Nicknamed “The Biggest Little City in the World” and with a population of over 225,000, Reno is the largest city in northern Nevada. The famous Reno Arch was used as a downtown gateway. A contest to find a slogan for the arch was held and G. A. Burns of Sacramento won $100 for successfully naming it “Reno, The Biggest Little City in the World.” In June of 1929, the slogan was first displayed on the arch. There were many revisions of the Arch over the years, with the most current one being installed in 1987.
There are many things to do in Reno. Most popular are visits to the various casinos in town. They include: Circus Circus Reno Hotel and Casino, where you can watch JR Johns and His Hilarious Hounds perform; Harrah’s Reno Hotel and Casino where you can play Beer Pong and win up to thousands of dollars in prizes; and the Silver Legacy Resort Casino where you can watch the world’s only indoor mining rig, not to mention many other casinos.
Believe it or not, there are great outdoor activities available in Reno as well. Stand-up paddleboarding has become so popular that in 2010, the Reno River Festival added this sport to its competitions. Spend time in the Truckee river either afternoon river fly fishing, kayaking, lazily drifting on a raft or even taking a wine walk. The Riverwalk is a 1.5 miles long district in Reno featuring a 12-mile pedestrian path that connects two urban whitewater parks and has been to known to be one of America’s greatest riverwalks.
So whether it be on the next road trip or you want to gamble in a city other than Hawaii’s 9th Island of Las Vegas, Panda Travel ® can help you plan your next trip to visit the Biggest Little City in the World, Reno, Nevada.