We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Reno, YaY or NaY?

Which South Lake Tahoe hotels are on sale?
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
See hotels
Long Beach...
Level Contributor
132 posts
Reno, YaY or NaY?

Hi everyone! I'm visiting Lake Tahoe in August and we've been thinking of taking a day trip to Reno but we're unsure if it's worth it or if we should just stay in Tahoe the whole time. Has anyone been to Reno from Late Tahoe? is it worth checking out? your advice would be greatly appreciated.

Fremont, California
Destination Expert
for San Francisco
Level Contributor
20,172 posts
4,333 reviews
11. Re: Reno, YaY or NaY?

People either like (or hate) Reno.....

If into gambling, the casinos there are much nicer than the ones at South Lake Tahoe....

El Dorado Casino almost always has a fun show going on in their smaller theater - and we've enjoyed sevearl shows there.

http://www.eldoradoreno.com/

If on the week-end, there are usually headliner shows going on at the

http://www.silverlegacyreno.com/

Buffets are better; nice restaurants; more going on.

If you are into cars, Harrahs automobile museum if great.

It has a ton of fun summer activities - for August Hot August Nights is one of the top events in the area

http://www.hotaugustnights.net/

When will you be there in August?

Also, there is a lot of smaller local events - things you need to look for and enjoy......

We've enjoyed such things as Greek Festivals (lots of fun and great food); cowboy poetry and fun pre-show barbecue at Bartley Ranch Park

visitrenotahoe.com/reno-tahoe/what-to-do/eve…

There is a nice park just north of the casino area by the University of Nevada at reno

a fun small museum to visit there is: Wilbur D. May Museum

http://www.washoecounty.us/parks/mc_home

This is also where the fun balloon festival is held each September (yeah - past the time you are here) - its the same week as the air show in Reno.

There is also a 3 story art museum - there are also special free events here

http://www.washoecounty.us/parks/mc_home

And for minor league baseball and minor league basketball, Reno is so much fun.....

The Reno Aces is a great place to have a game, enjoy baseball food; and soak in the sun.....

lots of fun features.

http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t2310

Reno is NOT a place to just show up and think you can figure out what to do....its a place to plan in advance and there is always so much fun going on .....if you are willing to look for it in advance. The Reno Gazette newspaper has a good entertainment calendar if you want to check what is going on when you are there in August (best to check a month or so in advance to see the latest - now is a bit early). We've seen fun shows at their Pioneer Center such as BlueMan Group, etc.

http://www.rgj.com/

And by the way, you might want to post this same question in Nevada Forum - Reno - as it is Reno.

By the way, shopping is fun in Nevada as well - south of town is The Summit

http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t2310

There are also beer crawls and lots more - but its a place to discover, enjoy and savor

and many who say "nah" are those who just showed up and did not plan....

and did not discover the local events; the fun things to do; the hidden gems of the area.

Its sad when people just say no - and say they cannot find a place when there are so many friendly locals there.

By the way, it would be quite easy to do a day trip that included both Virginia City and Reno on the same day....

we're looking forward to our soon vacation to Reno/Lake Tahoe and they both are fun to visit.

12. Re: Reno, YaY or NaY?

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 1:19 am, April 22, 2014
Get answers to your questions about South Lake Tahoe