Reno Travel Guide

Located on the western edge of Nevada, close to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Reno is a city surrounded by dramatic geological formations, making it a great departure point for outdoor pursuits. The nearby Sierra Nevada is a popular destination for hiking and camping during the summer and for skiing during the winter. Reno enjoys great views of the snow-capped mountains and is just 22 miles from the brilliantly clear Lake Tahoe and the High Desert.

For those that like their gambling a little less glitzy than showboating Las Vegas, Reno is a popular entertainment base which draws in visitors from nearby California. Most casinos include a range of restaurants, bars and evening entertainment, and are by far the biggest tourism draw in the city. For those that like to live the gambling experience 24 hours, many casinos are also hotels.

Reno attractions

Club Cal Neva: gamble Reno style at this affordable casino with its good value restaurants and intimate atmosphere.

Lake Tahoe: a stunning clear blue lake with beaches, a paddlewheel boat and a castle, all less than 1 hour’s drive from Reno.

The Sierra Nevada: snow-capped mountains are just a few miles from Reno inside California, with great hiking, climbing and camping on offer.

Diamond Peak: one of many ski resorts in the area, this one is close to Lake Tahoe with great views and a selection of varied runs.

Pyramid Lake: spectacular lake just 1 hour by car with opportunities for fishing and swimming. One of only a handful of places where you can find the rare cutthroat trout.