America Goes Bowling!
Favorite thing: Spectators of all ages watch the competions held in the National Bowling Stadium.
Fondest memory: I saw teenaged groupies getting blowling pins signed by their favorite PBA champs. I saw a woman with a half-ream of paper of what I figured were her favorite PBA champs she'd printed from the Internet, taking notes studiously. On Sunday I watched on ESPN because I'd have a better seat without waking up early. She turned out to the ESPN's reporter!
- Road Trip
- Family Travel
National Bowling Stadium
Favorite thing: There are a handful of competitions held in Reno each year, and participants come from far and wide.
Fondest memory: When the ABC Masters were in town and I went to watch some of the games. It's interesting to watch people who excel at something I find so difficult! They won't let you take flash pictures inside, it might disturb to bowlers.
- Road Trip
Just Like In Bambi
Favorite thing: People who live where there are brush and good hiding places near Reno have quail visit their yards. They are so cute running away scared all the time of the slightest noise, normally in a straight line just like in Bambi.
Park Wedding Chapel's Pidgeon Spectators
Favorite thing: My brother got married in this chapel in December 2003.
Fondest memory: If you are getting married in Reno while you're on vacation and don't have a room full of friends and family, at least at this chapel you'll have pidgeon spectators!
- Family Travel
Gamble At the Peppermill Casino
Favorite thing: Seems like everyone has their favorite casino. The Peppermill would have to be mine. But the Reno Peppermill Hotel Casino has been recognized by other sources as one of the top ten casinos in America. They take care of their guests. They have a nice comp program. They have lots of restaurants and bars to chose from. Nice rooms. A pool. They are located at 2707 South Virginia Street, drive until you see this sign and fountain.
Fondest memory: Winning $1,250 last year at the Peppermill, going back the next night and winning another $800.
- Casino and Gambling
Get Married in Reno
Favorite thing: If you are planning on getting married, you can do it in Reno relatively painlessly in one of the many wedding chapels. Just don't forget your marriage license or they won't finish the ceremony for you. You can pick up a marriage license at hours most government agencies are closed. But getting married is a business here.
Fondest memory: My brother and sister-in-law got married in Reno's oldest wedding chapel - Park Wedding Chapel. It is right in the downtown area. And the pigeons eat the rice.
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
- Family Travel
The biggest little city in the world
Favorite thing: I have lived here about 3 years and the best thing about this town is the fact that you get all the shopping and dining opportunities of California without the crowds or prices. It is a very clean town with little or no traffic and the people are freindly.
Fondest memory: The crisp air of winter and the snow--enough to enjoy and not enough to ruin your day. Then there are the warm summer mornings that make you want to get up and sieze the day. Fresh air is always a plus too.
Walk along the Truckee River...
Favorite thing: Walk along the Truckee River and enjoy the parks. Visit the nearby mountains.
Fondest memory: The nearness of Mt. Rose for a day of low pressure/low glitz skiing. Only 30-40 minutes and you can be skiing or hiking, etc. Lake Tahoe is just a little farther...
Go to the public parks! There...
Favorite thing: Go to the public parks! There is a great park just off the strip where a river runs through. In the afternoons it was great to sit by the river, under the shade, and relax. One may not think of Reno as a place to relax, but there are some beautiful places to just be.
Hire a horse and ride out in...
Favorite thing: Hire a horse and ride out in the Sierra Nevadas. The scenery is incredible, and you can see so much more off the beaten track on horseback.
Fondest memory: So many!
Dinner at the Atlantis restaurant.
The view from the top of the Flamingo Hilton.
Playing Cowgirl in the desert!
Driving along the shores of Lake Tahoe.
Playing 'Chicken in the Pot' at Circus Circus! ...Miles, the expert chicken basher, taught me all I know, and I am now the proud owner of an officially retired Circus Circus vinyl chicken! Happy memories indeed!
I miss the scenery, the food, the casinos, the weather, wienerschnitzels and root beer! ...I'll be back soon M!
Stay in a casino - the...
Favorite thing: Stay in a casino - the Atlantis, Peppermill or John Asguaqa's Nugget in Sparks. Watch the action and gamble a little.
Dine at LuLous for really gourmet fare. Owners go to S.F. frequently to get ideas.
This restaurnt is on Virginia street - cross st. Mt. Rose.
Visit Harrah's automobile Museum.
Walk along the River by the downtown theatre. Riverwalk. Really nice and pretty walk.
Stop by Idlewild Park. Reno is a City of parks and lakes.
Fondest memory: Winning $4000 at the Peppermill Casino after a $20.00 investment on a dollar machine., This was 1 year ago and I have never won since. Just a caveat.
If you can, come to Reno the...
Favorite thing: If you can, come to Reno the first week of August for 'Hot August Nights'. It is a week long celebration for the 1950's. Hundreds of thousands of people pack the city for a week with their classic hot rods from the 1930's to the 1970's. It's the biggest classic car show in the country! Make sure to make hotel reservations at least 6 months in advance, because the whole town and surround areas get totally booked up. There are concerts with 50's bands playing all over town. It's a blast all week long.
Hit the Strip. There is always...
Favorite thing: Hit the Strip. There is always something going on at Fitzgeralds, Cal-Neva, Harrahs, Circus-Circus, or Silver Legacy.
Fondest memory: Of course the Gambling is what you go for but it is also fun to just milk the slots for the free drinks and walk around, it's also a whole lot cheaper.
Reno is a people watching...
Favorite thing: Reno is a people watching place it is great to see such a varitety of people, all ages, races, colors, and social classes, all together in the same place.
Fondest memory: I think I go to Reno for the noise, it is full of bells and whistles always something happening and movement.
Have brunch at the top of the...
Favorite thing: Have brunch at the top of the Hilton.
See the Circus Acts at Circus/Circus.
Lookup Reno Ski and Recreation Club in phone book.
Call for recorded activities !!! They go to a different restaurant/bar every Friday. They go sailing, houseboating, skating and picnics as well as PLENTY of Skiing in Winter. (Ski is a Norwegian word)
Fondest memory: Incredible Sunrises and sunsets on Chickadee Drive.
Drive west towards the mts.in town of Stead with the evening sillouette of the town, the mountains and a silver crescent moon.Must take a photo.It's imprinted in my mind.
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