Las Vegas is known for booze soaked bacchanals, bachelor -and bachelorette- parties, and the place to indulge your gambling addiction. However, underneath the gaudy neon lights of the strip you can hear the heartbeat of a city looking for love. And if you listen closely, it will guide you to the best spots to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
A Place for Romance
You would think a metropolis with the moniker of Sin City would leave no room for love. Nothing could be further from the truth. Las Vegas has a multitude of romantic locations; from our very own Eiffel Tower and Venetian gondolas to the iconic Bellagio fountains and the High Roller – the world’s largest observation wheel- to monuments of natural beauty like Red Rock and the Grand Canyon.
Whether it’s a YouTube worthy proposal, a brief romantic interlude (aka one night stand) or an event to commemorate your love, we’ve got you covered.
Ooh La La
Paris is known as the romance capital of the world. Can’t afford a trip? Don’t worry. We’ve got the next best thing. Treat your beloved to dinner at the top of the Eiffel Tower at the Paris Hotel and Casino. You’ll have an exclusive view of the Bellagio water show and man made lakes that span across eight acres. The chef and proprietor J. Joho, who apprenticed at kitchens in France, Italy and Switzerland, offers a diverse menu featuring updated French classic cuisine that will make any celebration memorable forever.
By the way, this is a great place to pop the question.
If you’re looking to get your date in the mood (ahem, I’m talking about sex here) there’s no better place than the sexual acrobatics of Zumanity. This incredibly sexy show is part burlesque and part cabaret. It’s a side of Cirque du Soleil you haven’t seen before, a voyeuristic exploration of hidden passions, sensuality and seduction.
Leave your inhibitions at the door…
The excitement and romance of Venice awaits you at the Venetian Hotel and Casino. Reserve a romantic glide down the Grand Canal in an authentic Italian Gondola for your beloved. The two of you – or three, who am I to judge?- will float beneath bridges and under balconies through a vibrant Venetian streetscape. To top it all off, you’ll be serenaded by a singing gondolier.
Show your date the heights of your love by taking them on a ride on the 550 foot High Roller. You can breath in the most romantic views of the Vegas strip above the world’s tallest observation wheel. From February 12 – 15, you’ve got several packages to choose from, and with names like the Sweetheart Brunch and Picnic in the Sky, you can’t go wrong. You can even treat your intended with an unforgettable VIP cabin all to yourselves.
The Provocateur Penthouse
Looking for something a little more… provocative? Picture Eyes Wide Shut meets Moulin Rouge. Excited yet? Then this red and black suite at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is what you need. With a master suite bed the size of three queen beds, a seductive and interactive projection system, suspended cage and a giant cross with handcuffs, you can fulfill and any all fantasies. Let me just say that the in room amenities include a paddle, whip and silk rope. And with 24 delivery from Love Jones, the hotel’s rock ’n’ roll lingerie and accessories store, you’ll never be at a loss for stimulation.
Make your reservations now.
Grand Tour Dinner
Why settle for the romance of one city, when you can have four? La Cave restaurant at The Wynn will take you on a gourmet tour of four romantic cities on Valentine’s Day. Treat your date to iconic meals from Paris, Venice, New York and San Francisco. The tour starts at the Golden Gate Bridge with some Seafood Cioppino. Then, it travels across the ocean to Venice with an Italian Mascarpone Cavatelli. The Big Apple is next, with a Black Angus sirloin. End your gourmet trip with a Parisian-inspired dessert that includes opera cake, Eiffel Tower cookie, and a delicious selection of profiteroles.
Priced at $89 per person, you can’t go wrong.
Free Your Inner Freak
Looking to get wild and out of control? This is your opportunity. Let your freak flag fly high at Cupid’s Fetish Ball. The Artisan Lounge will become the Fetish Lounge on Valentine’s Day. There will be a trifecta of “erotic zones”—offering grown-up paraphernalia and interactive activities— that will complement the main-room sounds, provided by DJs Michael Toast, Citron3, Cazztek, Genisis, Bombshell and Awry.
Costumes are highly encouraged.
What better way to show that you truly love someone? I’m not kidding. Las Vegas issues more than 120,000 marriage licenses each year, which makes it it the wedding capital of the world! And Valentine’s day is the most popular day to get married. You’ve got a wide variety of choices for your wedding, from an impromptu drive-in wedding, to Elvis escorting you down the aisle and even a wedding chapel inside a gun store. And in Las Vegas, there’s no waiting period or blood test required! And if that doesn’t make you want to get married, I don’t know what will.
A City for Lovers
Las Vegas is a city for lovers. With romantic restaurants, sexy shows, luxurious hotel rooms, and wedding chapels galore, it’s the perfect place to spend Valentine’s Day.