Family-Friendly Casino-Hotel near Downtown Reno
Each September in Reno, the sky is taken over by more than 100 hot air balloons of various shapes and sizes. They take flight at sunrise during The Great Reno Balloon Race at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, a three-day spectacle that also features homemade miniature balloon races. Year-round, the skyline is bright and colorful just south of the park, in downtown Reno. The city is lined with side-by-side casinos, whose lights flicker well past sundown.
Roughly 10 minutes from downtown you can find Boomtown Reno, which offers plenty of its own entertainment. At the onsite casino, you can try your luck at any of more than 500 slot machines, a poker room, and a sports book. The hotel also has a family fun center, which keeps youngsters entertained with arcade games, an antique carousel, a flight simulator, and a Ferris wheel decorated like a covered wagon.
Before heading up to your north tower classic room, you can use the dine on American cuisine at Bistro 2100 (a $40 dining credit is included with some options). There are also several bars and lounges onsite where you can enjoy a nightcap and play video poker amid snakeskin walls and Old West decor.
Reno, Nevada: Casino City with Arts and Outdoor Adventure
Reno lives up to its billing as “The Biggest Little City in the World" thanks to its flashy casinos, cultural centers, and restaurants worthy of a much larger metropolis, all packed together on Virginia Street.
Because of its location at the foot of the Sierra Nevada and just east of Tahoe National Forest, the city also puts visitors within reach of rushing rivers and high mountain ranges for skiing and gold-rush reenacting.