Las Vegas is known for being a party town, but what most people don’t realize is the large amount of things to do every type of traveler! Want a fun, girls trip? How about making Vegas your hub so you can explore all the national parks surrounding the city? Traveling with your boyfriend/girlfriend and want a romantic weekend? Whatever it may be, there will be plenty of activities for you!
For this guide, I want to focus solely on fun things do in Vegas for couples! My boyfriend and I have been together since high school and are born and raised in this amazing city. We have done just about every couple activity in Las Vegas, and I can’t wait to recommend all of our favorites to you. 🙂
Las Vegas is just oozing with romance! From luxurious spas to the finest restaurants in the world, I guarantee this trip will be one to remember!
If you are familiar with any of my travel guides, you know that I won’t make a long, ridiculous list of things no one would actually want to do! In this guide will be things I have tried, tested and loved OR things people very close to me have tried, tested, and loved. You won’t have to worry about filtering all of the waste-of-money things from the list!
Okay, let’s dive in! 🙂
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SUPER Romantic Things to do in Las Vegas for Couples
1. Hot Air Balloon Ride over the city
Is there anything more romantic than a scenic, hot air balloon ride over the city? There are a few companies in Las Vegas that will take off early in the morning and let you see a new perspective of the beautiful Vegas valley!
I love recommending this to my readers because most people come to Las Vegas, but never leave the small, 2 mile “Strip.” Getting to experience a hot air balloon ride takes you into the local side of town, gets you away from the crazy party scene, and allows you to take in the beautiful scenery that surrounds the city!
2. Take a joint zip line with views of the Las Vegas Strip
There are many places to zip line in Las Vegas, but if you have ever zip lined before, you know it’s not the most romantic activity haha. You are strapped into an unflattering harness and have to individually experience the views!
BUT, at the RIO hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, they have a joint zip line. You will get to sit side-by-side in a chair (almost like a roller coaster seat), so you can experience the scenic views together! I would recommend doing this at night so you get to see the Las Vegas Strip light up, which is a beautiful site!
3. Go Wine Tasting… FOR FREE
Wait, did somebody say FREE wine tasting?! Yes, you heard that right. Located just an hour outside of the city in the quaint town of Pahrump, you can taste wine for FREE at two of their local wineries. They also throw in a free vineyard tour with your tasting!
The two wineries in Pahrump are Pahrump Valley Winery and Sanders Family Winery. I would recommend making a day out of it and having lunch at Pahrump Valley Winery! They have a white-table dining room that overlooks their vineyard.
Hey, like free stuff to do in Las Vegas?! Be sure to check out this guide of 40 free things!
4. Take a sunset dinner cruise at Lake Mead
Less than an hour outside of the city, you will be at the largest man-made lake in the USA!
You can easily spend the entire day learning the history of the Hoover Dam, renting jet skis to explore the coves, lounging at the beach, or the best part.. taking a romantic sunset dinner cruise!
The two hour sunset cruise includes a yummy 3-course dinner, beautiful views of the lake and surrounding mountains, and some peaceful time away from the city. This tour includes pick-up / drop-off at your hotel + a class of champagne!
5. See a Las Vegas Show
You can’t come to Las Vegas and not see a show.. you just can’t! From comedy to circus acts, there is a show that everyone would love! My absolute favorite show is ANY of the Cirque du Soleil shows. I have seen almost every one, and I swear they get better every time!
There are over 6 different Cirque du Soleil shows at 6 different hotels. I would recommend picking one you haven’t seen and having dinner before the show at the hotel it is playing at! Click here for the list of all the shows.
6. Take a romantic gondola ride through the Venetian Lagoon
This is one of those cheesy, touristy things that you just NEED to do! At the Venetian Hotel, they have a large lagoon that wraps inside and outside of the property.
They have a few options where you can customize your ride (indoor v. outdoor, group ride v. private ride, night v. day). I would recommend an outdoor, night ride to get the best views! 🙂
7. Take a helicopter ride over the city at night
This is something that I will never get to do with my boyfriend because he is terrified of helicopters, ha! Be sure to send me pictures if you end up doing this so I can live vicariously through you. 🙂
Taking a helicopter ride over the Las Vegas Strip is the ultimate bucket list experience! They helicopters take off right next to the strip and you can opt in for either a day time or night time ride (do the night time!!).
