Reno, Nevada “The Biggest Little City in the World”


The Biggest Little City in the World” according to the big flashing archway in the middle of downtown Reno! Basically Reno in Northern Nevada is a smaller higher altitude version of Las Vegas.

Reno biggest little city in the world
The gateway to Reno

Reno has a number of flashy casino’s and some less so to cater for everyone who wants to spend their hard earned cash! There are plenty of food options from cheap eateries and casino buffets to high end restaurants to cater for all tastes and budgets.

Eldorado Reno Nevada
Eldorado Casino & Hotel
Circus Circus Reno Nevada
Circus Circus Casino & Hotel
Silvery Legacy Casino Reno Nevada
Silver Legacy Casino & Hotel
Mels Diner Reno Nevada
Mel’s Diner – $5.39 steak and eggs for breakfast!
Sands Regency Memphis BBQ Reno Nevada
“Memphis BBQ” buffet

I was in town for the Reno Air Races rather than to gamble (not one of my favourite pastimes) but found it to be a fun town to spend a few days in. While there I also stumbled upon the Great Reno Balloon Race and got to see an early morning ascension of 87 hot air balloons including an awesome Darth Vader one that had come from Belgium! I will show more photos for the air and balloon races in future posts.

Reno Air Races T-6 Texan
Reno Air Races (T-6 Race)
The Great Reno Balloon Air Races Reno Nevada Darth Vader Hot Air Balloon
The Great Reno Balloon Air Races

I also went to a concert by one of Australia’s living national treasures Olivia Newton John! Very different from the heavy metal/hard rock gigs I usually attend, but I thought it was a show I would never get a chance to see anywhere else, so I just had to go! Turned out to be a great show and lot of fun! The crowd went wild for Xanadu, Physical and the Grease songs!

Olivia Newton John Silver Legacy Casino Reno Nevada
Olivia Newton John @ Silver Legacy Casino
Olivia Newton John Silver Legacy Reno Nevada
Olivia Newton John band
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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Dave Hart says:

    ‘Our Livvy’ holds up rather well, eh? It is important to get a fully rounded tourist experience – for example, my ’99 visit to Vegas included the required visit to the Liberace museum!

    1. Deano says:

      Yes, she has a touch of the Helen Mirrens…..I must check that out when next in Vegas

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