As you travel to the north east of Lake Tahoe, it will not be long before you come across the elevated desert land of Reno. Reno is second to Vegas in terms of size in Nevada, and is often called as the “Biggest Little City in the World”. The reputation Reno has for having a range of adventurous options for gaming enthusiasts is what makes it so popular a destination. There are a good number of top class casinos here. There have been numerous casinos that have come here, a few have remained and many have to go. Reno is where Harrah’s Entertainment, the Casino Empire of sorts, has its roots. There are a whole lot of things to do in Reno ( depending on what season it is ). The following list of things will assist you.
The main things to do in Reno –
The Great Reno Balloon Race
If you happen to be in Reno around Sept, do not miss the Great Baloon Race at any cost. The Great Reno Balloon race is held at the Rancho San Rafael Park, and is a Reno tradition that has been around for close to a quarter century. The sight is free for everybody, and is a ton of fun.
Rivers and Lakes
Reno has a whole range of water bodies the most important – the Lake Tahoe, the Pyramid Lake and the Truckee River. These bodies of water are popular with locals and travelers alike for the whole list of water sports and activities it is possible to indulge here. Swimming is of course popular, as is jet skiing, parasailing, wake boarding, fishing and water skiing. Kayaking is also a popular activity at the Truckee River.
If you are in Reno when it is winter, there are eight major ski resorts you can consider, and chief among these are the Squaw Valley Ski Resort Alpine Meadows and Diamond Peak. You can skate, snow shoe, snow mobile, snow board, and enjoy the snow here the best possible way.
National Automobile Museum
If cars fascinate you, the National Automobile Museum, is certainly the first place to head to. There are vintage cars and new cars, plus concept models. There is a whole number of displays of vehicles that date back as far as the 19 t h century. Many cars were part of the collection that was owned by late William Harrah, the casino empire runner. The exhibits have several highlights, and among them is a Jeep SUV that is fitted with a Ferrari V – 12 Engine as well as a V – 16 Cadillac.
Well, not a tourist attraction, but definitely a possibility, getting married is one of the most popular things to do in Reno. Reno has fast track marriages on offer; there is no waiting required here. In addition to this, Reno is the place to head to if you are eighteen years or old, and want to get married in a hurry, without you parents permission. Marriage licenses are offered at the Washoe County Courthouse from eight a m to mid night.