If you’ve already done the whole rose petals leading to the bathtub surprise, or the giant teddy bear & flowers gift so you’re stuck on what to do this year, we have got you covered. Whether you’re single, in a committed relationship, or just looking for the perfect night for your loved ones check out our 15 ideas to make this Valentine’s Day your best one yet.
We’ll start with the cliché of clichés and recommend a nice dinner to get your romantic Valentine’s Day started. Of course any romantic spot will do but why not start with these gorgeous spots featuring pre-set Valentine’s Day menus and wine pairings (so you don’t have to stress about ordering for your girl). Some of our favorites include Bouchon, Lavo, Beauty & Essex, Mon Ami Gabi, the Eiffel Tower Restaurant, Marche Bacchus, Morels, Sage, Sparrow & Wolf, and Top of the World. Pair any of these dinner choices with a walk around the strip or a show viewing and you’re set.
2. Lake Mead Cruise Tour. Love boat anyone?
Now this one really got me since it turns out you don’t have to be in the Bahamas to go on a romantic dinner cruise when you can do it right here at home at Lake Mead. Lake Mead Cruises offers a Valentine’ s Dinner Dance Cruise from 6-9pm for only $85.00 per person. You will be aboard the “Desert Princess” and served a full course meal with champagne, dessert, a DJ among the water and huge brownie points from your date.
3. Helicopter Tour. Show them a whole new world.
And if you’re feeling your inner Christian Grey (not what you’re thinking), impress your girl by taking her on an intimate helicopter tour around the city. Fly over the city with Maverick helicopters for as low as $104 per person. And if you’re more of an outdoorsy couple and down for an all-day activity, try Maverick’s Grand Canyon tour—truly every girl’s dream.
4. Beatles LOVE. Because all you need is love, right?
Cirque Du Soleil’s legendary show featured at The Mirage, is a modern day twist on the Beatles successful music career. Intertwining their biggest hits into a jaw-dropping show, any couple is bound to love this fun and entertaining venue. They offer up to 50% off tickets for Valentine’s Day so make sure to jump on this offer before it’s too late.
5. Lake Las Vegas Gondola Rides…O sole mio!!!
Gondola Rides might remind you of the Venetian and though that would be an awesome date, Lake Las Vegas offers an amazing trip to Italy as well. Mimicking the Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence, it’s a timeless tradition to kiss under the bridge for a lifelong love with your love. This romantic day gives you the chance to spend quality time with your loved one away from the busyness of the strip and allowing you to truly take in the underrated beauty of the rest of Las Vegas…and if you really want to impress your significant other, you can put a love message in a bottle and have them fish it out of the water for the ultimate Valentine’s Day memoir.
6. Couples Massage/Spa Day. Because nothing says I love you more than spending time alone.
What’s more romantic than a massage with your boo and a nice relaxing day at the spa from hot stone pedicures to essential oil back scrubs. Check out Groupon for some of the best V-Day deals or head on over to Pin Up Nail Bar for 15% off couples on February 14th. You won’t want to miss this opportunity.
7. Rosina Chocolate Cocktails. Didn’t you hear? Calories don’t count on Valentine’s Day.
Located on The Venetian casino floor, Rosina is an elegant cocktail bar made perfectly to cater to your Valentine’s Day hopes and dreams. From 9 pm-midnight, Rosina hosts a ‘chocolate & cocktails’ pairing with some of the most mouthwatering chocolates from French chocolatier Debauve & Gallais, almost guaranteed to make your girl fall in love. From the cocktail bar’s famous ‘press for champagne’ button and the classic ‘Old Fashioned’ for your man, enjoy a classy night at Rosina this Valentine’s Day.
8. Neon Museum. It’s the perfect place to take a date as long as they haven’t been there before.
For all you hipsters out there, this is the perfect date for you—a walk around a retro outdoor museum—so you can get the coolest pics and go back in time to the Old Vegas. The “Neon Boneyard” is home to some of the best preserved and classic Las Vegas signs with a unique story—perfect for photo ops. And if you really want a photo shoot with your loved one, the Neon Museum is accepting photo shoot requests in honor of Valentine’s Day featuring a professional shoot to get those iconic snapshots of you and your loved one that you just can’t capture on your own.
