If your trip to Reno is all locked in but your travel itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a helping hand.Take in the best that this city has to offer by adding National Bowling Stadium and National Automobile Museum to your travel itinerary. If you have some extra time, check out Nevada Museum of Art and Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center too.Near the city center, Peppermill is one sight you might like to consider adding to your to-do list. If you still have room on that travel itinerary, Grand Sierra Resort Casino and Atlantis Casino will keep you busy as well.
If you’re eager for a day trip out of Reno, Dayton, 25 miles away, is an attractive option. Popular attractions here include Dayton Valley Golf Course and Dayton State Park. Want to keep the good times going? New Washoe City should be your next stop. It’s home to Bowers Mansion and Washoe Lake State Park and is 18 miles away.
Situated 3 miles from Reno, Reno-Sparks Convention Center is a great place to go for a work conference. After a huge day of mingling and making new connections, you’ll be able to get behind the wheel of your rental car and drive out to a nearby café or go for a leisurely spin around the area.
Having your own car in Reno will give you more freedom to go wherever you like. Maybe you can’t wait to leave the city behind, explore the country laneways, and go wherever the wind takes you. If so, grab the keys to one of our full-size or mid-size SUVs and take in the desert landscapes in the surrounding area. If you just can’t get enough of the bright lights of the city, go for something small. Navigating heavy traffic and busy streets will be a whole lot easier with a compact or mini car.
First of all, there’s a great range of both luxury and economy rental vehicles available in Reno. What you go for will depend on what you’re willing to spend and the activities you’ve got planned. Specialty and prestige vehicles are all about mod cons and comfort. If you’re splurging, why not pick up a high-end SUV, or perhaps a fancy medium-sized vehicle? Otherwise, if you just need something to whiz around town in as cheaply as possible, you’re better off going with an economy compact vehicle (or something else that won’t burn a hole in your wallet).
Most of the time, finding a parking spot in Reno is a breeze. If you’re planning to head to one of the busier sights in town, it’s a smart idea to look at parking options before you set off.
One awesome thing about vacationing in a smaller city is less traffic, so don’t stress too much about rush-hour gridlock. With a population of around 241,400, you can expect a smooth Reno driving experience.
There sure are. In Reno, speed limits range from 15mph to 75mph. Most built-up areas have a default speed limit of 30mph unless otherwise indicated.
Normally your rental car company will bill the amount detailed on the fine to your credit card, including local taxes and surcharges. Otherwise, they may forward your contact details to the relevant local law enforcement agency, who’ll then send a fine to your postal address.
It is illegal to use your cell phone while driving in Reno, and you could even be fined for just holding a phone if you’re in control of a vehicle. However, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as your focus remains on the road.
In Reno, it is an offence to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) higher than 0.07%. If you’re planning to have a few drinks over dinner, leave your rental car behind.
Traffic laws in Reno permit drivers at a red light to turn into the lane nearest to them without waiting for it to turn green. Before turning, the car must stop completely and the driver must be certain that the lane is clear before moving on.
Seat belts are mandatory in Washoe County. However, this rule may differ for some vehicles, such as those used by public transportation networks.