When it comes to planning a Valentine’s Day in Vegas, you could go the usual route: patio dining at Mon Ami Gabi, a trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower replica, maybe a show, followed by rose pedals and champagne back at the suite. In a city as unique as Las Vegas, why settle for the common Valentine’s Day. Previously, we’ve written about planning the quintessential Valentine’s night out in Vegas. Read on for our suggestions for an off-the-beaten-path celebration with your Vegas Valentine.
Savory Bites & Neon Lights
A combination of the Strip’s finest cuisine and sights, the Savory Bites & Neon Lights tour package is the ultimate date night in Las Vegas. Your extraordinary night in Las Vegas begins at Aria’s main entrance promptly at 6 p.m. From there, your group begins a culinary adventure across the Strip, consisting of five world-class restaurants. At each of the five stops, you’ll be immediately seated at a VIP table and served three to four signature dishes. Previous tours have included stops at Bardot Brasserie and Estiatorio Milos.
This tour is not only a culinary feast but also a walking tour of the Strip. Your group will walk to each stop, allowing for time to digest. During the brief walks, a knowledgeable guide will fill you in on insider information about Las Vegas and the sights along the way. After approximately three hours of culinary delights, you’ll be picked up by one of Maverick Helicopters’ plush limo coaches.
You’ll enjoy a champagne toast upon arriving at Las Vegas Boulevard terminal. From there, you’ll be whisked away aboard one of our “limousines in the sky.” The ECO-Star helicopter, with theater-style seating and wraparound glass, offers exceptional comfort and views.
The flight path takes guests first along the east side of Las Vegas Boulevard, passing iconic sites such as the fountains of Bellagio and The Mirage’s erupting volcano. You’ll continue north to Downtown Las Vegas and bustling Fremont Street. The return flight affords guests spectacular views of landmarks like the High Roller and Eiffel Tower. This Vegas Nights tour is the perfect conclusion to a memorable night out.
Sure, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement doesn’t exactly scream romantic outing, but not everything during your Valentine’s Day in Vegas needs to be saccharine Hallmark card fodder. Simply doing something fun together is what it’s all about, and The Mob Museum, as it’s more commonly known, is a surprisingly good time. The Smithsonian Institute-affiliated museum opened Feb. 14, 2012, as a nod to the Valentine’s Day Massacre, the1929 murder in Chicago of seven members of the North Side Gang by the Al Capone led Chicago Outfit. In honor of its six-year anniversary, visitors receive buy-one-get-one admission all Valentine’s Day long.
In the evening, be sure to check out Neon Museum’s latest installation, Brilliant!, from Oregon artist Craig Winslow. The multimedia display transposes iconic Las Vegas imagery onto the equally iconic signage of yesteryear. Accompanied by the soundtrack of some of the greatest musical performers in Vegas history, the exhibit is a truly immersive experience. The museum’s Neon Boneyard is also the perfect place to take those too cute Valentine photos for Facebook.
Pair your cultural outing in Downtown Las Vegas with drinks at Sidebar. The Roaring ‘20s-themed speakeasy “encapsulates and honors the heritage, art form, and quality of the cocktail of a bygone period.” Enjoy a sloe gin fizz or an old fashioned and some stimulating conversation at this Downtown Vegas staple decked out in dark wood and soft leather.
Las Vegas is perfectly suited for Valentine’s Day festivities. Ride a rollercoaster, play some golf or admire some beautiful art. There is a smorgasbord of entertainment options sure to help you create the best Valentine’s Day yet! Be sure to like our Facebook page for more travel advice and recommendations.