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You're Going to Love Reno

Often called the "Biggest Little City in the World", Reno, Nevada, has everything from casinos to theaters, museums, boutique shopping neighborhoods, golf courses, and fine dining opportunities. It certainly earns its nickname. Small enough to walk around but offering endless attractions, Reno is one of the best tourist destinations in the western USA.

Memorable experiences are easy to come by in Reno: bike out to dramatic rocky outcrops to see the city set against its desert backdrop; watch a flotilla of hot air balloons ascend into the pure blue Nevada skies; spend a day fishing on Lake Tahoe; or window-shop for souvenirs by the Truckee River. When evening comes, head to the casinos to try your luck.

Natural beauty, entertainment, and family attractions combine in Reno, which is why it's such an incredible place to spend a vacation.

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What to do in Reno

Reno Riverwalk District
Lake Tahoe
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When to Visit Reno

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When you visit Reno, it's always a good idea to dodge the crowds if possible. In April and May and the fall, the casinos are much less crowded and accommodation prices drop a little, making these the ideal times to visit.

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Where to Stay in Reno

For most visitors, accommodation in Reno is all about picking the right hotel resort. If that sounds like you, check out the Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa and Grand Sierra Resort, which also features an on-site amusement park. High-quality non-gaming hotels include Residence Reno Downtown Hotel & Spa and Whitney Peak, but there are smaller boutique hotels to choose from like The Jesse and Kramer’s Midtown.

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The Cost of Living in Reno

Shopping Streets

Reno’s Midtown neighborhood is the place to shop, and it’s been at the forefront of the city’s recent renaissance. More specifically, shop eccentric and thrift finds at Junkee or Sundance Bookstore, or look for the latest trends at Nomad Boutique or Sierra Belle. California Avenue and Arlington Street probably have the highest concentration of independent stores, along with cafes, restaurants, and bars aplenty.

Groceries and Other

If you are self-catering in Reno, local supermarkets include Whole Foods, Shop N Go, Walmart, and Trader Joe's, although most of them are on the outskirts of town. In downtown, there are handy grocery stores like locally sourced Great Basin Co-op and Urban Market. The city is generally fairly cheap. Expect to pay $2.70 for a gallon of milk and around $2.20 for 12 eggs.

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Where to Eat in Reno

Reno has some great restaurants, with a truly global spread of cuisines. For a beautifully cooked eclectic selection, head to Beaujolais Bistro. Campo is a first-class Italian trattoria while Great Full Gardens is all about salads and healthy vegan dishes. Ichiban is the ideal place to fill up in between games of poker, while the Old Granite Street Eatery is a superb traditional American diner. Prices are generally reasonable, at around $10-15 for a main and $30 per head at the best places.

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