Best Valentine Dates in Downtown Las Vegas

Don’t be misled by the “Sin City” label — Las Vegas is really for lovers. There’s no better way to express that love than by spending Valentine’s Day in the entertainment capital of the world. While the Strip will be overcrowded and overpriced, Downtown Las Vegas offers more unique, intimate and casual experiences. From quirky adventures to elegant escapes, here are some romantic date ideas for couples in Downtown Las Vegas.

Take in panoramic views at Legacy Club

 Perched on the 60th floor of Circa, Downtown Las Vegas’ swanky new resort, is the Legacy Club. The rooftop lounge boasts breathtaking panoramic views of the Las Vegas skyline and expertly crafted specialty cocktails. It’s a must-do on any day, but for Valentine’s Day, Legacy Club offers two packages. The Sweetheart Package includes a glass of champagne, two cocktails, a dessert and a rose while the Sunset Sweetheart Package offers all of the above plus a charcuterie board and a fire pit — and stunning sunset views that can’t be matched. And if you need a proper meal to go with those cocktails, take the elevator down to Barry’s for a juicy steak dinner.

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Legacy Club (@legacyclubvegas)

Enjoy an intimate sip inside hidden speakeasy The Laundry Room

If you and your partner like to imbibe in cocktails, make a reservation for The Laundry Room. The hidden speakeasy is tucked inside bar and nightclub Commonwealth, offering an intimate escape while the party rages outside of the secret door. The small room makes for a personal experience. You can order from the menu of 27 signature handcrafted cocktails, or let the masterful bartender create a concoction just for you based on your tastes. To add to the experience, a pianist serenades you while you sip and savor your drinks.

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by The Laundry Room (@laundryroomlv)

Get a high-flying adrenaline rush on SlotZilla

 A zipline may not sound very romantic, but hear us out. Flying on a zipline 114-feet in the air is not only exhilarating, it takes a level of trust that only true love brings. With SlotZilla, you’ve got the option of taking the shorter, 77-foot high Zip-Zilla. But this is a special occasion. Go big with the Super-Hero Zoom zipline, which launches you from a platform more than 10 stories above the ground and sends you flying 1,750 feet across the Fremont Street Experience. You can fly “superhero-style” like Superman and take in the dazzling lights that surround you. You’ll land at the historic Golden Gate where you can embrace your partner with your hearts pumping. Sounds pretty romantic to us.

 

Let out your inner child at Container Park

By day, Container Park is a retail complex with quirky shops, intimate bars and playful restaurants all housed inside of shipping containers. There’s a small field with a stage, along with a children’s playground featuring a 33-foot treehouse slide. But at 9 p.m., the little runts get the boot and it becomes 21+. Yup, that means that 33-foot slide is all yours! It’s even more fun when you’ve had an expertly crafted cocktail or two from Oak & Ivy. You and your special someone can run wild and relive your youth but, please, no making out at the top of the slide. We gotta keep the line moving!

Take an artful tour of the neighborhood

Downtown Las Vegas has transformed into a walkable art gallery in recent years. On nearly every building is a vibrant work of art, be it from one of the city’s local talents or an internationally-acclaimed giant like Shepard Fairey, who has a massive 21-story mural alongside the Plaza Hotel. You can’t go wrong in any direction, but if you need some guidance, there are services like DTLV Art Walk that give you a detailed tour and share the stories behind several popular murals. It’s perfect for selfies with your partner. But one of the most fitting backdrops for Valentine’s Day is hidden in the Arts District, tucked in an alley off of Colorado Avenue between Main and Commerce streets. There you’ll find Janel Raihl’s Instagrammable “Choose Love,” which features hundreds of pink and red hearts with metal letters that spell out the title of the piece. You’ll get 100 likes, easy!

Experience a brunch like no other at The Garden

For an afternoon filled with flair, you and your partner will want to hit The Garden’s Bottomless Drag Brunch. Billed as “the hottest gay bar in Las Vegas,” The Garden throws some of the most over-the-top events. Every Saturday and Sunday at noon, drag queens, many of whom are stars of hit series RuPaul’s Drag Race, turn the venue all the way up with riotous performances. Tickets start at $65 per person and include a brunch entree and bottomless mimosas.

Watch history come to life at The Neon Museum 

The Neon Museum is pure magic. Walk through the Neon Boneyard and you’ll find yourself surrounded by giant retired signs from some of Las Vegas’ most iconic hotels like the Stardust, Sahara and Lady Luck. There’s no other museum quite like it, which is why so many couples propose, take photos and even get married there!

 

Get a taste of “Old Vegas” at Hugo’s Cellar

 If you’re looking for a romantic dining experience, it doesn’t get better than Hugo’s Cellar. It’s classic dining at its finest, boasting brick-lined walls and cozy deep booths. Women are even greeted with a long-stemmed rose! Feast on Hugo’s Hot Rock Specialty — sizzling beef, chicken, swordfish and jump shrimp prepared tableside — as an appetizer, then treat yourselves to an aged steak, Australian lobster or beef wellington for the main course. Finish with a bananas foster or cherries jubilee, also prepared tableside. You’ll be booking your next reservation before the check arrives.

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Four Queens (@4queenshotelandcasino)