Sunday, July 08, 2007
The Biggest Little City in the World
Once upon a time, movies such as The Women and The Misfits put Reno on the map as the divorce capitol of the world. In fact, in those days, the words “Reno Nevada vacation” were simply a euphemism for “getting a divorce.” The famous Reno divorce ranches provided a perfect setting for sensationalized divorce stories. Since most of the guests of these ranches were young women, there was never a shortage of ambitious men hanging around trying to help the poor gals pick up the pieces, so to speak. Nowadays, since liberalized divorce laws have destroyed Nevada’s divorce monopoly, the divorce ranches are long gone. However, Reno has been reinventing itself as a cultural center and host to some of the most exciting special events in North America. Today, the words “Reno Nevada vacation” imply all sorts of fun and excitement.
There are lots of activities to join in on such as hiking, skiing, snowboarding, ATV trails or you can grab an inner tube and float down the Truckee river that runs right through the middle of town.
When you decide to tour Reno Nevada, you will discover countless things to see and do. Virginia Street is the center for gambling and special events. Check out the famous Reno Arch, which was erected in 1926 in celebration of the completion of the Transcontinental Highway through Reno. The sign declares Reno as “The Biggest Little City in the World.” Reno also offers many cultural activities such “Reno Is Art Town” event in July. If you want to attend a Reno concert, ballet, art show, ballet performance or poetry reading, this is the place to go. The Pioneer Center for the Performing arts is another excellent venue for a Reno concert. The theatre is home to the Reno Philharmonic, the Nevada Festival Ballet and the Nevada Opera.
In August you can look forward to the "Hot August Nights" where classic cars from around the world come together to showcase their amazing vehicles. In the beginning of September you can also look forward to the "Rib Cook-Off" Which features several famous BBQ cookeries competing for the best ribs! Its delicious!
Before or after any performance, you can take a walk along the Truckee River Walk and watch the river as it flows from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake. If you walk east towards downtown Reno, you pass the place where divorcees have thrown their wedding bands into the water.
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