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Reno, NV Travel and Vacation Getaways

Reno, Nevada Attractions Reno might not be the largest entertainment capital in Nevada, but the never-ending amount of thrills, culture and history make the “Biggest Little City” a top destination for families, couples and gamblers alike. Reno is a bustling desert city with a small town, Wild West feel. Visitors can discover the city's unique collection of attractions, casinos, parks, ski resorts and lakes. The gorgeous Lake Tahoe is only 22 miles away and provides the perfect day trip option for all your outdoor Nevada adventures.

Reno, Nevada Vacation Destination

Reno is the fourth most populated city in Nevada, a top destination for those seeking all-day gambling thrills and entertainment. Harrah's Reno, Circus Circus, Atlantis Casino, Peppermill and Silver Legacy are just a few of the biggest names in casino gaming. Reno is home to a thriving arts scene. Just check out the Downtown Riverwalk and the Nevada Museum of Art. For outdoor adventurists, a visit to Lake Tahoe, Pyramid Lake, Washoe Lake and the winding Truckee River is a must. Enjoy outdoor activities like canoeing, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding and wind surfing.

In the wintertime, Reno is the place to be. Skiers and snowboarders — grab your favorite winter gear and speed down one of 18 local ski resort mountains like the Mt. Rose Ski Area. If you decide to travel from Northern California, be sure to drive around Lake Tahoe, which is considered one of the most scenic drives in the country.

Reno, NV Travel Tips

  • Packing tip - For skiers and snowboarders — pack your winter outerwear, ski pants and boots. Summer visitors should bring a swimsuit and a good pair of hiking boots.
  • Best attractions/tourist spots - You could spend hours wandering through the vibrant streets of downtown Reno, which is packed with glimmering casinos like Circus Circus, Harrah's and the Silver Legacy.
  • Great time of year to visit - Winter in Reno is the perfect time to check out all the winter recreation activities at the Mt. Rose Ski Area. In the summer, Reno is the perfect base for outdoor hiking, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, rafting and swimming in Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River.

Weather - Climate (average high temperature)

  • January: 45°F
  • February: 52°F
  • March: 57°F
  • April: 64°F
  • May: 73°F
  • June: 83°F
  • July: 91°F
  • August: 90°F
  • September: 82°F
  • October: 70°F
  • November: 55°F
  • December: 46°F

Nearby Cities/Towns

  • Carson City, NV
  • Fernley, NV
  • Lake Tahoe, NV
  • Sparks, NV
  • Sun Valley, ID
  • Truckee, CA

Nearby Airports

  • Reno-Tahoe International Airport
  • Truckee-Tahoe Airport

Medical Facilities

  • Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center
  • Renown Regional Medical Center
  • West Hills Hospital
  • Tahoe Pacific Hospitals - South Meadows