It’s no exaggeration that Reno is known as “The Biggest Little City in the World.” Nestled at the base of the soaring Sierra Nevada mountains, it offers spectacular natural beauty, easy proximity to outdoor sports, world-class casino gaming and entertainment, a thriving corporate and tech community, and all the benefits of cities three times its size but without their hassle. Not only all that, but a recent Wallet Hub survey reported that Reno is eighth among 150 of the country’s cities as the best one for singles. t’s a gentleman’s dream.
Whether you’re new to the area or are contemplating a relocation and looking for the perfect place to call your home, consider the new South Reno apartment community of Harvest at Damonte Ranch, where you can enjoy an exclusive lifestyle with the amenities of a luxury resort in the heart of the action.
Once you’re settled in, you can begin to explore all that Reno has to offer:
If high-stakes excitement is your thing, then you can’t do better than Reno. There are twenty casinos in the city, offering blackjack, roulette, craps, poker, baccarat, and even pai gow, not to mention video gaming, sports books, and even classic one-armed bandits along with multi-million dollar progressive slot jackpots. For more fun, you can try your luck in one of the frequent slot or poker tournaments.
Dozens of showrooms in the Reno Tahoe area feature everything from big-name headliner celebrity entertainment to rock and country concerts, golden oldie reviews, intimate R&B sessions, and an ever-changing roster of comedy shows.
For a more casual evening out, find your favorite Reno neighborhood pub, dance club, sports bar, wine bar, craft brewery or distillery, or join in one of the organized pub crawls and wine walks.
Adventures on the Slopes
The close-by Sierras are heaven for alpine and cross-country skiing, tubing, sledding, snowboarding, snowmobile riding, and snow-shoeing, including all-mountain terrain parks like Heavenly Mountain and Alpine Meadows. Less than an hour away is Squaw Valley, site of the 1960 Olympic winter games, a 4,000-acre expanse with six breathtaking peaks up to 9,050 feet high.
Adventures on the Water
Within an hour’s drive from Reno are Pyramid Lake, Donner Lake, and Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America. Pick your pleasure from canoeing, open water kayaking, whitewater rafting, sailing, swimming, scuba diving, water skiing, parasailing, jet-skiing, and stand-up paddle boarding. The lakes and mountain rivers and streams are a fisherman’s dream, with large populations of trout, bass, and salmon.
Camping, Hiking, and Mountain Biking
The Reno Tahoe area offers a multitude of opportunities to enjoy natural beauty up close and personal. Campgrounds dot the lake shores and mountains, and there are hiking and mountain biking trails galore, including the Flume Trail of Lake Tahoe’s east shore, named one of the top ten in the United States by Mountain Biking Magazine.
If you prefer your recreation in the air, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. Reno and the surrounding areas offer sky diving, soaring, hang gliding, paragliding, and hot-air ballooning. Special events for enthusiasts and spectators alike are the annual Hot Air Balloon Festival and Races, and the Reno Championship Air Races and Air Show, this year running September 14 to 18 and featuring the famed Blue Angels.
If golf is your sport, you’ve found the right place. Reno boasts six courses, and there are about forty more in the surrounding area. Among the finest are the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, a George Fazio-designed course in a pristine mountain setting and home of the American Century Celebrity Golf Classic, and the top-100 Old Greenwood Golf Course designed by Jack Nicklaus.
Arts and Culture
Reno’s Arts District is located along the Truckee River in the city’s beautiful downtown, with the Nevada Museum of Art and an eclectic array of galleries, shops, restaurants, and coffee houses. Downtown also has the National Automobile Museum, featuring the Harrah Collection with more than 200 autos dating from the late 19th century through the 20th.
Reno is also home to the Nevada Opera, the Reno Philharmonic and Pops Orchestras, and numerous live theatre venues. Each summer there’s the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, and the not-to-be-missed Artown, which runs for the entire month of July with over 400 events celebrating dance, theater, film, and visual arts.
For even more information on all the exciting action in Reno, visit Reno.com.