The wife and I were supposed to go to Las Vegas with her sister and BIL this spring. Long story short: we’re not going, for various financial and logistical reasons.
So I got to wondering if maybe a long weekend in Reno might be a suitable alternative. We can drive there in under 4 hours as opposed to having to fly, and I’m sure the lodging is less expensive. But I fear my wife will dismiss the idea out of hand, and I’m not sure she’d be wrong. (We’ve never been there, in case you haven’t guessed.)
I have little doubt that I would enjoy Reno. Give me a low-minimum blackjack or craps table and a cocktail waitress, and I’m set for a while. But the wife likes a different kind of Vegas experience. She hates Downtown, but loves the Strip. She enjoys the spectacle of the big Strip hotels and can spend an afternoon going from hotel to hotel just to gawk. She’ll play slots, but only in the big, flashy high-ceilinged casinos in said hotels (downtown casinos are “seedy”). And she loves the shopping. She can spend all day in the Venetian or Caesar’s malls.
So, could she enjoy Reno? Any hotel/dining/entertainment recommendations?