Love really is all around. We’ve put together a guide on how to spend Valentine’s Day in Las Vegas. Big or small, there are plenty of ways to show the love.
LOVE SETS THE TONE FOR FUN
Las Vegas offers an endless variety of ways to celebrate your love – from romantic excursions to intimate attractions, there’s always something to do.
Love, in all its forms, is celebrated prominently via art. Many of the Downtown buildings throughout the Fremont Street Entertainment District feature murals with messages of love and are beautiful places to capture a few photos. Downtown Container Park also showcases interactive art by local talent.
You know, it’s been said that being in love makes one feel like they’re on top of the world. So, take it to the next level, literally, at 800 feet above the Strip at The STRAT, Hotel, Casino & SkyPod. Looking to pop the question? Make it unforgettable on the SkyPod Level 112 private balcony with breathtaking views to impress your partner. Keep your love going sky high with a VIP Sunset Cabin package that includes a 30-minute ride in a private cabin on the 550-foot-tall High Roller observation wheel at The LINQ Hotel + Experience. Sip a cocktail or glass of champagne while marveling at the views of the Vegas valley and each other.
Looking for an ‘out-of-the-ordinary’ Las Vegas date night experience? Then making a stop at AREA15 is a must. Enjoy some friendly competition and target practice at Dueling Axes, then head to Lost Spirits Distillery to taste its 19th century-style English rum and for an enthralling show. Get a behind the scenes view into the show from the VEGAS ON team below.
Prepare to be Enchanted at Lost Spirits Distillery
Go for a flower upgrade with a stroll through Ethel M Chocolates’ three-acre Botanical Cactus Garden. Reserve your spot for the annual Lights of Love and meander through cactus, succulents and foliage all lit up with 500,000 twinkling, romantic lights. While you’re at a chocolate factory, why not satisfy your sweet tooth with a chocolate and wine tasting? Enjoy special flavors of the season, as well as a Valentine’s Day heart-shaped box filled with premium chocolate.
Keep the stroll going at The Neon Museum, where you’ll learn about the Las Vegas of yesteryear. Snap a few photos to remember your special date out and who knows, maybe some will make it into a wedding or anniversary slideshow down the road.
For a true, Only Vegas experience, take a helicopter ride by Maverick Helicopters, and take in the glorious Las Vegas Strip from up high or with a sunset ride to the Grand Canyon. Or surprise your partner with a gondola ride at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas where you’ll be serenaded by your gondolier during the romantic ride.
DELIGHT IN LOVE AND EATS
Valentine’s Day might best be known for its status as the most important day to score that amazing restaurant reservation. Well, guess what? Vegas has you covered.
Start your lovers’ day off with a traditional English tea at the Tea Lounge at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas. Enjoy worldly infusions alongside tasty bites, all while taking in sweeping views of the Las Vegas Strip from the 23rd floor.
Take your great catch to Water Grill at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, a sophisticated seafood restaurant with extensive raw bar selections and specialty craft cocktails. Celebrate with its four-course Valentine’s Day menu, with selections like a half-dozen oyster sampler, a classic surf-and-turf and a decadent caramel bread pudding. The Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris Las Vegas opens early for a sunset seating, allowing lovebirds to take in the Strip during the golden hour. The twinkling lights will be just as spectacular later in the evening, as will its prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menu. Choose from plates like prime filet mignon and roasted baby beets, then end it all with a delectable passion fruit meringue!
If you like a little more tradition for your V-day dining, and a little touch of class is what it takes to ignite the love flame, you’ll be head over heels at SW Steakhouse at Wynn Las Vegas. This Forbes’ four-star winning steak house features unparalleled steaks in an unparalleled setting, including nightly shows in the adjacent Lake of Dreams.
For a unique dining experience, head to Beauty & Essex at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Once you pass through the pawn shop façade, enjoy its whimsical takes on delicious dishes—grilled cheese dumplings, anyone? Impress your date further with a romantic Valentine’s Day touch—pre-order a box of its hand-crafted chocolates to be waiting at your table!
You could also dine on the creations of a Michelin-starred chef at ARIA Resort & Casino, as Jean Georges Steakhouse has everything you’d want in a romantic dinner for two. The Valentine’s Day menu takes the experience up a notch, with ossetra caviar, tuna tartare, duck à l’orange and a devil’s food cake with raspberry jus.
After dinner, stroll over to Circa Resort & Casino and pull up a seat at one of the newest and swankiest lounges in Las Vegas. Legacy Club, on the 60th floor, delivers an elegant rooftop club lounge. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Downtown skyline below while soaking in the atmosphere of the outdoor terrace and imbibing amazing cocktails.
Then, stop by Rosina Cocktail Lounge at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas for one of the coolest lounge experiences in Vegas. With a drink menu featuring categories such as Shaken, Stirred and Bubbly, you’re guaranteed to find the cocktail of your dreams. And since you’re celebrating, press the “champagne call button” to indulge in more bubbly by the glass or bottle.
Or, a unique speakeasy experience awaits at The Laundry Room. Located adjacent to craft cocktail and beer bar Commonwealth, the intimate space offers those in-the-know delicious craft cocktails and an atmosphere perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day weekend is the perfect time to celebrate love in all its manifestations. Leave behind the pressures and expectations associated with the holiday and come celebrate in a destination that’s perfect for you and your love. While you’re here, don’t forget to experience all the amazing shopping and spectacular spa treatments the destination has to offer.