Have to been to Vegas many, many times and it has lost its luster for me. So, I have always wanted to check out Reno, just to see what it's like. My cost to get and stay there is virtually free thanks to the fine folks at Harrah's and American Airlines. I will be there Super Bowl weekend for three full days (Friday through my early morning departure on Monday) My questions are:
1. Do I need to rent a car? 2. Good restaurants? 3. Places to see.
I have done lots of research already, but want to get some insider tips.
I think you will be disappointed in Reno, especially if you try to make any comparisons to Vegas. It's really gone downhill over the years especially with all of the Indian casinos taking business from them. I would never go to Reno without a car since many of the things to see are nowhere near casinos. Some places to go to are Carson City, drive around lake tahoe and I really enjoyed the old Harrah's car museum. I really can't think of any memorable restaurants although I'm sure they have some decent one's. I've been to Reno maybe 4-5 times and Vegas maybe 15-20 times.
I have been to Vegas at least once each of the last 12 years, and frankly, while I still enjoy going, getting tired of it. I have always wanted to see what Reno is all about and from my research, what I come up with, it's like downtown Vegas where they don't price gauge you to death.
Flying in late on a Thursday night, gonna see what's what. Planning on maybe going to Tahoe, definitely Virginia City, and visiting a ghost town or two and a gold mine. Staying for the Super Bowl and back home Monday morning.
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