”The Biggest Little City in the World" may have built its reputation on gambling, but these days, Reno is working hard to expand its horizons. The downtown has undergone a massive revitalization, and you can now stroll the River Walk, explore the Arts District or even bowl in a flashy new bowling stadium.
Of course, this is Nevada, so you'd be remiss if you didn't drop some change in the nickel slots or plunk down some cash at the blackjack table. There are over a dozen casinos in town, many of them on Virginia Street and most of open 24 hours a day for your gambling – or concert-going – pleasure.
Every August, Reno hosts the largest classic car event in the US, but you can peep vintage rides throughout the year at the National Automobile Museum. For culture, stop by the Nevada Museum of Art, and don't miss the rooftop sculpture garden. Oh, and that river? You can ply its waters by kayak or inner tube at the Truckee River Whitewater Park.