One of Las Vegas' premier art collections, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art features ever-changing exhibitions to give both tourists and Las Vegas residents the opportunity to see incredible works and artists. Displays rotate throughout the year and in the past have featured Impressionists, Andy Warhol, Faberge Eggs and Pablo Picasso. Through April 28, 2019, visitors can see work from Yayoi Kusama. This immersive experience takes guests deeply into the work of this renowned artist. "Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity" is a room of infinite lights and "Narcissus Garden" is made with 750 stainless steel silver globes that create an infinite lake. Check the website for dates and information about other exhibitions.
Recommended for Romantic Things to Do because: Offering a quiet and cultured respite, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art displays the work of noted artists from around the world.
Terrisa's expert tip: Since the gallery is small, buying tickets in advance is highly recommended. For the Yayoi Kusama exhibition through April 2019, slots to view the installation must be reserved.
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is a small oasis in the dry Mojave Desert. It's just a short drive down the road from Red Rock Canyon and is about 40 minutes from the Strip. The grounds are dotted with historic buildings, some dating to the 1860s. Grassy meadows, trees from a former orchard, and hiking trails surround the main ranch house. Picnic areas offer visitors a place to enjoy lunch, and in summer there are outdoor plays in the evenings in one of the meadows. The dramatic Wilson Cliffs offer a backdrop of vertical sandstone that will have you snapping away with your camera. A red one-story ranch house is the centerpiece of the park, and it has a fascinating history that includes Howard Hughes. The interior has been preserved and acts as a visitor center. Guided tours are available, and docents are on hand to answer questions.
Recommended for Romantic Things to Do because: Spring Mountain Ranch is a green oasis in the desert and offers a wealth of activities for a romantic afternoon.
Terrisa's expert tip: Spring Mountain Ranch is just down the highway from the majestic Red Rock Canyon, where you can do some additional sight-seeing. A 13-mile scenic loop lets you see the area from your car, or you can take one of many hikes.
Take that special someone to one of the Strip's most titillating productions, "Zumanity" to add some sparks to an evening. Cirque du Soleil's steamy adults-only show features breathtaking acrobatics performed in an intimate cabaret setting. Sensual and provocative, this show is unlike any other Cirque show. The amazing talents of Cirque are combined with an exploration of sexuality that includes everything from chains to men in high heels. "Zumanity" encourages ticket holders to leave their inhibitions at the door so they can explore all aspects of love and lust. By the time the show's finale comes around, audience members are sure to have racing pulses and a whole new view of Cirque.
Recommended for Romantic Things to Do because: The sensual "Zumanity" combines the acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil in a erotic burlesque and cabaret show.
Terrisa's expert tip: If you're thinking about buying the duo sofa seats, keep in mind you'll be very close to the performers and the show and may even be enticed onto the stage.
Vegas Balloon Rides will show you Las Vegas from several hundred feet in the air, giving you a spectacular bird's eye view of the Las Vegas Strip, the incredible Red Rock Canyon and beyond. Drift silently over the city and desert where you can see wildlife and even talk with onlookers down below. The flight lasts about an hour, and after landing, a champagne toast is held to celebrate completing a wonderful adventure. Plan on three to four hours for the whole experience. The roomy baskets hold from eight to 12 people. Flights start early, when passengers meet the pilot 30 minutes before sunrise and are then taken to the launch location. Afternoon flights are offered for a few months in winter. Dress in layers and be prepared for temperatures to be the same as they are on the ground.
Recommended for Romantic Things to Do because: A thrilling ride in a hot air balloon is one of the most romantic ways to start a day.
Terrisa's expert tip: Be sure to dress appropriately in practical attire, like long pants, a hat, and other weather-appropriate clothing. Remember to wear proper footwear also--no sandals or high heels.
The Pahrump Valley Winery is in the community of Pahrump, about an hour's drive from Las Vegas. This desert winery offers wine tastings and tours, plus they have a restaurant, Symphony. Despite losing their first crop of vines to hungry wild horses in 1990, the winery went forward with new plantings and today uses those grapes (along with grapes harvested from other Nevada vineyards as well as regions of California) in its own wines. Take a tour to learn about the history of the winery and growing grapes in Nevada, then be sure to have lunch or dinner at Symphony. This romantic restaurant serves vintages from the winery and offers a menu of steak, seafood and pasta for dinner and at lunch, sandwiches, salads and lunch-size entrees.
Recommended for Romantic Things to Do because: The picturesque Pahrump Valley Winery and its restaurant, Symphony, make a romantic destination for a day trip.
