Offering the breathtaking beauty of the Lake Tahoe region as its backyard, Reno is one of the largest cities in Nevada and has long been dubbed the "Biggest Little City in the World." More recently, Reno has gained the new title of "America's Adventure Place" for its place as a hub for those who want to enjoy a wide variety of world-class recreational pursuits. The sun shines more than 300 days a year in this four-season paradise, so residents can enjoy virtually every imaginable outdoor adventure. The area's breathtaking natural beauty as well as opportunities for glide soaring, snowboarding, downhill skiing, and golfing areas are internationally famous as some of the world's finest. Not all of the memorable moments occur outdoors, however. Many associate Reno with its spectacular casinos and nightlife, but the city is economically thriving with outstanding research and educational resources and impressive cultural enrichment. Reno is home to the University of Nevada at Reno, the world-class Nevada Museum of Art, and the National Automobile Museum. Wonderful neighborhoods, a visionary government, historic pride, and a progressive outlook all combine in Reno.