Those who think only Paris is for lovers ought to visit Las Vegas. Not only does Vegas have its own très romantique Eiffel Tower, but it also has a replica of the Venice canals (complete with dreamy Gondola rides) and the world’s largest Ferris Wheel. What’s more, Vegas has some of country’s top fine dining restaurants (Prime Steakhouse, for example, offers front-row seats to the Bellagio Fountain Show) and a twinkly neon cityscape that Thrillist.com ranks as the third most “beautiful skyline in the US.” Then there is the romance-inspiring entertainment. The city has hundreds of Broadway-caliber musicals and variety shows that are ideal for celebrating an anniversary. Below are five lovely examples.
Zumanity at New York New York
Zumanity may have the Cirque du Soleil name attached to it, but that’s one of the only things this erotic, adults-only show has in common with the other Cirque shows on the Strip. Zumanity has no clowns and no mystical storyline – only leather straps, chains, contortionists, nearly nude acrobats and a risqué scene involving multiple couples in a Champagne-drenched bathtub.
If you saw the show when it first opened, you’re in luck. It underwent a makeover in 2015 and is now “hotter and sexier,” reports the Las Vegas Sun. It’s ideal for the open-minded couple looking for highbrow theatre with just the right amount of seductive sass.
Cocktail Cabaret at Caesars Palace
Start your romantic evening with a cocktail and a concert in an intimate, throwback 70s Vegas lounge. The Cocktail Caberet at Caesars Palace is a 70-minute show that features professional singers (many with Broadway credits) and a four-piece band. Only guests 21 and older are allowed and the playlist includes both toe-tapping classics like “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and “Viva Las Vegas” as well as soulful crooners like “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”
X Burlesque at Flamingo Las Vegas
X Burlesque is a topless show, which means it won’t be for everyone. But for couples looking for a sensual and quintessentially “Vegas” show, then this playful and risqué romp may be perfect. The soiree features eight feather boa-twirling professional burlesque dancers who gyrate and pirouette to modern hits such as Calvin Harris’s “Slow Acid” and Michael Bublé’s “Fever,” as well as more traditional Burlesque songs. What sets this show apart from other topless revues is its intimate setting: The cozy, 140-person theatre allows for an up-close-and-personal view.
Celine Dion at Caesars Palace
A number of famous singers have performed on the Las Vegas Strip over the years, but none have held as long-lasting and successful residencies as Celine Dion. Queen Celine has performed more than 1,000 shows at Caesar’s Palace, with the success of her residency due in part to the concert’s mass appeal with audiences of all ages. Even those not overly familiar with Celine’s music often leave the concert impressed by the 31-musician orchestra and band, elaborate sets and Celine’s powerhouse vocals. Many of the songs Celine performs are love songs, which make her show a great pick for date night. Celine’s set list includes love song classics such as “My Heart Will Go On,” “Because You Loved Me” and “Beauty and the Beast.”
The Laugh Factory at Tropicana Las Vegas
They say laughter is the key to any good relationship, which is why an evening at The Laugh Factory makes for a fun and unique way to celebrate any wedding or relationship anniversary. Considered the number one comedy club in the country, this conveniently located comedy venue features a rotating list of up-and-coming comics, as well as big–name superstars. Shows are nightly at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30p.m. (Fridays and Saturdays include a performance at 11:59 p.m.).