The people are super nice. You can go up to anyone and just start talking. Before you know it, you'll be drinking and partying like you've never done before. By the time the sun is coming up and everyone's droppin like flies, you've made some brilliant new friends.
You can do everything there: see good shows, winter sports, summer water sports at Tahoe, kayaking down the Tuckee River straight through downtown, Artown all month every July, the Reno Burners Fire Spinning Group, hiking, biking, the Beer Crawl...
The food is amazing, from the hoity-toity Sunday brunch at Sterling's Restaurant in the Silver Legacy to gravy and fries available 24 hours at the Awful Awful Burger inside the Little Nugget.
It's small enough to make friends like family and big enough for whatever you can think to want.