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Romantic Things to Do in Reno, Nevada
By:Crystal Green

Although Reno, Nevada is known for its gambling, the city has more to offer couples looking for a romantic getaway than you may think, including spas and resorts for personal pampering, outdoor activities, and exclusive restaurants for intimate dining. Whether it's an anniversary, special occasion or just-because, Reno offers couples plenty of options when it comes to planning a romantic trip for two.

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Show your loved one he means the world to you by taking him above it all in a high flying hot air balloon. Overlook the Sierra Mountains with a breathtaking view while the sun rises. Balloon rides are booked at pre-dawn and feature a shuttle pick-up service from a local hotel with breakfast along the way. For just under $300 per person (as of April 2010), the adventure includes a boarding pass on the balloon, equipment, snacks and beverages for the trip. When booking with Wild Sierra, you can combine other adventures, such as horseback riding or a scenic boat tour, with the balloon package to explore the area from a variety of perspectives.

Sierra Adventures
P.O. Box 3782
Reno, NV 89505
866-323-8928
Wildsierra.com

Horse-Drawn Carriage and Dinner

For a private tour of Reno, you and your sweetheart can enjoy a horse-drawn carriage and tour the city by sightseeing downtown to people-watch or along East Fourth Street down to South Virginia Street --- all hot spots frequented by Reno locals for jazz clubs, bars and nightlife. Bring roses, chocolates, strawberries and a bubbly beverage for an evening of relaxation and togetherness. A trip to the Cheese Board and Wine Seller along the way will allow for a wine and cheese sampling plus a personal box packaged to go. If you decide to stay for dinner, request a window seat either indoors or out to enjoy a private conversation over a glass of wine. Dinner selections include braised beef short ribs or lobster, shrimp and clam paella. The boutique restaurant offers a quaint, relaxed setting with an extensive menu. Polish the evening off with a dessert such as the amaretto torte with vanilla whipped cream and chocolate shavings, a Cheese Board favorite.

Cheese Board and Wine Seller
247 California Ave.
Reno, NV 89509
775-323-3115
www.cheeseboardcatering.com

Gambling and Pampering

Book your deluxe room for two at the Peppermill Resort, and you and your honey can play blackjack all night and then wake to breakfast in bed. For more than 40 years, the Peppermill has been providing guests with superb service and fine Old World atmosphere all packaged with tons of amenities and activities well suited for any romantic couple. The casino features blackjack, slots and poker --- and offers supplemental VIP services for the avid gamer. A trip to the spa will warrant full-service total mind and body restoration packages, including stone massages, facials and manicures. After a late night of partying and a full breakfast in bed treat, a trip to the spa would be optimal for any couple looking to get the most out of their romantic getaway.

Peppermill Resort
2707 South Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89502
866-821-9996
Peppermillreno.com






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