For a smaller city, Reno is still chock full of things to do–both inside and outside. From rafting through downtown, to checking out the local art scene just ask any local where to find the city's best activities.
For the kids, check out The Discovery. This fun and interactive museum celebrates the state of Nevada and has various science and art exhibits and experiences including a two-story cloud climber. Both adults and children can enjoy the National Automobile Museum where a huge collection of classic and unusual cars and for traditional and contemporary art visit the award-winning Nevada Museum of Art near Downtown.
If the weather is nice, Reno has a great selection of parks and outdoor areas including Rancho San Rafael Park where the Reno Balloon Races are held each year and Idlewild Park located next to the Truckee River. The river itself is a great place to hang out. The Riverwalk and the Truckee River Whitewater Park is a wonderful place during the summer when the Artown Festival is heating up. Also, don't forget the famous Reno Arch. It is located in the middle of Downtown and is one of the most photographed locations in the U.S. Just south of Downtown is the hip MidTown with a wide selection of restaurants, bars and shops.