Reno Travel Guide

Overview

Combining urban living with Old West charm, Reno offers something for everyone. Casino gambling and the big-name entertainment shows that go along with it (both far less extensive than in Las Vegas, which lies 340 mi/545 km southeast) are popular, but there are 15 ski resorts, Lake Tahoe, Carson City and several other diverse options all within an hour's drive of the city.

Sightseeing

Far from gaming-only places, today's casinos in Reno frequently sport world-class spas, gourmet restaurants, high-end shopping and top entertainment.

Gamblers, singles and families all can find something to enjoy there.

Dining

Visitors can find just about any cuisine that suits their fancy in Reno. While all casinos offer buffets, celebrity-driven restaurants have taken over the dining scene.

Casinos off the main drags and in rural areas still offer low-priced restaurants and all-you-can-eat buffets. The buffets are generally worth their low price, but you'll have to decide if they're worth the wait: Most start with a long line that snakes out of view into the gaming floor and ends near a bank of enticing-but-low-paying slot machines. The ubiquitous free shrimp cocktail at the casinos tends to be rather small—don't count on making a meal of it.

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