COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Reno

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.  

Pass under the “Biggest Little City in the World” arched sign to enjoy the exciting activities of downtown Reno, Nevada. Drive less than an hour south of the city to appreciate the beauty of Lake Tahoe and summer and winter thrills at fantastic mountain resorts.

Just a 15-minute drive east of the California border, Reno offers opportunities for legal gambling, similar to its bigger southern Nevada sister city of Las Vegas. More than a dozen casinos offer slot machines, table games and video betting. Plan a full evening, with some games of chance, a delicious meal and live entertainment at one of the casinos in Reno itself or others in neighboring Sparks or Washoe.

Reno developed as a river crossing along the western migration path of pioneers in wagons and on horseback for the California Gold Rush. By the late 1800s, transcontinental railroad tracks ran along the river. The transcontinental highway followed a similar path in the first quarter of the 20th century. In the National Automobile Museum see more than 200 historic vehicles, some from that era and others owned by celebrities or appearing in films.

Outdoor fun opportunities here are unlimited. Play golf at Reno’s 10 courses or travel within a 60-mile (100-kilometer) range for 50 more. Walk or bike along the Raymond I. Smith Truckee River Walk in the city and stop for a meal or watch whitewater kayakers. Drive from Reno southwest along the twisting Truckee River to enjoy pretty views of the rushing waters and old railroad structures.

Lake Tahoe is a beautiful emerald green in summer, with opportunities for swimming, boating, fishing, paddleboarding and more. Multiple resorts around the lake offer summer hiking and mountain biking and winter skiing and boarding. Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is about a 30-minute drive from Reno. Go a bit farther to ski at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, which hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics.

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 £63 per night from 9 Aug to 9 Aug
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! (3,556 reviews)
"It was right on the strip, where the action is! Easy to walk to the various casinos indoors."

Reviewed on 23 Jul 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
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £96 per night from 18 Aug to 18 Aug
Located in Reno/Tahoe Airport, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Virginia Lake Park, Reno-Sparks Convention Center and Atlantis Casino. National Bowling ...
4.4/5Excellent! (6,112 reviews)
"We arrived much later than originally expected due to airline issues. We were welcomed with a smile and a room upgrade. The registration clerk was polite and smiling and truly seemed happy to see us. Our upgrade room was to a suite with amazing views of the surrounding mountains. (And it had a pool ..."

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2021

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
4 out of 5
2500 E 2nd St, Reno, NV
The price is £103 per night from 24 Aug to 24 Aug
This family-friendly Reno resort is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Ultimate Rush Speed and Thrill Park and Grand Sierra Resort Casino. ...
4.2/5Very Good! (7,506 reviews)
"The room was clean and comfortable. There was a smell of smoke everywhere due to proximity to the smoking-allowed casino. Staff was friendly and competent, with one exception: a staff member berated us when we returned our luggage cart, scolding that we were not allowed to use the cart on our own. ..."

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2021

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
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.
Life Is A Beach
Life Is A Beach
233 E Arroyo St, 101, Reno, NV
The price is £156 per night from 25 Jul to 25 Jul
Located in the heart of Reno, this condo is within 1 mi (2 km) of Reno Little Theater and Club Cal-Neva Casino. National Bowling Stadium and Reno Arch are also ...
Life Is A Beach
Professional Community
Professional Community
1851 Steamboat Pkwy, 12636, Reno, NV
Situated in Reno, this apartment building is 3.1 mi (5 km) from Wolf Run Golf Club and within 6 miles (10 km) of Rosewood Lakes Golf Course and ArrowCreek Golf ...
Professional Community
Charming Pet Friendly Downtown Sparks Apartment
Charming Pet Friendly Downtown Sparks Apartment
634 9th Street, 100, Sparks, NV
The price is £539 per night from 26 Jul to 26 Jul
Located in the centre of Sparks, this family-friendly apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Sparks Heritage Museum and Victorian Square. Grand Sierra ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (18 reviews)
Clean and comfortable
"Check in was easy, place was spotless. Kitchen was very useable."

Reviewed on 21 Jun 2021

Charming Pet Friendly Downtown Sparks Apartment
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.

Popular places to visit in Reno

Top things to do in Reno

Cities near Reno