Take your significant other or entire family to Nevada for a Valentine’s Day getaway of epic proportions. From partaking in a romantic tradition in Lovelock to partying in sleepless Las Vegas, there’s plenty to do in this desert state. Stay at a Nevada vacation rental in the big city or at a cottage tucked away in a small desert town. To get some destination ideas perfect for Valentine’s Day, check out these seven romantic places in Nevada.

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1. Lovelock

When you want to share some unique Valentine’s Day experiences with your sweetheart or your family, your Lovelock vacation rental situates you in the home of Lovers Lock. There is a Chinese custom of symbolically locking a couple’s or family’s love on an endless chain. Perform this inspiring and endearing custom at Lover’s Lock Plaza with a friend, family members, or your soul mate. Purchase a lock at one of the participating businesses in town, then go to the plaza behind the Pershing County Courthouse. When you locate the green pillars connected with metal chains, place your lock on the chain. In the original custom, the lovers throw away the key, which some visitors do, while others retain theirs as a keepsake.

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2. Lake Tahoe

A three-hour dinner cruise on Lake Tahoe aboard the M.S. Dixie II treats guests to breathtaking views of Emerald Bay and live music. Your experience includes appetizers, a three-course dinner, cocktails, fine wines, and shared dessert. An authentic paddle wheeler, M.S. Dixie II is elegantly decorated and is the largest cruising vessel on the lake. Your cruise departs from Zephyr Cove Resort & Marina. Dinner cruises are appropriate for all members of your family.

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3. Nevada City

Take your darling to Nevada City for some old-fashioned Valentine’s Day fun. If you’re wondering where to go in Nevada City to satisfy your sweet tooth, look no further than Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe. Outdoor lovers, pick up your s’mores kit at Inn Town Campground, and make your own when you get back to your Nevada City vacation rental. Gaze into your lover’s eyes across a romantic dinner at Sopa Thai Cuisine, then slip over to the Golden Era for a drink. Check out the delicious cocktails, live music, and the circular skylight in the 1800s-themed bar.

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4. Reno

Grab your partner and boogie to Reno’s round-the-clock heartbeat of social life and entertainment. For a superb romantic dinner designed for Valentine’s Day, check out the Eldorado, the Atlantis, or the Peppermill. For a social scene that’s adult-themed, try the History in the Buff scavenger hunt at the Wilbur D. May Museum. Change the pace with a Valentine’s Day-themed pub crawl with collectible cups and drink specials at select area bars. The Pajama Crawl features funny onesies and off-beat sleep shirts. Johnston Family Carriages offers a romantic hour-long ride, with an option to stop for a marriage proposal that includes a “She said yes” sign to hang on the back of the carriage.

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5. Henderson

It’s so romantic to take your sweetie by the hand for a stroll through the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Cactus Garden. It features over 300 cacti and succulents on four acres of beautifully landscaped desert botanical gardens. To round out your date night, opt for the chocolate-tasting and a dinner package. You can take some gourmet chocolates back to your Henderson vacation rental to enjoy with a bottle of wine and some romantic music by the fireplace.

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6. Las Vegas

Deciding where to go in Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day gives couples and families a wide range of options, including getting a birds-eye-view of the amazing city lights from a helicopter after dark with Pink Jeep Tours. You start out in a pink Jeep that takes you on a narrated tour to see some of the famous Vegas sites, including Wedding Chapel Row, before heading out to the helicopter pad. If you’d rather keep your feet on the ground, try the Valentine’s Day Wine Walk at the Downtown Container Park. The event treats you to wine tastings at four stations, giving you and your honey the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely day. Stroll through the park, and enjoy red, white, and sparkling wines. The park is an open-air shopping center with charming boutiques, restaurants, and live entertainment for your entire family. Kids enjoy the playground, while the adults enjoy entertainment taking place on the main stage, including movies and concerts. A special way to celebrate your love is to take in the Boyz II Men show at the Mirage. Sip champagne, get a beautiful red rose from the group, and cuddle during the 90-minute love song fest. The top romantic spot for dinner is the Eiffel Tower restaurant inside the Paris on the Vegas Strip. As you share an intimate dinner, watch the sun set behind the mountains and enjoy the amazing aquatic shows that are synced with music and the lights of the famous Bellagio Fountains. When you want to keep one surprise up your sleeve, pick up some cookies from the Honolulu Cookie Company in the LINQ Promenade. They’re perfect for nibbling while you watch your favorite romantic movies back at your Las Vegas vacation rental.

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7. Pahrump

It’s worth making reservations to share a romantic evening with your sweetie at the Symphony Restaurant for their prix fixe Valentine’s Day dinner. The restaurant is a white linen restaurant where diners may dress casually while dining sumptuously. The restaurant is named after Pahrump Winery’s winning wine of the same name. The winery offers free wine tastings and tours of the grounds, during which a guide narrates the history of the winery.

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