7/5 Good! (3,972 reviews)
"Everything was was good except bed sheets and pillows they smell really bad like sweat and ass very disappointed for the price I paid"

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Circus Circus Hotel Casino Reno at THE ROW
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
4 out of 5
2500 E 2nd St, Reno, NV, 89595
The price is $79 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
$79
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3
Stay at this 4-star spa resort in Reno. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the family amenities in our ...
4/5 Very Good! (5,586 reviews)
"Elevators need fixed. Half weren’t working during our stay."

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
4 out of 5
2707 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV, 89502
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $60 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
$60
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Reno. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (7,180 reviews)
Decent hotel, a little pricey for what you get.
"Had a good stay. Only issue was, them asking me to pay extra for the room immediately or wait three hours. It’s funny how 25 dollars makes a room magically appear available. Also when I book the room (3 weeks in advance) I requested a room in the highest floor available. At check in they informed ..."

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Legacy Vacation Resorts Reno
Legacy Vacation Resorts Reno
3 out of 5
140 Court Street, Reno, NV, 89501
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly condo in Reno. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
3.3/5 (1,186 reviews)
"clean. friendly staff. location was ok. liked having kitchen."

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Legacy Vacation Resorts Reno
Canyon Flats Condos By Barsala
Canyon Flats Condos By Barsala
Reno, NV
Stay at this condo in Reno. Enjoy free WiFi, a TV, and digital TV. Popular attractions Reno Events Center and National Bowling Stadium are located nearby. Discover ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (10 reviews)
"I had beenlooking for a place for the weekend, but most places wanted $150 a night, so i took a chance and went on expedia, and saw the add forthe condo, and booked it immediatly, and i am so glad i did becaise my stay was wonderful!"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

Canyon Flats Condos By Barsala
Kasa Archive Reno-Tahoe
Kasa Archive Reno-Tahoe
3.5 out of 5
2080 Basecamp Way, Reno, NV, 89502
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly apartment in Reno. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Peppermill and Cinemark-Century ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (28 reviews)
"This is a recently built, quality apartment-like facility. It is safe, clean and comfortable with a coded key entry to the parking lot, building and room."

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Kasa Archive Reno-Tahoe
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Reno

Taxis are reasonably priced in Reno, and offer one of the most popular ways for visitors to get around. Reno’s casinos are among its best-loved tourist attractions, and choosing taxis over a rental car allows for having a few drinks. A rental car will be needed for daytrips outside the city, however. Get around the downtown area using the RTC RAPID service, which runs regular buses. Visit the Regional Transportation Commission website.Browse Reno rental cars.

Best time to visit

Reno summers get swelteringly hot, with temperatures well into the 90s F (30s C) being a common occurrence. Book your visit for fall or late spring instead and there's still a good chance of plenty of sunshine, but with far more moderate temperatures. These seasons also tend to be a bit quieter for the city’s tourist industry, so you will probably have a wider range of accommodations to choose from.

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