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What are some things not to miss in Reno?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by keiththebassist, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. Okay,

    My girls parents like to spend their leisure time in Reno so we'll occasionally join them, this weekend being one of those times.

    While I enjoy just relaxing in the casino (we stay at the Peppermill), having some libations and losing a few bucks at the blackjack table, I also want to take advantage of the fact that there's probably some stuff we don't have in my hometown.

    Couple weeks ago we went to the National Auto Museum, which was amazing. Planning to hit the disc golf course that we just discovered near town. But what else?

    What are some good tips for visiting Reno?

    Good and preferably cheap fun that can take up an afternoon?

    Lets hear em...
  2. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Well, for sure in Reno you can't miss guys in wife beaters and 10 gallon hats walking through the casino carrying an 18 pack of Bud Light cans with them at all times.
  3. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    Among other things, Reno (and other towns on the 395 corridor, like Carson City and Minden) is Basque country.

    If you like food adventures, check out a Basque restaurant. In Reno, I recommend Louie's. Have a Picon Punch, which I have never seen outside Basque country. Remember you are at 5000'+ if you're drinking...

    The Great Basin Brewing Company (across from John Ascuaga's Nugget in Sparks) has great craft beers and food. Try a Cervesa Chili Beso if it's in season - excellent with their fish & chips.

    Been a while since I was back there - give me a while to remember what else to do there...
  4. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    At least I didn't post, "come for the huge losses gambling; stay for the hookers!"
  5. Ha! My future father in law drinks pretty much only Bud light when he drinks beer and he's sure to have his ten gallon hat case with him, though he dresses very sharp.

    I've learned that when he comes to visit, a sure fire way to keep him happy is to stock the house with Bailey's (morning), Bud lite (afternoon) and Grey Goose (night). Also, some fireball for the ladies...
  6. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Lol. Your dad sounds like either a good time or complete debauchery waiting to happen!
  7. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    You haven't lived until you've shot a man in Reno just to watch him die.
  8. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Steer clear of these folks!


  9. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny

    Nov 20, 2000
    Vancouver, BC
  10. Can't it be both????
  11. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    Damn it.

    there's always someone beating me to these things.

    It must be because i'm not very clever.
    Bob Lee (QSC) likes this.
  12. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Supporting Member

    Mmmmm....The one lady has her finger on the trigger and is pointing hand gun at others. Looks like they are giving their best bad ass pose.
  13. Thats a good suggestion!

    Probably some awesome stuff getting pawned in Reno.

    Though I doubt the desperation of the people pawning their stuff translates to the pawn shop owner re-selling it. :atoz:
  14. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Correctamundo! My mistake sir. :D
  15. So far it looks like the winners are the Animal Sanctuary and the Planetarium. Relatively cheap and fun although, also things we have near home.
  16. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    Hot August nights car show in ........wait for it..........................august, pretty big deal from what I understand. Me, I'd be over at Lake Tahoe, wasnt that enamored with Reno.
  17. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    believe the operative phrase in the OP was 'this weekend' ...
  18. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Take a drive to Tahoe. Take the mount rose scenic drive. It's awesome.