Considering Las Vegas is home to some of the world's best restaurants, shows and spas, it should come as little surprise that Sin City is one of the most romantic destinations for couples on Valentine's Day. After all, where else can you enjoy a gondola ride down the Grand Canal then dine at the Eiffel Tower in the same afternoon?
While the city's many romantic attractions may seem overwhelming for those trying to plan the perfect Valentine's Day, there are several locations that should be a part of every romantic Vegas itinerary.
The Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris Las Vegas is 11 stories above the Strip and features the most romantic table in the city, where your view is of your loved one and the beautiful Fountains of Bellagio across the street. Early-arriving couples can dine from the lunch/brunch menu (try the succulent New York strip steak with Cabernet butter) and also have a better chance at reserving a table on the busy day. Wedding and proposal packages are available for those who want to make this Valentine's Day the most romantic one of their lives. www.eiffeltowerrestaurant.com
For couples in need of a little pampering, Canyon Ranch SpaClub at the Venetian is one of the few spas on the Strip that offer amenities couples can enjoy together, including a relaxing coed wave room. Its new couples' retreat is perfect for Valentine's Day and includes a hair and scalp treatment, full-body exfoliation, luxurious scented bath and full-body massage accented by hot stones and more. The 100-minute service takes place in the newly constructed couples' ritual room. www.canyonranch.com/lasvegas
Level 107 Lounge at the Stratosphere is another Valentine's Day must. Take a moment away from staring into your lover's eyes and enjoy the stunning Strip/city view from 107 stories in the air. The early happy hour is the perfect way for a couple to grab a cocktail and some conversation before seeing one of Las Vegas' shows. From 4 to 7 p.m., guests can enjoy half-price appetizers, like the amazing roasted tomato fondue, as well as two-for-one cocktails (same cocktail only). For a drink that's as sweet as your significant other, try the Chocolate Masterpiece. www.stratospherehotel.com
Finally, for a real jaw-dropping experience, the new VIP suites at "O" inside the Bellagio let couples enjoy Cirque du Soleil's aquatic masterpiece from one of seven lush and intimate box suites inside the theater. Couples can watch the breathtaking production while enjoying a bottle of champagne or red or white wine, a presentation of tasty truffles or other seasonal delights and private cocktail service. It's the perfect way to take that special someone's breath away. www.cirquedusoleil.com
-Heather Turk, Brand Publishing Writer