9 unforgettable Valentine’s Days
From romantic dining and fine drinks to live music and luxurious spa treatments, Reno has what it takes to create a truly dazzling Valentine’s Day — and there’s even a spot where the whole family can have fun.
Dinner and dancing — to Rat Pack classics
Blending the classic Valentine’s Day duo of delicious dining and mood-setting music, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is hosting a four-course dinner and a night of dancing, all set to the music of the Rat Pack Encore, starring Michael B. Levin. Tickets: $190 for two. Details: atlantiscasino.com or 775-824-4467.
Wine and dine for Valentine’s Day
Three stellar restaurants at Eldorado Resort Casino Reno have created their own Valentine’s Day menus to delight sweethearts throughout the weekend of Feb. 12 to 14. Prices range from $55 per person at La Strada and The Prime Rib Grill to $65 per person at Roxy. Details: eldoradoreno.com or 800-879-8879.
Spa day, with chocolate
Valentine’s Day spa specials are available throughout the month of February at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. Options span the sweet spectrum from chocolate-themed facials and strawberry pedicures to a massage for two with your choice of raspberry, chocolate or strawberry champagne aroma oil. Details: grandsierraresort.com or 800-501-2651.
Park Prime affair
Placing a modern twist on the old-school steakhouse, Park Prime in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe features local grass-fed beef, premium seafood and a wine list with wide appeal. For Valentine’s Day, guests can select from a special four-course menu. Details: hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com or 844-588-7625.
Brunch with live music
Each Sunday, the Nevada Museum of Art hosts the Sunday Music Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For Valentine’s Day, guests can sip mimosas and savor mouthwatering dishes from chez louie as they listen to live music from Carolyn Dolan. Details: nevadaart.org or 775-284-2921.
Catch an award-winning crooner
Singing Frank Sinatra’s “My Way,” Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. won the million-dollar prize on “America’s Got Talent.” Soon after, Murphy released an album that debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard jazz charts. On Feb. 14, you can catch this crooner live at the Nugget Casino Resort. Tickets: $49. Details: nuggetcasinoresort.com or 800-648-1177.
Sweet spa treats
Pamper your darling — or just treat yourself — to sweet February specials at Spa Toscana in the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. Feel the love with Valentine’s Day packages that include chocolate, berry and champagne body scrubs, massage, pedicures, facials and more. Details: peppermillreno.com or 775-689-7190.
Swoon over seafood
Home to two restaurants that specialize in amazing seafood, the Silver Legacy Resort Casino is a hot spot for Valentine’s Day dining. Whether you prefer a pan-roast dinner at Pearl Oyster Bar & Grill or the sumptuous Sunday Champagne Brunch at Sterling’s Seafood Steakhouse, your sweetheart is sure to swoon. Details: silverlegacyreno.com or 800-687-8733.
Family fun for Valentine’s Day
Celebrate the holiday of love with fun for the whole family at the Nevada Discovery Museum. One of the museum’s newest attractions is “Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants.” Reno is the first stop for the exhibit following its debut at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C. Tickets: $10. Details: nvdm.org or 775-786-1000.