Valentine’s Day is celebrated across the planet — but Las Vegas specifically offers experiences that elevate the lovers’ holiday to something truly special. And even if you aren’t celebrating traditionally — whether you’re flying solo or with a group of friends, the destination has what you’re looking for this February.
A TABLE FOR TWO
There’s no doubt that romantic dinners set the tone for this most amorous night of the year. Las Vegas is a global dining capital, and many of the world-class restaurants in the destination cater to couples on this special day.
Celebrate at ONE Steakhouse just off the Strip at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. The restaurant offers patrons a special entrée of Dover sole (prepared with capers, asparagus and fresh lemon — yum!) and its one-of-a-kind “ONE Love” cocktail crafted with Mount Gay rum, agave nectar and more. Just try not to sing the Bob Marley song too loud on the way out!
You’ll find a romantic dinner waiting at Spago at Bellagio, Wolfgang Puck’s flagship restaurant for modern Californian flare. The romantic mood is set by its beautiful ambiance and views of the world-famous Fountains of Bellagio. Guests can enjoy a variety of handpicked fresh seafood, savory steaks, rack of lamb, and plenty more! To finish it off, enjoy a selection of luxurious ice creams and cakes.
Dine under the centerpiece olive tree, surrounded by glimmering lights, at Barry’s Downtown Prime at Circa Resort & Casino. The steakhouse is offering a special prix fixe menu in its fabulous Garden Room, complete with champagne and tableside preparations from the chef, Barry S. Dakake, himself. After the Italian black truffle risotto and surf and turf, be sure to save room for the tableside banana flambe!
Trendy and hip, Bar Zazu is an intimate (and decidedly sexy) spot inside Resorts World Las Vegas. From executive chef Nicole Brisson — the culinary mind also behind the hotel’s beloved Brezza — this edgy lounge is serving up a fantastic tasting menu for the holiday. Whether you’re indulging in burrata bruschetta, filet mignon or lobster mac and cheese, the dessert is going to be the figurative chef’s kiss. Raspberry chocolate torte, pistachio mousse or a mango popsicle — who doesn’t want to end dinner on February 14 with one of those?
Twin Creeks Steakhouse at Silverton Casino Lodge is adding mouthwatering specials for Valentine’s Day. Couples can choose from a lobster risotto or a 14-oz. bone-in filet with port-braised shallots for the entrée, and finish their meal with a decadent vanilla panna cotta.
LPM Restaurant & Bar at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas introduces an exclusive dessert for the holiday, the Tarte Tropézienne à la Fleur d’Oranger — a contemporary take on a French favorite. If a buttery brioche filled with orange blossom diplomat cream and topped with a craquelin and pink pralines doesn’t sound like a delicious — and amorous, really — end to the night, we don’t know what will.
Find a specialty three-course Valentine’s Day Menu and captivating views of the Strip at VooDoo Steak at Rio Las Vegas. Ride the elevator up to the 50th floor and sit down for a dinner of fresh, tasty seafood including oysters, shrimp, tuna and pan seared Branzino. Top off the romantic evening with a flavorful Crème Brulee. Yum!
DRINKS FOR DEUX
The cocktail culture in Las Vegas is unparalleled. From craft cocktail bars to swanky lounges, the destination’s bars offer memorable experiences that are ideal for a holiday just like this.
Romance in the air? You’ll find multiple spots to celebrate this Valentine’s Day at Paris Las Vegas. Couples can commemorate their love at the resort’s Vanderpump À Paris with the LoveLocked cocktail. A nod to the Pont des Arts style — known as the Love Lock Bridge — this delicious libation comes with a padlock on one glass and a key on the other. Enjoy the drink, write your initials on the padlock, and lock it to one of the lounge’s decorated walls!
At Mijo Modern Mexican Restaurant inside Durango Casino & Resort, you can pair your dinner with El Corazón. The specialty Valentine’s Day cocktail is crafted with Flecha Azul Blanco, elderflower, Prosecco, lemon, strawberries and cane syrup. Whether you’re there for dinner or drinks, you can continue your celebration at the hidden Wax Rabbit speakeasy for a nightcap, which offers two-for-one shots specifically for Valentine’s Day.
Challenge your partner to a friendly competition of darts at Flight Club Las Vegas at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas and while you’re at it, raise a glass to love this Valentine’s Day. The bar is offering a “Love Struck” cocktail for the lover’s holiday, a robust blend of Hendrick’s gin, Ketel One Grapefruit & Rose vodka, Aperol, lemon juice, apple rose syrup and egg whites — garnished with candy wafer hearts, of course.
Learn how to make libations with your significant other at The Sundry Food Hall at UnCommons. The popular off-Strip spot offers a cocktail class on Feb. 16 focusing on Valentine’s Day-themed drinks. Stick around after dinner at the food hall or explore the rest of UnCommons to discover a dining spot perfect for you and your love.
ANTI-PARTIES FOR EVERYONE
Traveling solo this February? Not a fan of Cupid and those pesky arrows? Vegas has you covered. The destination has more than enough ways to celebrate — or not celebrate — this holiday traditionally meant for two.
Singles Awareness Day will be celebrated, well, properly, at Proper Eats Food Hall at ARIA Resort & Casino on Feb. 15. Its “Cuffing Season” matchmaking mixer brings singles together with cocktails, love tarot readings and more.
Celebrate Galantines with the girls surrounded by the electric pink atmosphere and fresh, authentic Mexican Cuisine at Rosa Mexicano at Miracle Mile Shops. It’ll be a fiesta to remember as you dip into the delicious tableside made guac and taste the delicious assortment of margaritas. Cheers!
Whether you’re fresh off a break-up or just ready to let off some steam, head to Sin City Smash. Feel in control as you smash a variety of objects in a designated “rage room”! Or perhaps rest and relaxation are exactly what you need. Head to Fontainebleau Las Vegas’ Lapis Spa & Wellness for the perfect pampering session.
As the iconic RuPaul routinely says, “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” Find self-love, community spirit and an extravaganza at RuPaul’s Drag Race LIVE at Flamingo Las Vegas. The queens will slay, and you’ll have the time of your life — whether you’re with someone or not.
What’s more punk than standing up to the Valentine’s Day tradition and going at it solo? If that speaks to you, head to The Punk Rock Museum for an entertaining (and educational — yeah, yeah, yeah) look at the subgenre and subculture that has fascinated the world for decades. There’s also a tattoo shop and a bar, both of which will welcome you, solo, with open arms.
Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year, so remember that many of these offerings will be available throughout the week/weekend. Simply call the venue to double-check! After you know where you’ll be raising that glass of (insert drink here), be sure to check out the myriad of entertainment options to take in while you’re here — and some fantastic hotel deals!