The Complete Las Vegas Guide for Couples: Where to Stay & Things to Do
Sin City has a party reputation, but there are a lot of romantic things to do in Las Vegas and even dreamier suites for stays. Whether you're planning a trip to Vegas or you live in town and you're looking for couples' activities and date ideas, there are plenty of entertaining shows, live music experiences, incredible dining options, world-class shopping, and also some truly off-the-wall options to enjoy beyond the familiar Vegas Strip. Here are some of our favorite ways to make the most of a couples trip to Vegas.
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Unique Things to Do in Las Vegas for Couples
When looking for outside-of-the-box ideas and things to do in Vegas, there are plenty of activities for couples to consider. Here are a few of our favorites.
Visit the Little White Wedding Chapel
Renew your vows or completely commit by tying the knot in one of the famous Vegas wedding chapels like the Little White Wedding Chapel. You can even have Elvis as the officiant or speed things along with a drive-through wedding.
1301 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89104
See a show
You don't have to love partying and gambling to appreciate all that Vegas has to offer. The shows are really special in Sin City, ranging from dance spectacles like the Jabbawockeez and trapeze like Cirque du Soleil to concerts by acclaimed symphonies, pop star residencies, and magic shows like David Copperfield and Shin Lim.
Experience SunBuggy Fun Rentals
Rip through Nellis Dunes with SunBuggy Fun Rentals just a short drive from the main strip. Follow the professional instructor ahead of you that adjusts the trip to your comfort level while you ride dune buggies through the sand.
6925 Speedway Blvd. c106, Las Vegas, NV 89115
Escape the Strip
Not far from Vegas, there are plenty of natural parks and even some site-specific art installations to explore. The Valley Of Fire State Park is stunning, whether you're driving through (if there's a heat advisory) or hiking across the desert trails. (Make sure to go early in the day to reduce heat exposure.) Visiting gives you a chance to explore the Aztec sandstone structures and ancient rock formations throughout the park. Seven Magic Mountains is a colorful art formation by Hugo Don Diego. Grand in size and vibrant, it's quite special to see in person.
Ride to the Grand Canyon with Maverick Helicopters
There are plenty of bus tours to explore Mead Lake, the Hoover Dam, and the Grand Canyon, but that can take all day. If you're looking to plan a romantic activity for a few hours instead of being stuck on a bus until dinner, book the Grand Canyon experience with Maverick Helicopters. Not only will you get incredible views of the Hoover Dam and Mead Lake en route, but you will land directly inside the canyon itself, giving you spectacular views of the gorge. The flight is only 40 minutes out and back, with some time spent inside the gorge with champagne and snacks.
6075 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89119
Don't Miss The Bellagio Light Show
Whether you're staying at the Bellagio or another hotel altogether, making your way to the fountain at the Bellagio's fantastical light show is part of the classic Vegas experience. The illumination starts every half an hour during the day, and every 15 minutes at night.
3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Have Robots Make You A Drink
Inside the Miracle Mile filled with shops is an automated bar called The Tipsy Robot that is quite an experience. Upon arrival, use the iPads to input the cocktails that you want. Then the bartending robot, made by Italian designers and French entrepreneurs to look a bit like a Jetsons extra, begins to concoct the poison of your choice.
3663 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Suite 130, Las Vegas, NV 89109-1920
Test Your Fear Of Heights by Skydiving
For the couple that wants to literally fall before falling in love, go on an adventure with Skydive Las Vegas. You can jump out of an airplane over the city (in a tandem jump with professional jumpers) to have a special experience that you can share forever. Just remember: In real life, love comes without a net.
Airport, 1401 Airport Road, Sloan, NV 89054
Or do the SkyJump
Want an adrenaline rush without an actual plane dive? Hit SkyJump in Vegas to get the heart pumping. Known as the "highest commercial deciliter dissent facility," SkyJump holds the world record for stationary thrills. Above the bright Vegas lights, adventurous couples can jump off the base, heading to the ground at about 40 mph, jumping from 829 feet.
