Hit the jackpot and experience the Sierra Nevadas in Reno--the Biggest Little City in the World.
Downtown Reno is dominated by Virginia Street and its famous arch. Many of the best opportunities for dining and gambling sprawl along this stretch, including the Silver Legacy and Eldorado casinos. Away from the bright neon of the downtown core, you can still play craps or give the slot machines a whirl at the Atlantis, Peppermill, or Grand Sierra Resort. For adventures apart from the gambling tables, the National Automobile Museum offers one of the most comprehensive car collections to be found anywhere, and the National Bowling Stadium indulges in another beloved indoor pastime. Kids will marvel at the nebulae on display at the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center.
Reno also provides a fabulous gateway to the outdoors. Bring your binoculars to the Animal Ark to view wildlife and scenery or enjoy a low key amble along the Truckee River Walk, which seduces with views of nature and the city. Cool down with visits to nearby Lake Tahoe and Pyramid Lake, both of which feature ample opportunities to hike, mountain bike, and play in the water. In the winter, skiers and snowboarders will find themselves more than occupied with the 18 ski resorts that dot the region. Mount Rose, Squaw Valley, and Northstar-at-Tahoe are just a few of the many immensely popular spots to carve the powder.
Whether you’re in town to experience the glitz and glamor of the casinos or the bracing mountain air.