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Finding Ways to Refresh in Reno

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Posted on July 12, 2023

Reno, Nevada, the self-proclaimed "Biggest Little City in the World," is a vibrant city with a surprising number of things to do, experience, and visit. Situated near the Sierra Nevada mountains, it is not just a casino hotspot but a Reno timeshare also offers a rich array of outdoor activities, cultural experiences, and culinary delights.

Exploring Reno's Arts and Culture

Reno's flourishing arts scene is certainly something to experience. Start with a trip to the Nevada Museum of Art, the only accredited art museum in the state, where you can explore a range of captivating exhibits spanning various eras and styles. You can also stroll through the Reno Riverwalk District, home to dozens of art galleries, eclectic shops, and unique dining experiences.

Don't forget to visit Reno's Midtown District, where murals painted by local and international artists add a dash of color and charm to the city streets.

Reno Riverwalk

Experience the Great Outdoors

Reno's setting at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains means that outdoor adventure is never far away. The city is only a short drive from Lake Tahoe, one of the most stunning alpine lakes in the world, offering opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, or just enjoying the view.

Along the Truckee River, which runs right through downtown Reno, you can kayak, raft, or simply walk along the river's edge. For a more relaxed experience, consider a picnic in one of Reno's many parks, such as the tranquil Idlewild Park, which also hosts a delightful Food Truck Friday event throughout the summer months.

Try Your Luck at the Casinos

Eldorado casino in Reno

Sometimes thought of as Vegas’ little brother, Reno's rich history as a gaming town is real. If you're feeling lucky, head to one of the city's many casinos. Places like the Peppermill, Atlantis, and the Eldorado offer not just gaming, but also known for top-notch restaurants, spas, and live shows. But it's not all about the modern – for a touch of classic charm, step into Club Cal Neva, one of Reno's oldest casinos.

Experience Reno's Unique Events

Reno is home to a number of unique events throughout the year. The annual Reno Rodeo, often called the "Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West," is a ten-day event featuring a parade, a carnival, and of course, exciting rodeo competitions.

The National Championship Air Races is another spectacle that draws crowds in September. And for a touch of the bizarre, there's the annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off, a six-day extravaganza in nearby Sparks dedicated to all things barbecued ribs.

Indulge in Reno's Food and Drink Scene

Reno's food and drink scene has emerged in recent years, with an explosion of craft breweries and gourmet restaurants. Check out local favorites like Great Basin Brewing for a taste of locally brewed beer, or Brasserie Saint James for award-winning artisanal brews and a unique food menu. For food, explore everything from farm-to-table restaurants like Campo to food truck pop-ups that offer a range of global cuisines.

Reno's growth in the culinary arena also includes a rise in coffee culture, with spots like Hub Coffee Roasters and Old World Coffee Lab offering locally roasted beans and expertly crafted drinks.

Immerse in Reno's Historic Charm

Reno arch

History enthusiasts will love the Reno of yesteryear. Begin your historical exploration with the Nevada Historical Society, the oldest cultural institution in the state. The museum hosts several collections that showcase the state's rich history, from prehistoric times to the present day. Continue your journey at the National Automobile Museum, home to more than 200 vintage cars dating back to the late 19th century.

In the heart of the city, you'll find the iconic neon landmark known as the Reno Arch. First erected in 1926, the Arch has become synonymous with Reno and makes for a perfect photo opportunity. Don't forget to visit Virginia Street, once the main north-south road in town, which still retains an aura of its former 20th-century glory.

Wander Through Reno's Unique Neighborhoods

Reno's neighborhoods each have a unique character and charm. The vibrant Midtown District is known for its indie boutiques, tattoo parlors, and an array of bars and restaurants, making it the perfect place to find unique souvenirs or indulge in some retail therapy.

For a more laid-back experience, visit the Wells Avenue Neighborhood. This area is known for its tree-lined streets, historic homes, and local businesses, including antique stores, eateries, and more.

Family Fun in Reno

Reno is also a great place for family-friendly activities. Children will love the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum. This interactive science and culture center is designed to inspire curiosity and creativity, with exhibits covering everything from Nevada's natural wonders to the mysteries of outer space.

Animal lovers will enjoy Animal Ark, a wildlife sanctuary on the outskirts of Reno. Here, families can view a range of North American predators in naturalistic habitats, learn about conservation efforts, and even meet some of the resident animals.

For more active family entertainment, Wild Island Family Adventure Park offers fun for the whole family with a water park, go-karts, mini-golf, bowling, and an arcade.

Enjoy Reno’s Nightlife

Once the sun goes down, Reno's famed nightlife comes alive. The city offers a multitude of bars, lounges, and nightclubs to suit every taste. The Brew Brothers, located within the Eldorado Casino, offers craft beers alongside nightly entertainment.

How About a Reno Timeshare for Your Next Vacation?

Reno, Nevada, has much more to offer than you might expect from its small-city moniker. It's a place that effortlessly combines arts and culture, history, outdoor adventures, gaming excitement, unique events, and an increasingly sophisticated food scene into a city that is worth exploring in depth.

As it turns out, the "Biggest Little City in the World" is big on things to do, making a Reno timeshare a surprisingly fun way to enjoy this diverse and exciting destination.

Below you’ll find some of the best timeshares in Reno, so check them out:

WorldMark Reno

WorldMark Reno timeshare with swimming pool

WorldMark Reno is conveniently located on the edge of the Riverwalk District in the heart of Reno. Offering fully equipped one- and two-bedroom suites, this resort provides exceptional comfort with modern amenities such as a swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center, and sauna.

It's ideally situated, just a few blocks from the Eldorado Casino and Club Cal Neva with proximity to Reno's downtown and its nightlife and dining options.

Legacy Vacation Club Reno