1. Book a vacation at the Grand Sierra Resort
2500 E. 2nd St., , 89502
The Grand Sierra Casino & Resort is my favorite hotel in the city. They offer great prices and promotions, especially if you sign up for their email and Player’s card club. This resort offers everything under one roof including gaming, restaurants, a decent sized fitness center, an arcade, a spa, go-karts, a movie theater, a bowling alley, an outdoor pool, nightclubs and more! You don’t even need to leave the property to have a fantastic time!
2. See a show at the El Dorado
345 N. Virginia St., , 89501
The El Dorado Showroom hosts Broadway style shows throughout the year. Tickets are cheap especially with your Player’s Card discount.
3. Play poker at the El Dorado
345 N. Virginia St., , 89501
El Dorado has one of the nicer poker rooms in Reno. It is spacious, elegant, the dealers are always nice and professional, and complimentary serve yourself drinks are available.
4. Try out the breakfast buffet at The Atlantis
3800 S Virginia St, , 89502
Toucan Charlie’s buffet inside the Atlantis Casino is a real treat both in terms of food and décor. The tropical rainforest style is appealing as are the breakfast buffet offerings. Visit during the week for a 2 for 1 special.
5. Take your pic by the famous Reno sign
N Virginia St & W Commercial Row, , 89501
Located in the downtown area, this sign is a great spot for photo opportunities.
6. Take a line dancing lesson at Mustang’s
2500 E. 2nd Street, , 89502
Mustang’s is a country themed bar located inside the Grand Sierra Resort which offers live music and entertainment. Free line dancing lessons are offered throughout the week.
7. Check out holiday decor & attractions at the casinos
Various, , 89502
Thanksgiving is a great time to visit Reno. In addition to the fantastic holiday decorations at all the casinos, there are plenty of extra shows and promotions going on during this time. Check out this gigantic annual 9 foot Gingerbread House on display at the Grand Sierra Resort!
8. Play old-fashioned carnival games at Circus, Circus
500 N Sierra St, , 89503
If you are a fan of Carnival Games, then you will love Circus, Circus. Test your hand at skeeball, basketball and other Midway games. The casino often hosts acrobat and other entertaining circus shows.
9. Check out The Lodge Buffet
2500 E. 2nd St, , 89502
The Lodge Buffet inside the Grand Sierra is one of the best buffets in Reno. I love the woodsy theme. This buffet offers the best overall bang for your buck in Reno – great food at an affordable price.
In addition, the casino often offers incredible promotions for Player’s Card members (buffets as low as 10 bucks).
10. Plan a day trip to gorgeous Lake Tahoe
1001 Heavenly Village Way, , 96150
Lake Tahoe is just an hour drive away from Reno. As one of the most stunningly beautiful areas of the country, you can't afford to pass up the quick day trip while you are here.
During the summer months, you can check out the scenic gondola ride at Heavenly Village or go hiking in beautiful Emerald Bay State Park.
Come winter, skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, sleigh rides, and every other winter recreational activity you can imagine will keep you more than busy.