I’m not going to lie, but I used to despise Valentine’s Day. I always thought it was over-hyped, over-commercialized, and just plain silly – if you love someone, you should show them that love 365 days/year, not just on February 14th. My cynicism obviously stemmed from the fact that I didn’t (still don’t) have a significant other to cuddle up (a girl can dream).
My solution – a single girls getaway (don’t worry guys; these destinations are definitely man-friendly too). It just so happens, the weekend following Cupid’s holiday is President’s Day = long weekend!
Las Vegas is the perfect destination, not only for the extensive list of things to do, or the fact it’s easily accessible from all over North America, but it is one place that caters to those of us who are uncoupled. Yay!
Ok, singletons, here’s what you should do when you land in the desert:
1. Spoil yourself, because in reality there’s no one else who is going to spoil you, right? That means head straight for the spa – Qua Baths and Spas at Caesars Palace is perfect because it’s a “social spa,” where you aren’t segregated away from everyone else. You can relax in the Roman baths with your favorite girlfriends. Whether you want a massage, a pedicure or a facial, Qua has something for everyone. If that doesn’t get you excited, the fact that they have a ton of February specials should!
2. You’ve pampered your tired body, now it’s time to show it off during Planet Hollywood’s “Stripper 101” class. Don’t be turned off by the crass name, this 75 minute workout is pure fun! Designed for women of all shapes, sizes and ages, this class will bring out your best feature – confidence.
3. You’ve taken care of your mind and body, but don’t neglect those “soles!” Fashion Show Mall, located only a few blocks from Caesar’s Palace, features over 40 shoe stores, plus Saks, Nordstrom and Macy’s!. The only problem you will be faced with is what shoes go best with your fabulous party dress for tonight.
4. Over the last few years, Vegas has turned into a nightlife mecca. The lounges, bars, and clubs are out of this world. For an unforgettable Vegas club experience, there is no better place than XS at Encore Resort. This mega-club is pure glitz and glam, so don’t forget to dress your best (after all, Las Vegas is pretty much the only place in the world where sequins are acceptable every day of the year). XS features opulent chandeliers, magnificent waterfalls, an indoor/outdoor dance floor and more beautiful people than you will know what to do with. Not to mention, they have attracted some of the world’s best DJ’s. Steve Aoki, Afrojack, and Calvin Harris will all be spinning at XS in February.
With all the fun you’ll be having on your single girls weekend in Vegas, all your coupled up friends will be green with envy after they spent another Valentine’s day dinner at the Olive Garden and in bed by midnight.