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Reno

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Reno

Built on the fortunes of ranching, mining and gambling, Reno has matured into a cultivated city and a gateway for adventure sports.

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.

Where to stay in Reno

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
The price is CA $55 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
This family-friendly Reno resort is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of National Bowling Stadium, National Automobile Museum, and Nevada Museum ...
3.9/5Very Good! (3,611 reviews)
"The stay here was nice. The only thing that was a little weird was the front desk clerk that checked us in told us to call 0 if we needed anything, making it sound as if there was room service but come to find out they don’t and the only food options for night time were in the adjacent, connected ..."

Reviewed on Jul. 31, 2021

Circus Circus Hotel Casino Reno at THE ROW
Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
4 out of 5
2707 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV
The price is CA $100 per night from Aug 17 to Aug 17
Located in Reno/Tahoe Airport, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Virginia Lake Park, Reno-Sparks Convention Center, and Atlantis Casino. National Bowling ...
4.4/5Excellent! (6,161 reviews)
"Best casino in reno for the amenities. No real view and not near downtown area."

Reviewed on Jul. 31, 2021

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Silver Legacy Resort  Casino at THE ROW
Silver Legacy Resort Casino at THE ROW
4 out of 5
407 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $86 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
Located in Downtown Reno, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Reno Events Center and National Bowling Stadium. Greater Nevada Field and Nevada Museum of ...
4/5Very Good! (4,833 reviews)
"Not clean"

Reviewed on Jul. 31, 2021

Silver Legacy Resort Casino at THE ROW
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.
Legacy Vacation Resorts Reno
Legacy Vacation Resorts Reno
3 out of 5
140 Court Street, Reno, NV
The price is CA $87 per night from Aug 31 to Aug 31
This family-friendly Reno condo building is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Washoe County Courthouse, Club Cal-Neva Casino, and Reno Arch. ...
3.3/5 (974 reviews)
"Great private like area. Not top many noises. peaceful"

Reviewed on Jul. 21, 2021

Legacy Vacation Resorts Reno
Home2 Suites by Hilton Reno
Home2 Suites by Hilton Reno
2.5 out of 5
1111 Meadowood Mall Link, Reno, NV
The price is CA $200 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
Located in Reno/Tahoe Airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Meadowood Mall and Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Atlantis Casino is 1.2 mi (2 km) ...
4.4/5Excellent! (180 reviews)
"Due to covid we had no housekeeping so it was kinda a hassle to ask for towels, toiletries, toilet paper. We stayed a week so ran out of these. Would have been nice for them to restock us halfway through our visit"

Reviewed on Jul. 26, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Reno
Thunderbird Resort Club
Thunderbird Resort Club
3 out of 5
200 Nichols Blvd, Sparks, NV
This family-friendly Sparks aparthotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Sierra Sid's and Sparks Marina Park. Grand Sierra Resort Casino ...
3.8/5Good! (200 reviews)
"Great accommodations. Great location it is central to everything. Nice place to stay. Communication of staff is somewhat like pulling teeth but were courteous. Be specific with your questions and just FYI your door key opens the gated entrance once you check in. That was not relayed."

Reviewed on Jun. 28, 2020

Thunderbird Resort Club
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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