Reno, Nevada

Reno is both a destination in its own right and a gateway for many outdoors activities. Reno is the second largest gaming destination in Nevada, and while some of the Casinos are quite large they tend to be less glitzy then those in Las Vegas.

There are several world-class ski areas within a one-hour drive of Reno, including Squaw Valley (home of the 1960 Winter Olympics), Heavenly and Alpine Meadows. Lake Tahoe is about forty-five minutes away. The eastern entrances to Yosemite are about an hour and a half south, and are generally much less crowded than the western entrances. Pyramid Lake, the second largest terminus lake in North America, is about thirty minutes away to the north east, and boasts world-record Cutthroat trout fishing and unspoilt scenic beauty.

Downtown Reno with the Sierra Nevada Range in the BackgroundReno is at the western edge of the Great Basin, a zone stretching to Salt Lake City that does not drain to the sea - water is carried away by evaporation only. Average rainfall is approximately 6 inches a year, with much of that occurring in the winter in the form of snow. July is the warmest month, with an average high of 91 degrees Fahrenheit, and January is the coldest month, with an average low of 19 degrees Fahrenheit.

things to do in Reno:

These are Reno's most common visitor attraction.

Mountain Biking
The open desert terrain that surrounds much of Reno, especially to the Northwest, offers some fantastic mountain biking.

Nevada Museum of Art

Wingfield Park Amphitheater

Mt. Rose Ski resort

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