Las Vegas is one of the top wedding destinations in the United States with some of the world’s finest restaurants, luxury hotels, and award-winning shows. Even if you aren’t planning to tie the knot — or if you already have! — you’ll find plenty of ways to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day evening along the Strip. From world-class restaurants and romantic strolls to gondola rides and quiet retreats, here are some of the best ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year.
High Roller @ LINQ Promenade
Snuggle up and take in the city skyline on the famous High Roller observation wheel. Skip the wind with a romantic 30-minute ride that offers the best panoramic views of the Strip. The High Roller is the tallest observation wheel in the world but remember: tickets tend to sell out during events and holidays. Buy yours early to save yourself the disappointment of a dashed date idea.
Valentine’s Dinner @ Bouchon Bistro
Renowned chef Thomas Keller’s Bouchon French Bistro in the Venetian will host a romantic three-course menu this Valentine’s Day. Celebrate in style with the prix-fixe menu for $95 with wine pairing for an additional $45 and the option to order shellfish and oysters. The signature appetizer at Bouchon is the Foie Gras Sauté, which features pureed fruit and dark chocolate. For a main course, you have a choice of filet mignon paired with Dungeness crab salad, roasted chicken with truffled celery root, or poached Maine lobster with housemade pasta.
Couple’s Massage @ Drift Spa
Feeling a bit tense from planning the perfect Valentine’s Day? Want an experience you can both enjoy? Try a couple’s massage. The Las Vegas Strip is home to several luxurious spas and day clubs, including Drift Spa at the Palms. Drift Spa offers Valentine’s Day specials throughout February. One of the most popular is the 50-minute champagne couple’s massage with champagne-scented lotion. If champagne isn’t your taste, try the chocolate raspberry-scented massage or take the experience up a notch with the 80-minute manicure and pedicure. This treatment includes an exfoliating sugar scrub, body butter therapy, and a complimentary glass of champagne.
For the ultimate experience, choose the Loving Luxury Couple’s Service with a candle-lit aromatherapy bath for two, Swedish massage, and chocolate-covered strawberries. To book a treatment, call the spa directly.
Valentine’s Day on Freemont Street
Why not spend time walking down Freemont Street on Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re single or taken, it’s definitely something you should experience, the lights, the sounds, and all the people. There are also plenty of romantic things to do in downtown Las Vegas. Share your love on the largest single digital display in the world, fly down the Slotzilla zip line or enjoy a romantic dinner at one of many steakhouses.
Gondola Rides @ The Venetian
Where else can you enjoy a romantic gondola ride outside of Venice? At the Venetian, you can treat a special someone to a beautiful gondola ride down the Grand Canal past cafes, along the Venetian streets, and under bridges. The gondola attraction is a great way to start or finish a Valentine’s Day celebration whether you choose the indoor ride our opt for the open-air experience on the Strip. It’s a good idea to make a reservation for Valentine’s Day, which must be done in person.
Truffle Festival @ Bazaar Meat
Bazaar Meat at SLS Las Vegas is an experience like no other. Chef José Andrés celebrates carnivores with a culinary experience that focuses on big meat and a small
plate concept. His interesting takes on classic Spanish American dishes have earned Bazaar Meat its designation as the best restaurant in Nevada.
This year, you can celebrate Valentine’s Day at Bazaar Meat with a truffle tasting menu that includes rare and delectable finds like truffled shabu shabu de toro. Enjoy signature dishes by Andrés plus dishes complemented with black truffles. The Truffle Festival will run through February.
Jilted Kilt @ The LINQ
Who says couples need to have all the fun on Valentine’s Day? This year, the Tilted Kilt pub at The LINQ will host Jilted Kilt, a fun celebration for singles. The Tilted Kilt is an Irish-style pub with cold beer, a huge selection of spirits, and a great menu served by the Kilt Girls. Enjoy happy hour from 3pm to 6pm then reverse happy hour from 10pm to 2am on February 14.
Chocolate and Cocktails @ Rosina
Want to finish the night in style? Visit Rosina, the premier Las Vegas cocktail bar located in the Venetian. This elegant bar celebrates classic cocktails with a large menu that uses only the best ingredients. The cocktail bar is located just off the casino floor with an Art Deco design in shades of gold, black, pearl, and burgundy. When you need to top off your drink, press the Champagne Call Button for prompt attention. Don’t forget to ask your server about off-menu special cocktails for a fun surprise.
On Valentine’s Day night from 9pm to midnight, stop in for Rosina’s chocolate and cocktail pairings. Chocolates have been carefully chosen from famous French chocolatier Debauve & Gallais, which has built a cult following since 1800.
Valentine’s Dinner @ Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill
Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill focuses on shareable small plates inspired by cuisine from around the world. Located in the Grand Canal Shoppes, the restaurant will feature a special menu for Valentine’s Day. Starting at 5pm, enjoy a la carte specials along with Sugarcane’s signature All Day menu with shareable dishes. They will have dishes such as filet king crab oscar with sturgeon caviar and champagne hollandaise, prosciutto-wrapped monkfish with lobster risotto, and truffle ricotta gnudi with seasonal truffles and black trumpet mushrooms. Be sure you book a reservation for this over-the-top menu.
As you can see, you will have no trouble planning the ideal Valentine’s Day experience along the Strip, either as a single or a couple. Nearly all of these events are located conveniently close to monorail stations to make it easier and safer to get around. With an unlimited day pass, feel free to explore the Strip with someone special and enjoy all of the decadence Vegas has to offer — no designated driver necessary!