Location, Climate: Reno is one of the leading tourist destinations in Nevada. Dubbed as the “Biggest Little City in the World”, Reno is situated on the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and has a semi-arid climate. Book your discount Reno hotel online for the best choice and rates. Brief History : The history of Reno began when Charles Fuller constructed a bridge along Truckee River in 1859. He charged the travelers crossing the bridge from California's Gold Rush to Nevada's Washoe Rush. He also built shelter and sold meals to the travelers. The city was named after General Jesse Reno in 1868. Events, Landmarks, Activities: Reno hosts numerous events and festivals annually which attract thousands of tourists each year. July is a busy month in Reno because that is when several events are held including the Fourth of July Independence Day Celebration, Artown, Tour de Nez, Shakespeare Festival and Lake Tahoe Music Festival. If you can still find some time, make sure to visit some of Reno's premiere attractions including the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno Central Library, Rancho San Rafael Park and Wingfield Park. If you are looking for a place to dine and shop, then check out the Victorian Square, South Wells Avenue and California Avenue. Transportation: There are two kinds of buses in Reno: the RTC RAPID can take you to your destination faster but with limited stops while the RTC CONNECT covers most of the city but travels in intervals.