Vegas Values: Valentine’s Day

The arrival of February means two things: Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day. Last week, I gave the scoop on Big Game parties. Today, I’ll offer up different ways to spend the upcoming holiday. Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday this year (mark your calendars, it is February 14, 2011). However, in Las Vegas, love will be in the air the full weekend leading up to it. Some specials are even honored all month long, which is especially great for those of you looking to avoid the crowds.

The lovely fountain view from Bellagio's Yellowtail patio
Photo by Kellee Kunovic

Las Vegas is the marriage capital, and Valentine’s Day is the busiest day of the year for weddings. It’s also a popular time to pop the question. Top romantic spots include the Fountains at Bellagio, Gondolas at Venetian, and the Eiffel Tower at Paris. Additionally, restaurants up and down the strip are willing to assist in making your proposal extra special. Simply call the restaurant of choice in advance to discuss plans.

Maybe you’ve confessed your love for your one and only and you’re looking for a great meal instead?

There is no shortage of romantic restaurants in Las Vegas. Take your pick from the following, and make reservations in advance: Andre’s at Monte Carlo is decadent and cozy, Alize at the Palms has delectable eats and stunning strip views. Mandalay Bay’s Aureole has the striking wine tower, but the intimate Swan Court is particularly lovely. Hugo’s Cellar at the Four Queens offers a classic romantical evening downtown, Marche Bacchus has lakeside dining, Stratosphere’s Top of the World Restaurant offers 360-degree views of the entire city every 80 minutes, and the Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris and Bellagio’s Circo, Le Cirque, Prime and Yellowtail serve dazzling treats and provide spectacular views of the Fountains of Bellagio.

Several restaurants present special menus for the holiday:

At Aureole enjoy a special prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu February 11-14, along with a special gift for guests. $85/person (main dining room), $95/person (Swan Court), $65 wine supplement.

Join Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar February 11-14 and indulge in a special menu for two, or one of your Fleming’s favorites. You’ll also receive a $25 Card towards a future date.

Lawry’s The Prime Rib extends $99 Valentines dinner for two February 11-14, three courses including dessert and Champagne. Each Couple takes home a complimentary jar of C.C. Brown’s Hot Fudge Sauce.

Marche Bacchus will host a Valentine’s Day Champagne Dinner February 13th & 14th, four course dinner with glass of champagne for $70.

Pamplemousse invites you to impress your loved one with a Gourmet Five Course Dinner on Valentine’s Day, $70/person.

Koi at Planet Hollywood offers a special menu for Valentine’s Day Feb. 11-14, and locals will receive a 15% discount. A complimentary glass of sparkling wine or Champagne will be served on the evening of Valentine’s Day.

Give the gift of show tickets.
“Zumanity” by Cirque du Soleil at New York, New York: Enjoy the sensual side of Cirque du Soleil with this cabaret-style production. A current promotion offers Buy One Ticket at regular price and Get the Second Ticket for $7! Valid for seating category 2 & 3. Regular priced tickets are $69, $79, $105.

“LOVE” by Cirque du Soleil at the Mirage: Surprise your Valentine with a pair of tickets to this Cirque du Soleil performance based on the music of the Beatles. You can even take advantage of special pricing offers for locals, 2 tickets are just $125 through the end of February.

Whirlpool tubs at Aria's Spa
Photo courtesy of MGM Resorts Int'l

Pampering is always a perfect gift.

MGM Spa and Salon, Spa by Mandara at Paris, the Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Spa Mio at M Resort, the Spa at Aria, Spa Bellagio, Caesars Qua Baths & Spa and the Canyon Ranch SpaClub all offer couple massages and treatments from $250. The Reliquary Spa at Hard Rock Hotel offers an extra special package for $300 per couple: a pro will instruct you on the art of striptease during a private 75 minute lesson in the pole dancing studio, while your significant other enjoys the show. Enjoy champagne before a 50-minute Swedish massage in one of the couple’s rooms. And then spend time in a one of a kind Roman Style bath house. It’s also worth mentioning, at Reliquary, locals always receive 25% off any of our regularly priced services Sunday through Friday.

Looking for something over-the-top? The sky is the limit.

Take a Vegas Night Helicopter Tour with Maverick Helicopters. Begin with a champagne toast and then admire the shimmering lights and bright neon from the sky as you tower above the Las Vegas Strip, $114/person.

Rather getaway? Try a staycation.

Fiesta Henderson has a Sweetheart Valentine Package during February. Package includes one night stay, two movie tickets, and $50 dining credit, $69.99/night.

Wynn Las Vegas is offering a Valentine’s Day Package: 3 Nights w/ Luxury Car Service, $100 Dining Credit and Champagne and Strawberries in your room, with rates starting at $269 per night. Use Coupon Code: LOVE1.

No Valentine this year? No worries.

Rockhouse Bar & Nightclub will celebrate “Single Ladies Night,” with complimentary cocktails and shots for all ladies from 10:30 pm until midnight, February 10. On Monday, February 14 all unescorted ladies will receive complimentary cover and free champagne from 10:30 pm until midnight.

RHUMBAR at Mirage is throwing a “Love Me Not” Anti-Valentine’s Day party on Saturday, February 12, single ladies will enjoy complimentary Moet champagne from 9 pm to midnight.

Silverton Casino Lodge is hosting “Stupid Cupid” on February 12 at 7 pm. The mixer will include speed dating, a chocolate eating contest and prizes. Those who participate in the speed dating will receive free cocktails. The event is open to those ages 21 – 45.

Simon at Palms Place is throwing a Singles Soiree on February 14 from 7 – 9 pm. Price is $40 per person, which includes soiree activities, specialty menu and one signature holiday drink.

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