It’s February, and love is in the air. Planning on visiting Fabulous Las Vegas during the loveliest day of the year? Want to give your Vegas getaway a romantic wedding ceremony? If you’re willing to brave the crisp winter air, here are the top things to do on the Las Vegas Strip that will make this year’s Valentine’s Day the best one yet.
Fall in Love with Valentine’s Day on the Strip
Watch the Fountains of Bellagio at Bellagio Las Vegas
No Vegas trip is complete without seeing this free, iconic show right in the heart of Las Vegas Boulevard. On the weekends and holidays, the Bellagio fountain show can be seen as early as noon, so plan accordingly. Take a break from exploring the city and watch the fountains dance accompanied by exciting and romantic hits such as Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On, Andrea Bocelli’s Time to Say Goodbye and Frank Sinatra’s Fly Me to the Moon.
This marvelous spectacle can be seen every 30 minutes from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and every 15 minutes from 7 p.m. to midnight.
When someone thinks of the most romantic city in the world, often Paris comes to mind. Luckily, the Las Vegas Strip has a slice of Paris for romantic hopefuls to enjoy. A replica of the Eiffel Tower can be seen towering over the Paris Hotel and Casino, and guests can enjoy great views of the Bellagio Fountains and the Strip.
Feeling hungry? The Eiffel Tower has an immersive Parisian dining experience right in the heart of the Eiffel Tower, rightfully named the Eiffel Tower Restaurant. Feast on fancy French fine dining while being accompanied by incredible views, no matter the time of day you choose to indulge.
Speaking of views, the view found on top of the High Roller at The LINQ is one that can’t be beat. One of the biggest observation wheels in the world, the High Roller provides a 30-minute revolution ride that takes guests 550 feet in the air to see the Strip and beyond. Tickets start at $20 per person, and Happy Half Hour tickets come with a cabin that includes an open bar to really get the party going. Don’t forget to call ahead if you want to go big and rent a private cabin for you and your sweetheart.
See Beatles LOVE by Cirque Du Soleil at The Mirage
Not only is this show a celebration of all things 60s and Beatles, but it is a celebration of love. Why not celebrate the loveliest day of the year by watching an incredible show dedicated to the romantic feeling at The Mirage? Here, you’ll find incredible spectacle, psychedelic costumes and death-defying acts all accompanied by the classic sounds of the legendary British pop band The Beatles.
Eat at Pampas Las Vegas
Feeling adventures? Want to try something new with your sweetheart? Check out Pampas at the Miracle Mile Shops. It is Las Vegas’ original Strip Churrascaria. An incredible salad and side bar paired with a unique, Rodizio style dining experience where the meat comes to you. Servers rotate throughout the restaurant with freshly grilled meats, delivered and carved directly at your table.
Open daily for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Visit Hershey’s Chocolate World at New York-New York
Nothing is synonymous to Valentine’s Day like flowers and chocolate. Why not visit the sweetest store on the Las Vegas Strip? Located in the famous New York-New York Hotel & Casino, this flagship store spans 13,000-square-feet of over 800 Hershey’s chocolate and candies, including exclusive products and gifts only found in the store. Fun things to check out inside include the Hershey’s Kisses and Jolly Ranchers flavor walls, where guests can choose from every flavor of candy imaginable, satisfying every sugary craving.
Hershey’s Chocolate World is open from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Golden Knights Game at T-Mobile Arena
Big hockey fan? Celebrate the big win with your honey at the Valentine’s Day Weekend game at the T-Mobile Arena, right on the Las Vegas Strip. Not only will you witness an incredible live hockey game, but the T-Mobile Arena has some of the best food options and high-end bars to really enjoy the game in style.
Watch the Golden Knights play against the New York Islanders on February 15th at 7:30 p.m. and against the Washington Capitals on February 17th at 3 p.m.
Enjoy a Couple’s Massage at Encore at Wynn
Need to relax and rejuvenate after walking around all day? This Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award-winning spa at The Encore features couple suites with ritual packages to ensure a tranquil escape with your soulmate. Packages include the Good Luck Ritual and the Encore Escape. The Good Luck Ritual includes a custom massage, a fresh peppermint foot treatment, moisturizing hand therapy to guarantee the softest hand holding, and a botanical scalp massage to clear the mind. The Encore Escape includes the warmth of heated stones, Thai stretches featuring herbal infused poultices and a warm, hydrating cocooning wrap with a relaxing scalp massage.
Gondola Ride at The Venetian Resort
Want another romantic European getaway right on Las Vegas Boulevard? The Venetian offers gondola rides both outside and within the Grand Canal Shoppes for a unique Italian experience that can only be found here, in one of the most romantic cities in the world. Ride on a gondola and be serenaded by some of the best, most hardworking voices around. Make sure to show them love, singing and rowing is no easy feat. Wedding gondola experiences are also available for those wishing to tie the knot in a special and unique way—wink, wink.
Rise to the Top of The STRAT
Looking for more of a thrill? The top of The STRAT offers incredible outdoor views along with a variety of thrill rides for any adrenaline junkie to enjoy. Ride the Big Shot and be shot 160 feet into the air within seconds at 45 miles per hour. Aboard the Insanity, guests are dangled at more than 900 feet high. On the X-Scream, this roller coaster pushes guests over the edge. 27 feet over the edge, to be exact. Hope you’re not too afraid of heights. If you’re not much of a thrill seeker, the observation deck is the perfect place to look over the Strip and beyond with your honey.
Feeling hungry? The Top of the World restaurant offers fine dining and 360 views of the Strip for a unique way to eat.