Reno Tahoe attracts visitors from around the world. Maybe it’s our jam-packed events calendar, larger-than-life art installations, endless outdoor adventure options or the ever-growing food and craft beer scene – but these are just a few reasons why Northern Nevada should be on your must-visit list. Whether you’re planning a trip to the Biggest Little City and want to be where the action is, or perhaps you’d rather unplug and relax, we have a guide ready on where to stay in Reno and Lake Tahoe.
The Reno Tahoe region is a breathtaking paradise that offers nightlife, outdoor adventure, a vibrant arts and culture scene and more. With Reno being only 30 minutes from Lake Tahoe, there are plenty of ways to fill your days with outdoor adventures. And no matter what season you visit, the Sierra Nevada mountains have something new to offer—surf or snow.
In addition to being a 24-hour town, Reno’s proximity to the desert and the mountains, and of course Lake Tahoe, make it an ideal hub for whatever your itinerary looks like. Find the perfect spot to unpack your suitcase, from downtown to Midtown, or maybe even a few places off the beaten path.
Being steps from countless dining options and exciting nightlife makes downtown Reno a popular option for those visiting the Biggest Little City. When you stay in downtown, you can step out of your hotel room and snap a selfie in front of the famous Reno Arch, try your luck at a casino, see artwork straight from Burning Man, enjoy a craft beer while overlooking the Truckee River, or even try the Biggest Wall of Them All. Basecamp at Whitney Peak Hotel is home of the Guinness Book of World Records “World’s Tallest Artificial Climbing Wall” and Outside Magazine’s “12 Best Hotel Gyms in the US.” Residents and visitors alike love this gym and its close proximity to some of downtown’s most exciting hotels.
As far as where to stay in downtown Reno, Silver Legacy Resort Casino at THE ROW, Eldorado Resort Casino at THE ROW, Circus Circus Hotel Casino at THE ROW, and Whitney Peak Hotel are just a few great places to rest your head while you take on the downtown area. For the bocce fans out there, we suggest booking a room at the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel. Conduct business and enjoy family activities, and definitely bring your A-Game to Bundox Bocce. The Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel offers experiences for everyone all in one place.
Downtown Reno is just minutes from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and most casino hotels offer complimentary shuttles to and from the airport for their guests.
A few blocks south of downtown you’ll find Midtown, an eclectic area offering craft breweries, fitness studios, live music venues and boutique shopping. If this sounds like your scene, both the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino and the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa are great home bases for exploration that also offer luxurious spas and exciting casino action. Looking for a room with closer access to the freeway? Consider the Grand Sierra Resort. Stay out all night, enjoy a show in the grand ballroom or take the kids downstairs to explore the arcade. Don’t worry, big kids can play, too.
With their slogan “It’s happening here,” you can be sure that when you stay in Sparks you will have your choice of great events happening year-round. In downtown Sparks, The Nugget Casino Reno invites people to try their luck at a few of its most exciting gaming facilities. Concerts, five-star restaurants and family activities make this casino resort ideal for those seeking the whole entertainment package. The Nugget Casino Resort is located next to Victorian Square, where thousands of BBQ enthusiasts gather each Labor Day weekend for the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off and is home of the area’s newest outdoor concert venue, the Nugget Events Center. Whether it’s the annual rib cook-off, holiday festivities or live music, there are things to enjoy wherever you look. Shopping is just a few blocks away, too!
Lake Tahoe, deemed the Jewel of the Sierra by Mark Twain, truly is a sight to behold and is less than 45 minutes from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Crystal clear waters surrounded by majestic mountains are an outdoor lover’s paradise. No matter what time of year you visit Reno Tahoe, a stay at or near Lake Tahoe will be a memorable one.
The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe in Incline Village offers lakeside accommodations, complete with fine and casual dining, as well as outdoor fire pits for the perfect post-adventure s’more-making session.
Crystal Bay Casino, better known to locals as the CBC, also offers accommodations at Border House, a historic landmark that offers guests a variety of amenities. The CBC never fails to have a great line-up of entertainment, with popular bands performing almost every weekend throughout the year, as well as gaming action and on-site dining.
Do you happen to be traveling with a furry companion? There are plenty of pet-friendly lodging options in the Reno Tahoe area that will readily welcome you and your best friend (and at some, there are even goodie bags!).
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