Last minute Valentine's Day plans and gift ideas for the one you love

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RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) -- Valentine's Day is officially upon us, and if you're one of those people that procrastinated and is now scrambling for gift ideas and ways to celebrate the holiday of love with your sweetheart, don't worry because there are still plenty of options out there.

Starting Wednesday February 14th, Chinese New Year comes to Downtown Reno. The Year of the Dog will come to life at the Eldorado Resort Casino, Silver Legacy Resort Casino and Circus Circus Reno in an extravagant way. The celebration will begin with the lighting of the Circus Circus Reno hotel towers in a lucky red color starting Feb. 14 and all three resort casinos will transform into a colorful celebration of the Chinese New Year with elaborate décor, live entertainment including a Lion Dance and Asian cuisine specials throughout the property.

The Buffet at the Eldorado will feature dozens of ever-changing appetizers and entrees, Feb. 15-18 including a Chinese crispy roast pig every night, General’s Chicken, wok-fried black bean fish, teriyaki chicken wings, Peking duck, egg drop soup, sushi, chilled crab legs, Eldorado fried rice, BBQ pork with honey and sesame seeds and so much more.

For more information dinner prices and the events schedule, click here.


If you're looking for some last minute dinner deals, here are some local ideas:

A Blue Suede Valentine's at the Atlantis - Friday and Saturday, February 16 - 17, 2018. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with an elegant four course dinner and dancing featuring The King of Rock N’ Roll (with Scot Bruce as Elvis). Enjoy a complimentary rose and champagne as you take part in this romantic night to remember. This is a 21+ event. Call (888) 551-7007 or (775) 824-4467 for reservations. Two tickets are $229. The Atlantis is located at 3800 S. Virginia Street in Reno.

Valentine's Day Dining at the Atlantis - Wednesday, February 14, 2018. You can enjoy a Valentine's Day seafood spectacular champagne dinner at Toucan Charlie's Buffet & Grille. Other restaurants in the Atlantis will also be serving special Valentine's Day menus - Atlantis Steakhouse, Bistro Napa, Purple Parrot, Manhattan Deli, and Cafe Alfresco. Visit the website for costs and menu details. Call (775) 824-4411 for reservations and more information. The Atlantis is located at 3800 S. Virginia Street in Reno.

Wild River Grille and the River Room - Wednesday, February 14, 2018. The Wild River Grille will serve a four-course gourmet Valentine's Day dinner for two, with multiple entree choices. It's $125 per couple and includes a glass of champagne and a red rose. The Wild River Grille and the River Room are in Reno's historic Riverside Hotel building, next to the Truckee River at 17 S. Virginia Street. Reservations recommended - call (775) 284-7455.

Valentine's Day at the Grand Sierra Resort - Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Restaurant Row inside the Grand Sierra will have numerous Valentine's dining specials at Charlie Palmer Steak, Briscola, The Grand Buffet, Cantina and Grand Cafe. Visit the Grand Sierra website for details on menus, times and costs. For more information or to make reservations, call (775) 789-2269. Check the website for other Valentine's Day specials as well. The Grand Sierra is at 2500 East Second Street in Reno.

Michael Mondavi Family Estate Wine Dinner at the Bonanza Casino - Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Make this a Valentine's Day to remember and join Michael Mondavi Family Estate Winemaker & Co-Founder, Rob Mondavi, Jr. for an evening of excellence featuring wine from the estate and paired with a five-course meal in the Cactus Creek Prime Steakhouse. You can make reservations online. The Bonanza Casino is at 4720 N. Virginia Street in Reno.

Valentine's Day Dining at The Nugget - Wednesday, February 14, 2018. The Steakhouse, Oyster Bar and Rotisserie Buffet will be serving special Valentine's Day menus. Visit the website for menu details and to make online reservations. The Nugget Casino Resort is at 1100 Nugget Avenue in Sparks. (775) 356-3300.

Valentine's Day Dining at the Silver Legacy - Wednesday, February 14, 2018. The Silver Resort Casino will be featuring special Valentine's Day menus at Sterling's Seafood Steakhouse, Pearl Oyster Bar and Grill and Café Central. Visit the website for details on menus and costs. The Silver Legacy is at 407 N. Virginia Street in downtown Reno.

Valentine's Day Dining at the Eldorado - Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Enjoy special Valentine's Day dining the restaurants Roxy and La Strada. Each of these has a different atmosphere, but they all have great food. Visit the website for details on menus and costs. The Eldorado is at 345 N. Virginia Street in downtown Reno.

Valentine's Day Dining at Circus Circus - Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Valentine's Day dining with a Mexican slant will be available in El Jefe's Cantina. Circus Circus is at 500 N. Sierra Street in downtown Reno.

Valentine's Dinner at the Sands Regency - Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Bring your sweetheart to the Copa Bar & Grill for a three course Valentine's Day dinner at $35 per person. Make reservations online from the website or call 1-866-FUN STAY. The Sands is at 345 N. Arlington Avenue in Reno.

And if chocolates are your go-to gifts, there are several chocolatiers in the Biggest Little City that can help you out. Here are a few ideas to help keep your sweet love grow even sweeter:


Sugar Loves Chocolate

Sierra Nevada Chocolates

Dorinda's Chocolates

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory


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