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Reno Attractions

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.

Contacting us here at Expedia for the best prices on Reno tours and other top activities and must see attractions is an excellent way to get the maximum amount of value for your tourist dollar. We know you want to see as much of the city as possible during your visit, and we'll provide you with the best deals on attractions in Reno, lodging, and transportation so all you have to do is enjoy your western adventure in NV after we take care of the planning.

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.

Things to Do in Reno with Kids

You'll find plenty of fun things to do with your kids in and near Reno. Keep everyone happy with our family friendly experiences.

Free Things to Do in Reno

Some say the best things in life are free. Make sure you visit the following around Reno:

Reno City Hall - Architecture buff or not, you're sure to be awed by this landmark's modern-day design.

Reno Arch - Roam around this historic place and discover a couple of secrets from days gone by.

Riverwalk District - Spend some time in this lively place and imagine what life would be like as a local.

Wingfield Park - Organize a picnic and enjoy a leisurely stroll around the trees and shrubs.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Reno

Downtown Reno

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

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Reno/Tahoe Airport

The first-class casinos and luxurious spas are just a few highlights of Reno/Tahoe Airport. Make a stop by Atlantis Casino or Meadowood Mall while you're exploring the area.

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Northeast Reno

If you're spending some time in Northeast Reno, Reno Livestock Events Center and Bonanza Casino are top sights worth seeing.

Old Southwest

If you're spending some time in Old Southwest, Nevada Museum of Art and Riverwalk District are top sights worth seeing.

Northwest Reno

While there might not be top attractions in Northwest Reno, you can explore the larger area and discover places like National Bowling Stadium and Boomtown Casino.

West University

If you're spending some time in West University, Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center and Great Basin Adventure are top sights worth seeing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I not miss in Reno?

You'll want to put these things high on your must-do list to get the most out of your visit:

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

Are there cheap things to do in Reno?

Have some fun with a 1hr Stand Up Paddleboard Rental and put the money you save toward more great adventures.

What can you do in Reno for free?

You'll hardly have time to dig your wallet out of your pocket with so many terrific free attractions:

  • Atlantis Casino
  • Reno Arch
  • Club Cal-Neva Casino
  • Idlewild Park