Las Vegas may not be the first place that comes to mind for couples celebrating Valentine’s Day. But, with plenty of options to create a memorable romantic setting, it should be.
Whether on a budget or rolling out the red carpet, here are some ways to celebrate this day dedicated to love, Vegas style.
Pamper: Spend time with the one you love and unwind. For highly stressed travelers arriving on flights to Las Vegas, there are plenty of options to get comfortable and relax with a couples massage at any of the resorts in town. Not sure which one is right for you? The Spa at Mandarin Oriental has designated seven of its 17 treatment rooms as rooms for couples treatments.
Explore: For the athletic, there is heading out to the outlying areas of Las Vegas for some outdoor activities like hiking the stunning Red Rock Canyon, or even heading up to Mt. Charleston for some sleigh riding or skiing. Couples preferring to stay on The Strip, be sure to stake out a space in front of Bellagio to experience the dancing fountains, a gorgeous display of water, lights and music that can be super romantic with the right person.
Eat: The Eiffel Tower at Paris, Top of the World at Stratosphere, MiX at THEhotel, Comme Ca and Scarpetta at The Cosmopolitan all have stunning views of Las Vegas. Sunset happens early in town, but is impressive. Book an early table and grab a bottle of wine around 5:30 to catch those gorgeous hues, and then order dinner once it’s dark.
Other restaurants with a romantic ambiance include Four Queen’s Hugo’s Cellar and Le Cirque at Bellagio. For some off-Strip dining, try Vintner’s Grill in Summerlin. Follow-up dinner with some late-night desserts at Serendipity 3 in front of Caesar’s Palace.
Drink: There are plenty of places in town to snuggle up with the honey. For unique and tasty cocktails, head to The Chandelier Bar at The Cosmopolitan, a spot where couples can find their own little corner and be surrounded by strung crystals dripping over the balconies.
The newly opened Hyde at Bellagio is another spot to enjoy a cozy drink with a beautiful view. If you’re looking for something that brings to life old Vegas, head to The Peppermill’s Fireside Lounge for couches and fire pits.
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