Be my funny Valentine: Unique ways to spend Valentine’s Day in Vegas

We’re all for a dozen roses and mushy Valentine’s Day cards, but sometimes you’ve got to step out of the (heart-shaped) box.

Here are some wild and zany things to do for Valentine’s Day in Vegas:


In the words of Marvin Gaye, “Let’s Get It On.” The Love Cloud Tour offers a flight you and your mate will never, ever forget. Photo courtesy of Love Cloud.

Love Cloud Tour

Hey baby, are you a member of the Mile High Club (heh heh)? Look, we can joke all day about this ultra-private flight, but you can’t knock on its one-of-a-kind concept. Frisky couples can float on Cloud Nine on the Love Cloud Tour. You and your boo get the entire plane to yourselves. Your pilot even wears noise cancelling headphones. That means you can get your groove on sans the awkwardness. Plus, doesn’t this look way cozy? Instead of a row of seats like a traditional plane, this one includes one giant bed with a sound system and special light effects. The sky is the limit and it’s all yours.


Despite our chillier-than-usual temps, we’re sure this run is “panty” of fun. Photo courtesy of Cupid Undie Run.

Cupid Undie Run

You don’t have to be high in the sky for crazy Valentine’s Day spontaneity. You and your boo (or your posse) can brave the cold in the annual Cupid Undie Run. This takes Tom Cruise’s “Risky Business” to a whole new level. For one, you’re not in the comfort of your abode. And two, young Tom had a white T-shirt on. These fellow runners, do not.

But hey, the run supports a good cause and benefits The Children’s Tumor Foundation. This nationwide marathon raised $3.5 million last year. Pants drop in Vegas on Saturday, Feb. 13. The event starts at noon, with the undie run at 2 p.m. Get chilly and silly, y’all.


This totally shrieks Christian Grey. The Provocateur Suite, photo courtesy of the Hard Rock hotel.

Sexy Suite

If running in your undies sounds a little too nippy, trust us — there are plenty of spots in Vegas to keep warm. Let the Provocateur Suite at the Hard Rock be your suite-heart. This naughty 2,281-square-foot, two master bedroom-suite has more than enough space, plus all that racy stuff you see above (getting flashbacks of “50 Shades of Grey” yet?). Other amenities include a mirrored ceiling; a video projection of beautiful women; a private balcony with a heated plunge pool; a private bar; and gorgeous views of the city (which you won’t be paying attention to, anyway). One room has a king size poster bed, while the other room has one the size of three queen beds. That’s plenty of room to roll around and play (or role play).

Even if you’re not staying in this suite,  you can still spice up the night with romantic amenities. The special Romance Package includes breakfast in bed, a room upgrade in the HRH All-Suite Tower, early check in, late check out, discount on spa services and an intimacy kit. Me-ow!


Talk about a romantic walk: We’re in love with all of these lights. Photo courtesy of Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Gardens.

Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Gardens

OK, so that may be a bit much for you. That’s totally fine. You should know by now Vegas has something for everyone. If you’ve ever been to the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Gardens during the holidays, you’re familiar with all the bright and colorful twinkling lights. But imagine the garden illuminated in red, pink, white and purple lights. Sounds like the most romantic three-acre garden walk to us!

While you’re here, you may as well indulge in sweets. In addition to chocolate heart boxes, you can also get chocolate covered strawberries, a Bearington teddy bear or Valentine’s Day gift baskets. There are also gifts with cute names like The Sweetheart Bundle (three heart chocolate boxes) or the Date Night Bundle, which has the Love Box, 16 truffles, six sea salt caramels and a Bearington teddy bear.

You can also personalize your own heart box with your favorites. The Valentine’s Day light display is available now through Sunday, Feb. 14.


Declare your love with a front row show of the Bellagio fountains and the finest champagne. Photo courtesy of Hyde Bellagio.

Stylish celebrations

Vegas is an awesome city to get married in. You can get married by Elvis, in a gondola at the Venetian or at the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas. Sin City is not only the party and entertainment capital; there are tons of fun, romantic things to do in Vegas too.

