1. Tear up Tahoe’s slopes
Nevada isn’t all desert and neon lights. Tahoe’s slopes make for some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the country, and some of its hills — reaching up to 10,100 feet — often stay open as late as May.
The Tahoe area has one of the highest concentration of ski resorts in the world, and the
2. Have the ultimate spa day
You’ll find Northern Nevada’s only Forbes Travel Guide four-star luxury spa at the Atlantis, where 30,000 square feet is dedicated to whirlpool spas and giant pools, herbal steam and cedarwood saunas, tea lounges for men and women, and treatment rooms where the hardest decision you’ll have to make is whether to opt for the Rasul Mineral Mud Ceremony or the Cleopatra Milk and Honey Hydration Wrap — basically a delicious cocoon. There’s even a Brine Inhalation-Light Therapy Lounge — it’s as close as you can get to being by the Pacific when you’re four hours from the ocean.
And if you’re think this all sounds pretty top-notch, you’re not alone.
3. Learn to play a winning hand
Walking into a
For the seasoned casino-goer, there’s no shortage of options at Atlantis, either. There are 1,450 slots and video poker games, as well as over 700 penny slot machines and dozens of table games. Home to Reno’s first non-smoking poker room, it’s modern, too. No wonder it’s been voted the best casino in the city.
4. Experience the live music scene
From Xanadu Bar to the
5. Check out the National Automobile Museum
If you’ve never seen a Phantom Corsair or a 24-carat, gold-plated DeLorean DMC-12 in real life (and Back to the Future doesn’t count), this is your place.
Reno’s National Automobile Museum is home to hundreds of historic vehicles from the 19th and 20th centuries. From the 1949 Mercury that James Dean drove in Rebel without a Cause to Elvis Presley’s and Frank Sinatra’s old wheels and the USA’s winning entry into the 1908 New York to Paris auto race — the 1907 Thomas Flyer — there’s a lot to see across the museum’s four galleries.
Tip: Stay at the Atlantis on the
6. Get spirited while you dine
Don’t expect simple wine and food pairings at
Highlights to keep an eye out for? April marks a celebration of Scottish and American whiskies, and July showcases Fortaleza Tequila — quite possibly the best way to welcome the summer.
7. Live it up in luxury
When your Reno home base has floor-to-ceiling windows that look out across the Sierra Nevada mountains, you really won’t want to leave. That’s totally okay. Stay in the
8. Hang out by the pool. All. Year. Round.
With more than 300 sunny days a year, Reno is one of the sunniest spots in the country. It’s a city made for long, lazy days spent by the pool guilt-free. And for those rare, cloudy days? The Atlantis is the only Reno resort that has
9. Eat your way around the world
Vegetarians and vegans don’t have to worry about limited options, either — no lunches of soup crackers paired with a celery stick here. At
10. Be part of the arts
Reno is the unofficial gateway to Burning Man, so its thriving arts and alternative culture shouldn’t be a surprise. From vintage stores like