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Local treats, gifts and events for Mother’s Day!

Show Mom How Much You Care in Reno Tahoe

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 11! Don’t forget to treat Mom to something special. Here are a few ideas for locally produced indulgences that mom will love  here in Reno Tahoe USA. With a plethora of local events, treats and gifts, there are so many ways to celebrate this wonderful holiday.

Treats & Gifts

Chocolate Eye Candy

The Kraken from Dorindas Chocolates

Satisfy Mom’s sweet tooth! It would be a good idea to swing by Dorinda’s Chocolates as you go by the beautiful Truckee River. The location alone is a great reason to walk inside. It is at 727 Riverside Drive, right behind the Lear Theater, and right next to Hub Coffee Roasters. You do not want to pass up a taste of the kraken, a handmade hazelnut praline truffle covered in dark chocolate. With its pastel floral accents, this is one of the prettiest chocolates in town.

Constant Coffee

Give mom the gift of silky-smooth, deliciously nuanced, small-batch roasted coffee—all year long. Show your eternal thanks with a subscription to Wood-Fire Roasted Coffee. Three, six, or 12 months of award-winning coffee bliss, delivered right to the door.

The Wood-Fire Roasted Coffee Company in Reno, located right next to the Grand Sierra Resort, imports the finest coffee beans and roasts them over an oak wood fire. And for an extra special mom, you can buy her a membership to the coffee of the month club to get some locally roasted coffee sent right to her home or office!

Spas

Of course, what does mom love more than being absolutely pampered? Here are a few deals at some of Reno Tahoe’s most luxurious spas and massage parlors that are sure to put you in your lady’s good graces.

The Atlantis Spa- Give mom some gratitude in the form of a Guava Mama body wrap. Mom will reach almost critical levels of relaxation with guava infused sugar scrub, guava body butter and coconut cream that will make her skin travel back in time! This 50-minute treatment is only $135, but if you throw in a 30-minute Swedish massage, it’s $185! For more options, click on the Atlantis Spa link above!

The Hyatt Regency at Lake Tahoe- Has mom ever had stone therapy using stones plucked straight out of Lake Tahoe? Tahoe natives know that the magical alpine water gives the stones special properties that induce extreme relaxation. Okay, so that might be a slight fabrication, but it will definitely still be relaxing! On Sunday, May 11, there will be a 30% discount of all services for Mother’s Day! Just remember to mention mom when you make a reservation! for the entire spa menu, check out the link above.

The Peppermill’s Spa Toscana- Until May 31st, the award-winning Spa Toscana is having a special $70 Mother’s Day treat pedicure package. For 50 incredible minutes, mom can enjoy a pedicure with strawberry scrub, a chocolate mask, and a foot massage. A 20% off discount is given to those with a Passport Rewards Card!

Events

AcesIt’s a Sunday in May, so the only dilemma you will face is choosing which of the many events to bring mom to in just one day! In a town that has over 300 days of sunshine every year, the weather is almost guaranteed to be amazing, so here is a list of a few things happening the weekend of May 11.

Take mom out to ballgame! For the mom who loves baseball, an Aces game is a great choice. Reno’s Minor League Baseball team is playing the Fresno Grizzlies for an afternoon game on May 11. The first pitch is at 1:05. If you cannot make Sunday’s game, the Aces are at home the entire week, from May 6 to May 13! Click here for their full schedule.

Make a splash in Mom’s heart at the Reno River Festival at downtown Reno’s beautiful whitewater park. There are kayak competitions, live music performances, food and art vendors, and even a zip line across the river! Click here to see more of what the festival is all about!

10250146_225024391041476_8490402043300655798_nRastro Reno is held every Sunday from 9am-3pm in downtown Reno at the ReTRAC Plaza (between the Eldorado Resort Casino and Whitney Peak Hotel) during the spring/summer. Start your Sunday with an open-air shopping experience of arts & crafts, farmer’s market and refreshments.  Plus, the first 100 moms to visit the Rastro will receive a complimentary cupcake from Delicious Designs and a flower! For vendor types featured, click here.

Mother’s Day Getaway Guide

Searching for that perfect Mother’s Day gift? Try spending some quality time with mom while exploring all the adventures in Reno Tahoe USA! From a relaxing day at the spa to unbeatable room deals, you’ll find everything you need to make this Mother’s Day one she’ll never forget.

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Spoil Mom with a Tahoe Spa Day
May 10 – 13
In celebration of Mother’s Day, Stillwater Spa at the Hyatt Regency Lake Resort Spa & Casino is offering three extravagant treatments for mothers and daughters to share. Experience these lavish treatments at a 25% discount:

  • “Mother Makeover” – Hair color, cut, makeup and manicure/pedicure special
  • “Mother’s Sierra Dreams” massage special
  • “Mother’s Luminous Vitamin C Facial”

In addition, all moms treated to a spa experience will receive a complimentary rose and gift bag.

RSVP Mother’s Day Spring Fun Fair
May 9 – 12
Enjoy a fun-filled weekend at Mills Park in Carson City featuring carnival rides, crafters and a food court. The fair takes place on Thursday and Friday from 4 – 10 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from noon – 10 pm.