If you’re a fan of murder and mystery shows, head to The D and get the Killer Date package offered at Marriage Can Be Murder. The Killer Date package includes a glass of champagne; a single rose; box of chocolates; a three-course meal, tax and server gratuity. Dinner performances are at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 – 14, with a 12:30 p.m. brunch performance on Valentine’s Day. The brunch show upgrade includes bottomless mimosas or Bloody Mary cocktails. Stumped on how to pop the question? You should do it here. The show had an actual marriage proposal during Monday’s Feb. 1st show. You can continue the trend, or explore other Vegas wedding and proposal ideas.

Once your boo says yes, you must throw a rockin’ engagement (or wedding) party with 40 of your closest friends. If money’s no object, then we say go all out. For a mere $250,000, you control the Bellagio fountains from Hyde  with a simple touch of a button. The spiffy view in your VIP section (with 40 of your closest friends) makes it the soiree of a lifetime. But surely it’s not $250,000 to press one single button: It’s the 30-liter Ace of Spades champagne bottle — enough for everyone to toast to your celebration.


Oh no, she didn’t (oh yes, she did)! Donate your ex’s stuff by participating in Goodwill’s fun donation drive.

Anti-Valentine’s Day donation drive

So… Valentine’s Day isn’t all rainbows and unicorns. You may very well have an anti-Valentine Day celebration instead, and that’s totally OK.  We have fun stuff for all you singles, too.

Did your S.O. do you dirty? You can bring his (or her) stuff to Goodwill’s Anti-Valentine’s Day donation drive from Monday, Feb. 8 to Sunday, Feb. 14. This isn’t limited to your ex’s stuff — Goodwill will take everything from DVDs and CDs (mixtapes?) to any other annoying reminders.

You get a gift in return. During this special anti-Valentine’s Day event, all donors receive a special “I Dumped My X’s Stuff” sticker to declare your newfound independence. Don’t forget about that donation receipt and tax write off.  Or as they call it, the ultimate revenge.


Hey — this Valentine’s Day, it’s all about celebrating YOU. Grab your gals and do it up in Vegas.

All the single ladies (all the single ladies)

It may be Valentine’s Day weekend, but you have every reason to celebrate your awesome self. Carmine’s inside The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace celebrates Singles Awareness Day on Valentine’s Day with two dinner packages. The Girls Gone Garlic menu includes a choice of salad, a choice of pasta, the Titanic Sundae for dessert and a bottle of Prosecco. The My Heart Will Not Go On package includes a Titanic Sundae and bottle of Prosecco. (Hey, with those names alone we’re tempted to stop by just so we can order these out loud.)

Also in honor of Singles Awareness Day, Rhumbar inside The Mirage offers its Breakup Shakeup cocktail. This cocktail is a sweet blend of rum, raspberry puree, cinnamon and coconut syrup, lemon juice and a dash of cherry bark vanilla bitters. Single or not, we can all raise our glasses to this yummy creation.

If you want to let loose, get your costumes ready. On Saturday, Feb. 13 from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Ghostbar Dayclub (GBDC) at the Palms hosts a Candy Land Party. Local ladies (and anyone dressed in costume) get free entry. The rowdy party includes confetti explosions, flabongos (flamingo-shaped beer bongs) and crazy bottle presentations.

Check out more 2016 Valentine’s Day in Vegas events.


Most folks take their Vegas jackpot winnings back home, but my dad decided to stay here instead. That’s how I left Seattle almost 20 years ago. I moved from greenery and rainy days to hot summers, palm trees and desert. As much as I love my hometown, I decided to stick around Vegas. This city just has so much to offer. You don’t even have to be a gambler, bar hopper or an all-night partier. I love Vegas for its awesome vegan-friendly spots, concerts, swanky hotel suites and spas so big, they’re like castles. The pool scene is not too shabby either, which is why I love taking stay-cations. Besides living it up -- Vegas style -- I’m hanging out with my handsome hubby, adorable baby girl, two cats and super-fluffy Shih-Tzu. I’m also a huge fan of '90s music, shows and movies. You can find me on Google+ and Twitter.