Las Vegas is the MOST popular city in the state of Nevada in the United States. The city of Las Vegas is known for its beautiful architecture – hotels and resorts, busy casinos and wild parties, land of concerts and shows, and basically all the ingredients for a memorable Vegas vacation. In spite of all the hustle bustle of a city, there are beautiful and romantic things to do in Las Vegas for couples that will take your breath away. There is awesome entertainment, stunning architecture and night-life like no other in the world. Imagine taking a hot air balloon or helicopter ride over the desert or day trips to the Grand Canyon and the Death Valley to explore : all of these transports you to a different world altogether..
So if you are headed to Las Vegas, make sure you check out these bucket-list items with your sweetheart!
10 ROMANTIC THINGS TO DO IN LAS VEGAS FOR COUPLES
Walk hand in hand, at Las Vegas Strip – Day or Night
Las Vegas Strip is lined with fantasies from all over the world. Walk the Strip hand in hand and you will find yourself in New York city one moment, in another heartbeat you will be living the Eiffel tower experience at the Paris Hotel and then the Venetian canals. A romantic world trip, you ask? May be!
Visit the Strip during the day or take an evening lights tour – both exciting and beautiful!
Walking and strolling in Las Vegas is unique in the sense that you are walking through the hotel doors, rather then the streets. Stop by for a photo for two, enjoy some comfort food or frozen margaritas. You can begin at the Hotel Excalibur, walk through Luxor hotel and then to New York New York and Paris Hotel. You can stop at the Caesars Palace and rest in their breezy compound.
The Night Lights tour is a 2 hour guided tour exploring the Las Vegas landmarks and city’s most popular sightseeing location including the Fremont Street and Downtown Vegas. Book your night lights tour here
Romantic places in Las Vegas for a STAYCATION
Pamper yourself and your special one at a Las Vegas Iconic hotel and resort. There are hotel accommodation options for everyone. Hotel rates start at $50 USD+. All the hotel properties at the Vegas strip have a casino, variety of restaurants and are very well connected to other hotels. Choose a hotel at the strip, pick a top floor room and get access to those amazing city views.
Take luxury to the next level. Get breakfast in bed, wake up at your own pace, or sleep in. Top it up with in-suite spa or a couples message and other relaxing services.
Best Hotels in Vegas for Couples
Here are some Vegas hotels for couples
- Hotel Bellagio – Luxury, classic and one of a kind in Las Vegas Strip. Check out hotel prices here
- Aria Hotel – Stylish, luxurious rooms. Has a great shopping arena at the resort. Check out hotel prices here
- Hotel Venetian – Stay at this beautiful hotel, with the world famous spa – Canyon Ranch Spa. Book your stay here
- Encore at Wynn – Rooms are amazing, bathrooms even grandeur than life! Book your stay here
Go for the Venetian GONDOLA ride
One of the most romantic things to do is to take a gondola ride through the canals in Venice, Europe. No time for Europe, no problem. Want something romantic (and smart), without breaking the bank. Head to the Venetian Hotel – a mini Venice in the middle of Las Vegas Nevada.
The Venetian offers you a glimpse of the gondola magic. You can take a gondola ride (like you were in Venice). The canals take you to a different world. The paintings, tunnels and the music at the gondola ride will surely leave your special one speechless.
It is a perfect way to spend a beautiful evening, with your sweetheart.
Romantic restaurants in Las Vegas – Stratosphere revolving restaurant
How romantic will it be, to wine and dine at a revolving restaurant? Head to Las Vegas Stratosphere for that unforgettable evening. If you prefer to stay on the ground, then head to the Capital Grille or the Grand Lux Cafe for a relaxing dining experience. Ice Bars are quite popular in Las Vegas. Ice bars are sleek ice filled restaurants, with special LED lights. Get cozy and warm at an Ice Bar. Learn more here
Explore with Helicopter rides Las Vegas
If you wish to top it up a notch (which you should, as it is so so romantic) is to take a HELICOPTER RIDE over the City of Las Vegas and the desert of Nevada. Helicopter tours in Las Vegas are very popular and one of the bucket list items, that you shouldn’t miss. The landscape of Nevada, along with the stunning architecture of buildings at the STRIP and the Grand Canyons make for an unforgettable tour experience!
