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Old 09-05-2010, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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This Thanksgiving, I'll be going w/ a grp on a bus & spending a few days in Sparks for the 1st time & staying at John Ascuaga's Golden Nugget. I'm in my mid-30s. I checked out a review of the hotel & I already know it's not some modern, new hotel for a young crowd, which is kind of a bummer. It wasn't my choice to stay at this hotel.

What things are there to do besides gambling, which I'm personally not a gambler, drinker, or clubber. I'm into shopping, dining, museum-going, & other unique places to walk around & shop/eat.

I plan to bring my laptop, so I hope the hotel has wifi.
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:40 AM
 
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Legends at Sparks Marina is a new place for shopping. Scheels is worth going into just to look around. Can take a walk around the Marina too.
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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I'd just take a cab to downtown Reno. There really isn't much around the Nugget and you missed all the summer events near there along Victorian Ave. It'll be freezing by the way. Sparks Legend is a gross, huge mall you might as well go to South Coast Plaza in OC. Downtown Reno is where it's at for young folk and most of the night life. Go the southwest corner of downtown to find the nightlife. There aren't many good restaurants in downtown Reno bc the casinos have so many restaurants, and they're just so-so. Not much diversity, mostly gross buffets and steakhouses. I'd recommend Pho 777 and Golden Flower downtown Reno which are 2 excellent Vietnamese places. If you're into the small, quaint, boutique shopping experience, go to California Ave which is several blocks south of downtown Reno. BTW, 30-something, Reno don't have many that go out. It's mostly a 20-something nightlife crowd, but that's okay, because I like dating 20-something's. Almost forgot, check out Beaujolais which is a French restaurant downtown. Don't expect too much, but there are little treasures hidden around this little podunk town, and also, we don't have much crime unlike Hell-A. Also, I've been to San Bernadino, and Reno is much better and has more of a nightlife. You have some casino down there but that's nothing compared to ours.
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Old 09-11-2010, 02:42 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Thanks guys for the info. BTW, I never have a reason to go to San Bernardino or 1/2 of the other cities in San Bernardino county. I live in a certain city & pretty much go to several neighboring cities on a regular basis, but going north & east not at all.

Any other Reno ideas?
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Old 09-11-2010, 04:35 PM
 
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It will not be freezing as the OP said..It is VERY warm around thanksgiving fact I was at the Peppermill on Thanksgiving 08 and the out door pool was STILL OPEN with people using it.

The Knitting Factory is a great place for music, if your looking for adult entertainment The Wild Horse and Mustang Ranch is fun even just to get a drink. Riverwalk is very artsy with loads of galleries and wine bars. The Nugget is not a bad hotel they do have a thriving nite life on the weekends and sure during Thanksgiving it will be flooded with loads of party people young and old.
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:44 AM
 
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Sierra Summit is another newer shopping place. Meadowood Mall is not really worth going to. Charlie Palmer Steakhouse in Grand Sierra Resort is really good, but also very expensive. Fuji Japanese buffet at Pyramid/Los Altos is the best buffet IMO and reasonably priced.
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:39 AM
 
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sierra summit is another newer shopping place. Meadowood mall is not really worth going to. Charlie palmer steakhouse in grand sierra resort is really good, but also very expensive. Fuji japanese buffet at pyramid/los altos is the best buffet imo and reasonably priced.
los altos is not anywheres near reno.......it's in california
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:39 AM
 
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Intersection of Los Altos Pkwy and Pyramid Way in Sparks, NV. From the Nugget, just go north on Pyramid Way, less than 10 minutes, Fuji is on the left at Los Altos. Also, although it may be warm during Thanksgiving, there is a better chance it will be really cold. There may be just a few hours during the day it's warm but nights and mornings likely to be chilly.
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara
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los altos is not anywheres near reno.......it's in california

And Rancho San Rafael Park is north of San Francisco? Eh?
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:47 PM
 
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4 THANKSGIVINGS everyone was NEVER cold or Chilly........ a light jacket in the evening is all you will need. during the day most hotel pools are open.
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