Rio Rancho and Albuquerque offer plenty of ways to revel in Valentine’s Day. Want the perfect glass of wine? A romantic staycation at a resort? Or something more unexpected like dinner at the Aquarium? Whether you’re celebrating with your sweetie or special friends, we have some great ideas for you.
Every year Acequia Winery, hosts their annual Valentine’s Wine and Chocolate pairing event. Located just 20 minutes outside of Rio Rancho, in Corrales, guests can expect an afternoon featuring nine different premium wines paired perfectly with decadent chocolate from LaJoliesse chocolates. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. This event is a perfect way to spend time with friends or romantics.
Location: Acequia Winery
240 Reclining Acres Rd
Corrales, NM 87048
Cost: $20 in advance; $25 day of
Date and Time: Feb. 14 and 15 at 1 p.m.
On Feb. 13 from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town will be hosting a 21+ event to help raise money for those living with ALS. This will be the 4th annual Hearts on your Sleeve Benefit Fashion Show and all proceeds will go to help those living with ALS in New Mexico. Patrons have the opportunity to sip on Tito’s vodka cocktails and wine, shop new styles from local boutiques, relish in local foods, listen to new music and more.
Location: Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town
800 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Cost: $100 per person
Date and Time: Feb 13 from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Hosted by UNM University Club, try something out of your comfort zone this Valentine’s Day. Whether you attend with your significant other or your friends you are sure to have a great time. This peaceful environment offers guests painting, appetizers and a bar which opens at 4 p.m. If you’re looking for a fun, social and soothing environment this Valentine’s Day you’ve got to try this painting party.
Location: UNM University Club
1923 Las Lomas Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Date and Time: Feb. 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.; happy hour starts at 4 p.m.
Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel, just minutes north of Rio Rancho is offering a sweetheart special this Valentine’s Day for all the romantics. This special includes a one-night stay in a luxurious king or double queen room at the gorgeous Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel. Each room will feature chocolate-covered strawberries and a split of champagne. This stay also includes entry for two for Thursday Night Comedy, a Valentine’s food credit and more.
Location: Santa Ana Casino Hotel
54 Jemez Canyon Dam Rd
Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004
Cost: $199 for the room package
Date and Time: Feb. 14 – 16
The ABQ BioPark Aquarium hosts a Valentine’s Day adults-only dinner and tour of the ABQ BioPark Aquarium. This is a lovely Valentine’s Day choice full of love and romance, perfect for any couple. Tickets will include a three-course meal as well as a guided tour of the aquarium discussing the romantic rituals of each aquatic animal. For those couples who not only love each other, but love to learn, this is a great date night idea.
Location: ABQ BioPark Aquarium
2601 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Cost: $75 per person
Date and Time: February 14 from 6 – 9 p.m.
Whatever you and your Valentine decide to do to celebrate, we hope you enjoy a special Valentine’s Day, or night, in Rio Rancho!
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