Whether you and your significant other are beginners, intermediates or experts when it comes to love, come this Valentine’s Day, Las Vegas has romantic offerings for every type of couple
By Kiko Miyasato
It’s the boyfriend/girlfriend lovey-dovey stage but you aren’t quite looking to take the plunge.
If he/she hasn’t been to Paris, give them the next best thing—and score major romance points, too—visit the Paris hotel and take a ride to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Take a romantic gondola ride at The Venetian. Hold hands, snuggle up and kiss under the bridge for good luck as your gondolier serenades. Or invest in the Cupid’s Candy Fix gift basket from Sugar Factory at Miracle Mile Shops. The $42 saccharine surprise is filled with treats all stuffed into a Cupid’s Arrow mini planter pot, signifying that you want your love to continue to grow.
Keep that lively libido going by checking out any of the following shows—sure to heat up your partner, leaving it up to you to put out the fire! Discover Zumanity at New York-New York, Fantasy at Luxor’s “Get a Heart On,” V-Day package, “X” Burlesque at the Flamingo or Peepshow at Planet Hollywood Resort. Lastly, just in case you get the itch, nothing says Las Vegas wedding more than exchanging vows at the Neon Museum. For $777, couples can say their “I dos” while walking through dozens of vintage neon signage from Las Vegas’ history.
You still have remnants of shiny newlywed dust on you, and are diligently working your way towards the silver anniversary.
Heat things back up with the S’mores Package at Moorea Beach Club at Mandalay Bay. Cozy up with your loved one at the beachside fire pit to make yummy s’mores. And it’s your honeymoon all over again when you indulge in the Couples Massage + Champagne Sanctuary at Spa Bellagio. In a private room, couples can lay side by side; when your body is rejuvenated, share champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries.
Even though you’ve taken a spin down the aisle, have you and your sweetie taken a spin on a mechanical bull? Well, now’s your chance at PBR Rock Bar & Grill at Miracle Mile Shops. On Valentine’s Day, enjoy the fun venue’s special lovebirds menu and two-for-one champagne deal. Other restaurants offering special menus on Feb. 14: Hussong’s Cantina at Mandalay Place, Strip House at Planet Hollywood Resort, Phil’s Italian Steakhouse at Treasure Island, Lavo at The Palazzo and Tender Steak & Seafood at Luxor. Still finding your footing, the right balance or what’s going on in your betrothed’s head? Then a must-see show is Defending the Caveman at Harrah’s. The one-man show starring Kevin Burke answers the age-old, male-versus-female questions, and will have you laughing and lovingly nudging your mate in mutual agreement. And sure you’ve said, “I do,” but are you willing to say it in permanent body ink? Show your committed love for one another but getting matching tattoos. It’s totally rock ’n’ roll—check out Club Tattoo at Miracle Mile Shops, King Ink at The Mirage or Starlight Tattoo at Mandalay Bay.
You no longer count the years, but the decades—you might have received your AARP card during the course of your marriage.
Kick it old school with the jams of yesteryear that had you and your partner groovin’ on each other. The 105.7 The Oasis Love Affair concert at Orleans Arena has heavy-hitters of romance and mood music on the Feb. 16 bill: Zapp, Evelyn “Champagne” King, The Impressions, Malo, The Originals, Barbara Lewis, The Temprees, The Fuzz and Dorothy Moore. Or did you visit Las Vegas back in the day with your spouse, when it was run by the mob? Relive those days, and dive further into the history of the city, the mob and law enforcement, when you visit The Mob Museum. Travel back in time, and reminisce over love’s early days with Las Vegas’ entertainment. Shows sure to conjure up memories: The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage, The Rat Pack is Back at Rio, Rock of Ages at The Venetian, Jubilee! at Bally’s, Human Nature at The Venetian and Jersey Boys at Paris.
You’ve saved for a home, for the kid’s college, for retirement. But now that you’re here, well, it’s time to splurge. Make a reservation for a romantic, decadent dinner at these top spots: Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace, Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand and Le Cirque at Bellagio. And it has certainly been a long time since the walk down the aisle, so it doesn’t get more romantic than renewing your vows. The perfect place may be in Las Vegas’ most historic wedding chapel, The Little Church of the West, the only building on the Las Vegas Strip listed in the National Registry of Historical Places.