Hop the short flight to The Biggest Little City in the World for exciting gaming and shows as well as world-class dining. You can prepay for parking at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) website. City buses and the Valley Metro Rail also stop at PHX. It takes around an hour and a half to fly from Phoenix to Reno. In addition to its premier gaming and entertainment possibilities, Reno is central to outdoor activities and home to interesting museums.
For those who like to try their luck, there are casinos like the Peppermill mega-resort and tropical-themed Atlantis. Reno is within two hours' drive of a large number of ski resorts, including Mt. Rose, Diamond Peak and Squaw Valley. Kayaking is available in the city at Wingfield Park. Lake Tahoe is 45 minutes away on Highway 431. Reno Central Library is a strong example of 60s architecture; its architect wanted to bring a park into the building. The Nevada Museum of Art is downtown, on Liberty Street. The National Automobile Museum and the University of Nevada, Reno, are also popular with travelers.
If you're arriving at Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) in July, check out Reno is Artown, an event spread all over the city across several dates throughout the month. The city sits in a basin, and temperatures are highly variable. Highs in the summer occasionally break 100 degrees, and lows in the winter average around 20. Expect occasional snow during the winter and months-long snow cover on the gorgeous Sierra Nevada near the city.
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