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Popular amenities for Reno vacation rentals

Stay near Reno's top sights

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino36 locals recommend
Nugget Casino Resort18 locals recommend
Meadowood Mall23 locals recommend
Rancho San Rafael Regional Park42 locals recommend
Wingfield Park25 locals recommend
Idlewild Park45 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Reno

  • Total rentals

    1.5K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    850 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    260 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    540 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    790 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    55K reviews

Your guide to Reno

All About Reno

For a place that calls itself the Biggest Little City in the World, Reno isn’t all that large. Measuring roughly 100 square miles in Nevada’s high desert, the midsize town punches well above its weight class, with world-class galleries and museums, of-the-moment restaurants, and an entertainment industry that feels quaint compared to Nevada’s other big tourist draw. And it all happens in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

To get your bearings, take a stroll down Reno’s Riverwalk, the heart of downtown, dotted with wine bars, bistros, clothing boutiques, and open spaces perfect for stretching out. Better yet, head to Truckee River Whitewater Park to dip your paddle in Class II rapids. For even more fun on the water, the glistening shores of Lake Tahoe are less than an hour away. One of the biggest and most beautiful lakes in the United States, Tahoe attracts visitors year-round to its sandy beaches and iconic ski resorts.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Reno

The Reno-Lake Tahoe region becomes a hub for skiing, snowboarding, and other cold-weather sports during the winter months. As the snow melts, the lush greenery and beautiful foliage take center stage. Spring is a great time to visit as the crowds have thinned out, making it easier to get vacation rentals in Reno. With so many warm-weather outdoor activities on offer in the late spring and summer, the city takes on a vibrant energy as people rush in to enjoy the hiking, paddling, and biking in the area.

A calmer atmosphere settles in during fall, making it an excellent time to explore Reno's rich nature as the leaves change from emerald green to a sea of red, orange, and yellow. And in October, Reno transforms into Little Italy, as a festival celebrating Italian culture brings live entertainment, a sauce-cooking competition, grape stomp, and an Italian-themed farmers’ market to town.

Top things to do in Reno

Downtown Reno Riverwalk

This lively district nestled along the Truckee River in Downtown Reno is the city’s cultural hub, featuring dozens of boutiques, art galleries, eateries, and bars. The area hosts an array of special events, including open-mic nights and the beloved Wine and Art Walk, put on by local merchants on the third Saturday of every month.

National Automobile Museum

With 200 cars set amongst realistic street scenes, this place is a dream for gearheads. The museum opened to showcase the auto collection of a local gaming and casino pioneer who had managed to collect more than 1,400 cars in his lifetime. Highlights include the 1907 Thomas Flyer, winner of the 1908 New York-to-Paris auto race.

Truckee River Bike Path

Extending more than 12 miles, the Truckee River Bike Path takes you along the river in Downtown Reno and past beautiful marshland as you make your way to the neighboring city of Sparks. The trail is part of the longer Tahoe-Pyramid Trail connecting the source of the Truckee River to Lake Tahoe.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Reno?

    Reno is known for its high desert climate. Summers are warm with temperatures reaching up to 90°F (32°C), while winters can be cold with snow, with temperatures sometimes dropping to around 20°F (-7°C). Autumn is typically mild and pleasant.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Reno?

    In Reno, you can explore the Nevada Museum of Art, watch a show at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, stroll along the Reno Riverwalk, or enjoy the natural beauty of the Truckee River Whitewater Park.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Reno?

    Reno is frequently visited from late spring to early fall, typically between May and September. During this period, you can explore events like the Reno River Festival, Artown, and the Great Reno Balloon Race.

  • What are the best places to stay in Reno?

    In Reno, Downtown is often recommended for its close proximity to cultural sites, restaurants, and shopping centers. Midtown is a vibrant neighborhood with unique shops and eateries, while the Riverwalk District offers scenic views of the Truckee River.

  • What are the best places to visit in Reno?

    Reno has a variety of attractions. You can explore the Nevada Museum of Art, visit the National Automobile Museum, stroll in the Wilbur D. May Center, or marvel at the architecture of the Reno Arch.

  • What are some hiking trails in Reno?

    Reno has several captivating hiking trails. The Hunter Creek Trail takes you to a waterfall, while the Galena Creek Trail winds through lush greenery. For a more challenging hike, consider the Mount Rose Summit Trail with its breathtaking views.

  • What are some family activities to do in Reno?

    Reno has numerous family-friendly activities. You can visit the Animal Ark Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, enjoy a day at the Idlewild Park, or have fun at the Magic Carpet Golf.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Reno?

    For day trips from Reno, consider visiting Lake Tahoe, about 58 miles (93 km) away, known for its water activities and hiking trails. Virginia City, a historic mining town, is another popular choice, just 27 miles (43 km) from Reno.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Reno?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 850 vacation rentals in Reno featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Reno?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Reno. Choose from more than 540 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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