No city tries harder to impress its guests than Las Vegas, and if you think that effort applies solely to entertaining guys, you are sorely mistaken. Las Vegas’ delights cater to both men and women, making it an ideal destination for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day weekend. Want proof? Here are 10 ways to enjoy Vegas that mix luxury, sports and romance.
No.10 – Take her on a nature tour
When you’re looking to treat your girlfriend to rest and relaxation while taking in some of the most jaw-dropping cliffs and terrain Nevada has to offer, go with Pink Jeep Tours. Driven by friendly, knowledgeable guides, the Pink Jeep Tour’s Tour Trekkers are top-of-the-line, 6-seat and 10-seat SUVs that offer tours of everything you could want to see in the brilliant Nevada landscape, from the breathtaking Zion National Park to the world-famous Red Rock Canyon.
No.9 – Get her a makeover
There are only three things in this world that all women find hard to resist: 1) Chocolate; 2) Compliments; and, 3) Makeovers. Win big points for yourself — as well as a four hours at the sports book — by splurging on a complete makeover package at one of Las Vegas’ top salons. A fail-safe bet in the salon department is the Kim Vo Salon at The Mirage as it’s run by renowned celebrity colorist Kim Vo, and was ranked the No. 4 top salon in America by Salon City Magazine.
No.8 – Take a glamorous class
For the more adventurous partners, give her a naughty gift with a Stripper 101 class where she can learn to pole dance. She’ll not only have fun and release her inner sex goddess, but it’ll energize your bedroom experiences. And not only does Stripper 101 provide you with a more “limber” woman, it also affords you the time to check out a more guy-friendly experience, like learning how to drive a 600-horsepower NASCAR at a Richard Petty Driving Class.
Another option is to strap on an apron and roll up your sleeves for a fun cooking class. At Mon Ami Gabi, learn to make chocolate mousse or beef bourguignon (which is hopefully easier to make than say). Pretend you’re the naked chef and impress her with your skills.
No.7 – Eat, drink and be merry
If you plan your Vegas trip around Valentine’s Day, not only will you get the chance to check out the Sevens International Rugby tournament, but you’ll get to treat your girlfriend to one of the world’s most romantic meals. SUSHISAMBA at Palazzo offers creative meals that fuse Brazilian, Japanese and Peruvian cuisine in a funky and colorful setting sure to get you in the party mood. Chocolate is a well-known aphrodisiac, so be sure to sample the 24-layer chocolate cake at the Strip House at Planet Hollywood. This famous Las Vegas steakhouse has a cool retro feel, great wine list and the red decor will probably surge feelings of passion.
No.6 – Dance the night away
Whether you spent the day watching college hoops or golfing, one of the best ways to cap it off is to party up a storm at Moon Nightclub, an exclusive boutique nightclub on the top floor of the Palms Casino Resort’s Fantasy Tower. Enjoy beautiful city views, a retractable roof 35 feet above the dance floor, and a great bar and lounge so you can chill after dancing your feet off. Then, for something different, head off to HAZE Nightclub at ARIA Resort & Casino. It’s a radical space that will leave you challenging your sense of reality and perception. There are reflective surfaces, walls of flickering lights and interactive projection screens.
No.5 – Send her shopping
Despite being America’s top party and recreation destination, Las Vegas is also one of the world’s top spots for premium shopping. Let your girlfriend unleash her inner shopaholic at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place and the Forum Shops at Caesars — she can shed her old wardrobe while you spend the day watching NASCAR races at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
No.4 – Go lingerie shopping
While the joy of clothes shopping may be an emotion felt only by your girlfriend, lingerie shopping will reap you twice the rewards of your partner: 1) You’ll get to see the sexy results of the trip; and; 2) You can enjoy the day doing something you want to do, like hitting one of Las Vegas’ famous golf courses. Thankfully, Las Vegas is home to the world’s sexiest lingerie brands, like Frederick’s of Hollywood at Mandalay Place, Love Jones at the Hard Rock Hotel, Victoria’s Secret at Fashion Show, and Agent Provocateur at the Forum Shops in Caesars.
No.3 – Send her to the spa
Your woman will love some pampering treatment. The Qua Bath & Spa at Caesars is a luxurious spa offering Roman baths with three glorious pools and an array of treatments such as aromatherapy, hot stones and facials. If you’re looking for another option that’s just as good and just as relaxing, try out the Drift Spa at Palms. And while your girl sits back and relaxes for the afternoon, you might as well kick back and check out the preseason Major League Weekend.
No.2 – Charm her with a show
Following a day of spas for her and sports for you, come together for some spicy entertainment with one of Vegas’ legendary shows. Here are two worth checking out:
1) Zumanity at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino. This is a provocative cabaret-style production with a twist of Cirque du Soleil. Expect to see mischievous innuendo with bold eroticism, showcasing different perspectives of love.
2) Peepshow at Planet Hollywood is teamwork between award-winning director/choreographer Tony Mitchell and BASE Entertainment. It stars ex-Playboy Bunny Holly Madison. Enough said, right? But here’s some more info: It’s a modern burlesque show expressed through dance and contemporary music. Be prepared for some striptease and 20 of the sexiest dancers from the media.
No.1 – Surprise her with a concert
There’s nothing like good music to get you in the mood, and Las Vegas hosts great entertainment, with great concerts — like Carlos Santana at Hard Rock and John Mayer at Mandalay Bay — delivering aural treats 365 days a year. Such talent is sure to make your girlfriend feel the love and shower you with affection, plus you get enjoyable entertainment out of it too. (ASKMEN)