Many travelers come to The Biggest Little City in the World to win big at its many casinos, but this city has a ton of outdoor activities, museums and cultural attractions perfect for a family-friendly and affordable vacation. Additionally, Dollar Rent A Car offers Reno discounts on a variety of Reno rental cars. Get the family Nevada and be sure to check out these cheap and free sites:
Take the Truckee River Walk
Step out of your Reno car rental and explore the downtown Truckee River Walk by foot. The waterfront path is lined with quaint eateries and galleries. Be sure to check out the breathtaking First United Methodist Church - the structure was built in the 19th century and is among the oldest in the city. If you're willing to splurge, pay the admission to the National Automobile Museum (kids age 5 and under get in free). This institution houses more than 200 antique and specialty cars. If you arrive during winter, you may find that many of the establishments are closed for the season. However, this is a splendid time to visit the area and snap a picture of you and the family in front of the of the snow-covered river.
Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center
Drive your Reno car rental to the University of Nevada campus to find the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center. The institution offers plenty of planetarium activities for children and adults alike. General admission is free, giving you access to exhibits like "Our Solar System" and "International Space Station." Be sure to check out "Gravity Well," which simulates the orbital mechanics of a black hole. For a few extra bucks, you can treat the family to an astronomy-themed film.