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One of the best parts of visiting Reno is that there are activities and attractions to suit all sorts of travelers. Here are some of the top things to do in Reno based on your interests and travel style:


If you’re hitting the road with the kids, Reno has no shortage of family-friendly things to do. At the National Bowling Stadium, you can catch a professional tournament or spend the day bowling endless frames on their modern lanes. Burn off some energy at Adventureland Park, with go-karts, mini-golf, arcade games, and a little train that takes you around the park. The fascinating Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum is another must with hands-on exhibits on science, nature, and technology.


On your inaugural trip to Reno, you’ll want to hit up all the classic attractions that give you a sense of the city’s spirit. Start with a photo-op at the iconic Reno Arch that welcomes visitors entering downtown. Then dive into Reno’s fascinating history at the National Automobile Museum, home to some seriously impressive vintage cars. Afterward, stroll around the Riverwalk District to see Reno’s artistic flair and sample the wares at local boutiques and eateries.

Nightlife Enthusiasts

Alright, let’s talk about Reno nightlife. Most visitors flock straight to the downtown casinos, and for good reason. Glitzy, gigantic casinos like the Eldorado Resort CasinoPeppermill Reno, and Silver Legacy Resort Casino offer every kind of game you can imagine, plus swanky bars, nightclubs pumping with music, and incredible restaurants. Or check out Midtown District for a more low-key vibe with indie music venues, tequila bars, and cocktail lounges.


Reno’s dining scene goes far beyond casino buffets, with unique eateries highlighting fresh, seasonal ingredients. For breakfast, don’t miss Peg’s Glorified Ham n Eggs for fluffy pancakes and homestyle cooking. Pioneer Underground serves up incredible burgers made from beef sourced right in Nevada. If you want to sample what’s fresh at the market, head to Süp for soups made from local produce. And for a fancy night out, reserve a table at Beaujolais Bistro for steak au poivre and macaroons that are almost too beautiful to eat.

Outdoor Enthusiasts

Nature-lovers, Reno is a dream destination for you. Obviously, magnificent Lake Tahoe is a must-visit to hike forest trails, kayak on the crystalline water, or ski/snowboard on the slopes overlooking the lake. But there’s plenty of natural beauty right in Reno too. Hike or mountain bike on the trails of Peavine Peak or Galena Creek Regional Park for gorgeous valley views. Go for a peaceful stroll in Idlewild Park along the Truckee River. Or bring your clubs to one of Reno’s premier golf courses, like Red Hawk Golf Club or Wolf Run Golf Club.


While Reno has its fair share of big shopping malls packed with major retailers, make sure to explore local boutiques for unique souvenirs and gifts. Junkee Clothing Exchange is a vintage paradise with thousands of used items, perfect for the thrifting crowd. The Cal-Neva Trading Post offers artisanal gifts made in Nevada, like leather goods and Native American crafts. And Mills B Lane Fieldhouse holds home decor stores, specialty boutiques, and the Shake Shack for when you need a shopping break.

How to Get Around Reno

As a mid-sized city, Reno does have some public transit options but getting around is easiest with a car or rideshare. That said, traffic and parking can be challenging at peak times. For effortless transportation in Reno, a charter bus is the way to go!


Rideshare apps like Lyft and Uber operate in Reno, so this can be a convenient option if you only need to transport a few people. Prices fluctuate but expect to pay around $25 from the airport to downtown hotels. The downside is that wait times can be long during busy periods and traveling between multiple destinations requires booking several individual rides.


Taxis are available for transportation around Reno, with set pricing around $30 between the airport and downtown. However, hailing a cab on the street can be tough and phone dispatch means waiting extended times for pickup. Taxis only work for small groups and can’t accommodate large luggage.

Charter Buses

For groups and hassle-free transportation, charter bus services like Reno Charters can’t be beaten. Charter buses provide direct transportation on your schedule between your Reno accommodation, events/activities, and airport without stops for other passengers. Amenities like reclining seats, WiFi, entertainment systems, and restrooms onboard ensure everyone remains comfortable. With luggage storage available, you can bring all your gear easily.

Charter bus drivers know Reno’s roads and popular destinations so you get door-to-door service without getting lost! Drivers can make suggestions for points of interest along your route as well. Charter bus services offer a range of bus sizes from minibuses to full-sized coaches to fit groups of any size. Finally, fixed pricing means you get transparent rates without hidden fees.

For streamlined travel in Reno, leave the transportation to the experts and rent a charter bus!

Ready to Explore Reno?

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or longtime local, Reno’s top attractions, neighborhoods, and transportation options offer something for everyone. To recap, here are some quick tips for an awesome trip:

  • Families should visit interactive museums and bowling alleys
  • First-timers will want to see landmarks like the Reno Arch and car museum
  • Night owls can hit the downtown casinos and Midtown bars
  • Foodies will love the emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients at local restaurants
  • Outdoor adventurers have hiking, biking, skiing and more around Lake Tahoe
  • Shoppers should explore the vintage boutiques and local artisan stores
  • Rent a charter bus for direct transportation between attractions and events

Reno has the glitz and glam you’d expect from a Nevada city, plus a ton of hidden gems waiting to be explored. And with the right transportation arranged, getting around this mid-sized city is a breeze.

Ready to start planning your escape to Reno? Give the team at Reno Charters a call anytime at 1-480-448-4735 to get the wheels in motion on a customized bus rental. Our charter bus services offer everything from intimate minibus shuttles to spacious 56-passenger motorcoaches to match your group size and transportation needs. No obligation, no hidden fees – just fast, transparent service from transportation experts.

Here’s to an unforgettable, hassle-free visit to the Biggest Little City in the World! Let us handle the driving so you can focus on making priceless Reno memories with your group.