RenoUnited States of America

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4/5Top Destination

Come to Reno and enjoy its casinos, entertainment, and food.

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.

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Dining, Casinos and Entertainment

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Where to stay in Reno

Downtown Reno
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Downtown Reno

Casinos, Dining, Entertainment

3.5/5 (2,448 Ratings)

The casino-filled core of the city, Reno’s buzzing downtown is in the midst of regeneration and features an attractive Riverwalk area. 

Top Hotels in Reno

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
4 out of 5
2500 E 2nd St, Reno, NV
$53
per night
Oct 17 - Oct 18
4.1/5Very Good! (17,313 reviews)

"The staff was very friendly. The room was clean and up to date either the times and the bed was comfortable"…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2019

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
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Nugget Casino Resort
3.5 out of 5
1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV
$36
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
3.9/5Good! (16,838 reviews)

"Staff was very helpful when I checked in . The valet was excellent service also."…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Nugget Casino Resort
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Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
4 out of 5
2707 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV
$55
per night
Oct 13 - Oct 14
4.2/5Excellent! (11,049 reviews)

"First class 4 diamond resort the only down side was the cafe. The food was beyond bad"…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

Popular things to do in Reno

National Bowling Stadium
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National Bowling Stadium

4/5 (169 Ratings)

This one-of-a-kind landmark building is dedicated to Reno’s favorite pastime and a quintessential American sport.

National Automobile Museum
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National Automobile Museum

4.5/5 (295 Ratings)

An awesome peek into the world of automobiles — not just for speed demons, bikers and grease monkeys. 

Animal Ark
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Animal Ark

4/5 (123 Ratings)

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.

Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center
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Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center

4/5 (63 Ratings)

Stargazers and science buffs will have all their questions answered in this landmark 1960s-designed planetarium.

Nevada Historical Society
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Nevada Historical Society

4/5 (70 Ratings)

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.

Peppermill
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Peppermill

4.5/5 (638 Ratings)

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. 

Top activities in Reno

Operation City Quest of Reno, NV
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Operation City Quest of Reno, NV

$10

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.

One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Reno, NV
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Reno, NV

$3

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.

Lake Tahoe Jet Ski Rental
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Lake Tahoe Jet Ski Rental

$167

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.

Guided Lake Tahoe & Olympic Valley Luxury Shuttle Tour
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Guided Lake Tahoe & Olympic Valley Luxury Shuttle Tour

$55

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.

Guided Lake Tahoe Photography Tour
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Guided Lake Tahoe Photography Tour

$179

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.

Self-Guided Reno United States Scavenger Hunt
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Self-Guided Reno United States Scavenger Hunt

$11

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.

Reviews of Reno

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 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.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Sep 22, 2019

Alot of construction going on there so many detours and limited parking frustrating

4/5 - Good

Ralph

Sep 21, 2019

Was stationed in military at Fallon NAS 50 years ago. Visited NAS and attended National Air Races. The #1item on my Bucket List. Met and had much fun with some local Reno residents and am planning on returning for races in 2021 if at all possible.

5/5 - Excellent

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Sep 20, 2019

Seemed like a great city to visit. We did a lot of site seeing and the city has a lot of personality.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Sep 19, 2019

The entire area seems a little rundown with a lot of “street”people lurking around. Sad 

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Sep 18, 2019

I liked the Peppermill Hotel

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48 hours in Reno

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