Dine and Party on Valentine's Day around Reno and Lake Tahoe
Valentine's Day 2018 is on Wednesday, February 14. Reno and Sparks have a number of excellent dining places that will be serving from special menus for you and your sweetheart on Valentine's Day. With a nice range of dishes and prices, there is sure to be a romantic restaurant venue to suit just about every taste and budget.
Valentine's Day Dining Around Reno
Valentine's Day Ball at the Atlantis - Friday and Saturday, February 10 - 11, 2017. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with an elegant four-course dinner and dancing featuring the American Idol legend Ruben Studdard. Guests will receive a complimentary rose and cocktails at this romantic night to remember. Dinner and show begin at 6 p.m. This is a 21+ event. Call (888) 551-7007 or (775) 824-4467 for reservations. Two tickets are $229. The Atlantis is located at 3800 South Virginia Street in Reno.Valentine's Day Dining at the Atlantis - Tuesday, February 14, 2017. You can enjoy a Valentine's Day champagne dinner at Toucan Charlie's Buffet & Grille. Other restaurants in the Atlantis will also be serving special Valentine's Day menus - Atlantis Steakhouse, Bistro Napa, Purple Parrot, Manhattan Deli, and Cafe Alfresco. Call (775) 824-4411 for reservations and more information. The Atlantis is located at 3800 South Virginia Street in Reno.
Wild River Grille and the River Room - Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The Wild River Grille will serve a four-course deluxe Valentine's Day dinner for two, with three entree choices. It's $109 per couple and includes a glass of champagne and a red rose. The Wild River Grille and the River Room are in Reno's historic Riverside Hotel building, next to the Truckee River at 17 S. Virginia Street. Reservations recommended - call (775) 284-7455.
Valentine's Day at the Grand Sierra Resort - Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Restaurant Row inside the Grand Sierra will have numerous Valentine's Day dining specials at Charlie Palmer Steak, Briscola, The Grand Buffet, Cantina and Grand Cafe. Visit the Grand Sierra website for details on menus, times and costs. For more information or to make reservations, call (775) 789-2269. The Grand Sierra is at 2500 East Second Street in Reno.
Valentine's Day at the Bonanza Casino - Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The Cactus Creek Prime Steakhouse will be serving a 4-course dinner from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Branding Iron Cafe will be serving a Valentine's Day beef tenderloin dinner from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information or to make reservations, call (775) 334-5555. The Bonanza Casino is at 4720 N. Virginia Street in Reno.
Valentine's Day Dining at The Eldorado and Silver Legacy - Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The Eldorado Resort Casino will be featuring a special Valentine's Day menu in Roxy bistro and La Strada. At the Silver Legacy, Valentine's Day dining will be available at Sterling's Seafood Steakhouse, Cafe Central and Pearl Oyster Bar and Grill. Each of these has a different atmosphere, but they all have great food. Visit the website for details on menus and costs. The Eldorado is at 345 N. Virginia Street in downtown Reno. The Silver Legacy is at 407 N. Virginia Street in downtown Reno.
Two-Part Valetine's Day Bash at the Eldorado - Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The first part is Sweethearts Swing Dancing in the Silver Baron Ballroom, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come enjoy free lessons, sweet treats and drink specials. Part two is Be My Valentine Bash in NoVi nightclub starting at 10 p.m. There will be a cutest couple selfie picture contest and drink specials. Call (775) 391-9079 for reservations. The Eldorado is at 345 N. Virginia Street in Reno.
Valentine's Day Dinner at Roundabout Grill - Tuesay, February 14, 2017. Roundabout is serving a Valentine's four-course prix fixe menu for $49. Roundabout Grill is located inside the Whitney Peak Hotel, 255 N. Virginia Street in downtown Reno. Call (775) 398-5454 to make dinner reservations.
