Valentine's Day in Reno is always on February 14, whatever day of the week that might be. Celebrating with our loved one can involve more than a Valentine's Day dinner - check these choices for that something extra. And if getting married on Valentine's Day is in your plans, we have places where you can make that happen, too.
Take Your Valentine to the Movies
Give your Valentine the gift of movies with Movie Gift Certificates.
Perhaps you just want to take your sweetheart to the movies. Check out my movie theaters listings, choose a flick and buy tickets online. You don't want to get there and find your movie sold out (or freeze while waiting in line).
Dine at a Romantic Restaurant in Reno
Reno has a number of romantic restaurants offering elegant surroundings and fine menu choices. Whether it's Valentine's Day or another occasion for romance, there is a romantic restaurant in the Reno area to help set the mood. Many other good restaurants around Reno and Lake Tahoe also feature special menus for Valentine's Day dining.
Flowers for Valentine's Day
Reno has a great selection of florists and flower shops where you can get a lovely arrangement for your Valentine.
Don't have time to get flowers in person? You can buy Valentine's Day flowers online and have them delivered to your sweetheart.
Valentine's Day Weddings in Reno
Your joyous wedding day could be on Valentine's Day. There are numerous Reno / Lake Tahoe wedding options from which to choose, from lavish affairs catered by the big casino hotels to intimate ceremonies offered by one of the small wedding chapels. There are also alternative settings for those seeking an unusual and unique experience.
A Note-Ables Evening of Romance
The 9th annual Note-Able Evening of Romance: Broadway Lights will be on Saturday, February 2, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Atlantis Hotel Casino in Reno. Don't forget your top hats and gloves while we celebrate the big numbers of Broadway. This year's event will have you dancing to well-known songs from A Chorus Line, Mamma Mia, Hairspray, and many more, as performed by The Reno Jazz Orchestra, Jakki Ford, and The Note-Ables. Tickets, which include hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and champagne, are $45 in advance, $50 at the door, $400 for a table of ten, and are available online or by calling (775) 324-5521. Period attire welcome. All proceeds benefit music therapy programs and services of Note-Able Music Therapy Services.
Valentine's Day Trunk Show at the Nevada Museum of Art
Kick off the Valentine's Day festivities with jewelry artist Penney Leezy, who creates custom pieces of jewelry with natural and semi-precious stones from around the world. The Trunk Show will be on Saturday, February 9, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (775) 329-3333.
Valentine's Day at the Nevada Historical Society
For Valentine's Day, the Nevada Historical Society offers different and unique ways to celebrate that someone special. The society is sponsoring a Turquoise from the Heart Trunk Sale with artistic jewelry to suit the occasion, from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, February 8 and on Saturday, February 9. Also on Saturday, the society honors the romantic holiday, and Reno's glamour divorce days, with the Valentine's Day Divorcee Movie event, a screening the 1939 film "The Women," starring Norma Shearer, Rosalind Russell and Joan Crawford. The movie starts at 2 p.m.
The Turquoise from the Heart Trunk Sale benefits the museum and offers blue and green Nevada gems mined in the 1970s near Battle Mountain. The Nevada Historical Society is at 1650 N. Virginia Street in Reno. For more information call (775) 688-1191. Admission is $4 for adults, free for members and ages 17 and under.
Valentine's Day Fun at Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Helicopter Tours
- Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour
- Tahoe South Shore Helicopter Tour
- Sand Harbor Helicopter Tour
- Lake Tahoe Helicopter Tour
- Lake Tahoe Sunset Helicopter Tour
Winter Fun at Lake Tahoe
- Dinner Sleigh Ride at Sunset
- Lake Tahoe Sleigh Ride
- Snowmobiling Near Lake Tahoe
- Alpine Ski Rental Packages
A fun activity for Valentine's Day is a cruise and dinner aboard one of the two paddlewheelers that ply the waters of Lake Tahoe. Check out "Lake Tahoe Paddlewheeler Cruises" for information about booking passage on either the M.S. Dixie II out of Zephyr Cove or the Tahoe Queen sailing from South Lake Tahoe.
Valentine's Vampire CrawlThe Valentine's Vampire Bar Crawl is an adult drinking event. As the name implies, the Crawl involves going from bar to bar (there are several involved), drinking, and being dressed up in some sort of vampire-related costume while crawling. It's $5 to join the 5th Annual Valentine's Vampire Crawl and get drink specials at participating bars. The Crawl is on Saturday, February 9, starting at 7:30 p.m. You start crawling and buy your cup at either The Waterfall or Red Rock. Pre-sale cups are available at Junkee, The Melting Pot, Prism Magic, and Chocolate Walrus. You can get costumes and vampire pointy teeth from local costume shops and vintage clothing stores. Proceeds benefit local charities.
Send Your Valentine a Reno Aces Archie Gram
Archie, the Reno Aces mascot, is offering Valentine's Day Archie grams, a special package to help fans show their affection for someone special. The package includes a $15 gift card, a flower arrangement, and two outfield reserved tickets (with an option to upgrade) to the Reno Aces home opener on April 12. Archie will personally deliver the packages from February 7th to the 14th.
Delivery is free in the Reno / Sparks area. Additional costs apply to areas outside of this delivery zone, and are considered on a case-by-case basis. All orders will be delivered between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the selected date. Archie Grams are limited in numberand are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. To order your Archie Gram, go to the Reno Aces Online Store.
Valentine's Pops - Frank and Mario Together Again for the First Time
This show is at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 9. With music by the Reno Philharmonic, the show features Kip Wilborn and Sal Viviano performing their take on the romantic standards of Frank Sinatra and Mario Lanza. Tickets are $26 to $66. Call the Pioneer Center box office at (775) 686-6600 or purchase online.
Artown Encore presents Itzhak Perlman and Rohan De Silva
This Artown Encore Valentine's Day performance brings famed violinist Itzhak Perlman and pianist Rohan De Silva to Reno's Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $45 and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are available online or by calling (775) 686-6600.
Lock Your Love in Lovelock
On Valentine's Day, February 14, you can symbolically "lock your love" at Lovers Lock Plaza in Lovelock, NV, home to the only love-locking "eternal" chain in the US. At 3 p.m., you can be part of the 7th annual Lovers Lock Plaza Anniversary Celebration, complete with a wedding and vow renewal ceremony. Afterward, you can lock your love to the chain as part of this ancient Chinese custom. The wedding part of the celebration is Christian-based and is a real ceremony. If you are going to actually get hitched, you'll need a Nevada marriage license. Since 2006, a variety of over 1,500 lovers have locked their love in Lovelock at Lovers Lock Plaza.
Lovers Lock Plaza is next to the Pershing County Courthouse in the heart of Lovelock, 93 miles east of Reno on Interstate 80. To RSVP for the celebration, call the Greater Pershing Partnership (775) 273-7213. For more information, visit the Lovelock Valentine's Day web page.