Things to do in Reno

The bright neon lights of Reno’s casino district have beckoned to gamblers for decades; but there’s more to Reno than poker chips. The Biggest Little City is also home to several excellent museums, including like the National Automobile Museum and the Nevada Museum of Art. If you venture out of Reno slightly, then you will come to the amazing and iconic Lake Tahoe, worth the trip in its own right, but even within the city limits you can expect to find gems such as Mount Rose as well as parks, botanical gardens, and arboretums. If you want to enjoy the fresh Nevada air without leaving the city, take a stroll along the Truckee Riverwalk Downtown Reno, formerly filled with casinos and tourist shops, enjoyed a renaissance of sorts over the past few years. The casinos are still there, but so are chic condominiums and apartments that come with stylish downtown living. Markets, coffeehouses, lounges, savory restaurants, a movie theater, breweries and various shops line what’s known as the Truckee River Arts District, culminating with the heart of this urban experience—The Riverwalk District. There’s also the Truckee River Whitewater Park at Wingfield Park. Just a few blocks east is the new Freight House District, an entertainment complex at the Aces Ballpark with bars and restaurants. To experience Reno’s newest, most up-and-coming part of town, head just a few blocks south of the downtown area to experience the MidTown district. Full of quirky, locally owned shops and distinctive restaurants, this is one part of town you’ll definitely want to experience. Also downtown, visit the Nevada Museum of Art and the National Automobile Museum. Reno is a city in the northwest section of the U.S. state of Nevada, approximately 22 miles from Lake Tahoe. Known as “The Biggest Little City in the World”, Reno is the county seat of Washoe County. The city sits in a high desert river valley at the foot of the Sierra Nevada and its downtown area occupies a valley informally known as the Truckee Meadows. The city is named after Union Major General Jesse L. Reno, who was killed in action during the American Civil War at the Battle of South Mountain on Fox’s Gap.