5/5 - Excellent
Verified travelerSep 23, 2019
I love our town... We live in Spanish Springs and choose to stay in Reno to celebrate our anniversary. We enjoyed the Wine walk and Pegs diner for breakfast.
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.
Dining, Casinos and Entertainment
This one-of-a-kind landmark building is dedicated to Reno’s favorite pastime and a quintessential American sport.
An awesome peek into the world of automobiles — not just for speed demons, bikers and grease monkeys.
From fast cheetahs to ambling tortoises, this unique Nevada zoo provides down-on-their-luck animals with a sanctuary to revive, thrive and educate visitors.
Stargazers and science buffs will have all their questions answered in this landmark 1960s-designed planetarium.
From fossils to early slot machines, 10,000 years of Nevada history comes to life in this vast collection of artifacts, manuscripts, photographs and film.
With 10 restaurants, more than a dozen bars and lounges, a spa, 1,500 slot machines and 48 gaming tables, this Tuscan-themed resort is an entertainment haven.
Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.
Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.
Squeeze the throttle of a quick-starting, water-spraying, adrenaline-pumping jet ski and cruise around the waters of scenic Lake Tahoe. On this aquatic adventure, tour the sandy shores, quiet coves, and turquoise bays of this stunning mountain lake with a high-powered water toy.
Explore the breathtaking beauty of Lake Tahoe and the nearby Olympic Valley on this luxury shuttle tour around the entirety of the lake. Stop along the way for photo ops at various lookouts, see the site of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games, and learn about the spectacular flora and fauna throughout the region.
Admire the rugged beauty of the Sierra Nevada and brush up on your photography skills during a guided tour of Lake Tahoe. Under the tutelage of a skilled nature photographer, this tour takes you to Tahoe's southern and western shores for the chance to snap image after image of the dazzling alpine scenery.
This adventure will take you through the heart of Chicago and let you see how it has changed over time, while also having fun. This hunt has been evolving over time to be as entertaining as possible, while showing you as much as possible.
Verified travelerSep 18, 2019
I liked the Peppermill Hotel