While glitzy Las Vegas gets most of the attention, Reno has its own charms. Plan a visit to this northwest Nevada city to learn about its history and enjoy the emerging hospitality scene.
Weird Reno Walking Tour
This new 75-minute walking tour gives visitors a glimpse of the history of Reno. It was created during the COVID-19 pandemic as a fun yet safe way to interact with and learn about the Reno community. Magician tour guides frequently stop to point out historical sites and allow visitors to participate in interactive magic. weirdreno.com
The Jesse Boutique Hotel
Named after Jesse Lee Reno, a military hero from the Mexican American War, The Jesse is a boutique hotel that aims to give guests a fun and authentic Nevada experience. Located downtown in a historical building, The Jesse mixes historical brick accents with more modern wood tones and furnishings. The hotel boasts six guest rooms, a bar and Estella, a modern Mexican cantina. thejessereno.com
For a taste of Northern and Eastern European comfort fare, head to this new eatery from chef Scott Arn. Start with Berliner curry fries or salt-roasted beets before tucking into schnitzel, spatzle and sauerkraut. Great cocktails, wine and beer, too. vbreno.com