Second only to Las Vegas in gaming, Reno certainly is the Biggest Little City in the World. This town is much more than a one-hit wonder. In addition to gaming, Reno is known for its museums, galleries, and outdoor pursuits. For the urbanite with an appreciation for greenery, consider using the Truckee River Walk to connect points of interest, including hotels, shops, casinos, and museums.
Along with Reno's passion for gaming comes its desire to entertain visitors. Casinos, hotels, and theaters all host Broadway-quality productions and world-famous entertainers on a regular basis. Take in a show or special event at one of the town's many hotspots: the Eldorado Hotel Casino, the Silver Legacy Casino, the Grand Sierra Resort, Reno Events Center, or the Reno Livestock Events Center. And, when the sun sets and the curtain falls, visitors head to the clubs, where DJs and live bands play to boisterous crowds intent on having the time of their lives.
Within an hour's drive of Reno is beautiful Lake Tahoe, known for the clarity of its water and the panorama of surrounding mountains on all sides. Take it all in on a sunset dinner cruise, helicopter tour, carriage ride, or photography tour. In the wintertime, Tahoe is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise, with more ski resorts and terrain than any other North American destination. Hit the slopes at Squaw Valley and take advantage of the area's record-breaking terrain. Whenever you decide to visit, this extremely popular vacation destination is the perfect place for an outdoor getaway in a tranquil setting.
Photo 1: Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority