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Is it hard to decide where to spend your vacation in 2021? Worry no more because one of the best destinations in the world is Reno, Nevada!
In 1868, there was a transcontinental railroad built through Reno. The University of Nevada was a land-grant institution in 1874. In nearby Virginia City, a transcontinental railroad served the Comstock Lode in 1859. The university's integral role in developing Reno's identity contributed significantly to the city's reputation as a cultural center among its relatively small urban confines.
Las Vegas is often described as "the biggest little city globally," while Reno is generally assumed to be a much smaller version of that city to the southeast. However, Reno is the second most populous city within Nevada and is home to more than five million visitors a year. Here are some of the best places you can visit when you are in Reno, Nevada:
Nevada Museum of Art
The only accredited art museum in Nevada is in Las Vegas. The Nevada Museum is in a magnificent four-story building designed by architect Will Bruder in downtown Reno. The museum's focus is the interaction between humanity and the environment and the growing importance of protecting the natural environment. There are over 2,000 pieces of art in the Permanent Collection that dates to the mid-20th century.
Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center
This planetarium was in construction in 1963 as an extension of the University of Nevada, Reno, and its Extended Studies. This year, the Center hosted its first public open house, which took place at its dome theater. The Center is one of the first planetariums across the world to use the Spitz SciDome digital projector. It also organizes educational field trips on space and Earth science and the Redfield Campus Observatory.
The first wildlife sanctuary in the United States aims to provide homeless pets with a stable, healthy environment to help them recover and reintegrate into their natural habitats. The staff makes a special effort to provide activities specially designed to relieve boredom for these animals.
Reno's private cultural place, the Pioneer Center for Performing Arts, is in a dome-shaped building with a gold-finished exterior completed in 1967. It has 987 seats on the ground floor and 513 on the balcony. Some of the most famous art companies in Reno play at the Pioneer Theater, including the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and the Austin Valley Ballet Theatre.
At the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, you will discover an alpine paradise hidden within the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range. In addition to delicious cuisine and inviting guestrooms, the resort also features luxurious amenities and outdoor adventures. This stunning scenery and lush foliage ensure you have an unforgettable getaway!
Choose from a wide variety of nigiri and maki sushi at the Atlantis Sky Terrace Sushi & Oyster Bar. You may also choose from a selection of domestic and imported beers or eight premium brands of sake and plum wines. There's nothing like this luxurious place to dine to satisfy your taste buds!
At Cabela's, you will find a host of outdoor gear, camping gear, clothing, gun accessories, food, a museum, a freshwater aquarium, and more. It is located just west of Reno, on Highway 80, near Boomtown. Cabela's has many outside-inspired items such as furniture and handmade candies. The staff is friendly, and the selection is fantastic. Most items are more expensive than your average sporting goods store, but each has an excellent return policy and occasional Cabela's sales.
With all the places you can visit and all the things you can do, Reno awaits you!