Planning a romantic weekend in Las Vegas? Your first consideration should be your hotel. Paris Las Vegas recreates the City of Love on a smaller scale, the Venetian brings Old Venice to life, and the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas offers a sexy, sleek ambiance. Other romantic options in Las Vegas include the luxurious Bellagio, Mandarin Oriental, or Four Seasons.
One you've checked in, it's time to concentrate on your special someone.
For your first night out, have a drink at the Mandarin Bar on the 23rd floor of the Mandarin Oriental. A polished, modern décor overlooks the lights of the Las Vegas Strip. Make reservations for a meal at Twist, where you can savor innovative French food and an incredible view.
Mandarin Bar — Photo courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Las VegasAfter dinner, why not stop in the casino? If love is in the air, Lady Luck might be around, too.
The next day, enjoy couple's spa treatment, or browse through one of the Strip's malls. You'll find retailers from Tiffany to Victoria's Secret at Caesar's Palace Forum Shops, the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian, Miracle Mile at Planet Hollywood, or Crystals at City Center.
Caesars Palace Forum Shops — Photo courtesy of Tanya HartMake reservations to see a show that evening (call a few days ahead to ensure you get seats). Zumanity is Cirque du Soleil's "sensual side," and its sexy theme is unlike any other Cirque show in Vegas. Phantom Las Vegas is more traditionally romantic with its theme of love gone wrong in a prior era. The Vegas production is a version of the Broadway show and was created just for the Venetian.
Start your last day in Las Vegas with a romantic brunch at Paris Las Vegas. For a sidewalk bistro experience that comes with terrific people watching, eat at Mon Ami Gabi, or enjoy a meal atop the half-sized Eiffel Tower at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant.
In the afternoon, take a scenic drive into the desert. Head west of town to Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 15 miles beyond the turn-off to Red Rock Canyon on Highway 159. Meadows full of shady trees surround a picturesque, historic ranch house. A picnic area is located here, as are hiking trails. In the background, the Wilson Cliffs will have you snapping pictures while you eat lunch.
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park — Photo courtesy of Terrisa MeeksLeave that last evening open for whatever sounds the most fun: a night in the casino, a sexy nightclub like Tryst, or a quiet drink at the hotel bar. Only the two of you know the best way to end your romantic weekend in Vegas.