Mother’s Day Trunk Show
May 11
For a unique treat, join the Nevada Museum of Art for the Mother’s Day Trunk Show, featuring ceramics artist Dane Meier whose pieces celebrate nature and crafting with clay. Admission is FREE. The exhibit is open from noon – 3 pm.

Moms on the Run
May 12
Deck yourself out in pink and join the run dedicated to supporting women’s fight against cancer. The 13th annual Mom’s on the Run, held at Reno High School, features four different race options; including, a 5k and 10k run, and a 3k and 5k walk. Bring the whole family to cheer you on and enjoy the fun-packed afternoon with live music, face painting, a bounce house and more.

Sweet Room Deals
For stays on May 10th and 11th, Deluxe Rooms at Circus Circus Reno start at $75 when you call 800-648-5010 and mention promo code IMOMS.

Spa Special

20% off Spa Services at Silver Legacy Resort – perfect for Mother’s Day! Call 775-325-7401 to schedule an appointment.

Mother’s Day Giveaway
Moms should be pampered, which is why the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino is giving you and your mom an opportunity to win a well-deserved getaway. Enter the Mother’s Day Giveaway by April 30 for a chance to win a luxury package which includes:

  • 2 nights in a Tuscany Tower suite
  • $200 Spa Toscana credit
  • $100 dining credit

The winner will be chosen on May 1.

Make this Mother’s Day extra special with an unforgettable meal in Reno Tahoe USA. For great specials, check out our Mother’s Day Dining Guide.

Mother’s Day 2010: Ideas Galore

Mother's DaySure, the handmade cards, hand-picked flowers and breakfast in bed (cereal and toast) are incredibly sweet gestures and much appreciated by mom, but they may not be enough to fuel Mom for an action-packed weekend in Reno Tahoe USA!

We here at VisitRenoTahoe.com have made it easy for you and compiled a list of events and special offers for Mom this weekend.

Mother’s Day Giveaway

Enter Mom to win a special Mother’s Day package courtesy of the Summit and Eldorado. From May 3 through 8 you can enter to win a deluxe package at participating stores at the Summit.

Women who visit The Summit from 11am to 3pm during these days will receive offers such as 20 percent off at Ann Taylor, a free makeover from Dillard’s, up to $50 off a purchase at Gesture, a free mini-facial from Merle Norman and much more. The deluxe package features a one night stay at the Eldorado Spa Tower, two tickets to the popular “Shake, Rattle and Roll” show, dinner for two at the Eldorado, a $100 gift card to The Summit Lifestyle Center, a make-over and cosmetics from Sephora, new dress and shoes from Dillard’s, as well as hair styling and products from Lisa’s Beauty and a rosemary mint awakening treatment from Tangerine Aveda.

Mother’s Day Dining

Don’t you dare let Mom lift a finger on her special day! There’s no better way to say ‘Thank You’ than to treat Mom to a special dinner. Here are a few great ways to keep everyone out of the kitchen on Sunday, May 9th.

At the Atlantis enjoy the Mother’s Day Gourmet Brunch Extravaganza in the Grand Ballroom from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a lavish brunch featuring, Shrimp Scampi, Pan-seared Filet Medallions with Cognac Demi-Glace, Omelets, Caesar and Spanish Salads, all made to order! Enjoy hand-carved Marmalade Glazed Ham, Slow-Roasted Prime Rib and Rack of Lamb Persille. Seafood lovers rejoice! Enjoy chilled Jumbo Prawns and King Crab, Fresh Salmon with Chardonnay Dill, Maryland Crab Cakes, Smoked Salmon and Scallops, Mussels with Papaya and Mango Relish, Oysters Rockefeller, Lobster Bisque and so much more! A selection of dessert is topped off with a flowing Chocolate Fountain! The Mother’s Day Gourmet Brunch Extravaganza is $34.99 for adults and $13.99 for children, 4-11 years old. Reservations are welcome. Visit.

Or head to the Silver Legacy for the Flavor’s Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch where each mom will receive a colorful carnation. Enjoy specialty dishes like the juicy Slow Roasted Prime Rib, tender Pecan Crusted Pork Loin and Steamed Cha Sui Pork Buns.  Seafood lovers can get their fix with the San Francisco Cioppino, Scallop and Shrimp Scampi, Chilled Crab Legs and more.  Don’t forget about the omelet station or fluffy Belgian Waffles for breakfast.  Flavor’s offers a variety of fresh fruit, soup, salads and desserts. It’s $19.99 for adults and $9.99 for children. Click here for more information.

The Eldorado invites all moms to relax at The Buffet, where Moms can indulge in the Smoked Salmon Benedict and sweet Cinnamon Raisin French Toast with Warm Peach Compote.  They will also be serving their usual specialties, like Classic Cheese Soufflé, Orzo with Tomatos and Feta or Shrimp Scampi Eldorado.  For dinner, sample the Saffron Scented Cous Cous with Pine Nuts, flavorful Peel and Eat Shrimp, Chilled Crab Legs and the savory Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb or Roast Prime Rib.  Don’t forget everyone’s favorite, the Eldorado’s signature Mushroom Ravioli, made fresh in the Pasta Shop daily! Champagne Brunch will be served from 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adults are $20.99, children are $13.99. Click here for more information.

