The Biggest Little City in the World”, Reno, Nevada is often considered the little sister to the much bigger Las Vegas. However, Reno is a great travel destination, both for those looking for some fun gambling and going out, and for those looking to get outside and explore nature. Reno is one of the sunniest cities in the U.S. and offers beautiful weather that isn’t nearly as hot as that in Vegas.
Lake Tahoe is less than an hour away from Reno and offers all different kinds of natural beauty. The highest alpine lake in North America, at over 6,000 feet above sea level, it features deep blue water for boating, windsurfing, and enjoying from the beach, but is surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains which offer great winter sports and skiing. Definitely try to include a trip to Tahoe if you visit Reno! It may be difficult to know what to pack for a location with this climate and different kinds of activities, so we put together a list of the most essential items for a trip to Reno, what to wear, some FAQs, plus some items you should not pack!