Whatever the important anniversary you’ll be celebrating in 2018, be it 10 years of friendship or 50 years of marriage, there is no better place to do it than Las Vegas. In this city where excitement and romance abound, there is a multitude of options for celebrating that special occasion. Check out these top picks for the perfect night out when celebrating important anniversaries.
During the Day
Start your special day off right with some a.m. pampering at one of Las Vegas’ best spas. Vdara’s sleek, two-story spa includes lavish men's and women's facilities, each with its own sauna, eucalyptus steam room, hot plunge and champagne bar. The Vdara’s ESPA is also a member of the Green Spa Network, which encourages environmental consciousness in the spa industry, so you can feel even more relaxed.
Another popular daytime activity is an excursion to the Grand Canyon. Maverick Helicopters’ Wind Dancer tour takes passengers on a flight to Grand Canyon’s majestic West Rim. You’ll land deep within the canyon on the banks of the Colorado River, whose centuries-old persistence is the perfect symbol for you and your special someone’s lasting relationship. Light snacks and champagne are served among the beautiful scenery. The round-trip flight includes stunning views of both Hoover Dam and the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. With complimentary transportation to and from Maverick’s plush Las Vegas Boulevard terminal, it’s never been easier to explore this natural wonder.
If you’ll be celebrating a romantic anniversary in Las Vegas, consider spicing up the night by catching a performance of Zumantiy at New York-New York, billed as the sexy side of Cirque du Soleil. Part burlesque and part cabaret, this acclaimed production is “a sexy thrill ride full of sensational acrobatics and naughty fun.” Performances occur twice daily at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., dark Wednesdays and Thursdays.
For a show as equally spectacular with a little less skin, Baz, showing at The Palazzo Tuesdays through Sundays at 8 p.m., is a “mash-up” of great love stories you won’t want to miss. A nod to the striking films of Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, this acclaimed stage production combines the stories of “Romeo and Juliet,” “Moulin Rouge” and “The Great Gatsby” into “a curious cocktail that is all at once a rock concert, a nightclub cabaret act and a Broadway-style musical.”
Dinner for Two
Really any of the Strip casinos’ marquee restaurants are great choices for an anniversary dinner in Las Vegas. For a truly memorable experience, Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas features a sprawling patio overlooking Las Vegas Boulevard and the fountains of Bellagio. It’s location at the foot of the Eiffel Tower replica adds to the already incredible ambiance. It’s the perfect spot for young couples' commemorating their first date or a wedding anniversary of less than 10 years.
When you really want to pull out all the stops, cross the street. Bellagio’s Lago by award-winning chef Julian Serrano boasts a stunning patio practically on top of the fountain show that features brilliant silver and blue décor and quaint, white wicker chairs. The delightfully shareable menu items include such stand outs as osso buco and red wine risotto. Be sure to call well in advance to secure one of the tables adjacent to the fountains, which erupt every 15 minutes.
The cherry on top of an already splendid anniversary has to be Maverick Helicopters’ Vegas Nights tour, an amazing Las Vegas helicopter tour flying over the megaresorts of the Las Vegas Strip from the New York-New York skyline to the Stratosphere tower. You are also afforded unparalleled views of Downtown Las Vegas’ historic Fremont Street, home to the city’s first casinos. Enjoy a champagne toast at Maverick’s lovely terminal prior to your departure. Once aboard our ECO-Star helicopter, the “limousine of the sky,” you’ll be treated to the breathtaking sights of the Entertainment Capital of the World.
You can’t go wrong when celebrating an anniversary in Vegas, and with Maverick Helicopters lending a helping hand, you and your special someone will enjoy a truly memorable night out. If you’re in search of other great attractions, shows, restaurants and more, utilize our Build Your Vegas Quiz to receive spot-on recommendations tailored to your desires.