Las Vegas is definitely considered to be a city for lovers with romantic restaurants, sexy shows, luxurious hotel rooms, and lots of wedding chapels, nightclubs and bars. So finding romantic things to do on Valentine’s Day in Las Vegas should not be that difficult.
Vegas is also the city of marriages, thus it has romance running through all parts of it. Did you know that five percent of all marriages take place here? Now we’re not suggesting you take it that far this Valentines Day, but there are some seriously great things you can do for romance and romantic dates this February 14th. From helicopter rides over the strip to romantic dinner at numerous famous restaurants, plenty to do here will make your Valentine swoon. Read on for a comprehensive guide to Valentines Day romantic dates; and don’t forget the Valentines Day flower bouquet or delivery either!
A Gondola Ride:
Venice is one of the world’s most romantic cities and if you can’t make the trip across the pond, the Venetian hotel has created canals and gondolas modeled after the real thing. The gondolas, complete with singing gondolier, will take you on a romantic cruise through the resort’s indoor and outdoor canals, and there is also a wedding gondola available, elaborately decorated in white and gold, that serves as the site for numerous wedding ceremonies. Located just 17 miles from the Strip, Lake Las Vegas is a beautiful manmade lake featuring MonteLago Village, a shopping and dining area created to look like an Italian village. Gondola cruises are available here as well. Three boats venture out for glorious lake cruises with singing gondoliers. As is custom in Venice, couples are expected to kiss when passing under the Ponte Vecchio bridge. Guests also can request upgrades to their cruises such as roses, disposable cameras and a “Message in a Bottle”.
2. Helicopter over the Strip
Yes, it can be done. Right along the strip actually you’ll find a merchant or three or four looking to take you up and down the magnificent strip from the air. This is one seriously romantic (and expensive) thing to do on Valentines Day should you be in Vegas. Cuddle up to your beloved from a mile in the air and see the twinkling Vegas skyline set against a beautiful desert backdrop!
3. Stroll Through Ethel’s Cactus Garden
Nothing says Valentine’s Day better than chocolate and for the first time ever, Ethel’s Cactus Garden in nearby Henderson, Nevada is transformed into a beautifully illuminated Lover’s Lane. You can stroll through the romantically lit walkway and three-acre Cactus Garden, which leads to a charming gazebo. Get that perfect shot to always remember your special evening. To make the night even sweeter, head inside Ethel’s Chocolate Shop to indulge in hand-dipped chocolate strawberries or a cup of Cupid’s Cocoa!
4. Top of the World Dinner and Dancing
Vegas has countless dining options and many beautiful restaurants, but why not choose one with a breathtaking view to maximize the romance? Voted one of the 10 best places to pop the big question by USA Today, Top of the World restaurant at the Stratosphere can work with you to make your special occasion an unforgettable one. See the entire city of Las Vegas with a table in the 360-degree rotating restaurant. In 75 minutes, you can take in views of the Las Vegas Strip, Mount Charleston and beyond, all while enjoying a cocktail or dining. On the second floor, the Romance Lounge provides intimate cabana-style alcoves where small groups or couples can enjoy a cocktail while taking in the views! Don’t forget to have a Valentines flower delivery to the Stratosphere while you’re dining for a real surprise! You’ll have to book reservations ahead of time – don’t forget!
5. Couples Spa Date
Relaxing and being pampered in a spa is a great way for you and your lover to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Many spas in Vegas offer couples packages and special treatments for two. The Spa by Mandara at Paris Las Vegas offers the Paris for Lovers two-hour package that includes a French silkening body polish, pastries and refreshments while relaxing in a whirlpool for two and an Aromatique massage. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental in the new CityCenter complex offers decadent spa suites for maximum privacy. The couples suites feature private steam showers and breathtaking views. Some offer water experiences with two private steam showers and personal soaking tubs. All suites include two treatment tables, personal wardrobe and vanity areas.
6. Hotel and Spa Romance Packages
Check out one of the many luxurious spas that the Strip has to offer. Many of them are offering Valentine’s Day packages. The Sahra Hammam at the Cosmopolitan, Reliquary at the Hard Rock or the Spa at the LINQ. The Spa & Salon Bellagio is presenting the Love Birds Manicure and Pedicure Feb. 7 – 14. You can relax in a private candlelit suite adorned with rose petals while getting the treatments. The cost is $400 and includes a glass of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries.