Fly To Reno, Nevada
Self-titled, ‘The Biggest Little City in the World’, Reno is where the Nevada Desert’s infamous casino culture began. Until the 1950’s, this was the gambling capital of the United States, but Las Vegas overtook it in the last 20 odd years. Outside of this gambling mecca, Reno is actually the most populous city in Nevada. It is also the place where Caesars Entertainment Corporation started.
You’ll find Reno in a high desert valley at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains range – the perfect place for a weekend away, not only to gamble, but for a whole range of other American pastimes like admiring classic cars, enjoying motorcycle rallies, joining in a balloon race or attending a bowling tournament.
Currently there are no direct flights between South Africa and Reno, Nevada. However, you can use Travelstart to find and book flights to Reno on all airlines such as SAA, Delta and many more. Simply enter your trip details into the flight search to see the latest prices, airlines and availability. Refine your search for cheap Reno flights with useful parameters like number of stops, flight duration and price; and find the airlines with the most convenient connections on Travelstart.co.za.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders do need a U.S.A Visa to visit Reno, and anywhere else in the United States. Leave plenty of time for Visa processing, and make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The nearest South African Consulate to Las Vegas is the Consulate-General in Los Angeles, California. 6300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 600, Los Angeles , 90048. Phone: + 1 323 651 0902. Website: link2southafrica.com.
See and do
In summer, visitors and locals flock to the beautiful waterside spots at Lake Tahoe, Truckee River and Pyramid Lake. Washoe Lake is also popular for kite and windsurfing as the conditions here are perfect for it. In winter, it’s just skiing and snowboarding all around town. In fact, there are 18 ski resorts in the larger Reno area.
Of course, the glitz of nighttime casino hopping is still a popular pastime in Reno. So don your best suit and silkiest dress and enjoy a classy night out in town. During the day, recreation seems to revolve around vehicles. A visit to the National Automobile Museum and the Reno Air Racing Association will give you a good insight into two of the town’s favourite interests.
Reno-Tahoe International Airport – RNO
Reno–Tahoe International Airport (code RNO) is a civil-military airport 6km southeast of downtown Reno, in Washoe County, Nevada.
Food and beverage: Timber Ridge, McDonalds, La Brea Bakery, Wild Garlic Pizza & Pub, Mountain House Diner, Emerald Bay Taphouse, Pete’s Coffee and Tea, Reno Snax, Tahoe Taphouse.
Currency Exchange: No currency exchange services, but there are four ATMs located in the terminal building at Reno Airport.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the airport terminal to airport security, who will direct you appropriately.
Airport Hotels: Hyatt Place Reno Tahoe Airport.
Car Hire: Advantage, Avis, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Thrifty.