Las Vegas – a city for lovers. Romantic restaurants are nestled between truly luxurious hotels, sexy shows, nightclubs, bars and the all-important wedding chapels. So why not plan a visit to Vegas for Valentine’s Day?
Here’s how to have a fantastic Valentine’s Day that you will never forget in Las Vegas:
- Plan well in advance. Couples come to Vegas for Valentine’s from all over the world and everything will be in high demand and short supply – flights, rooms, shows, restaurants, even Wedding chapels.
- Make reservations for dinner – the one day of the year where it is a necessity. If you can’t decide on a restaurant in advance, be prepared for some long queues.
- Dress warmly. Vegas it may be but it is a desert and the evenings are cold.
Romantic Activities for Valentine’s Day in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is full of romantic places to visit and activities.
Dancing Fountains, Bellagio
What could be more romantic than sitting with your loved one, watching the dancing fountains? It’s a free show and it’s a real sight to behold. And take a minute to check out the Atrium in the Bellagio in all its Chinese New Year decorations.
Monday to Friday – 3 pm to 8 pm every half hour. 8 pm to 12 am– every 15 minutes
Saturdays and Holidays – 12 pm to 8 pm – every half hour. 8 pm to 12 am – every 15 minutes
Sundays – 11 am to 7 pm – every half hour. 7 pm to 12 am- every 15 minutes
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Gondola down the Grand Canal
There is nowhere more romantic than Venice for Valentine’s day and Las Vegas offers its own little slice of heaven. Glide the Grand Canal in style in an authentic Italian gondola and listen to the authentical Italian serenade.
Location – Venetian Las Vegas
Regular Price – Shared gondola (4 seats) $29 per person, private gondola for two $116.
Premium Price – Shared gondola (4 seats) $39 per person, private gondola for two $156.
Premium Dates – Jan 26-27, Feb 14-18, Mar 23-31 Apr 13-21, May 24-27, July 4-7, Aug 30-31, Sept 1-2, Nov 28-30, Dec 1, 21-31
Sun – Thurs – 10 am to 11 pm*
Fri – Sat – 10 am to 12 am*
Daily 11 am to 10 pm
* The last gondola will leave 15 minutes before closing time. Outdoor gondolas will operate based on the weather and season
Check before you go – tel 702-414-4300
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Eiffel Tower Experience
If you can’t get to the Eiffel Tower in Paris for Valentine’s day then come to Vegas and immerse yourself in the Eiffel Tower Experience. Ride 46 stories up, up and away, over the Strip, to the Eiffel Tower Experience observation deck and take in a full 360-degree view of Las Vegas Valley – fantastic at night when it’s all lit up.
Oh, and if you’re thinking of popping the question? Do it here.
Location – Paris Las Vegas
Daytime – 10 am to 5 pm
Evening – 5 pm to 12 am
Prices start at $16 per person
Get a great deal online; enter the promo code ETAFF6 when you book the Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck Experience to get the lowest rate.
The High Roller, LINQ
The High Roller, the largest observation wheel in the world. Take a half-hour, air-conditioned ride and enjoy fabulous views over the Strip, the Valley and the mountains. And end your experience with a romantic stroll along the LINQ Promenade, where you will find a fantastic array of bars, restaurants and shops.
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Stroll The Vegas Strip and See the Sights
The Las Vegas Strip is where it all happens in Vegas. Stretching four miles, there is plenty to see and do, including popular casinos, hotels, restaurants and shops.
Head for Tropicana Avenue and explore up to Sands Avenue.. Here you will find a number of popular landmarks – New York-New York offering a replica of the skyline in the Big Apple including the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building; head to the Mirage where you can see erupting volcanos every night, the Paris Las Vegas where a half-scale Eiffel Tower replica stands, and the Fountains at the Bellagio.
The Best Dining Experience for Valentine’s
Whether you want a casual meal or the finest in dining experiences, Las Vegas has it all. Try one of these amazing places for an unforgettable romantic evening.
In 2020, MR CHOW will be celebrating 51 years and the menu looks set to be outstanding. First-course dishes include zebra dumplings, fresh scallops, MR CHOW noodles, or glazed prawns with walnuts. For your second dish, choose fresh lobster in a garlic butter sauce, Beijing sea bass served with pine nuts, duck mignon or velvet chicken. All dishes are served with garlic pea sprouts and Yangzhou sautéed rice and to end your romantic meal on the sweetest possible note, a chef’s dessert selection is available.
Price $95 per person
Old Homestead Steakhouse
This fine eating establishment is happy to welcome couples for a three-course Valentine’s meal. Each guest is given a complimentary glass of Perrier Jouët, Blason Rosé Champagne and a rose on arrival. Appetizers include colossal crab cake, lobster bisque of classic Caesar salad while the main entrée includes dishes such as steamed Maine lobster or a 34 oz prime porterhouse steak. For dessert, indulge yourselves in a vanilla bean crème Brulee or a rose and raspberry dome served with chocolate sorbet and chocolate hearts.
Price $250 per couple.
Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace
Undoubtedly one of the most romantic restaurants on the Vegas Strip, Restaurant Guy Savoy offers a fabulous menu for Valentine’s couples. Choose from a section of French specialties, such as Fois Gras with sea urchin and blood orange gastrique, octopus in cold steam, veal cheek, poached lobster ravioli, grilled A5 Japanese Wagyu beef, and finish your meal with arose, lychee and raspberry dessert.
