10Best Romantic Things to Do in Reno and Virginia City

This 10Best list has a wide range of romantic things to do in the Biggest Little City. Everything from (free) walks in the park or along the river to dancing and drinking in Reno's hottest club. Couples who like art or history can enjoy a historic train ride on the V&T Railroad in Virginia City or a stay in a haunted hotel in Gold Hill. Couples who like culture can enjoy a live performance at the Bruka Theatre in Downtown Reno or a trip to one of Reno's many museums including the award-winning Nevada Museum of Art.

Couples who enjoy a bit of fun can spend an evening in their private vehicle watching a movie at the West Wind El Rancho Drive-In Theater in nearby Sparks or can enjoy a spa day at the Steamboat Hot Springs private rooms or outdoor pool. More adventurous couples can spend a night in a haunted room at the Gold Hill Hotel.

Tucked into the mountains below Virginia City, the Gold Hill Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the Reno/Tahoe area. Built around 1862, the hotel is updated for modern conveniences, but still retains the historic charm of the original. Enjoy...  Read More

The classic drive-in theater still exists in the U.S. and the El Rancho Drive-In in Sparks (just minutes from Downtown Reno) is a fully digital outdoor theater where you can enjoy first run movies in your own car. The theater offers $7.50...  Read More

Idlewild Park
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Built in 1927, this park is another of Reno's largest parks. It is located just West of downtown on the Truckee River. This park features several picnic areas, some tennis courts, a bike trail, some lakes and water features and access to the...  Read More

Airport Area

LEX Nightclub is the premier nightclub in Northern Nevada. Located in the Grand Sierra Resort near Downtown Reno, the club offers upscale concerts, dancing, networking and themed parties. The club has several bar locations, private VIP booths...  Read More

The Bruka Theatre is a performance art space located near the Truckee River in Downtown Reno. It features classic, contemporary, musical, original productions and children's theatre. The Bruka facility is funky and dark and participants and...  Read More

This award-winning museum is just south of downtown Reno and features permanent and traveling exhibits from various artists. This excellent museum is small, but packs in a wonderful selection of contemporary and traditional art, sculptures...  Read More

Even if classic cars are not your passion this 100,000-square-foot museum is still a great place to view some of the most beautiful and unusual cars you will ever see. The museum houses one of the largest collections of antique automobiles to...  Read More

Take a trip back to the old Comstock days and enjoy a ride on this authentic steam train. You can go on a six-mile round trip from Virginia City to Gold Hill or take the train all the way down the mountain to Carson City. The ride is narrated by...  Read More

Ouside the city

This historic hot springs is located down the Mount Rose Highway near Reno and is only a 15 minute drive from Downtown Reno. The resort is a Nevada state registered landmark and the only operating geothermal springs in Reno. Steamboat offers...  Read More

Also known as Downtown River Walk. The Walk winds its way along the Truckee River and offers views of waterfalls, restful park benches, and access to some of Reno's best shopping and dining areas. The River Walk also plays host to many of the...  Read More


Meet Christina Nellemann

Christina has lived in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area since she was a baby. A first-generation Nevadan, her Danish parents instilled in her an intense love of travel and the wild, rugged outdoors...  More About Christina

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