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

Nugget Casino Resort
Nugget Casino Resort
4 out of 5
1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $40 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Located in the heart of Sparks, this resort is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Outlets at Legends Sparks and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Reno Events Center. National Bowling Stadium ...
3.8/5 Good! (6,245 reviews)
"Had a great time. Would stay again"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Nugget Casino Resort
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
4 out of 5
2500 E 2nd St, Reno, NV
The price is $52 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
This family-friendly Reno resort is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Ultimate Rush Speed and Thrill Park and Grand Sierra Resort Casino. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (6,676 reviews)
"I was impressed how nice they remodeled it for being built in 1978,also wow on how fast the service was for the valley parking poor 3 guys to get 20-30cars in 30min Monday morning at check out ,,,"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
4 out of 5
2707 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV
The price is $50 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
Located in Reno/Tahoe Airport, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Virginia Lake Park, Atlantis Casino, and Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Club Cal-Neva ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (7,100 reviews)
"Beautiful"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

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
The price is $60 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11
This family-friendly Reno condo building is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Washoe County Courthouse and Club Cal-Neva Casino. Riverwalk ...
3.3/5 (1,052 reviews)
"The amenities at the property were satisfactory our stay was fine we got in fairly late and they were still up waiting for us more than a happy to help dining around the area with fairly scarce though"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

Legacy Vacation Resorts Reno
Home2 Suites by Hilton Reno
Home2 Suites by Hilton Reno
3 out of 5
1111 Meadowood Mall Link, Reno, NV
The price is $166 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Located in Reno/Tahoe Airport, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Meadowood Mall and Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Atlantis Casino is 1.3 mi (2.1 ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (210 reviews)
"great room with kitchen (although no stove). Good breakfast options."

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Reno
Homewood Suites Reno
Homewood Suites Reno
3 out of 5
5450 Kietzke Lane, Reno, NV
The price is $136 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Located in Reno/Tahoe Airport, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Meadowood Mall, Atlantis Casino, and Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Bartley Ranch Park ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (343 reviews)
"Bigger space than expected, good food, really clean, others very friendly"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Homewood Suites Reno
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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