There are different adventure tour options available for couples in Las Vegas. If not a helicopter ride, you can opt for hot air balloon (more about that below), or kayaking or ATV tours. Some of the popular options are included below –
- Airplane Tour over the Grand Canyon
- Kayaking tour in Colorado
- Racing/Speed Adventure/ ATV Tours
- Go ziplining in Las Vegas – zip line in Vegas
Adventure at the Hotel Stratosphere
Hotel Stratosphere is located at the Las Vegas strip. It offers some of the thrilling experiences in the whole of Vegas (well, other then love, of course). The Stratosphere Tower experience offers skydiving and other thrill rides. Hotel Stratosphere observation wheel and deck offers skydive, including 360 degree views of the city from a revolving restaurant and zip line activities. More about hotel Stratosphere attractions here
Hot Air Balloon Ride Las Vegas
Get cozy in a hot air balloon, riding over the Nevada desert. You and your sweetheart can enjoy the beautiful Las Vegas Nevada in all its glory – lights, the Strip and all the beautiful architecture from the sky.
Hot air balloon rides are offered a little outside of the city of Vegas. The desert landscape makes it a unique experience, and we highly recommend it to include in your itinerary.
Explore Together – Day trip to Grand Canyon from Las Vegas
Las Vegas is located in a favorable spot which offers various options for day tours. One of the most popular day trip destination is the Grand Canyon South or West Rim. Many day tours to Grand Canyon include a stop over the Hoover Dam as well.
Here are some of the popular day trip options from Las Vegas
- Hoover Dam – Hoover Dam is an engineer’s marvel. Explore the Ultimate Hoover Dam in a day tour
- Grand Canyon National Park – A must visit – Book the Ultimate Day tour to Grand Canyon from Vegas
- Death Valley Tour – Be mesmerized by the landscape of Death Valley. Take a day tour from Las Vegas
- Valley of Fire – Take the hiking tour to the Valley of Fire from Las Vegas
- Hollywood Trip – Book your Hollywood trip right and explore the glam
- Red Rock Canyon Day Tour from Vegas – Explore the beautiful Red Rock Canyon from Las Vegas
Discover Together at Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
Yes! there is a Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas. Its a public aquarium located at and owned by the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Its main tank is 1,300,000 US gallons, one of the largest in North America.
Entry fee to this place is $25 for an adult. You can explore underwater, learn about water species and even dive with the sharks. An unusual experience in the middle of desert in Vegas. Discover the Shark Reef Together!
Get Dressed – Las Vegas Parties & Casino
The night is young and full of memories. Get dressed and paint the town red – enjoy with an evening show and dinner. Or simply dance the night away. There are many bars and dance clubs to choose from in Vegas. Get the ultimate night club pass here
Don’t forget the casinos. Las Vegas is known for its casinos and they are everywhere in the city. You will find slot machines at the airport and your hotel lobby. Don’t miss the fun, try your luck. Play responsibly!
Our guide told us that playing at the old hotels would probably win you more money then trying your hands in the newly built casinos.
Impromptu romance at the Fremont Street Light Show
A 24- hour mall with a dazzling LED screen display, the Fremont Street experience offers awesome (and free) entertainment. Head there at any time of the day (preferably late evening), surprise your special someone with some impromptu dance and music. Grab a bite to eat (street food is very cheap here) and take photos with the famous people like Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Captain Jack and more.
Hotel Golden Nugget is just around the corner for casino and dining time. More about Golden Nugget here
Las Vegas Entertainment – Bellagio Fountains Las Vegas
Vegas is known to be the performing stage for global artists like Celine Dion, David Copperfield, Britney Spears, Santana,etc. Enjoy a show or two with your partner. Browse here and book shows, concerts and musicals that Vegas has to offer.
Not in for concerts or shows and want something cheaper? There are loads of options for free entertainment as well.
- Explore live music, good food at the Fremont Street, Downtown Vegas
- Watch the world’s largest permanent circus at Circus-Circus. You can watch death-defying stunts by uni-cyclists and acrobats high above the casino floor at no charge every half hour.
- Enjoy the Bellagio fountains every half hour (or 15 mins at night) for free
- The Mirage built a volcano in front of the resort just so it could make loud explosions, shoot fire and lava. Watch the volcano in action every half hour at night.
- On the grounds of the Flamingo hotel, you can enjoy scenic wildlife.There’s a waterfall and an island with a collection of Chilean flamingos.
Get Married in Las Vegas – Vegas Wedding Chapels
Get married at the “moment”, may be a drive through wedding, a heli ride or make it grand at the Caesars Palace. Vegas offers wedding packages of all kinds and it makes wedding truly memorable.
Already married? Renew your vows – in a unique and FUN way. Invite Elvis Presley to officiate!
In order to get married in Las Vegas, you can apply for a marriage licence in the Nevada county (and get it the same day) for a wedding. Marriage certificates issued in Vegas are valid worldwide. You might need an additional apostille from the Civic Bureau in some cases to verify the wedding.
So that’s a wrap. These were our top 10 romantic things to do in Las Vegas for couples. Las Vegas was our first international trip as a couple and we sure did almost all of the items in this list. Hope you enjoy Las Vegas, as much as we did.
Whats your favorite activity in the Sin City?
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Last Update: January 27 2019
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