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Reno for 1 Day???

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Reno for 1 Day???

My sister and I are traveling to Vegas for her 40th b-day and will be there about a week. We have been to Vegas many times, but she has never seen Reno. I've been to Reno about 8 years ago. We were debating if we should take a day trip so she could see Reno. We would fly into Reno in the am and then return to Vegas in the pm. What would be the pros? cons?

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1. Re: Reno for 1 Day???

I personally would not spend the time and money. Not that Reno is bad or anything, but just go down to the old downtown Vegas instead for a similar experience.

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2. Re: Reno for 1 Day???

Probably not worth taking a day to come here. If you had a couple of days and could do some side trips (i.e. Lake Tahoe, Virginia City) I could probably justify it.

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3. Re: Reno for 1 Day???

What did you want to see in Reno? A week from now will be getting close to President's Day weekend and the area will be filling if not full of skiers. Unless there is something specific you want to see in the area, I would think the hassle of the time to get here and back to LVS isn't worth it.

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4. Re: Reno for 1 Day???

Thank you for your replies. We were just thinking about walking around the casinos around the downtown area. Not looking to go hiking (except though a casino ) skiing, visiting parks, or museums. We would be coming in April, after Easter.

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5. Re: Reno for 1 Day???

While I am a big Reno Boaster I would advise you just to spend a day in Downtown Vegas wandering their casinos. It is about the same as Reno except more casinos in Vegas downtown.

Edited: 04 February 2010, 16:56
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6. Re: Reno for 1 Day???

4 hours of time away from Vegas to roam the Reno casinos is not worth it. Remember, you'll need to be at the airport an hour before each flight and the flights are an hour each. While there are some interesting things in our casinos, none of them has the WOW factor you'll see in Las Vegas.

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7. Re: Reno for 1 Day???

I would agree with the rest of the group and keep Reno and Vegas trips seperate. I would highly suggest a Reno trip plan for the future though.

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8. Re: Reno for 1 Day???

You would be much better off, like TOP said, to just go to Old Vegas. Reno's casinos are very limited and there isn't much to see anyway. You are talking Circus Circus, Harrah, Cal Neva, Silver Legacy, and El Dorado that are right down town. You would be much more satisfied going to the Fremont Street Experience plus you would be saving a lot of money. Make sure you go to La Bayou in Old Town for some VERY stiff drinks. They will have you a drink before you sit down.

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