Known as “The Biggest Little City In The World,” Reno, Nevada, has a lot more to offer than just casinos.
We found ourselves in Reno because we wanted to experience and make a video about Amtrak’s roomette sleeper cars and Reno was just the right distance from Denver to make that happen.
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There are a lot of hotels and places to stay in Reno, we found ourselves at the Silver Legacy because the price was good and the location was within walking distance of the things we wanted to do. Being a casino hotel the biggest downside was the extra distance to get to your room from the street that all casino hotels have. Other than that the room was nice and the staff was great.
Reno was the first place we came across “rolled ice cream” or “stir-fried ice cream.” Rolled Mountain Creamery gave us a great introduction to this unique take on frozen desserts.
Reno is also known for its murals, so we spent a pleasant morning exploring midtown and the many murals in the area.
While exploring the mural-covered streets we happened upon the Pangoline Cafe. A cute little modern cafe that offered fresh made Turkish delights. So good! Would be tempting to return to Reno just to go back there but thankfully they do ship.
Another unique thing we discovered on our visit was the world’s tallest artificial climbing wall that is on the side of the Whitney Peak Hotel. Rising 164ft straight into the sky this climbing wall is like no other. Joyce did spend some time climbing but did not feel she was ready to go all the way to the top.
Next, it was on to the National Automobile Museum. A very well-thought-out auto museum that began as the private collection of Bill Harrah, the founder of Harrah’s Hotels and Casinos. It is not a huge museum and we probably spent about 2 to 3 hours browsing the collection.
Finally, we wrapped up our time in Reno with a visit to the brewery district. Sadly though there was only one brewery open the night we went out, Lead Dog Brewing. It was a nice chill night and we were able to throw back a few and watch the locals play trivia.
All in all, Reno was a fun 3-day trip and we would love to take the Amtrak again for another visit in the future.