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Reno/Tahoe recommendations

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by mpcincal, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    I'm getting ready to take a trip with Dad to the Reno/Tahoe area. Driving up to Reno Sunday, spending a couple of days there, then a couple of days at Lake Tahoe.

    Anyone who's been there or knows the area, any suggestions on things to do, places to go that'll get me away from the casino for a while would be appreciated.
  2. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Make sure you stop in to say hi to ... well ... everyone. We're only 15 minutes away.

    For Reno, Brew Brothers inside the Silver Legacy/Eldorado complex is a great place to drink and eat ... although you'll want to get out of there before the late night party crowd gets in there.
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Reds 395 in Carson City is a hell of a place. Great beer selection, great food.
  4. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    Make sure you DON'T accidentally wander into Circus Circus (attached to Silver Legacy/Eldorado). Unless you're 15, you will seriously regret it. (Although the Steakhouse at Circus Circus is outstanding.)
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Scout out well in advance if you're interested in playing poker. I couldn't find a decent cash game last time, and even the tournaments can be kind of stupid. Basically, don't get your hopes up.

    If you're headed west of Reno on 80, stop in Truckee. Very different vibe from the casino- or resort-related stuff. You can get great eats and kill an afternoon just hanging out. Truckee River is great this time of year.
  6. Madhavok

    Madhavok Active Member

    Do make sure you stop in at the Biltmore and get a taste of the local scene for people in Truckee/Kings Beach.
  7. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    If you like dive joints, hit the Nugget Diner in downtown Reno. The Nugget is a slots-only joint and the red-stool diner is in back. Get the "Awful-Awful" burger with fries and a vanilla shake.
  8. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I heartily (or heart-attackedly) second the awful-awful and fries.
    I can live without the vanilla shake, though. That's just too much for one sitting.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    For 15 minutes, can't you just commute?
  10. BB Bobcat

    BB Bobcat Active Member

    I love the West shore and Squaw Valley. Take the tram up to the top of Squaw Valley.
  11. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Yeah, you're right. As a longtime poster, I can't believe I let that gopher pitch go by.

    Thanks for the tips, everyone.
  12. Madhavok

    Madhavok Active Member

    Enjoy the drive from Reno to Mount Rose into Tahoe. Truly gorgeous and I do miss the scenery. Somewhere in my bag of photo/video and snowboard stuff I have a tape with the drive. Stuff I take for granted, but an amazing drive nonetheless.
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