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reno nevadaReno Nevada is a city in the northwest of Nevada, US and also called ‘the biggest little city in the world.’ It lies near Lake Tahoe and is desert land by the Sierra Nevada and in the south of Washoe County. It is part of the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area, the second largest in the state of Nevada. Before Las Vegas took its crown, Reno was the gambling capital of the US and it is still most famous for being the birthplace of Caesars Entertainment Corporation and home to many casinos. Despite some of its classic and smaller casinos being closed down and demolished (such as Mapes Hotel and Palace Club), it still serves San Francisco Bay and Sacramento in terms of gambling tourism (while Las Vegas takes care of South California). Some larger hotel complexes and casinos have popped up in Reno in recent years, including Grand Sierra Resort and Peppermill, which are well worth a visit to try your luck! Events fill up the calendar in Reno to attract tourism. They include:
  • Hot August Nights, a 50’s convention celebrating class cars and attracting car enthusiasts
  • Bowling tournaments at the national Bowling Stadium
  • Street Vibrations, a rally event for fans of the motorcycle
  • The Reno Air Race, a 7 days national championship at Reno Stead Airport with various races and demonstrations, including acrobatics
reno nevadaArtown festival, where the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department hold over 400 events every July Reno reaches out to visitors all year round. There are accommodation options, restaurants and nightlife to suit a range of age groups and interests. Above all else, it is obvious that Reno has made lots of efforts to improve its visitor experience in the past couple of decades. Despite the decline as casino capital, it still offers an experience similar to Las Vegas. There are a number of museums for various interests. reno nevadaThe National Automobile Museum south of Truckee River is home to 19th and 20th century cars including those owned by celebrities such as Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra and the cars featured in the films Titanic and driven by James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause. The Nevada Museum of Art shows exhibits of art associated with protection of the land and is the only American Alliance of Museums accredited art museum in Nevada. The outdoors is celebrated in Reno, thanks to its location as a seasonal recreational attraction. Many people choose to camp during their stay there and fishing and hiking are popular activities. There is plenty to do all year round. Lake Tahoe, Truckee River, Wahoe Lake and Pyramid Lake are utilised by those who enjoy watersports or want a paddle in the summer. In the winter, the area draws in enthusiasts of skiing and snowboarding, with 18 ski resorts ranging from 10 to nearly 100 miles away, including Northstar California and Sugar Bowl. In terms of travel for tourists, Reno/Tahoe International Airport is within easy reach.

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