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Super Bowl Weekend: a good time to visit?

 
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stan_allen



Joined: 19 Dec 2005
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PostPosted: Feb Wed 01, 2017 11:52 am    Post subject: Super Bowl Weekend: a good time to visit? Reply with quote

I may just be looking at a triumphant return to Reno, purely for fun - spontaneity notwithstanding, is Super Bowl weekend a bad time to indulge? Room rates do look a little heavy...what's anyone's experience been in Super Bowl weekends past?
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BC Dave



Joined: 18 Dec 2005
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PostPosted: Feb Wed 01, 2017 1:08 pm    Post subject: Super bowl 1985 Reply with quote

I was there for the Super Bowl on my first trip (January 1985). '1985 trip report' It was busy but back then Reno was always busy. So that's probably no help at all. Sorry!
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stan_allen



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PostPosted: Feb Wed 01, 2017 1:35 pm    Post subject: Super-duper bowl... Reply with quote

Actually, that was a help, 'cuz I got to read your trip report again!

We'll see...average $160 per night at Peppermill seems a bit steep...but man, am I in the mood for Reno!
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dannta



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PostPosted: Feb Wed 01, 2017 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had start a tradition to go to Reno for every Super Bowl since 2009, one year I do it in Vegas, too crowed so I'm back to Reno. I always got comp room for my 2 nights stay (Sat - Sun) and 2 tickets to their Super Bash party, usually I stay at Harrah's Reno, last couple year it was at Atlantis.
This year I did not receive invite to the Super Bowl party from any of the casinos in Reno, but Harrah's Reno stay comp me 2 nights stay (Sat - Sun),
it definite more crowed than normal weekend but a lot of fun, if you are big
football fans then it no better place to be.

Hope your favorite team in SB this year.
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stan_allen



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PostPosted: Feb Wed 01, 2017 3:58 pm    Post subject: Bowling in Super style... Reply with quote

Thanks for that input - I'm more interested in Blackjack than football or amusing commercials, which is why I have to figure out whether there's a 'scene' so big that it does or does not make sense to be a part of it...I'm not much of a football guy, though I enjoy a good game - watched one of the playoff games a few weekends ago, but I've already forgotten who beat the Raiders! Shows you how deep my commitment to the NFL goes...
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dannta



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PostPosted: Feb Wed 01, 2017 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stan_Allen, look at this way, if you are tables player you will have no problem getting a seat on the Black Jack table, just make sure you play when the game is on and leave when the game is over Laughing

Also stay far away from Sportsbook when the game is over, it will be a mad dash of people there to collect their winning.
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JSR1968



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PostPosted: Feb Thu 02, 2017 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I lived in Northern California, I went to Reno just about every year for the Super Bowl. it went from watching the game in my room with pizza and beer the first year to being an invited guest for a GREAT party with food and drinks the last year.
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stan_allen



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PostPosted: Feb Thu 02, 2017 1:36 pm    Post subject: Will probably have to wait... Reply with quote

*sigh* it all sounds very attractive - the problem now is that a significant storm is supposed to be in place tomorrow night, which is precisely when I'd need to be traveling..have to go over the Sierras on CA-80, doncha know...though my vehicle is all-wheel drive and I have the "Mud & Snow" tires, there's a good chance that Caltrans will shut the whole highway down, and there's no cancellation recourse...feh!
Will p
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CaSwede



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PostPosted: Feb Thu 02, 2017 4:28 pm    Post subject: Go. Reply with quote

What? Your going to let a-Winter Storm Weather Warning- spoil your fun in Reno?

Are you saying you have to pay for the room if you don't go?
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stan_allen



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PostPosted: Feb Thu 02, 2017 5:59 pm    Post subject: Stupid cancellation policies... Reply with quote

They seem to be saying there's no cancellation on the day of, which means if Caltrans *closes* I-80, I'm outta luck! It's one thing with just chain controls, but tomorrow night is when it's supposed to be at its heaviest - and gambler that I am, I don't much like those odds...

So screw 'em: we're going Saturday, and staying until Monday morning!
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SeahawkSiren



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PostPosted: Feb Thu 02, 2017 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uh, want a full trip report upon your return! Have a great time!
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BC Dave



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PostPosted: Feb Thu 02, 2017 11:42 pm    Post subject: Stanta Claus is comin' to town! Reply with quote

Yee Haw! "Have a beer for me at the Cal Neva, then make sure you slam a few more at Shooters and then have a whole bunch more at all them other watering holes! - "Excerpted from BC Dave's, "Reno Travel Guide 2017 Edition" ... Right! ... and good luck too!

Bob and Doug, "Hey good luck, eh! Like, "Bonne Chance" as our Belle Province amies would say eh!

How about a video of you passing the Cal Neva in your red winter coat? We're wondering how closely you resemble your avatar.

We are in the planning stages of a trip too. Tragically, once again, it's not going to sync with yours.
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stan_allen



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PostPosted: Feb Fri 03, 2017 5:56 pm    Post subject: Next time... Reply with quote

Shucks! But I promise to drink deeply of Cal-Neva's inimitable milieu in your honor!
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BC Dave



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PostPosted: Feb Sat 04, 2017 1:27 pm    Post subject: Are we there yet? Reply with quote

"Knock, knock, knock!" (Check trunk please!)
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