Plan ahead! The holiday season is over and new year resolutions are probably being tested, but Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, so plan ahead now for a romantic getaway in Las Vegas.
Anytime of the year is great time to indulge in a romantic getaway. Vegas gives you the option year-round, but this time of year comes with a few extra reasons. First and foremost, the elegant spas in some of the resorts. Secondly, the easy access to fine dining. Some people might argue that entertainment should be the next reason, but this time of year I put weather third. Fifty-five to seventy degrees and sunny is without a doubt a great time of year to go beyond the Strip and explore other parts of Vegas and the Mojave. (check back soon for “Vegas in the Spring: Outdoor Recommendations”!)
For romantic getaways in Las Vegas, two of the best spa-oriented resorts are Paris Las Vegas and Bellagio.
Paris Las Vegas
Romantic getaway packages are designed to fit a range of travel budgets at Paris Las Vegas resort. In 2008 they redesigned the rooms on the top floors of the hotel. These super luscious “Red Rooms” offer sensuality and sophistication for all romantics.
Cagley & Tanner’s contemporary, fun design gives way to clean, marble bathroom layouts in each room. The hip color palettes and signature sofas shaped like plump, puckered lips make staying at Paris Las Vegas especially memorable. The rooms include modern technology like 42″ plasma-screen HDTVs and iHome units that combine iPod dock, alarm clock, radio and stereo sound. The Premier Red Room suites offer sweeping Eiffel Tower and pool views and normally run from $100-$300/night depending on demand. Click this link for current promos at Paris the hotel.
Warning! Strolling around the casino or stepping outside to enjoy the view from the top of the Eiffel Tower can easily cause spontaneous hand-holding — which is exactly what makes any visit to Paris Las Vegas a perfect romantic escape. Even for those who wish to stay somewhere else, the resort offers one of the best romantic experiences for a very affordable price. Go ahead and share a kiss 460 feet above the Las Vegas Strip atop the Eiffel Tower Experience (tickets range from $7.50 – $22).
The Restaurant Eiffel Tower built one hundred feet above the Strip offers one of the best French fine dining options in town. (call 702-948-6937 for reservations) For those seeking the quintessential French bistro experience, Mon Ami Gabi, located right along the Strip is open for dinner and also for lunch and weekend brunches. (dinner and brunch reservations recommended, 702-944-4224)
The Bellagio resort has been a premier destination for romantics ever since it opened in October 1998. Need to be reminded? The room, spa and restaurant options at this resort are among the best in class.
For those who can afford to really splurge, “Bellagio’s Romance Retreat“ package includes:
* One Night Lakeview Cypress Suite Accommodations
* Limo Transportation to and from McCarran Airport
* 50 minute Couples Massage at Spa Bellagio
* Dinner for 2 at your choice of either Picasso or Michael Mina
There are other perks too, like chocolate covered strawberries and a chilled bottle of Veuve Clicquot brought to your room. The package price of $995 is high, but the experience is guaranteed unforgettable. Call the Bellagio at 1-888-987-6667 for reservations.
The Bellagio Spa also offers a “Couples Pampering Package” for $350 which includes manicures and pedicures in a private, candlelit room, with champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, followed by
an herbal-infused massage for the legs, feet and hands. This package does NOT include a room, but you’ll be floating on air when you leave, so you won’t care.
Other decadent Bellagio Spa deals can be found here.
Of course, fine dining abounds at the Bellagio. Picasso, Chef Julian Serrano’s AAA Five Diamond Award winning restaurant featuring a blend of French and Spanish cuisine located alongside the fountains is urban, modern and delicious. The colorful and jubilant atmosphere of Le Cirque, another AAA Five Diamond Award winning restaurant, is another excellent option. (Reservations are necessary for both restaurants, especially on week-ends. Call 702-693-7223 in advance and ask for a window seat.)
Click here for a look at other romantic dining options in Las Vegas.