Terrisa's expert tip: During lunch (11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.), reservations at the winery's restaurant, are usually not accepted, but during certain holidays reservations are taken: Valentine's Day, Easter, Mothers and Fathers Day, New Years Eve and on the winery's Grape Stomp Weekend.
One of Las Vegas' most iconic attractions is also one of the most romantic. The Fountains of Bellagio features more than 1,200 fountains spanning 1,000 feet across Lake Bellagio, choreographed to send water soaring as high as 460 feet into the air. Couples can watch the magnificent fountains "dance" to 32 different songs. The arrangements each take several months develop, design and perfect. Romantic tracks include Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On," Faith Hill's "This Kiss" and Elton John's "Your Song." The short, free shows take place every 30 minutes Monday -Friday from 3-8 p.m. and Saturday and holidays every 30 minutes from noon-8 p.m., then every fifteen minutes until midnight; Sunday every 30 minutes from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and every fifteen minutes from 7 p.m. to midnight.
Recommended for Romantic Things to Do because: The Bellagio's captivating fountains delight audiences several times a day with their artfully choreographed water dance.
Terrisa's expert tip: Several excellent restaurants at Bellagio have wonderful view of the fountains. Make a reservation at Spago, Lago, Le Cirque, Jasmine, Yellowtail, Picasso, or Prime for fountain-side dining.
The Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas recreates of one of Europe's most famous landmarks, and it's as romantic as the original. It's been the site of countless proposals over the years. The observation deck, located 46 stories above the city, offers guests a sweeping 360-degree view of Las Vegas--spectacular at any time of day, but even more so at night. Visitors take an elevator up to the deck where an experienced ambassador greets them, points out Las Vegas landmarks and talks about interesting historical facts. After that, you're free to walk around and take photosor get serious and pop the big question. Couples can attach a lock and throw away the key at a fence leading up to the observation deck, memorializing their love.
Recommended for Romantic Things to Do because: The expansive view from the deck atop Paris Las Vegas' Eiffel Tower offers a romantic setting perfect for photos and proposals.
Terrisa's expert tip: While the view from 46 stories is always great, it's particularly romantic at sunset and at night when the lights of Las Vegas are on.
"Le Reve - The Dream" features an ambitious blend of aerial acrobatics, captivating choreography and beautiful imagery. If you think the show feels a little like a Cirque show, that may be because it was created by a former Cirque director. The performers take the audience through a world filled with water and even fire, amazing the crowd with aerial displays of strength and astonishing agility that capture the imagination. High dives and underwater tangos take the audience on a journey that is both beautiful and filled with jaw-dropping physical feats. For a show that will set a romantic mood for the evening, entering The Dream with your significant other will transport you both to another world filled with beautiful fantasy.
Costa del Sur Spa & Salon inside the South Point is one of the only spas in Las Vegas to offer an exclusive getaway for couples thanks to its couples-only retreat area, which boasts a private sauna, steam room and a Jacuzzi that couples can enjoy with views of the resort's sparkling swimming pool. The spa also offers several sumptuous services for two, like its Chardonnay Infused Retreat, beginning with a bath for two--infused with the scent of pomegranate and other botanicals, followed by a side-by-side exfoliation with sugar, shea butter and oils. Next, a body butter with chardonnay is massaged into the skin. Tandem massage is also available in 50 or 80 minute sessions. Costa del Sur offers the perfect escape for couples wanting some indulgent and relaxing time together.
Recommended for Romantic Things to Do because: Costa del Sur's couples treatments let you enjoy pampering, massage and relaxation side by side.
Terrisa's expert tip: Be sure to arrive 30 minutes early to check in and enjoy the relaxation room, Jacuzzi and eucalyptus steam room. You'll have a chance to unwind and ease into your treatment.
If you can't make it to Italy for a romantic gondola ride in Venice, the gondola rides at The Venetian are the next best thing. Couples float through the vibrant Venetian streetscape of the Grand Canal Shoppes in an authentic Venetian gondola as a talented singing gondolier sets the mood for romance, crooning romantic Italian songs like "That's Amore!" Private two-person gondolas are available, or couples can make it a double date and book a four-person gondola. A professional photographer will also be on hand to snap a few quick photos before your voyage, although couples are encouraged to bring their own cameras along as well. If the weather's nice, outdoor gondola rides are available, offering guests incredible views of the resort's striking architecture and the Las Vegas Strip.
Recommended for Romantic Things to Do because: A gondola ride at the Venetian includes a serenade from a gondolier in a romance-inspiring setting.
Terrisa's expert tip: If you're wondering how to become a gondolier, you're in luck--Gondola University will tell you everything you need to know. Up to nine participants a day learn how to pilot a gondola and in addition to instructions, they get a gondola hat, t-shirt and photo.