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Reno OVERVIEW
Reno has historically been known as a gambling destination, but games of chance have now taken a backseat to outdoor pursuits, arts and events. Muscle car buffs flock here for the Hot August Nights, air show fans come here for the National Championship Air Races and Air Show, and river rats come for the Reno River Festival in May. Then there's the Reno Rodeo in June and Artown in July. Countless songwriters, movie directors and television show producers have painted Reno as a rundown casino town filled with society’s rejects. In reality, The Biggest Little City is a friendly burg tucked inside a desert valley surrounded by wooded mountains on one side and barren hills on the others, with a tranquil river running through it. You'll love the fact that most of Reno’s accommodations are inexpensive, dining is varied and the weather is rarely extreme. The proximity to Lake Tahoe also makes it attractive to skiers and boarders (the region claims the highest concentration of ski resorts—18—in ...See More North America), boaters, and others eager to vacation where the rich and famous have flocked for centuries. It’s no Chicago or San Francisco, but downtown Reno offers a fair selection of dining, drinking, gaming, shopping and scenic walking options. For a well-rounded trip, you'll want to have a car to best move about the city and visit shopping malls, additional attractions and key nearby areas such as Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Virginia City and Carson City. See Less
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