Reno Travel Guide
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- 98%Nightlife Lovers
- 95%Budget Travelers
- 71%Adventure Travelers
- 61%Luxury Travelers
- 53%Local Culture
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%History Buffs
Member Reviews (85)
- RenoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Nov 11, 2013
It aint the biggest lil city in the world for nothing... trust me I have enjoyed the best and worst of this city more days than I have a desire to count. yet I still absolutely love it.
I have seen it grow tremendously and remember it how it was before... It still remains true to almost everything it used to be. Lots of little parks all over town and plenty of interesting things hidden here there and everywhere; for example, the Harrah's auto collection, the reservation tobacco store & trading post, UNR, the itty bitty local shops that you find in small towns and some of the corporate chains that have become synonymous with much of our country.
Consequently it has things that no where else does or can. This is both for better and worse. But I can say that I love it regardless.
There are many awesome things to find here:
*Unique mom and pop restaurants
*Proximity to Lake Tahoe
*Proximity to Virginia City
*Reno Air Races
*Hot August Nights (week long Car Show)
*Annual Rib Cook Off
*bi-monthly Gun Shows
Let alone as my buddy Roy wrote, it has one of the greatest song lyrics ever written about it, "I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die" Johnny Cash 1968.
Absolutely awesome... check it out if you never have, it is well worth a trek out here for exploring both the big city and the small town lifestyles simultaneously!
- RenoCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Oct 31, 2013
Reno is the charming little sister of Las Vegas. It's smaller in both size, scale and grandeur, but it still boasts many of the attractions (great shows, gambling and dining) that Las Vegas offers. It's also got that old Western frontier charm!
- RenoMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesAdventure Travelers+ 1Nov 19, 2012
I think I'm too spoiled living only a short flight or drive from Vegas. Reno was larger than I'd expected and all the people I met were very nice and friendly, but I found the town a bit rundown and ramshackle. If I were to come back, it would be for the outdoors, not the nightlife or town.
- RenoSep 26, 2012
Reno is an ugly little city with a big heart. There are plenty of casinos, bars, and other entertainment to keep you happy at night. During the day, be sure to enjoy the surrounding natural beauty of Lake Tahoe. With plenty of outdoor activities, Lake Tahoe could keep you busy for days. Reno is a great place to use as a base for your trip.
- RenoAug 08, 2012
The Biggest Little City in the World is fun for a night or two, but no more. I enjoyed how it felt like Las Vegas' little stepbrother/sister. The casinos can be nice, but you have to make sure you're ready for something unlike the Vegas casinos. Enjoy it before heading off to gorgeous Lake Tahoe.
- RenoJul 19, 2012
Beautiful little city. Peppermil buffett is the best buffet I've ever eaten at. Worth every penny. Excellent river walk through the city. Dont go to Fitzgerald. Silver legacy and Eldorado is a great place to take the family and you can always drop the kids off at circus circus. 45 minutes from great blue Lake Tahoe. Be careful driving in and out of the sierras in winter. Weird donner party precipitation. saw a snow flake as big as my face once. Yes, reno is million times better than gamora ..I mean vegas.
- RenoJul 05, 2012
I think Reno is a good example of what Las Vegas would look like if people didn't care about it. It's just a little dated in every little sense, the hotels, the casinos, what to do, etc. It's still a great little city though, interesting place to visit for 2 days or so. Might get tired of it being there longer.
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