What's Reno like?

What's Reno like? We've spent most of our lives in Las Vegas, even lived there a few years, but never bothered to travel to Reno because of how out of the way it is

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    walked around town at 11am; everything felt almost dead or abandoned. just a few pedestrians and cars.
    im sure its more lively at night, but i was already passing by

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    KINO city

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I never lived there full-time, but I worked there for a few brief stints (one week every month for six or seven months) and have visited dozens of times. I came to be really fond of the place, in a perverse way—I would describe it as pleasantly seedy. It’s small and sleepy, and has casinos that all feel and look like they’ve seen better days. It’s arguably a shithole. But it’s got an agreeably weird local population combining bizarre desert hippies/new age people, outdoor sports enthusiasts, gamblers, drifters, doomsday preppers, immigrants from Latin America and the Pacific Islands, and methbillies in broadly similar numbers.

    My weird-ass friend who’s from there, an office manager, sporadically successful DJ, and first-generation Burning Man freak, described the place well when she talked about visiting her mother’s condo (adjacent to a pretty expensive golf course) and was warned to stay away from the satanists who’d just moved into the complex. My slightly-less-weird friend, a sort of business hippy (she’s from rural Vermont and works as a marketing director for natural food companies) who moved there as an adult describes the place as a “high desert Portland.” Both perspectives are incomplete but valid.

    It’s sleazy and gentrifying and a gateway to the Sierras, all at the same time. I, personally, kind of dig it. But a lot of people hate it, for valid reasons.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Reno is a more normal city than Vegas by far, even in Vegas suburbs there's shitty casinos locals go to but Reno has just a few and the rest of it is normal people that work normal jobs. The area is trying hard to get away from dependency on gambling so there are fewer casinos than there were and Amazon warehouses and similar things are going up everywhere. Tesla changed the place, I knew it would. I don't think they're a big contributor to Reno employment but suddenly the area started getting attention. Houses used to be under $100k for a perfectly good house, now prices are the same as inland California.

      I'd say it's more of a small Denver that happens to have casinos than a Portland. Portland isn't redneck enough. It's changing fast though, the tech remote work is giving it a gaygier vibe like actual Denver and the working class schmucks that comprise most of the people born in Reno are getting priced out. Climate is similar to maybe SLC Utah, dry-ish mountains, it gets cold, wind and winter weather can be rough. Maybe not a great place to visit though there are a few attractions, Tahoe, Virginia City is neat, the National Auto Museum is cool, the old downtown area is cleaning up a lot, Hot August Nights if you're into old cars, but it is a much better place to live in than Vegas is, hands down. There's more civic pride in Reno and it seems cleaner and prettier, it's also much whiter.

      https://i.imgur.com/Ex9WnPl.jpeg

      Unwalkable garbage

      I moved out of the west coast to get away from homosexual redditors that say shit like "walkable."

      Reno is boring and a shithole. if you lived in Vegas, you could drive an hour south to Laughlin and experience a much nicer small gambling town than Reno. There is no reason you should ever visit.

      But South Lake Tahoe is great if you want to take a road trip. The drive up 395 is amazing. Once you hit Tahoe, you can cross the state line and hit the casinos on the Nevada side. It's awesome in summer and winter. It's also a cool place to go if you have a dog because there are off-leash dog beaches where they can swim. The hiking is amazing too. There are some really gorgeous waterfalls. If you really have to see it, you can cruise down the mountain and spend an hour or two in Reno. The only thing worth doing is the giant Scheels sporting goods store and maybe hitting a brewery or two.

      It is not, having spent time in both (I have family in BHC). Laughlin attracts the bottom of the barrel, large Mexicans families from LA bringing their own bedding, spreading bedbugs, old as frick old farts, chain smokers (never seen so many people smoking as in Laughlin), tweakers. Only nice hotels are Nugget and Aquarius, rest are dumps. Reno has this vibe too but the casinos in Laughlin are stingier. Reno still has a lot of deals, like old Vegas.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >high desert Portland
      Agree on this. I lived in Portland 2009-2015 when it got “cool” and Reno reminds me of Portland’s heyday. Lots of hipsters and craft beer and good pizza and art, which isn’t my scene really but makes for a good night out once in a while

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Will it go the way of portland?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Nevada will never be as deeply blue as Portland. I’m a liberal and freely admit leftists can only destroy society.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Unwalkable garbage

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >yet another urbanist
      Obvious troon take Reno mogs Seattle in every way

    • 1 month ago
      Dylan

      Reno is a more normal city than Vegas by far, even in Vegas suburbs there's shitty casinos locals go to but Reno has just a few and the rest of it is normal people that work normal jobs. The area is trying hard to get away from dependency on gambling so there are fewer casinos than there were and Amazon warehouses and similar things are going up everywhere. Tesla changed the place, I knew it would. I don't think they're a big contributor to Reno employment but suddenly the area started getting attention. Houses used to be under $100k for a perfectly good house, now prices are the same as inland California.

