SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL FEATURE: Make Vegas Your Valentine
Posted Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 01:20PM
Las Vegas is one of the top destinations in the world for gay and lesbian travelers, offering world-class accommodations, nightlife, entertainment, dining, shopping and more. There is no better place to take a romantic getaway than the world’s entertainment capital. Here are some highlights that are sure to add passion to your next Vegas getaway.
Whatever your idea of a romantic getaway, Vegas has a room with your name on it. Many Las Vegas hotels are TAG and IGLTA approved properties offering specialty LGBT packages or websites, including Wynn Las Vegas, Paris Las Vegas, New York-New York and Luxor.
Bars and clubs abound in this city with many hot spots to choose from. Try Krave Massive, the largest LGBT dance club in the country found at the famous Fremont Street Experience, or head to nearby favorites TAO, PURE or LAX for a mixed crowd and great music. The Beatles REVOLUTION Lounge at The Mirage is also a popular party spot for Revo Sundays, the only LGBT party on the Las Vegas Strip. Make sure to visit The Loop, a cluster of LGBT venues including Gipsy, 8½, Piranha, Freezone and others. For a list of other LGBT bars, check out “Bars and Clubs” at LasVegas.com/gaytravel.
Catch unforgettable performances by Celine Dion at Caesars Palace, Zumanity by Cirque
du Soleil at New York-New York, or Le Réve – The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas. Or for a little drag in your evening, cheer on top celebrity impersonators at Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas at The Quad Resort and Casino (formerly Imperial Palace).
Known around the globe for its romantic and top-rated restaurants, Las Vegas is a culinary paradise. The greatest names in the kitchen, including Bobby Flay and Joël Robuchon, operate establishments here, and spots like Sugar Factory at Paris Hotel and Border Grill, co-owned by Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken, at Mandalay Bay offer exciting options for any palate.
Las Vegas has built a name for itself as a destination for the serious shopper. Get swept away by the lavish variety of Crystals at CityCenter, then check out the one-of-a-kind landscape and selection at The Shoppes at The Palazzo, then explore the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
Treat yourself well at one of the city’s premier spas. The spacious and modern BATHHOUSE at THEhotel at Mandalay Bay is a chic escape from the city sounds, and the Adventure Spa at Red Rock Casino Resort is an invigorating mix of outdoor activity and soothing body treatments.
Vegas is proud to offer a number of unique locations that hold commitment ceremonies. From the Viva Vegas Wedding Chapel to the wedding salons at Wynn Las Vegas, each experience promises to be unforgettable for any couple.
Take advantage of the great local attractions that you’ll only find here in Vegas. Don’t miss the famous Fountains of Bellagio, SkyJump Las Vegas at the Stratosphere, the Flightlinez at Fremont Street Experience, Red Rock and the Grand Canyon. Try something new with Pink Jeep Tours or Betty’s Outrageous Adventures, which cater directly to the LGBT traveler.
Las Vegas offers incredibly helpful and updated resources to facilitate your traveling needs. The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, as well as QVegas are two great places to start. Get the full story on LGBT travel in Las Vegas at LasVegas.com/gaytravel.
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