Are you thinking of planning a quick romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day this year? When you think of Vegas, wild bachelor parties and smoky poker tables might spring to mind first, but Vegas also has a sweet side. Kate Huber, chief editor at NJGamblingFun, talks fondly of the romantic scene in Vegas. “There is a reason more people come to Vegas to get married than anywhere else in the US. The excitement, beauty, and lights are easy to get swept up in. Vegas is the perfect place to impress your date or rekindle an old romance. You’ll find the most delicious foods, entertaining shows, and romantic hotels, just waiting for you.”
So book your flight and your hotel now, because this list of 5 reasons Vegas is the perfect place to spend Valentine’s Day is sure to inspire you.
#1. Lavish Hotel Rooms
Vegas is well known for going all-out when it comes to hotel room design, with some of the most lavish suits you’ll find anywhere. Do you want couple’s soaking tub? How about an infinity pool right outside your door? Casino hotels are notorious for amazing amenities. Many of them certainly set the stage for romance. Travel advisor Trip Savvy has a list of the best hotels for couples in Vegas. The Venetian has Italian-inspired ornate rooms and an adults-only TAP Beach pool courtyard. There is also an outstanding spa complex so you can shower your date with pampering. If classic romance is what you seek then look no further than The Palazzo, which is less glitzy and more architectural. They have a romantic package that includes limo rides, romantic gondola rides, and in-suite couples massages. The Bellagio spared no expense when it came to guest rooms, with cashmere pillow-top beds, velvet furniture, and large soaking tubs. You’ll be able to find a beautiful place to stay for just about every taste and budget on the strip.
#2. Everybody Loves Food
A way to a man’s (or woman’s) heart is through the stomach. You’ll have no trouble finding fine dining options in Vegas to get gussied up and make some reservations. Forbes put out a great list of insider restaurant trips in Sin City. Here are a few that sound great for your perfect Valentine’s Day date.
- Andiamo at The D in Downtown Vegas is a cozy Italian steakhouse with fresh pasta and quality steaks.
- Fiamma Italian Kitchen inside MGM grand for a classic Italian dinner with homemade pasta. Just like grandma used to make!
- Top Of The World for great food and a great view of the whole city.
- BLACKOUT for dining in the dark, what an incredible Valentine’s Day experience. This modern dining experiment has made headlines around the world.
- CATCH for the best seafood on the strip located in the ARIA Resort & Casino.
In addition to these treatures, all the hotels have fantastic restaurants, buffets, and brunches for you to choose from.
#3. Romantic Vegas Shows
Because a romantic Valentine’s Day date needs to include more than just great food, how about taking in a famous Vegas show? Vegas for All has a list of the 15 best shows in Vegas right now. Here are a few of our favorites:
David Copperfield at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino
You can’t get more “Vegas” than David Copperfield, one of the most recognizable magicians in the world today. Guest participation and close up magic really set this show apart.
Zombie Burlesque at Planet Hollywood
For some adult-themed entertainment, this is a great new show you won’t want to miss. It combines classic sexy burlesque acts with comedy and zombies, what could go wrong?
Magic Mike LIVE at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel
Wow your date with some male strippers made famous by the Hollywood movie of the same name. It even stars the original actor, Channing Tatum. Guaranteed to get her in the mood for love.
Cirque Du Soleil (Various Locations)
There are several locations featuring different versions of this circus-based show that combines mesmerizing dances, music, acrobats, and more.
#4. Romantic Spots To Pop The Question
While you’re in Vegas and love is in the air, you might want to take advantage of some of the amazing tourist spots to pop the question. Las Vegas is full of fun spots for perfect photo opts while you get down on one knee. You can see if she’ll say yes in front of the Eiffel Tower replica, or on a gondola at the Venetian, in front of the Bellagio Fountains, or even on top of the High Roller. You’re sure to have an audience applauding you at any of these locations. Make sure to pack the engagement ring!
#5. Getting Hitched In Vegas
It should come as no surprise that Las Vegas is the most popular city in the US for weddings. Not only do people get drunk and decide to wed on a whim, but people elope to Vegas all the time when they want to skip the tradition and expensive of a full wedding. You can have a cozy same-day wedding at a small wedding chapel or you can go full-Vegas and get hitched by Elvis himself. The Huffington Post named Vegas as the perfect place to elope based on the low cost, no waiting period for wedding licenses, and incredible and customizable wedding packages offered all over the city.
In Vegas, you’ll have no shortage of places to take memorable wedding photos. One of the best things about your Vegas wedding will be that everything can be found in one place. You can have your bachelor and bachelorette parties, your wedding photos, the ceremony, and a mini reception with food and gambling, all on the Vegas Strip. Many couples choose to just have their immediate family or friends join them on a quick Las Vegas getaway and leave the stressful wedding planning behind. What better time to get married in Vegas than around Valentine’s Day?