2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89104
Explore the Zak Bagans Haunted Museum
Explore Zak Bagans' The Haunted Museum and haunted house in Las Vegas, dating back to the late 1930s. Close to Fremont Street, there are about 30 rooms inside the museum holding creepy artifacts (real and fake) from the past 90 years. Bring some sage to clear the vibes on your way out.
600 E. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89104
Romantic Things to Do in Las Vegas
When it comes to romance, what happens in Vegas doesn't have to stay With everything from an intimate dinner to a helicopter ride, there seems to be an endless list of things for couples to enjoy while in Sin City. Here are some of the most romantic dates you can take in Las Vegas right now.
Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride
Sign up for a romantic hot air balloon ride over the desert. What may seem thrilling is actually peaceful, giving you a chance to connect with your partner and enjoy champagne, while taking in beautiful views from above.
4390 Polaris Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89103
Take a Walking Art Tour
Vegas is a hotspot for contemporary art and creative expression, so take a walking tour to discover some of the city's best hidden gems that should be on your list when planning out your itinerary. There are landmarks, murals, amazing restaurants and happy hours to discover near Fremont Street and beyond, which are also great for photo opportunities.
SlotZilla Zipline Las Vegas
Fly through the air side-by-side on this Superman-style zipline just along the strip. The aerial ride is 11 stories high, and glides you over 5 blocks near Fremont Street.
425 E. Fremont St. #160, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Go Hotel Hopping Along the Strip
Hotel hopping is a rite of passage for tourists and locals alike, and those seeking romantic date nights in Las Vegas should absolutely partake. Walk or grab one of the free hotel shuttles to the Bellagio's lush atrium garden and famous laser-lit fountain, then head to the Cosmopolitan for a drink at the opulent old school Chandelier Bar. New York, New York has a rollercoaster for daredevils, and The Venetian offers gondola rides for a corny (in a good way!) moment of amore. Finish at the Luxor, which has a Hollywood-worthy replica of the Great Sphinx and a great cocktail selection at the Centra Lounge.
Go Horseback Riding
Sign up for a scenic horseback riding adventure in Las Vegas. Although the bright lights might be what attracts visitors to the city at first, there's a lot of beautiful scenery to discover on the outskirts of the strip. Explore Red Rock Canyon by horseback, followed by a barbecue dinner that's included in the trip.
4053 Fossil Ridge Road, Las Vegas, NV 89161
Explore The Pinball Hall of Fame
Visit the Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas to transport both of you back to being kids again. It's not only a fun date night to see their considerable stash of antique machines, but you can actually play these old-school arcade games. Loser buys the drinks, right?
4925 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Visit The Erotic Heritage Museum
NSFW is usually VSFLV (very safe for Las Vegas) and Erotic Heritage Museum is a prime example. With antique sex toys, a historical overview of pornography, and exhibits about the libido's importance in art and pop culture, this museum is a fun and risque way to explore what makes us tick. (And… uh… do some other stuff, too.)
3275 S. Sammy Davis Jr. Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Experience the High Roller
The High Roller will give you two a truly spectacular view of the strip. The world's tallest observation wheel, the High Roller is 550 feet tall, and a great way to take in 360-views of the bright lights of Vegas.
3545 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Have Dinner at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant
Maybe you haven't had a chance to travel to Paris yet, so a dinner in the Eiffel Tower can get you there in Vegas. The replica is a huge part of the iconic Vegas strip, and you can enjoy a romantic meal inside the Eiffel Tower Restaurant.
3655 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Take Ballroom Dance Lessons at Arthur Murray Las Vegas
Try your hand at a dancing class during your couples trip to Las Vegas. There are a few options to choose from, but nothing as classic as a couples ballroom dance class.
