The Fountains of Bellagio put on one of the city’s most mesmerizing shows—for free. The choreographed dance of water, music and light plays every 30 or 15 minutes, depending on the day and time. Stake out a spot together on The Strip or grab a cozy table with a view. The patio seating at Paris Las Vegas’ Mon Ami Gabi is among the best bets. For a different kind of breathtaking—and free!—view, stroll through the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, which dazzles with a different floral display each season.
AAA inspector picks: Locals love The Bootlegger Bistro, a decades-old Italian restaurant, for its intimate atmosphere and occasional live music. Capture romantic photos against a medieval castle backdrop at Excalibur Hotel & Casino; it even has an on-site wedding chapel.
Spring for a private gondola ride for two at The Venetian ($116–$156, depending on when you go). Your singing gondolier will guide you along a romantic re-creation of Venice’s Grand Canal, beneath bridges, alongside cafes and under balconies. Or, add some high-flying thrills to your getaway with a nighttime helicopter ride over the neon glitter of The Strip. A 12- to 15-minute flight runs about $100 per person and includes a champagne toast. Back on the ground, get tickets to The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil (starting around $86) while it plays at The Mirage.
AAA inspector picks: Share an intimate dinner at Michael’s Gourmet Room; it’s draped in plush red fabrics and features a Tiffany glass door and skylight. For a romantic overnight, nobody beats the legendary Bellagio. The public spaces are lined with Italian marble, and hand-blown Chihuly glass flowers decorate the lobby.
Romantic Weekend Getaways: Orlando