Imagine an old-fashioned gaming city with snowcapped mountains and high desert foliage and you’ve got Reno, Nevada. Located near Lake Tahoe and its many ski hills, as well as historic sightseeing in the old West town of Virginia City, Reno has been dubbed the biggest little city in the world. Before the late 1950s, Reno was the gaming capital of the world. Although it’s now a smaller gaming center, it's still offers signature casino experiences that will rival any trip to Sin City — just head to Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Atlantis Casino Resort Spa for proof. 

Reno is also an entertainment hot bed with concerts, nightlife, gaming and big annual events such as the Great Reno Balloon Race, Hot August Nights (classic cars), Street Vibrations (a motorcycle rally), the Reno Rodeo and the Reno Air Races.