An historic and active-minded casino town.

By Travel + Leisure
August 31, 2012
Courtesy of the Eldorado Hotel Casino

Nevada’s “biggest little city” is a frontier reminder of how Vegas once was. Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the city—which offers tours of its pioneer past—is a hub for gambling, but it’s also near adventure activities like skydiving and white water rafting. Go in the spring, summer, or early fall for the most options.

Eldorado Hotel Casino

Check out Reno’s classic casino and the “biggest little” sign next door.

Circus Circus, Reno

The circus shows are free on the hotel's Midway stage.

Ultimate Rush

Brave the 180-foot tower from which you’ll do a combination skydive/bungee jump.

Louis' Basque Corner

Try the traditional Picon Punch, with family-style oxtail stew, rabbit, lamb, and sweetbreads

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

The former Reno Hilton has 2,005 huge rooms and suites, two Charlie Palmer restaurants, and amazing prices.