Hope you all had a blast in Las Vegas and won some money on the Super Bowl game. I did not. Sore subject. No worries for me because the PAC 12 tourney and March Madness are on the horizon and I am going to win my money back. I am.
But before we actually get to March, we need to get through February and Valentines Day. Las Vegas is a romantic city. No, it is! Where else can you travel from Rome at Caesars Palace to the Palazzo in Italy and to Paris all in the same day without every getting on a plane and still have time for a delicious dinner and a show? You can do it ALL in Las Vegas and all you need is a few bucks for a cab ride (and a date helps too).
There are so many choices for a romantic getaway it is hard to narrow it down. My ideal weekend would start with a trip to The Forum shops at Caesars Palace and the Crystals mall at City Center. You can buy anything your little heart desires from jewelry, designer clothes, handbags and shoes. The options are endless. I like them all. Are you taking notes my future Valentine? Oh, don’t forget to stop by Jean Phillippe Patisserie at the Aria for my favorite chocolates before you pick me up!
After your exhausting shopping experience you and your sweetheart can visit the Canyon Ranch at the Venetian where you can enjoy amazing massages and facials to relax and beautify yourself for the evening. You might want to choose Qua Bath and Spa in Caesars to pamper yourself because this spa is a pure slice of heaven (or, Greece). If you don’t feel like going to the spa, have the spa come to you. At most hotels you can request a couples massage in your own room!
Now that you are relaxed, beautiful and starving the options are endless for romantic restaurants. Some of the most romantic on the strip are the Eiffel Tower at Paris where the views are breathtaking and Alize on the 54th floor of the Palms. If you don’t like heights, and you want to actually eat a steak and skip the little portioned controlled French food then, I suggest Stripsteak at Mandalay Bay. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse is always a treat. It is not in a hotel but definitely worth the cab ride to 3925 Paradise Road.
If you are like me and the only Valentine you have is furry, walks on all fours, and not allowed in restaurants, might I suggest the Thunder From Down Under show at the Excalibur. Hopefully you can pick up one of those blokes and stop by the The Little White Wedding chapel (where Britney and Elvis got married) to secure your date for next year (make sure it lasts longer than Britney’s marriage did or you will be out of luck!)