The city that launched a thousand weddings (and a thousand divorces) can still be a romantic place. The surrounding mountains, forests and a sprinkling of excellent museums, restaurants and great kissing spots gives Reno a little leg up in the romance department.
Well, why don't we start with the ultimate and tie the knot in Reno? Quickie marriages are still pretty popular here and there are several places you can get it done, such as the Chapel of the Bells
or the Reno Riverwalk
. If you are not quite ready to take the plunge, just take your date on a walk around the beautiful Rancho San Rafael Park
or up to Windy Hill
where you can get a view of the entire Reno/Sparks area.
with its cafe, shopping and acres of lavender fields is also a romantic (and fragrant) place to be. If you really want to be close, go for a dip at the Steamboat Villa Hot Springs
or take a balloon ride at the Great Reno Balloon Race
. Maybe your partner is more adventurous? Then a hike up the Ophir Creek Trail
or a tour of the creepy Chollar Mine
in Virginia City will be a good place to go. Or maybe a little more culture is in order? Try the intimate Reno Chamber Orchestra
, a performance of the Reno Philharmonic
, or a show at the Pioneer Theater
or the Nevada Repertory
at the University of Nevada.
1595 N Sierra St
This beautifully landscaped area is one of Reno's premier parks. The Great Reno Balloon Race and "Reno Celebrates America", a fireworks show on the fourth of July, are a couple of the major events taking place here. On the grounds of this huge park you will find the Wilbur D. May Museum and Arboretum and the Great Basin Adventure Amusement Park. You will also find miles of walking or jogging trails complete with exercise stations, a large playground, picnic and barbecue facilities and acres and acres of grass... read more
7450 West 4th Street
Lavender Ridge is about 10 minutes from downtown Reno in Verdi, NV. It offers a unique and beautiful alternative to casinos and golf courses for special events. The property is graced with stunning mountain views, water features and thousands of thriving Lavender plants in the fields. Lavender Ridge offers great events all year round such as farm tours, wine tastings, art fairs and craft classes. The Lavender Festival in the summer is very popular... read more
Arlington Ave at Island Ave
Stroll through downtown Reno's urban renaissance...
16010 South Virginia Street
Old Hwy 395
Local favorite park. Great for kids... read more
1502 Washington Street
(Rancho San Rafael Park)