4440 S. Durango Drive, Suite A, Las Vegas, NV 89147
The Most Romantic Restaurants in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is known for its incredible culinary options at all price points at tastes, so when you're looking for a date night restaurant in Vegas, there are endless opportunities to try something new—or indulge in old favorites. Here are our picks for the most romantic restaurants and best date night bars in Las Vegas.
The Mayfair Supper Club
If you're looking for a special experience to have during your visit to Las Vegas, The Mayfair Supper Club inside of the Bellagio Hotel is a great place to start. This is an experience, not just dinner. With the fountain at the Bellagio dancing behind the club's onstage performers, guests get to view talented musicians and singers while they dine on spectacular food like the wagyu and caviar hand rolls with wasabi and gold leaf. To feel like you're in a Baz Luhrmann version of a fine dining restaurant, book a table ASAP.
3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Din Tai Fung
Din Tai Fung in Vegas is an experience that shouldn't be missed. When it comes to Asian food, they exceed expectations. The sweet-and-sour pork baby back ribs are incredibly juicy and smothered in a semi sweet glaze. There's plenty of fresh salads to enjoy (the cucumber salad is so popular that there are dozens of copycat recipe tutorials online), along with a signature plating of freshly-steaming dumplings. Save room for the chocolate ones for dessert.
ARIA Resort & Casino, 3730 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89158
The NoMad Library
The NoMad Library takes the normal brunch menu and turns it into a gourmet experience. (Why get pancakes when you can fill the table with fresh oysters on the half shell?) As for a typical fruit cocktail, the team behind The NoMad Library takes fresh fruit and soaks the pieces in complementing liquors, along with passion fruit gelatin shots served inside the fruit's skin. Bellinis are great, but can your brunch booze beat that? We think not.
3772 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Best Friend is where diners go to eat delicious Korean-Mexican fusion street food. They have some simple, familiar dishes like Shrimp Tempura with vegetables, while also including some unique inventions, like their Uni Dynamite Rice that brings together salty, briny, and spicy flavors with uni and salmon roe, and Sriracha.
3770 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
The Best Hotels in Las Vegas for Couples
There are quite a few hotel options in Vegas that range from affordable to extra-luxurious. Whether you're looking to splurge on an over-the-top hotel experience and feel like a movie star, or just want a place to crash after partying, these are the best hotels in Las Vegas for couples of all budgets, timelines, and tastes.
There are so many wonderful hotels to choose from along the strip, but The Bellagio has a reputation as a Las Vegas classic for a reason. The rooms are beautiful; the staff is friendly; there's indoor gardens in the atrium; the pools are huge and clean; the dining experiences are incredible, and you'll have access to the fountain whenever you want to view its stunning lightshow.
3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
If you love Italy or just want to pretend you're in a cheesy rom-com, The Venetian is a special experience that takes the beautiful canals and streets of Venice and replicates them to maximize every possible Instagram moment. Explore the shops or take a gondola ride before heading to your room to relax for the evening. (Obviously, room service includes plenty of pasta options.)
3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Built in 1966, Caesar's Palace is a true classic on the Las Vegas strip, and it's hosted a string of pop culture legends—Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Tina Turner, and Stevie Nicks among them—to help cement its place in Las Vegas history. Today, Caesar's Palace is still a favorite venue with celebrities and high rollers, and guests can enjoy Hollywood-level perks like Adele concerts, Nobu sushi dinners, and premium shopping at boutiques from Chanel and Cartier. And yes, this is the hotel in Ocean's 11 (and in The Hangover, if that's more your deal).
3570 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
ARIA Resort & Casino
Check into the ARIA Resort & Casino where you'll have access to plenty of entertainment and amazing restaurants like Din Tai Fung, located right inside of the Aria.
3730 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89158
Park MGM Las Vegas is in a prime location, directly connected to the ARIA Resort & Casino. Attached to the hotel, there's even a shuttle to bring you all the way down the strip, making it easy to explore without having to walk in the sweltering heat or pay for Ubers.
3770 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109