Reno, Nevada

Reno, Nevada was founded in the mid-19th century when gold and silver were discovered in the hills of California and Nevada. Reno and Lake Tahoe still shine brightly with stunning natural beauty, glittering casinos, gorgeous beaches, and fantastic ski resorts.

Get a glimpse of local wildlife at the Animal Ark just north of Reno - lynx, bears, and even a desert tortoise named Mr. Peabody. Visit the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center to explore space, touch meteorites, and view photos taken by the Hubble Telescope. Hike the breathtaking trails of Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park. Discover the turquoise waters and summer sands of Hidden Beach. And your winter travels to Reno/Tahoe offer you some of the best downhill skiing and snowboarding in the country.

Get in line early at Peg's Glorified Ham n' Eggs in Reno - the spicy huevos rancheros and hearty biscuits and gravy are worth the wait. Warm up with a Yucatan style rotisserie chicken from Incline Village's T's Mesquite Rotisserie. Treat yourself to a slice of made-from-scratch apple pie at Reno's Wet Hen Café.

Photo 1: Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority

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