The Peppermill Resort Spa Casino is celebrating Mom with a beautiful brunch at Biscotti’s or Island Buffet. Biscotti’s Tuscan Brunch will feature chilled jumbo prawns, King crab, pan seared salmon steaks and an array of decadent desserts. The Island Buffet will offer prepared-to-order eggs and omelets as well as carving, Asian and Southwestern stations.  Biscotti’s Brunch will be served from 9 am to 2 pm for $28.95 for adults and $14.95 for children ages 4 to 11, with the regular Biscotti’s menu served until 9 pm. The Island Mother’s Day Buffet will be served from 9 am to 9 pm for $24.99 for adults and $12.95 for children ages 4 to 11. Click here for more information.

Harrah’s Reno will be serving up a special Mother’s Day Brunch at Carvings Buffet from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at $15.99 per person or $8.99 per child 12 and under. The brunch will feature snow crab, chilled green mussels, assorted sushi, an omelet station, honey baked ham, turkey breast, biscuits and gravy, hand-crafted salads and delicious desserts. Click here for more information.

Celebrate Mom at John Ascuaga’s Nugget with special menus in the Rotisserie, the Rose Ballroom, Restaurante Orozko, The Steakhouse Grill, Trader Dick’s and Rosie’s Café. A special Mother’s Day brunch will be served in the Rose Ballroom and in the Rotisserie. The appetizer station will include Peel and Eat Shrimp, Seafood Salad, Smoked Fish, Nugget Caesar Salad and Fresh Strawberries. Feast on Eggs Benedict, Biscuits and Country Gravy, Grilled Salmon and Nugget’s Fried Chicken. At the Carving Station, create your own omelet or waffle, or enjoy the Nugget’s famous Salt-Roasted Prime Rib, honey-baked ham or roast turkey. For dessert, choose from an assortment of fresh-made cakes, pies, pastries and mousses. The Rotisserie serves brunch from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Rose Ballroom serves brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adults are $21.95 and children 5-11 are $11.95. Restaurante Orozko will serve a champagne brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 800-648-1177 or click here.

Or take Mom to Old World Italy at Zozo’s for the Mother’s Day Special from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The special includes soft shell crab, seafood cakes, lobster ravioli, potato crusted halibut, rack of lamb, seafood sauté and strawberry tiramisu. Click here for more information.

Arts, Culture & Recreation

After you’ve stuffed yourself silly, join the Northern Sierra Garden Club on a drive to visit Big Springs Gardens, approximately 1.5 hours from Reno. The garden offers a natural spring, streams and waterfalls, thousands of plants and flowers, two miles of walking trails, gourmet food, and a replica of Monet’s famous bridge. Reservations are required. Visit their site.

For a taste of Reno’s art and culture, head to the Pioneer Center for Performing Arts from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a spectacular concert featuring Hope Briggs singing selections from your favorite opera. Ms. Briggs was Aïda in the 2007 Nevada Opera. She’ll be joined by the Nevada Opera Chorus and accompanied by a live orchestra for a memorable night of beautiful music. Call 775-686-6600 or visit their site.

Treat mom to a special Mother’s Day under the springtime sun with Arts in Bloom. View spectacular chalk drawings and other artwork while enjoying fine food and entertainment at the Sparks Marina from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Proceeds from the 6th annual fes­tival benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Visit here for more information.

Heart To Hand School is holding its 7th annual May Faire on Saturday, May 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the northeast corner of Peckham and Lakeside. Enjoy live music (including bluegrass and classical harp performers), puppet show, “Music Together”, organic foods, arts and crafts activities, artisan booths (including pottery and jewelry making demonstrations that children may try), an obstacle course and other active games for preschool and grade school children, Maypole dancing, juggling and balloon toys, cakewalk, wheelbarrow rides, silent auction and much more. And the best part is it’s FREE! For more information please call 775.348.6622 or visit the Web site.

Of course, the 7th Annual Reno River Festival is town. Help Mom de-stress in the 3rd Annual Run Amuck race on Saturday May 8th, then spend the rest of your day screaming your lungs out in support of the world-class kayakers in the downtown whitewater park. Click here for more information.

Eldorado serves up Mother’s Day brunch and show special

menopauselogoTreat mom to something special this Mother’s Day with champagne brunch at the Eldorado Hotel Casino’s newly renovated restaurant, The Buffet. Mother’s Day brunch will be served from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 10. Buffet prices are $20.99 for adults, $9.99 for children under 10 and $17.99 for Gold Card members and above.

Guests can continue their Mother’s Day celebration with a special matinee showing of Menopause the Musical at 3 p.m. in the Eldorado Showroom. Due to popular demand, “Menopause” has been extended to Sunday, July 26. Tickets are available from $29.95 for adults; from $24.95 for children and seniors; and dinner and show packages are available from $39.95. For show ticket reservations and information, please call 800-648-5966 or (775) 786-5700 in Northern Nevada.