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Old 12-19-2012, 02:26 PM
 
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I mean, it amazes me how the Reno Strip on Virginia is much more quieter than I thought, and I calculated only up to 5% of total Las Vegas Strip travelers. So, it's missing 95% of travelers in Reno that went to Las Vegas instead. Is the Reno strip always like that with very few people traveling, walking around, and playing casino?

This is my first Reno visit for mid-December, so I'm not sure how many more people were there during other months.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:06 PM
 
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I mean, it amazes me how the Reno Strip on Virginia is much more quieter than I thought, and I calculated only up to 5% of total Las Vegas Strip travelers. So, it's missing 95% of travelers in Reno that went to Las Vegas instead. Is the Reno strip always like that with very few people traveling, walking around, and playing casino?

This is my first Reno visit for mid-December, so I'm not sure how many more people were there during other months.
It's usually quiet during the winter. It's cold and it can be a hassle driving over the Sierras from California. There are bigger crowds the rest of the year especially during the summer. They have several events during the summer such as Welcome to Hot August Nights and Eldorado Great Italian Festival | Downtown Reno | Silver Legacy Resort Casino and others.

I think the crowds are not as big as they were maybe 5 years ago probably due to the economy, but it's still busy during the summer.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:30 AM
 
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I think it's largely a misperception... All I know is we like to go to Brew Brothers in the El Dorado.. and if we want to be able to park and get in without waiting for an hour or more.. we try to get there before 4pm.

Just because there isn't a lot of pedestrian traffic, doesn't mean much. Who wants to wander around in the cold?
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:24 AM
 
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inside the hotels/ casinos is where the action is .........
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:54 PM
 
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I mean, it amazes me how the Reno Strip on Virginia is much more quieter than I thought, and I calculated only up to 5% of total Las Vegas Strip travelers. So, it's missing 95% of travelers in Reno that went to Las Vegas instead. Is the Reno strip always like that with very few people traveling, walking around, and playing casino?.

Most of the activity downtown occurs INSIDE between the Eldorado and Circus Circus. It was designed that way when they built the Silver Legacy in 1995. In the period from 1996-2000, many of the non-related casino hotels closed down and the street traffic decreased accordingly.

In December, traffic would be light as the weather is a factor and people would rather stay in NoCal than deal with the roads through the Sierras.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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If Vegas were as cold as Reno in the winter, you wouldn't see hoards on the Vegas Strip. Of course, comparing the Reno Strip to the Vegas Strip is like comparing Wrigley Field to our Reno Aces minor league baseball stadium. In 1979, the people of Reno voted in favor of controlled growth and slowed down the growth of casinos, so the casinos all went to Vegas. If you live here and your job does not depend on tourism, you're happy they did that, bc we are not stuck with the crime, traffic, over-growth, and trash of Vegas. If you want crowds, I'd suggest coming to Reno in the summer when we have a lot of events including the entire month of July with Artown. Reno has also suffered considerably from the Great Recession and you will notice half the store front downtown is closed. Reno looked much better in 2008 although many new businesses, bars, and restaurants have opened downtown, just go further south and you'll find new restaurants JB Mapes, Campo, Chocolate Bar, Fuego, Bowl, and new bars Rise, 1Up, Whiskey, and Bar. If you go further south to Midtown, there's a lot of vitality there, not much pedestrian action but lots of bars, nightlife, and restaurants.
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