Does Las Vegas know how to do Valentine’s Day, you ask? Oh yeah, Vegas does Valentine’s Day just fine. Not only is the city that never sleeps the wedding capital of the world, but it is also home to a long list of the very best restaurants anywhere, more celebrity chefs than you can shake a craps dealer’s stick at, and the most master sommeliers of any city in the country. Top that off with world-class shows, amazing attractions, and many of the best hotels on the planet, and you’ve got the Valentine’s Day of a lifetime.
Looking for romance? Well, it doesn’t get any more romantic than the winding Canals of Venice at the Venetian/Palazzo, where you and your sweetheart can take a real Gondola Ride, complete with a singing gondolier; or there’s the Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, where you can take in incredible views of the Strip including the Fountains of Bellagio. If you have the budget, grab a reservation at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant – its French cuisine, service, and atmosphere are simply amazing; the High Roller Observation Wheel at The LINQ is a total must-do-attraction to make your Valentine’s Day truly memorable. For an extra fabulous time, be sure to book the Happy Half Hour and enjoy an open bar while you experience outstanding Instagrammable moments from high above the promenade; wanna take your Las Vegas Valentine’s Day way over the top? Then book a Hot Air Balloon Ride and be the envy of all the romantic wannabes.
A trip to Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day, or any other time for that matter, wouldn’t be complete without taking in some of the incredible entertainment for which the city is famously known. For a fun dinner+show combination, why not spice things up with a murder? A murder mystery, that is! Marriage Can Be Murder has been a staple of the Las Vegas entertainment scene for 21 years and has put together a special Valentine’s weekend show with many surprises in store. For couples who would like to laugh the night away, the L.A. Comedy Club at the Strat Hotel, Casino & SkyPod is a great bet. While you’re there, why not tie in dinner at the Top of the World Restaurant, located in the SkyPod 1,149 feet into the clouds; for those with something on the sexy side in mind, X Burlesque is what all other topless shows hope to be when they grow up; if young studs with washboard abs are more of what you’re after, Las Vegas is home to the Aussie hunks of Thunder from Down Under; or to really put some magic into your Valentine’s Day, you just can’t beat David Copperfield at the MGM Grand. This incredible spectacle of spectacles will leave you spellbound and star-struck, as illusionist Copperfield is truly at a level all to his own. Finally, for a large-scale production show with all the bells and whistles of old-school Vegas entertainment, the show to see is Extravaganza in the classic Jubilee Theatre at Bally’s Resort & Casino.