Love is in the Air – Creative Dates in Reno Tahoe

The weather may be cool but there is plenty of love warming up the air in Reno Tahoe as Valentine’s Day approaches. Forego the typical dinner date and plan a heart-warming surprise for that special someone with one of these unique date ideas that you can also enjoy by rounding up your gal pals for a fun girls getaway in appreciation of “Galentine’s Day”.


Snowshoe in a winter wonderland

Sometimes the most romantic activities involve being outdoors together. Reno Tahoe is home to some amazing trails that are even more breathtaking when blanketed in snow. Bring snacks and a bottle of wine to enjoy at the top, and if your dog enjoys a good hike bring him or her along as well! Check out our snowshoeing guide to help you turn up the romance this Valentine’s Day with invigorating views enjoyed alongside your loved one.

run4loveDo something good for your heart

Not all great dates are at night. Get your blood pumping with someone you love at the Reno Run 4 Love race. Walk or run with a friend, date or family member, then stick around for  champagne, chocolate and prizes at the post-race celebration – courtesy of Eldorado Resorts. All participant registered before February 1 are guaranteed a cozy Run 4 Love hoodie sweatshirt, perfect for snuggling up in on chilly days. Visit their website for more details and to sign up.



Get artsy 

If art and creativity warm your heart, you are sure to find an abundance of options in the area. From art walks and galleries, to production art spaces, the Reno arts and culture scene is sure to make your honey’s heart melt. Create a piece of artwork at The Wedge Ceramics Studio or take a leisurely stroll along the Riverwalk and experience the beautiful public art and landscapes the city has to offer. After all, the more picturesque the date, the better for a guaranteed dreamy Valentine photo (and of course share your experience using the hashtag #RenoTahoe!). Let our Reno Arts & Culture Brochure guide you through planning the most creative date.

Relax at one of the top spas in the world

Relax and unwind at a Reno Tahoe spa.

Book a Romance Package at Spa Atlantis for a one night room stay in the Luxury Tower and a couples Swedish massage.

Tune out the stress and worries with your sweetheart at Spa Toscana inside of the Peppermill Reno with massage treatments and relaxing therapies.

Offering services inspired by the air, water, earth and fire elements of the region, Stillwater Spa & Salon, inside The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, is a tranquil and relaxing environment where you can enjoy this Valentine’s Day. Click here to view their spa options.

Photo courtesy of Downtown Riverwalk District & Jeramie Lu Photography

Break the ice 

Ice skating is always a great option! Bundle up, grab your partner and head to one of Reno Tahoe’s ice skating destinations to enjoy this activity while it lasts. Even if you’re not a skilled skater, we’re sure your partner won’t mind holding your hand for a little extra support as you glide around the rink.

Let someone else do the entertaining

Cupid has hit Reno-Tahoe’s entertainment scene. Open a Valentine’s Day date with a love tribute performed by Classix Four at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts on February 12. Our events calendar will give you a further look into what Reno Tahoe has in store for all the love birds this holiday.


6 More Ways to Spend a Romantic Weekend by a Reno Tahoe Local and Travel Influencer

valentines day coffee

If your plan is to be one with nature this Valentines day, here are a few more creative ideas. Check out this Reno Tahoe local and travel influencer’s blog, which highlights a handful of ways to celebrate with coffee, hot springs, sushi, a beautiful Lake Tahoe sunset and more for you and your partner.