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About Reno

reno, NV

Reno is a city in the state of Nevada, is affectionately known as "The Biggest Little City In The World," and is famous for its restaurants, casinos and great entertainment options. Enjoying a steppe climate and 300 days of sunshine each year, the city is known for its dry climate and plethora of outdoor activities and attractions. So if you're a snowbird looking for a great spot for your next December getaway, Reno certainly has the climate and attractions to make it a truly captivating vacation destination. 

 

Popular Attractions

Reno is home to a host of seasonal and year round attractions paying homage to the deep cultural heritage the city enjoys. During the summer time, Reno locals and visitors alike head to one of three bodies of water: Lake Tahoe, the Truckee River, and Pyramid Lake. the Truckee River is especially popular because it's a major part of Artown, held in the summer at Wingfield Park, and Washoe Lake is a popular kite and windsurfing location because of its high wind speeds during the summer. In the winter time, you can look forward to sports such as skiing and snowboarding, with the city boasting 18 ski resorts, including Northstar California, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley, Sugar Bowl, Diamond Peak, Heavenly Mountain and Mount Rose. Other popular winter activities include snowshoeing, ice skating, and snowmobiling, but if you head there in the summer time, look out for the many bike paths to ride to enjoy, as well as international bike competitions held in Lake Tahoe. And of course, you can take advantage of The Reno Air Races, also known as the National Championship Air Races, held each September at the Reno Stead Airport. And for the history buffs, there's several popular spots, such as the Nevada Museum of Art and the National Automobile Museum.

And those are certainly only a few of Reno's great attractions; you can also take advantage of spots like the Wilbur D. May Center which includes the Wilbur D. May Museum and the Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden. The garden itself draws thousands each year, and has a main purpose of demonstrating gardening in the high desert environment and is home to areas such as: Burke Garden which is designed to look like an English country garden, with elm trees and perennials in bloom from early May through September; Dixie's Plaza Garden containing perennials and annuals; Honey's Garden which is home to yellow and white flowering shrubs and roses, with waterfall and pools; and the Songbird Garden with aromatic flowers, seeds, and fruits, attracting many native birds. For added scenic viewing pleasure, Evans Creek flows through the center of the site, and springs from snowmelt and springs on Peavine Mountain, and flows onward to the Truckee River and to Pyramid Lake.

And as an entertainment hub, Reno is home to spots like the Reno Pops Orchestra, a volunteer community of musicians, hosting events and performances periodically; the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra which is a professional symphony orchestra producing and delivering world-class sounds under the direction of Laura Jackson; the Nevada Opera and the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. And of course, there's absolutely no shortage of casino and hotel performance halls and rooms perfect for concerns and life performances, shows, dances and even comedy specials, so if classical music isn't your personal preference, you will have plenty of options to enjoy local artists and DJs.

The city's nightlife is famous across the United States and beyond, and many head over there specifically to enjoy a mix of world-class hotels, shows and gambling. Some common spots include: The Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, just 9 minutes from downtown Reno, the Grand Sierra. About a 3 mile drive east of Reno's downtown gambling core, the Grand Sierra is Reno's largest hotel, with 1,990 rooms, Harrah's Reno, Peppermill and Silver Legacy. For an exciting array of table games, machines and activities, these casinos really make the city come to life each night, and of course there's a ton of excellent local eateries and pubs to end off each night with a sampling of authentic local foods and brews.

And of course, no visit to Reno is complete without a stop at Artown! This annual festival was created to encourage local artist participation and highlight the best performers in northern Nevada. The month-long summer arts festival, features about 500 events produced by more than 100 organizations and businesses in nearly 100 locations citywide. Artown has given Reno a new reputation; it's no longer just an entertainment and gambling hub, but is also a vibrant artistic and cultural community. So whether you enjoy visual art, dance, theater, music of just great food, you're sure to absolutely love the town of Reno for bringing you Artown. 

 

Events

Reno sees countless visitors each year not only because of its world-renown attractions, but also because of the city's excellent annual events. Of these great festivals is Hot August Nights which is an annual event held in Reno during the month of August. The event is mostly exhibits classic vehicles manufactured before the 1970s, but is also founded on Rock And Roll music and great community. There's also events such as: the Downtown Reno Farmers Market, Adventure Sports Week where you can  challenge yourself during the day in one of the event's many competitive sports, such as trail running, mountain biking, triathlon, stand up paddle boarding and swimming. There's also the Reno Street Food, a weekly gourmet food truck event at Idlewild Park features gourmet food, craft desserts, beer and wine; Sierra Nevada Lavender & Honey Festival; Reno Beer Crawl which occurs on the 4th Saturday of each month and The Biggest Little City Wing Fest. No matter your preference, you're sure to find something you'll enjoy at the city's rotating calendar of excellent festivals and happenings!

 

Dining

As a popular tourist destination, visitors and locals alike can look forward to refined dining options, and amazing culinary creativity, From gyro, to seafood, to Italian restaurants, there's at least a few great spots to satisfy every palet. Some popular eateries include: Naan & Kabab, Campo, Wild River Grille, Miguel's Mexican Food and Johnny's Ristorante Italiano. There's also the Purple Parrot, Toucan Charlie's, Harrah's Steakhouse and El Paisano. And no entertainment hub is complete without a host of great bars and gastropubs; of them, the Ceol Irish Pub, Chapel Tavern, Lincoln Lounge and and St James Infirmary are the most popular, but many visitors also head to Shooters Saloon, Sierra Tap House and the Polo Lounge.

 

Campgrounds and Parks

Camping is fairly popular in Reno, but you might have to camp right on the city limits to find some more nature-oriented, secluded spots. However, there are campgrounds closer in to city attractions, and the Bonanza Terrace RV Park is one of them. This park is known for its close proximity to attractions such as the Reno Rodeo, Artown, Downtown Reno Farmer's Market and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. You can also look forward to amenities such as 79 full hook-up sites, 20/30/50 amp service, large sites, RV sites, restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, cable TB, paved roads and boat and RV storage. And Bonzana isn't the only great RV resort in Reno. there's also the Keystone RV Park, Bordertown Casino RV Resort and the RV Park at the Grand Sierra Resort. And of course, there's a long list of excellent local public campgrounds to enjoy authentic tent camping under those breathtaking Nevada skies.

 

No matter your vacation preferences, you're sure to fall in love with the beauty and excitement of the Biggest Little City in the World. Head to the lakes or drive down to Artown during the summer - you're going to be planning your next trip before you leave. Hope to see you soon!