Unless you’ve been living under a rock – or a very remote corner in Nevada – then you likely know that Las Vegas is turning into an even bigger getaway. But in case you’re tired of testing your luck at one of Vegas’ world-famous casinos, then you definitely want to plan a trip to its Neva neighbor Reno. “America’s Biggest Little City” is a re-surging destination and it’s because its grown to offering visitors a broad spectrum of entertainment. Compared to the past, there’s now a very lively arts scene that lines downtown’s Truckee River Walk and boasts dozens of independent galleries, boutiques, restaurants and more. Reno is also reclaiming its title as the “Gateway To Nevada Adventure” with ski resorts around Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains hiking trails.
Despite the city’s adventurous side, it still remains a hangout for gambling first and foremost. It’s not quite Sin City but it offers the basics with an army of slot machines and table games, not to mention all-you-can-eat buffets and scandalous cabaret shows that clutter downtown’s Virginia Avenue. Travel tip: Reno’s all about deals and more deals, and their hotels offer incredible discounts and packages so make sure to call ahead before you book so you can get your hands on any discounts.