Reno Tourism

Rightly named as the ‘Biggest Little City in the World’, Reno is a world in itself. A little brother to Nevada’s gambling capital, Las Vegas, Reno has its own set of renowned casinos that will surely keep the player inside you happy. But the casinos are just a part of the eclectic mix that adds character to Reno. Reno has a rich history which is displayed at the various museums in the city. And these museums aren’t just regular ones, they are unique in their own way, displaying vintage automobiles or a fun way to learn science or rare art collections or Nevada’s very history itself.

Reno also has got the brains in the country. The University of Nevada, Reno is one of the best, with museums and events that will keep you engrossed while imparting knowledge. No wonder the university has given six Pulitzer Prize winners. Even the creative flair of Reno will keep you in awe. The galleries in Reno will show you the exquisite talent of the locals in the city.

Reno is even a pioneer in conserving nature with the many parks and animal homes. The Rancho San Rafael Regional Park and Bartley Ranch Regional Park provides very scenic hiking trails, while the Animal Ark and Sierra Zoo has a collection of exotic animals. The arboretums have an extensive reserve of plants of every kind.

Reno is indeed a lot happening in a small area. Do visit here for a memorable experience.

Essential travel information and Reno tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: UTC-08:00 hours
  • Currency: US Dollar
  • Electricity and Internet: 110-120 Volts of Electrical output. High speed wired and wireless internet is available in most hotels in Reno
  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • Security: 911 (Ambulance, Fire & Police)
  • Tipping: Most of the people working in casinos make a very small wage and depend on tips for their survival, thus it is expected from you to tip them

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Reno

  • Know the pollution level of Reno before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 26.43 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 25.93 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 34.26 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 18.52 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25.81 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 27.78 (Low)
  • How safe is Reno for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Reno.

    • Burglary and Theft 38 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 28 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 38.46 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 36 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 35.58 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 46 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 29.81 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50.96 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 42.31 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 39.42 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.15 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 49.04 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Reno is 184.46 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 58.85 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 62.28 (High)
    • Pollution Index 31.52 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 23.7 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 61.25 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 59.4 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.49 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 132.46 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Reno

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.1 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 44.67 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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