Valentine's Day Dining at Campo Reno - Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Campo will be serving a choice of three entrees plus dessert menu on Valentine's Day. Bottles of champagne will be $5 off. To make reservations, call (775) 737-9555. Campo is at 50 N. Sierra Street in Reno, at the Palladio next to the Truckee River.
Valentine's Day Dinner at Bonanza Casino - Tuesday, February 14, 2017. From 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Cactus Creek Prime Steakhouse will serve your choice of a prix fixe menu or a special with prime steaks and choice of various starters and sides. At the Branding Iron Cafe, enjoy a beef tenderloin dinner from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Bonanza Casino is at 4720 N. Virginia Street in Reno. Call (775) 334-5555 for reservations.
Valentine's Day Dining at The Nugget - Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The Steakhouse will be serving a special Valentine's Day menu featuring petit filet mignon. The Oyster Bar will have a dinner with seafood that includes a glass of wine, from 3 p.m. The Nugget Casino Resort is at 1100 Nugget Avenue in Sparks. (775) 356-3300.
Fun Things to Do for Valentine's Day
Adult Recess - Saturday, February 11, 2017, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Rekindle the fun of your childhood with your sweetheart at a child-free evening in "Toytopia", an immersive and hands-on exhibition that highlights the past 100 years of classic toys, games, and dolls at the May Museum in Rancho San Rafael Regional Park. Admission includes unlimited access to the "Toytopia" exhibit, retro snacks and refreshments, and one adult beverage token. This event is 21+ only and limited to 100 people. Purchase in person at the May Museum or by phone at (775) 785-5961.
Come in from the Cold - Saturday, February 11, 2017. Take your sweetheart to a show at this family entertainment series. These family-friendly shows provide welcome relief from the frosty weather during the depths of winter. The Saturday before Valentine's Day show will be performed by Sage Creek.
"Toytopia" at the Wilbur D. May Museum - through April 16, 2017. Both grown-ups and kids will enjoy "Toytopia." It is inspirational for children and adults can revisit fun times from childhood. You'll learn about where toys came from, who made them, why some have become collector's items, and much more. The Museum is located in Reno's Rancho San Rafael Regional Park. It is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Go to the Movies - The movies are always fun and there are plenty of good one playing at all of the theaters in the Reno / Sparks area. If you haven't been to the new IMAX theater, Valentine's Day might be a good time to check it out.
Get Married - If wedding vows are part of your Valentine's Day plans, you'll need a marriage license. "Marriage Licenses in Reno and at Lake Tahoe" tells you how to get the needed paperwork in Reno, areas to the south like Carson City, and up around Lake Tahoe.
Wild Winter Weekend at Animal Ark - Saturday and Sunday, February 18 - 19, 2017. Animal Ark is one of two Reno area zoos and wildlife parks. On the weekend following Valentine's Day, you can visit Animal Ark to see lynx, bobcats, cougars, wolves and other wild residents playing in their winter wonderland. Call ahead as adverse weather can alter times or cancel events. Visit the Animal Ark website or "Reno Zoos and Wildlife Parks" for directions and phone numbers.
Lover's Aloft Balloon Festival - February 2 - 12, 2017. Come to Lovelock, Nevada, for this Valentine's Day event. You will enjoy hot air balloon launches, tethered rides, a pancake breakfast, night balloon exhibition, and more. While there, you can lock your love at Lovers Lock Plaza, next to the unique round courthouse. Several nearby businesses sell locks just for this special use. You can even get married in Locelock with a little advance planning. Lovelock is about 90 miles east of Reno / Sparks on I80.
Valentine's Day at Lake Tahoe
MS Dixie II Valentine's Dinner Cruise - Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Book this Valentine's Day dinner cruise for the most scenic and romantic setting to be found anywhere in our area. The cruise departs at 5:30 p.m. from Zephyr Cove on the Nevada side. You will enjoy a choice of three entrees for dinner and a dessert. The cost is $105 for adults, $40 for children. To make reservations, call (800) 238-2463.
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