A two-day visit to the ‘biggest little city in the world’ can be both hectic and serene
Friday, 2pm Check into the Tuscan-themed Peppermill Resort (2707 South Virginia Street, Reno; rooms from $30/£19, www.peppermillreno.com).
3pm Head to Truckee River arts and culture district. The Nevada Museum of Art ($10, £6.40, www.nevadaart.org) has over 1,900 works on a land and environment theme, while The Stremmel Gallery (free, www.stremmelgallery.com) has pieces by contemporary American and European artists.
7pm Take a taxi to the Imperial Bar and Lounge (www.imperialbarand lounge.com) for an old-school happy hour (5pm-7pm).
8:30pm Walk round the corner to 4th Street Bistro (www.4thstbistro.com) which prides itself on using fresh, sustainable, local and seasonal ingredients.
Saturday, 11am Head to Dish Cafe (www.dishcafecatering.com) and try homemade quiche for breakfast. Quirky comfort food.
1pm Drive out of Reno, towards North Lake Tahoe, 6,225 feet above sea level with breathtaking views. Tour Thunderbird Lodge (www.thunderbirdtahoe.org), a museum on the northeast shore of Lake Tahoe.
3pm Drop into the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe (www.laketahoe.hyatt.com) for afternoon tea.
6pm Go further south for an early dinner at the Edgewood Restaurant (www.edgewoodtahoe.com), voted the most scenic restaurant at Tahoe and the perfect place to watch sunset over the lake.
Sunday, 9am Head to Squeeze In (www.squeezein.com) or Peg’s Glorified Ham & Eggs for a final Reno breakfast.
THE FACTS A Discover Nevada Fly-Drive includes return BA flights from Edinburgh to Las Vegas, ten days’ car hire, three nights in Las Vegas, one in Tonopah, two in Reno, one in Eureka, one in Elko and two in Ely, from £1,179 based on two sharing (0208 7428299, www.americaasyoulikeit.com).
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