February 14 is almost upon us, and you know what that means—sappy social media posts, those candy hearts that everyone buys but no one ever eats, and planning the perfect night out. Whether you’re flying solo or ready to say “I do,” here are 10 sweet ways to spend Valentine’s Day in Vegas.
Get Your Chocolate Fix at Ethel M
Nothing says love (and commercialism!) like a box of chocolates. The Ethel M Chocolates’ Factory is your one-stop shop to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, go behind the scenes for a tour of the Ethel M factory, and sample some of the best chocolate in the city. Stick around after dark for the Lights of Love display at the Cactus Garden, a sprawling three-acre garden of desert flora decorated with more than a million lights.
See Venice from a Gondola
No, it’s not quite Venezia, but it is pretty close (and smells infinitely better). Take your loved one on an intimate gondola ride through the canals of the Venetian Resort. Your gondolier will serenade you in Italian as you drift beneath the bridges of Mark’s Square and the Grand Canal Shoppes. You can also enjoy an open-air experience with an outdoor gondola ride. The Venetian gondola rides provide the perfect atmosphere for a romantic Valentine’s Day in Vegas or even a unique proposal.
Have Dinner in Paris
Sure, it’s cliche, but they don’t call Paris the City of Love for nothing. If you’re looking to dazzle your date without leaving the continent, book a table at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant. Located at the top of the tower at Paris Hotel, this is a dining experience like no other.
A special Valentine’s Day menu by Chef Joho will include butter poached scallops, warm foie gras with braised fennel, and prime filet mignon with bone marrow bread pudding. Enjoy a glass of 2006 Dom Pérignon while you take in the spectacle of the Bellagio Fountains below and toast to l’amour.
Take a Ride on the High Roller
What could be more romantic than sharing a small space with a dozen other couples? Well, when you put it like that—in all seriousness though, the High Roller at the LINQ offers some of the best sights in the city. You’ll be too busy marveling at the awe-inspiring panoramic views 550 feet above the Las Vegas Valley to notice anything else. And hey, maybe you’ll find a nice couple to split an Uber with when you head back to the airport.
See The Beatles LOVE
All you need is love—and Cirque du Soleil. Aerialists, acrobats, and dancers bring the music of The Beatles to life in the three-time Grammy Award winning spectacular Beatles LOVE at the Mirage.
If, on the other hand, you’re looking for something a little more risqué for you and bae, Las Vegas has plenty of adult shows to celebrate love, lust, and everything in between. With options like Zombie Burlesque and Zumanity, there’s something for everyone this Valentine’s Day.
Get Hitched Vegas Style
Does your dream wedding include a Denny’s Grand Slam breakfast? Elvis walking you down the aisle? Saying your vows in a helicopter? If you can dream it, Las Vegas can do it. With over 120,000 weddings performed in our city each year, there are plenty of creative, romantic, and just plain weird ways to tie the knot. Make your Valentine’s Day in Vegas one to remember by getting hitched, Vegas style.
Unwind Together at The Waldorf Astoria Spa
The Waldorf Astoria Spa is one of the most indulgent spas on the Las Vegas Strip. Located inside City Center, this spa caters to couples, with plenty of private suites designed for two. Waldorf Astoria offers herbal steam rooms, laconiums, experience showers, tepidarium lounges, and more.
Every spa treatment is customized to foster stillness, relief, and vitality. Try the Karmic Happiness Ritual spa package, which includes your very own Private Heaven Steam Shower followed by a couples’ massage. You know what they say—the couples that go to the spa together, stay together (if only because they’re too relaxed to do anything else).
Cozy Up at Mount Charleston
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city by booking one of the cozy cabins on Mount Charleston. Enjoy a romantic dinner and live music at the Mount Charleston Lodge while you take in the beautiful natural scenery, including ponderosa pines and glistening snow. You’ll forget you’re anywhere near the desert when you stay in one of these secluded cabins, which are perfect for cuddling by the fireplace with your significant other.
While you’re here, don’t forget to stop by the newly-opened Hillside Lodge, which offers sweeping views of Lee Canyon, plus a ski-in, ski-out bar for quick bites and hot cocoa.
Explore Downtown Las Vegas
The Las Vegas Strip is undeniably the glitziest and most over-the-top spot in the city, but the lesser-known downtown area has lots to offer couples celebrating Valentine’s Day in Vegas. If you’re in the mood for a romantic stroll, head down to Fremont Street to enjoy the sights and sounds of a bygone era in Sin City history.
Start with candlelit cocktails at the Griffin and be delighted by colorful murals adorning the city walls up and down the Fremont Street Experience. Try your luck at the slots at the charming El Cortez and enjoy the dizzying light show above your head at Viva Vision.
Party with Ty Dolla $ign at Drai’s
If you’re looking for a high energy Valentine’s Day in Vegas, look no further than Drai’s Nightclub. On February 14, Ty Dolla $ign will hit the stage at this 70,000 square foot venue inside the Cromwell which offers four bars, VIP booths, and a rooftop club. If you’re single and ready to mingle, Drai’s is the perfect place to find yourself a Valentine, if only for the night. Tickets start at $40 for women and $60 for men.
BONUS: Attend an Anti-Valentine’s Day Party
If you’re not feeling the love but you still want something to celebrate, check out the [email protected]#k Love Anti-Valentine’s Day Party at The Nerd Bar downtown. This “It’s Friday, I’m Not in Love” party is the bar’s fifth annual boozy rebuke of Valentine’s Day. If you want to take a stand against corporate commodification of love (or if you’re just single and bitter about it), the party starts at 8:00 p.m. and will include an anti-love music playlist, free giveaways, and drink specials.
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It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day in Vegas to plan an unforgettable evening, whether you’re visiting with your significant other, your best friends, or the whole family. Las Vegas has plenty of things to do for every style and every budget, 24/7 365.
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