9. Pinots Palette. Because all you need is love…and wine.
‘Paint & Sip’ might just be your motto this Valentine’s Day at Pinots Palette. If you’re looking for the casual but cozy Valentine’s Day activity, this is the perfect date for you. Starting in February, all canvas’ are love themed and from ‘A Kiss Under the Stars’ to ‘Starry Heart Lovers.’ Unleash your inner Van Gogh this February with a little help from wine glass…or 2. Perfect for two lovebirds or even a girl’s night out, this is the cutest event.
10. A walk Around Bellagio. If you’re super broke, this might work well for you. (Free parking)
No matter how long you’ve lived in Vegas, Bellagio has always been iconic. There is nothing more romantic than a candlelit dinner followed by a viewing of the Bellagio fountains dancing to Sinatra hits ‘Fly Me to the Moon’ or ‘Luck Be A Lady’. Start the night out by taking your girl to the Bellagio gardens followed by a handcrafted crepe by Jean Phillipe overlooking the giant chocolate fountain, and a walk around Bellagio’s Gallery of Fine Art. Finish your night off at the fountains but make sure to get there before midnight so you don’t miss them.
11. Ethel M’s Cactus Garden. Because life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.
For a holiday centralized around chocolates and love, could it get more perfect than a tour around Ethel M’s Chocolate Factory? Located in Henderson, NV, take a tour around this legendary factory getting delicious tastes of chocolate throughout and the opportunity to let your loved one pick out their own chocolates rather than the typical heart shaped truffle box. Even end the night with Ethel M’s Cactus Garden ‘Love Lights’, themed for Valentine’s Day and setting the perfect mood for your night.
12. Be My Valentine Bash. If you’re single and looking mingle.
Now, if you’re single and reading through this article wondering when the day you’ll have a Valentine will come, this might be your lucky day. This Valentine’s Day ‘Eclipse Lounge’ is hosting a speed dating event to make your night a little more interesting than a Netflix binge-watching marathon. For ages 24-38 and starting at 8 pm, try something new as your live Tinder experience is awaiting.
13. Run 4 Love 5k & 10K. Not ideal if you also love bottomless brunch.
We all know that couple that wakes up at 6 am every holiday and runs a marathon for a cause and we have the event for you. But this is even cooler…it’s a virtual race. Yes, you read that right. For this 5k or 10k it’s up to you to choose where you complete the race and once you finish, you’ll receive both a key and heart metal, one for you and for your S/O. And if you’re both up for the challenge, you can complete the race together and keep the medals as a memoir. All proceeds go to ‘Heart to Heart International’ in honor of Heart Month…and best part is you can complete it any time in February.
14. Love Cloud. The best one on the list.
If you’re one of those people who has been dying to join the Mile High Club, this might be the choice for you. Sponsored by Love Cloud, you can book your own private plane for 40-90 minutes and join the ‘Mile High Club’…but in a more private setting. Think red satin sheets, special sound/light system, sex position pillows, and even a custom made foam mattress. I take it back, this is what will showcase your inner Christian Grey. Other options include a wedding and vow renewal flight or just the simple romantic dinner flight, it really just depends on the type of couple you and your lover are.
15. Wine Tasting. Because wine is life, of course.
Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a fabulous bottle of Pinot Noir or whichever wine your taste palette desires. Las Vegas is home to some of the best wine collections located at countless restaurants around the city. This Valentine’s Day, try a wine tasting like ‘Love the Wine You’re With’ at Downtown Container Park, a night at Ferraro’s Wine Bar, the Mondavi Wine Experience at Maggiano’s, or even ‘The Wine Yoga Experience’ at Lucky’s Lounge. And if all else fails, a bottle of wine for the love of your life will do the trick. Sometimes. We can’t guarantee that.