Valentine’s Day Getaway Destinations Near Las Vegas

February 2, 2013 5:00 AM

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Every year, Valentine’s Day comes and we all try to plan the perfect date for the special someone in our life. There are many options in Las Vegas for a romantic dinner and there are even more options for a nice getaway within an hour’s drive of the Las Vegas Strip. Explore some of the more romantic getaway options for this coming Valentine’s Day.

Mount Charleston Lodge
5375 Kyle Canyon Road
Las Vegas, NV 89124
(702) 872-5408
www.mtcharlestonlodge.comJust about a 45-minute drive northwest of Las Vegas is Mount Charleston with some of the most breathtaking views you can experience in southern Nevada. With evergreen trees for miles in every direction, these views blend perfectly with a sunset. Enjoy a romantic Mount Charleston getaway for Valentine’s Day. You can rent one of the cozy cabins up at the Mount Charleston Lodge or a luxury room at the resort. Both venues have restaurants to enjoy a tasty dinner and a glass of wine or champagne. You can get a cabin with a jacuzzi tub and pop some bubbly as you relax, looking out over the mountain views.

Related: Getaway Guide: Weekend Trip to Flagstaff, AZ

Las Vegas Ski Resort

6725 Lee Canyon Road
Las Vegas, NV 89124
(702) 645-2754
www.skilasvegas.comIf you plan a Mount Charleston getaway, February is a perfect time to explore the ski lifts at Las Vegas Ski Resort. Ski the various trails for a breathtaking ride down the snow. The ski resort offers ski lessons for those new to the sport. This can be a memorable addition to the surprise Valentine’s Day getaway. The resort offers a variety of lift passes for a day, a weekend or a full season, depending on your needs. The ski resort also has wedding services available if you are looking to make February 14th your anniversary date. Just imagination the beautiful snow-covered Spring Mountains as the backdrop to your special day.

Ethel M Chocolates
2 Cactus Garden Drive
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 435-2655
www.ethelm.comAlmost everyone loves chocolate, and on the southeast side of Las Vegas, you can explore the Ethel M Chocolates factory on Valentine’s Day. Sample some of the chocolates on the tour and buy your special someone a box of their favorites at the end. You can also grab a hot chocolate and walk around the cactus garden under the moonlight. Thinking of popping the question? This could be the perfect place to propose to your special someone. Hold hands as you walk the landscaped grounds and enjoy your evening. There is no fee to tour the factory or the gardens.

Related: Plan a Staycation to RememberAston MonteLago Village Resort
30 Strada di Villaggio
Henderson, NV 89011
(702) 564-4700

The picturesque beauty of Lake Las Vegas, a 35-minute drive from the Strip, is a perfect setting for a romantic getaway. The modern accommodations mixed with old world charm will sweep anyone off their feet. This resort features many restaurants to choose from including an Irish pub, French bistro, Italian fine dining and everything in between. MonteLago is located on a private lake where you can enjoy a cruise or take out a paddle boat for a scenic ride. You can also enjoy a day on the links. Guests of the resort get golf privileges at two nearby courses. You will feel like you have stepped into the Mediterranean when you arrive.

Jason Dinant is a freelance writer covering all things Las Vegas. His work can be found on

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