Sparkling brightly against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Reno retains more of a rustic flavor than ultra-glitzy Las Vegas. The Midtown district is an emerging center of diverse culture and easygoing nightlife, while the annual rodeo hearkens back to bygone eras. Downtown Reno offers a range of hotels for all travelers; reasonable options can also be found nearby the airport.
Activities For The Adventurous
- Taking place once a year in June, the Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive is a 10-day, high-octane tribute to Reno’s roots in the Wild West. With everything from bull riding to barrel racing on the schedule as well as a carnival on the grounds, the rodeo delivers a big dose of Americana to all visitors.
- Adrenaline junkies will appreciate the feeling of flying over the picturesque Nevada landscape while hang gliding. Alex from Thermal Sky Sports is known for making first-timers feel comfortable, but if taking a running start isn’t your thing, you can also sit and let a motor do the work at Hang Gliding Tahoe.
Where To Grab A Drink In Reno
- Chapel Tavern is where cocktail enthusiasts go -- the lively bar features a floor-to-ceiling wall of liquor, plus bartenders who mix wickedly strong specialty drinks. With eclectic drafts on tap, top-flight aged bourbons and plenty of outdoor seating, Chapel attracts a diverse clientele looking for drinks of a caliber rarely seen elsewhere in the city.
- Ceol Irish Pub beckons visitors with its friendly service, live music (featuring local fiddlers!), trivia nights and most importantly, its authentic Irish pours. Regulars laud the bar for its laid-back vibe and palatable selection of whiskey and beer.