Still stuck planning a Valentine’s Day to remember? Staffers here at Vegas magazine have agreed to share some of our ultimate Vegas dream-date ideas—and we don’t mind if you take a page or two out of our playbook.
“Las Vegas is the ultimate destination for a Valentine’s Day dream date—start the morning off right with a bottomless-rosé brunch at Michael Mina’s Bardot Brasserie inside Aria, followed by a hands-on cooking class at Sur La Table at Downtown Summerlin. End the day on a romantic note with dinner at Anthony’s Prime Steak & Seafood inside the M Resort, followed by one of the best shows on the Strip, The Beatles Love at The Mirage.” –Halee Harczynski, Director of Event Marketing
“To me, luxury is not having to drive around much—and my ultimate Valentine’s Day would all take place inside Mandarin Oriental. I’d relax in the spa’s beautiful hammam with my husband and get a two-hand Oriental Harmony massage (your scalp and feet get massaged simultaneously!). I love Twist by Pierre Gagnaire for its witty, modern dishes, and Twist’s Valentine’s Day menu contains most of the things I love (hello, scallop soufflé and truffled mashed potatoes!).” –Andrea Bennett, Editor-in-Chief
“We’d start the morning early with one of Las Vegas Balloon Rides’ sunrise hot-air balloon trips. After drifting over the valley, it’d be time for coffee and breakfast on the patio at Veranda inside the Four Seasons before heading over to the Smith Center for Nevada Ballet Theatre’s afternoon performance of Cinderella. For dinner, I’ve been looking forward to trying more classically Vegas restaurants like Michael’s at South Point, a perfect Valentine’s Day option.” –Tess Eyrich, Associate Editor
“I’d start my day at the cozy new Rosallie Le French Café and enjoy an espresso and Est sandwich—Brie cheese and tomato on toasted garlic-and-olive-oil French bread. Heading over to Jason of Beverly Hills at Cosmopolitan to check out the diamond-encrusted wrap-around heart ring is a must, but I’d end my night at Fizz at Caesars Palace with some Champagne, then ride home in style with a private car from Presidential Limo.” –Jennifer Palmer, Distribution Relations Manager
“I’d do a staycation at Vdara for the ultimate Valentine’s Day weekend, starting the day with a couple’s massage at ESPA, followed by brunch next door at Bardot Brasserie inside Aria. Later, I’d finish off the day with a romantic dinner at Pierre Gagnaire’s Twist restaurant and cocktails at the Mandarin Bar with its amazing Strip views.” –Irena Hall, Account Executive
“There’s nothing better than afternoon tea at Mandarin Oriental for me—it’s so cozy, calm, and chic. Unless, of course, I get an offer to drive a Ferrari around a professional racetrack with someone special! Exotics Racing offers this opportunity, and it’s one of the most exciting things to do for a Valentine’s Day experience or anytime.” –Maureen Schafer, Publisher