Long considered the “ugly step-sister” to the bright lights of Las Vegas, Reno has been going through a Renaissance the past few years, and is starting to brush the dust off. A quick drive from Lake Tahoe, it’s the perfect place to grab some Vina’s and get away.
Where to stay:
Renaissance: The newest hotel to grace “The Biggest Little City in The World” is the Reno Renaissance. Located just off of downtown, this non-smoking and non-gambling hotel provides the perfect place to slip away. Enjoy the rooftop pool during the day, and at night head downstairs to play a game of Bocce Ball and enjoy a cocktail.
El Dorado: A staple down-town. The El Dorado is owned by the owners of Ferrari Carano Winery (a must-do if you head to Sonoma County). Enjoy an amazing dinner at The Roxy, or take a chance on the blackjack table.
Atlantis: If downtown isn’t your speed, and a spa day is on your radar, then park your car at the Atlantis and stay a few days. With a shuttle to take you to the airport and downtown, if you want to leave you can, but chances are after you get a massage and facial at the spa, you won’t be leaving anytime soon.
This is just to get you started. Don’t forget to check out all the local eats, activities, and bars!
(Feature image via @lexiii29)