Here’s our list of 12 fun ways to say “I love you” – or even “I do” - in Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day (and beyond), whether it’s decadent dining, spa treatments or even a little naughtiness.
Lovers seeking someplace special to cuddle should consider the Erotic Suite at the Palms. The room features a rotating circular bed, a mirrored ceiling and a “show shower” fitted with a stripper pole. This “erogenous zone” rents for $3,000 to $4,000 a night.
Reservations: (866) 942-7700.
Lovebirds can dine in style, with special menus on three consecutive evenings at André’s inside Monte Carlo. Chef André Rochat, who is celebrating 35 years in Vegas, will bring old-world style to special meals Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Saturday seven-course meal includes such temptations as quail gallatine with toasted brioche, seared foie gras with roasted quince tart and John Dory en croûte with roasted fennel, cauliflower purée and bell pepper sauce. Dinner costs $225 per person, with champagne and wine pairings also available.
Reservations: (702) 798-7151.
Some say oysters are an aphrodisiac, so Stephen Hopcraft, the chef at STK at Cosmopolitan, has created a seductive Valentine’s Day menu. Three of the dinner’s four courses feature oysters, including fried ones served beside a juicy New York steak. The meal costs $120 per guest.
Reservations: (702) 698-7990.
The Strip’s most over-the-top Valentine’s dinner will be the one for $30,000 at Andrea’s at Encore. Besides a specially created tasting menu, the package includes his and hers Rolex watches in 18-karat rose gold.
Reservations: (702) 770-3463.
In the mood for music? The Las Vegas Philharmonic will perform a pops concert, “A Gershwin Valentine,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Smith Center. You’ll hear a variety of George Gershwin tunes such as “But Not for Me” and “Summertime.” Tickets start at $26.
Fall in love all over again at the “prom” at the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village for people with intellectual disabilities. During the Saturday night dance, Jesse Garon, an Elvis impersonator and ordained minister, will perform an en masse wedding ceremony as well as a renewal of vows. The $100 per couple admission includes champagne and hors d’oeuvres.
Info and reservations: (702) 693-7472.
The folks at db Brasserie at the Venetian think it’s unfair for couples to have all the fun. That’s why chef Daniel Boulud has created an “Eat, Drink and Flirt” mixer and dinner. The prix-fixe ($55), three-course menu includes lobster bisque, black truffle and wild mushroom agnolotti and a sweet dessert.
Reservations: (702) 430-1235.
Enjoy love and laughter as comedian Loni Love takes the stage Valentine’s Night as part of “Lipshtick,” the Venetian’s showcase for female funny folk. True to her name and her profession, Love has written the book, “Love Him or Leave Him, but Don't Get Stuck with the Tab.” The tab for tickets starts at $39.50.
Go “Up, Up and Away” as Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., lead singers from ’60s sensation “The 5th Dimension,” perform at the Orleans Showroom on Saturday and Sunday. “Stoned Soul Picnic” and “Wedding Bell Blues” are among the memory-jogging tunes to be sung. Tickets priced from $29.95 are available online or by calling (702) 365-7075.
Treat your partner to some heart-shaped candies at Ethel M Chocolates in suburban Henderson. If you come after dark, the adjacent cactus garden will be awash in its first-ever Valentine’s light display. Ethel M Chocolates has outdone itself this year with its first-ever Valentine’s Day light display. More than 200,000 pink, red, white and purple lights will illuminate the 3-acre botanical garden through Sunday.
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