What to do in Reno, NV

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If you have ever wanted to spend some time in a city where the authentic ambiance of the Old West still exists, you should take a trip to Reno, Nevada. Reno isn't only for those who want to spend their time in casinos -- Reno activities range from trail riding through the high desert, fishing on nearby Lake Tahoe.

, paying a visit to the Nevada Museum of Art, or attending a performance at one of the city's many fine community theaters. Affectionately called "The Biggest Little City in the World" by residents and visitors alike, Reno is just that -- a small city that is easy to navigate in with minimal use of a good map. Worthwhile things to do in Reno are so abundant that you could spend months as a tourist in the city and never become bored or restless.

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Reno is just large enough so you can get lost for hours while you soak up the local culture, yet is it small enough so you'll get to know a few names and faces if you frequent the same spots several times.

If you decide to visit Reno during the winter months, you will find plenty of opportunities to participate in winter sports. Skiing and snowboarding are both very popular here. No matter what time of year you visit, we'll be able to help you line up Reno excursions and locate the places to visit that most suit your personal tastes and preferences.

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What to do in Reno

Free Things to Do in Reno

A vacation in Reno need not break the bank. You can leave your wallet behind if you go to:

Reno City Hall - Pay a visit to this local landmark and be wowed by its splendid design.

Reno Arch - Drop by this historic site and learn a little about the area's cultural heritage.

Riverwalk District - This is a thriving area where you can absorb the atmosphere and appreciate local life.

Wingfield Park - Revitalize your mind and body by spending some time with Mother Nature.

Things to Do in Reno with Kids

There's fun for the whole family in Reno. Here are some family friendly experiences to enjoy together that'll make your trip unforgettable:


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Frequently asked questions

What should I not miss in Reno?
Don’t venture home without crossing off the following list of superb sights:

  • National Bowling Stadium
  • Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe
  • National Automobile Museum
  • Animal Ark

Are there cheap things to do in Reno?
What can you do in Reno for free?
You’ll hardly have time to fetch your wallet out of your pocket with so many wonderful free things to do:

  • Atlantis Casino
  • Club Cal-Neva Casino
  • Reno Arch
  • Boomtown Casino

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