Should You Visit Reno?

Is Reno worth visiting?

Yes, you'll find numerous reasons to visit Reno, and it's a city that everyone should see. We had an amazing time here.

Whether you're a traveling as a family or a couple, this city has a lot to offer. Any local will tell you what makes it special is the amazing nightlife and fantastic museums.

While gambling is what people used to think of when they thought of Reno, the city has developed a growing arts and culture scene. The city's foodie reputation has also grown in recent years.

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5 Reasons to Visit Reno

1. Nightlife

There's a big nightlife scene with a huge number of bars and entertainment options. There are also a growing number of breweries in town.

2. Museums

Museums in town range from art and history to local or quirky. The National Automobile Museum, the Nevada Museum of Art, Fleischmann Planetarium, and the Anthropology Museum are some of the favorites.

3. Food

The food scene has been growing in recent years and you'll find plenty of casual restaurants that serve hearty and filling comfort foods.

4. Shopping

In addition to your standard suburban shopping malls and strip malls, there's the Midtown District, which has local retail shops and an eclectic and alternative vibe. The area has thrift shops, music vendors, and more.

5. Authenticity

Reno has an authentic vibe where you can experience local culture, cuisine, and activities without the large tourist crowds of other popular destinations.

Things to Consider Before Visiting Reno

Not As Family-Friendly
While there are some family activities, it's not as child-friendly as other destinations.

Getting Around
The area is not very walkable, and public transit is not great here, so it might be difficult to get around without arranging your own transportation.

The Cost
Depending on your budget, schedule, and travel style, Reno might be an expensive destination for you. You can find out the travel costs for Reno here or see if Reno is expensive here.


What is Reno most famous for?

Reno is most famous for its casinos and nightlife scene. People visit this impressive city for its great nightlife. Also, it's known for museums, food, and shopping. It is often described as growing, vibrant, and energetic.

What is the most famous sight in Reno?

The most popular sight in Reno is the National Automobile Museum. You can see prices and costs for this and other sights in Reno on our travel costs page.

Or, see tickets, activities, and tours for the National Automobile Museum and other attractions here.

How touristy is Reno? Is it a popular city to visit?

Reno is more popular with local tourists than with international visitors. Here are some of the most popular activities and tours. (Prices in US Dollars)

    • Experience Raptors and Falconry in Reno: $125
    • Horseback Riding Adventure from Reno: $279
    • Burning Man Art and Downtown Mural Private Tour: $65
    • ATV - Tours & Trap Shooting Combo Packages from Reno: $129
    • Sierra Histroric Tour & Horseback Riding from Reno: $206
    • Reno Puzzling Adventure: $35
    • 45 Minutes Twinkle Tours in Reno: $130
    • Reno Ghosts Tour: $30

    How long should I spend in Reno?

    The ideal length of time for a trip to Reno is one to three days. Since Reno has activities such as nightlife, many visit for up to three days.

    If you have a specific amount of time for your trip, see our advice about how much time to spend here: Should I spend 1, 2, or 3 days in Reno? and Should I spend 3, 4, or 5 days in Reno?.