      I'd say it's more of a small Denver that happens to have casinos than a Portland. Portland isn't redneck enough. It's changing fast though, the tech remote work is giving it a gaygier vibe like actual Denver and the working class schmucks that comprise most of the people born in Reno are getting priced out. Climate is similar to maybe SLC Utah, dry-ish mountains, it gets cold, wind and winter weather can be rough. Maybe not a great place to visit though there are a few attractions, Tahoe, Virginia City is neat, the National Auto Museum is cool, the old downtown area is cleaning up a lot, Hot August Nights if you're into old cars, but it is a much better place to live in than Vegas is, hands down. There's more civic pride in Reno and it seems cleaner and prettier, it's also much whiter.
      [...]
      I moved out of the west coast to get away from homosexual redditors that say shit like "walkable."
      [...]
      It is not, having spent time in both (I have family in BHC). Laughlin attracts the bottom of the barrel, large Mexicans families from LA bringing their own bedding, spreading bedbugs, old as frick old farts, chain smokers (never seen so many people smoking as in Laughlin), tweakers. Only nice hotels are Nugget and Aquarius, rest are dumps. Reno has this vibe too but the casinos in Laughlin are stingier. Reno still has a lot of deals, like old Vegas.

      >yet another urbanist
      Obvious troon take Reno mogs Seattle in every way

      More of a parking lot than a city

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, but dont single Reno out. Same thing can be said about Houston, Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando, Phoenix, Raleigh, Dallas, Los Angeles….. shall I continue?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          So? Doesnt make it less true

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Sounds like you agree with him since you didn't deny it

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Such a weird Reddit thing to harp about.

            Reno is at altitude. It gets into the 90s in summer but not Vegas heat

            It's also a lot further north. It snows and gets disgustingly cold. You find pine forests around Reno, there's no palm trees.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >Such a weird Reddit thing to harp about
              Crying reddit when you have no argument. Sounds about right

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Seattle
      Does this Black person know how FRICKED Seattle is for biking?
      >winter/fall/spring
      Shit rain + wind to near hypothermic levels
      >potholes
      everywhere
      >sidewalks/bikelanes
      enjoy oh that's now homeless tent setup

      Reno is far from perfect but it's easily bikable almost the entire fricking year

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >110 degrees and no shade
        >easily bikeable
        lol. lmao even

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Reno is at altitude. It gets into the 90s in summer but not Vegas heat

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I played golf in Reno last year in July and it was frickin sweltering lad

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              No it wasn't.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Why are you biking at 1PM?

          Most people would bike to work around 8AM where it's about 75 and breezy then back home when it's kinda hot but a e-bike in PAS saves you any issue.
          >muh 110
          Dry heat with wind >>>>>>>>>>> cold rainy shit constantly stopping every 2 blocks for a light

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    That's so cool how they made the sign from Fallout 2 irl

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Reno is boring and a shithole. if you lived in Vegas, you could drive an hour south to Laughlin and experience a much nicer small gambling town than Reno. There is no reason you should ever visit.

    But South Lake Tahoe is great if you want to take a road trip. The drive up 395 is amazing. Once you hit Tahoe, you can cross the state line and hit the casinos on the Nevada side. It's awesome in summer and winter. It's also a cool place to go if you have a dog because there are off-leash dog beaches where they can swim. The hiking is amazing too. There are some really gorgeous waterfalls. If you really have to see it, you can cruise down the mountain and spend an hour or two in Reno. The only thing worth doing is the giant Scheels sporting goods store and maybe hitting a brewery or two.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I would 1000% rather live in Reno than Vegas. Better climate, amazing outdoors nearby, lots of good food and entertainment despite being a smaller city. Only downside is Reno/Sparks got expensive after Tesla moved in. Lots of Bay Area refugees living there and working remotely

  8. 1 month ago
    Dylan

    Best brothels are right outside it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Best brothels are right outside it
      What's up with that anyway? Why are there no brothels in the counties with large cities?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        NV has weird laws about prostitutehouses. They're only legal in a few rural counties

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >NV has weird laws about prostitutehouses.
          I've been reading about them, and it's fascinating. Weird how they have a hard cap on county population to allow a brothel for example

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            This was a giveaway to the big casino chains in Vegas that believed the existence of prostitutehouses near the strip would cause them to lose business from married couples and trade shows/big events.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >Some of the NV brothels get famous porn stars to do residencies and they charge $1500-$3000 per hour.
    Holy shit, that's absurd. Good thing I quit watching porn, that's fricked

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hotel rooms are cheaper than those in Vegas, but there isn't really all that much to do besides gamble. They're really trying to spice up the River Walk with festivals and whatnot, but from personal experience, it's really not worth it. Other than that, occasionally a washed-up or B-list celebrity will do a show at the Silver Legacy, but as for quality entertainment, you're really better off staying in Vegas.
    I'd say the only saving grace is that it is near Virginia City and Lake Tahoe, which are both worth seeing if you're staying in Reno.
    As a local to the area, I'd suggest staying in Tahoe instead, and making Reno/Virginia City a day trip.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I went to Reno right after lockdown. It was more lowkey and easier to manuever than Vegas but everything felt a lot less lively, way more outdated, and it was mostly full of 40+ people. If you're looking for a place to just have a good time and gamble with cheap drinks, it's great but if you want that manic Vegas energy, it doesn't come close.

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