Price $340 per person
Wynn Las Vegas
At Wynn Las Vegas, Valentine’s couples can choose their four-course meals from the “My Funny Valentine” menu, where you can find dishes such as polipo – Mediterranean octopus with roasted red pepper emulsion, red onion and fried caper, truffle risotto with truffle sottocenere cheese and shaved burgundy truffles, filetto beef tenderloin with roast trumpet mushrooms in an Amarone wine sauce and much more.
Price $145 per person plus tax and gratuities
As well as the standard full menu, Andrea’s offers a five-course Prix fix menu for Valentine’s day diners. Try the Shigoku oysters and uni with white sturgeon caviar and ponzu, or the roast Atlantic sea bass with black truffles, vegetable fricassee and a rich Champagne butter sauce. Or you could go for the Snake River Farm American Wagyu filet ‘Oscar’ with grilled asparagus, king crab, wasabi-shiso bearnaise and sauce bordelaise and end your meal with a decadent molten chocolate lava cake.
Price – $110 per person plus taxes and gratuities
Rosés Are Red Specialty Cocktail
Available at all Wynn fine-dining restaurants and casino lounges on Valentine’s day, this wonderful cocktail is a combination of Lillet rose, Grey Goose La Vanille vodka, Champagne, Giffard Rhubarb Liquor, strawberry and lemon.
If you love steak then you will love BLT Steak for a prix fixe menu on Valentine’s day. Start with a beet or chopped salad and add a mid-course of crab cake or tuna tartare. Chose from a 5 ox filet or airline breast of chicken or pan-seared salmon, both with a side of your choice and finish your meal with a dessert from the delectable range on offer.
Price $70 per person
GIADA at The Cromwell
Offering some of the best views of the Strip, GIADA offers diners a Valentine’s dinner inspired by Italy. Start with antipasti for two with king crab crostini, Oysters Rockefeller, and dates wrapped in bacon. Then you can choose from goat cheese tortellini with arugula and blood orange, or saffron risotto with lobster and artichoke. Entrees include a 12 oz bone-in filet with braised king trumpet mushrooms in a green peppercorn sauce or scallops wrapped in prosciutto with poached pear and purple cauliflower puree. And no Valentine’s dinner would be complete without a mouth-watering dessert. Choices include a chocolate amore cake shaped like a heart, or a rose prosecco semifreddo float.
Price $125 per person
Center Cut Steakhouse
Center Cut Steakhouse is offering a multi-course meal for all Valentine’s couples. Choose from New England clam chowder, or a baby beet and burrata salad to start, Maine lobster tail or a 28day wet-aged filet for the main entrée and a rich decadent chocolate mousse “kiss” for dessert.
Price $60 per person
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Occupying one of the best spots with a fantastic view over the Strip, Ruth’s Chris Steak House offers the perfect Valentine’s evening meal with a complimentary glass of house wine. Start with a Caesar salad, lobster bisque or steak house salad and then share a 16 oz ribeye, an 8 oz filet mignon with shrimp, Chilean sea bass or stuffed chicken breast. There is a choice of sides and extra add-ons and for dessert, a slice of white chocolate cheesecake.
Price $170 per couple
Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar
The LINQ Promenade
Take a stroll down the LINQ Promenade and enjoy some wonderful Valentine’s specials. Chayo is offering a three-course menu with a trio of dips, some surf and turf tacos and a warm churro finish on, while Sprinkles Cupcakes is offering a range of Valentine flavors, such as red hot velvet cupcake, raspberry chocolate chip, and cherry vanilla ice cream.
Gordon Ramsay Steak
Head to the award-winning Gordon Ramsey Steak for a real treat this Valentine’s day. Start with double amuse bouche oyster and scotch egg, followed by baby beet salad, seared scallops with king crab risotto and scented truffles and finish off with a delicious dark chocolate mousse dome. Wine pairing experiences are also available.
Price $160 per person, $80 per person for the wine pairing experience
Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho
Another special from Guy Fieri, this time starting with chips and dips and a pink Margherita. Choose from tequila honey chipotle glaze salmon or pork al pastor lettuce tacos as an entrée and a dessert of a churro, ice cream and bananas foster.
Price $65 per couple
VooDoo Steak is offering something special for their date night menu with a prix fixe menu. Start with boniato wrapped prawns and then move into grilled romaine lettuce hearts in a smoky Applewood bacon vinaigrette. End your night on a romantic note with the Valentine chocolate display.
Price $190 per couple
All-American Bar & Grille
Last but by no means least is the All-American Bar & Grille. Prepare your taste buds to go on a coastal journey with shrimp cocktail cups, surf and turf with lobster tail and prime filet and shrimp scampi. End the night with a lemon raspberry harlequin.
Price – dishes priced individually.
Did you know…
Every year, around 500 couple propose at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant!
Valentine’s Day Wedding
Valentine’s Day is the perfect day for a wedding and what could be more memorable than tying the knot in Las Vegas? It isn’t called the Marriage Capital of the World for nothing and it has long been THE destination of choice for a couple to get married quickly and easily.
Choose from iconic spots like the Graceland Wedding Chapel or the Little White Wedding Chapel for your special day and, even if you aren’t getting married, take a look at them anyway.
If you are planning your wedding for Valentine’s Day in Las Vegas, here are some things to keep in mind:
- It is a very popular day for a wedding so book in advance for the chapel, your hotel and your restaurant
- You do not need a blood test nor is there any waiting period
- You do need a wedding license so make sure you give yourself enough time to get one. Click for information on how to get your marriage license
- If you are doing a vow renewal, you will need to produce your original wedding certificate
- Most of the major hotels have their own wedding chapels
- Your hotel concierge can provide invaluable help in planning your wedding
- Colors for the day? Simple – pink, white and red!