This westward city resides on the high dessert plains with the Truckee River running directly through it. Reno’s main attraction and the majority of its economic support comes from legalized gambling. Although, there are other contributing assets that bring tens of thousands of tourist annually to this high-plains oasis. The travel site, You, Me and The Dock will point out several of these sideline attributes.
There are quite a few casinos to visit and try your luck at winning a jackpot. You could also take in a variety of named shows like the one at Harrah’s Resort & Casino which is featuring “The Rat Pack Is Back”.
The Eldorado Resort & Casino is another hot spot where you can gamble and take in a fabulous show. From West Street to Lake street, and from 6th Street (E & W) to the The River Walk – 14 plus square blocks, is where most of the resorts and hotels are located.
Just outside of downtown Reno is The Grand Sierra Resort & Casino. It has a country bar with a extra large dance floor that host a line dancing party. This event not only draws vacationers, but local residents as well. The video below provides a brief clip.
Just blocks away from downtown is the Greater Nevada Field. Here is where Reno’s Triple-A baseball team, ‘The Aces’ play. This newer ballpark resembles a professional stadium with comfortable seats, a variety of restaurants, and sky box accommodations. It also includes a kids playground, beer garden, and a view of the Truckee River.
Amongst all the name brand retail stores, there are several quality second hand shops to explore. The trend to find retro-apparel is growing in popularity. The downtown area is also an unforeseen antique collectors’ paradise.
An iconic fixture that possesses a treasure chest of history is the Antiques & Treasures store in downtown Reno. This amazing store is more than a nostalgic showroom. It’s an adventure all its own. Walking up and down the aisles will set off so many memories. Everything from knick knacks to clothing to furniture and toys. Its all here.
The city of Reno has another very unique feature and that is the Truckee River flowing directly through it. This natural aqueduct is the sole outlet of Lake Tahoe. It provides an important water source for Nevada’s lower valleys and farmland.
The River Walk is lined with restaurants, bars, lodging, entertainment venues, and a whitewater park. Just hearing the rushing water, breathing in the fresh air, and admiring the beautiful landscape is an enjoyable experience all its own. If you get the urge to grab a bite to eat or have a beverage in the outdoors, there are plenty of patios to choose from.
Las Vegas offers the mega casinos, elaborate resorts, and fabulous neon lights. It also has the sky-touching roller coaster, performing fountains and a glass pyramid. This is all fine when your in the mood for all the glitz and glamour. If having the Sierra Nevada mountains as a back drop, a cascading river and at the same time an opportunity to put a down a bet, Reno is where you want to be!
Author: Anthony Scopel
Photography: Anthony & Maureen Scopel
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Article Creator & Formatting: Anthony Scopel
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