Reno, NV

Travel Guide
Reno

Along with casino games, gambling and entertainment, this western Nevada city has easy access to some of the nation’s best skiing and most beautiful surroundings.

Emblazoned across a street in downtown Reno are the famous words “The Biggest Little City in the World.” The slogan was coined in 1929, but it’s still an apt description of this desert city, which has outgrown its reputation as a gambling hot spot and come of age. With cultural, dining and retail precincts continually expanding, Reno is enjoying an urban renaissance.

As well as slot machines, Reno has many family-friendly attractions, such as museums, animal parks and a science center. Cafés, restaurants and galleries line the streets in the Truckee River Arts District and one of the world’s more impressive displays of cars is at the National Automobile Museum.

Sitting high in the desert, in the shadows of the snow-peaked Nevada Mountains, Reno is also a gateway to outdoor adventure. There are 18 ski resorts close by, including the Squaw Valley Ski Resort, which hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics. In summer, locals pack their deck chairs, kayaks and fishing gear and head to Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River. Even closer to the city, Sparks Marina Park and Wild Island Family Adventure Park are the perfect places to escape the desert heat.

Join locals in one of their favourite sports: bowling. The city is the home of the the National Bowling Stadium, the only one of its kind in the world. Reno also has the world’s first full-dome movie theater at the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center.

Explore the city’s ranching, mining and gambling heritage at the Wilbur D. May Center and Nevada Historical Society. Put your gambling knowledge to the test and try your luck at the tables. The Peppermill, Altantis and Grand Sierra resorts offer fabulous nightlife and dining options.

Reno hosts several major events throughout the year. Marvel at the sight of the Great Reno Balloon Race, head to the Hot August Nights car convention or indulge at the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off.

Circus Circus Hotel Casino Reno at THE ROW
Circus Circus Hotel Casino Reno at THE ROW
4 out of 5
500 N Sierra St, Reno, NV, 89503
The price is ¥6,332 per night from May 17 to May 18
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly resort in Reno. Enjoy free WiFi, a casino, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (3,795 reviews)
"Highly recommend! Easy access to parking garage, casino, front desk & room. Friendly service! The room with king bed such a great size & space of room!"

Reviewed on May 14, 2022

Circus Circus Hotel Casino Reno at THE ROW
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
4 out of 5
2500 E 2nd St, Reno, NV, 89595
The price is ¥8,916 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 4-star spa resort in Reno. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 12 restaurants. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the family amenities in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (6,129 reviews)
"The GSR is well equipped for large multi-day events like the one I attended. Several areas of the property seem to be in disrepair, namely the arcade area and next to the pool. Automatic housekeeping service was not a thing, maybe because of the large event? The room was nice and clean upon arrival, ..."

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
4 out of 5
2707 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV, 89502
The price is ¥9,045 per night from May 17 to May 18
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Reno. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (7,320 reviews)
"Room well-maintained. Nice toiletries. Nice bathroom. Nice eateries."

Reviewed on May 14, 2022

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
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Legacy Vacation Resorts Reno
Legacy Vacation Resorts Reno
3 out of 5
140 Court Street, Reno, NV, 89501
The price is ¥9,902 per night from May 19 to May 20
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly condo in Reno. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.3/5 (1,098 reviews)
"A great bargain. Room is dated but clean, fully stocked kitchen-ware, great location. Nearby River Walk, Reno Strip, National Auto Museum in the heart of downtown. Staff was efficient, friendly and accommodating."

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

Legacy Vacation Resorts Reno
Reno Experience District Condos By Barsala
Reno Experience District Condos By Barsala
3.5 out of 5
2020 Roselite, Reno, NV, 89502
Stay at this 3.5-star condo in Reno. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Popular attractions Atlantis Casino and Grand Sierra Resort Casino ...
3.9/5 Good! (8 reviews)
"The condo was spacious and the amenities were great. Easy check-in and great communication. However, the water pressure in the showers was almost non-existent and the unit could have used a few more pieces of furniture. Not a lot of places to set items."

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

Reno Experience District Condos By Barsala
Beautiful & Quiet 1 Bedroom Suite
Beautiful & Quiet 1 Bedroom Suite
Reno, NV
Stay at this apartment in Reno. Enjoy an outdoor pool, WiFi, and a fitness center. Popular attractions Atlantis Casino and Grand Sierra Resort Casino are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Perfect stay in Reno
"Shawn was the most gracious accommodating host I could ask for. The room was perfect with nice large bath. Comfortable and quiet. Easy access to major roads to get around town. I would stay here again and again. Thank you Shawn for your hospitality and so glad I chose your listing!!"

Reviewed on May 3, 2022

Beautiful & Quiet 1 Bedroom Suite
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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