Romantic Rendezvous: Date ideas that will make your heart melt.

The Sierra is inherently charming. With vast snow-topped peaks dotted with stunning scenery, a vibrant mecca hosting activities galore, and some truly scrumptious eateries, this is the place to sweep your love away for an amorous adventure. Whether you find yourself in Lake Tahoe, Reno or beyond, here are a few date night itineraries that are sure to make your heart go pitter-patter all season long.

Lovesome Lake Tahoe

Opportunities for romance abound surrounding Big Blue. Treat your sweet to a day on the slopes or cozied up inside, but once nighttime approaches head to MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa in South Lake for an experience like no other. Enjoy Ciera Steak + Chophouse with a menu filled with an exquisite array of steaks and chops, fresh seafood and vegetarian entrees, alongside an impressive selection of wine and bubbly. Then catch a show inside the MontBleu Showroom where headlining acts will have you and your love entertained beyond belief. montbleuresort.com

Reno’s riverside retreat

Layer up and breathe in the crisp air along Downtown Reno’s Riverwalk District. This bustling corridor hosts some amazing shops and things to do. Head to Greater Nevada Field for some good ol’ fashioned ice skating where you can glide in pure bliss among other swooning lovers. Then take a nice walk along the Truckee River to Wild River Grille where they’ll warm you up with craft cocktails, delicious faire and absolutely divine desserts (Pssst … definitely order one of their dessert libations, too!). If you happen to be visiting on the third Saturday of the month, the Riverwalk Merchants Association hosts a Wine Walk from 2 – 5 p.m. that cannot be beat. greaternevadafield.com; wildrivergrille.com; renoriver.org

Cuddles in Carson Valley

Twirl around and around in a couples dance class at Yaples Ballroom Dance Studio in downtown Carson City where instructors will have you and your partner doing the salsa, foxtrot and tango in no time. Or, head to the Jack C. Davis Observatory at Western Nevada College where you can wish upon a star during their Saturday Night Star Parties. For an authentic dinner, grab two seats at J.T. Basque Bar and Dining Room in Gardnerville — sit among other ogling diners and definitely order a picon punch! yballroomdance.com; wnc.edu; jtbasquenv.com

Truckee is for the twitterpated

Nestled among the alpine oasis, Truckee is filled with splendor. Embrace your couple creativity at The Villager Candle Shop at the Village at Northstar or schedule a private painting class with The Painted Vine. You can work together on a masterpiece memento you will cherish forever. After getting the art out, Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats in downtown Truckee serves tasty eats accompanied by great music. villagercandles.com@paintedvine; moodysbistro.com

Whether you’re looking for something lowkey or a date night with flare, the Reno/Tahoe area is sure to please. This is a magical place where you can hold your love tight, look into their eyes, and be mesmerized by a truly wonderful world. Enjoy this romantic rendezvous!

 

By: Heidi Bethel