These can be expensive, but I feel it would be worth the money. I know a lot of people who have done this and they say it’s such a magical and romantic thing to do in Vegas! Click here to check the options out!
8. Experience one of the most Remarkable Natural Wonders of the World together
The Grand Canyon is, well, you know… Grand and all, so there are multiple “Rims” to visit. The rims are all hours apart from each other, so usually people only choose one to visit at a time. The closest rim to Las Vegas is called the West Rim and is only 2 hours away!
Getting to experience this jaw-dropping natural wonder with the one you love would be so special! Imagine finding your own little spot on the edge of the canyon to enjoy the sunset together… pure magic!
Driving to the Grand Canyon can easily be done in a day trip (it’s listed on my 15 Best Day Trips from Las Vegas guide!), and you can either rent a car to do it on your own or sign up for one of the million tours that will pick you up from your hotel in Vegas. Click here to check out tour options.
9. Get tickets to a Golden Knights Hockey Game
Okay, I know what you might be thinking…. Uhm. Hockey..? Guys, trust me on this one! The Golden Knights Hockey games are SO much fun! I am not a sports person… like, AT ALL, but if anyone every asks me to go to a Golden Knights game, I am there!
Some local, back-story: The Golden Knights were the first professional sports team that Vegas had, which made everyone extremely excited to rally behind them! In their first year, they made it all the way to the Stanley Cup, which is nearly impossible for a first-year team! They have been one of the top hockey teams in the world ever since.
The stadium is located right on the Las Vegas Strip at the T-Mobile Arena. Surrounding the arena is an outdoor area called, “The Park,” where a ton of restaurants and bars throw big parties before the game. Grab a beer and enjoy watching the rowdy crowds rally behind their first professional sports team! You can buy tickets off of typical sites like Stubhub and Ticketmaster!
10. Get a couples massage at Vegas’s world-renowned spas
Getting a couple’s massage in Vegas is not your typical spa experience. The spas in Las Vegas are luxurious AF and include so much in your spa price. Not only are the massages high quality, but each spa has a large amount of amenities for you to use.
For example, at Caesars Palace you get access to their sauna, steam room, hotel pool, hot tubs, relaxation rooms, and their SNOW ROOM. Almost every hotel on the Las Vegas Strip has a spa, so be sure to check out the one you are staying at. 🙂
11. Eat at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant
Is there anything more romantic than Paris? Well lucky for you, Vegas has it’s very own Paris charm! At the Eiffel Tower Restaurant located at the Paris hotel, you can dine inside the Eiffel Tower replica. You will need to make a reservation well in advance because this place fills up FAST.
The views from the restaurant are second to none, giving you aerial views of the entire Las Vegas Strip, especially the Bellagio Fountains.
This is where my boyfriend took me for my 17th Birthday (our first birthday together), which makes me think back to how inexpensive dinner used to be before we were 21 HA! 🙂
12. Rent a limo to transfer you to / from the airport
The best way to kick off the Vegas romance is arriving to your hotel in style! There are many airport transfer companies, but why not splurge and rent a limo that will greet you with chilled champagne?!
Instead of taking the limo directly to your hotel, use up your full hour by having them drive up and down Las Vegas Blvd to soak in all the views! Click here to check out current pricing and availability!
13. Desert Horseback Ride with Sunset Dinner
This has to be one of the most romantic things to do in Vegas for couples! Can you picture riding off into the desert sunset with the one you love paired with a yummy dinner and warm campfire? This 5 hour tour will pick you up from your hotel in Las Vegas and take you out to their scenic ranch in the mountains.
Not only will you get to see the jaw-dropping scenery that surrounds Las Vegas, but you will get to search for bighorn sheep, jackrabbits, roadrunners and the picturesque Joshua Trees! Click here to see pictures & availability.
14. Share a Fat Tuesday on Fremont Steet
Is there anything more romantic than your man protecting you from all the drunk creepy men that wander downtown Las Vegas HAHA 🙂
Fremont Street is located in Downtown Las Vegas, where you will get all the “old school Vegas” vibes that you see in the movies! Fremont Street is the main street that is filled with bars, street performers, and this really cool LED dome that covers the street.
Grab a fat Tuesday (a large, yardstick cocktail) to split and enjoy watching the LED show and street performers! After that, don’t forget to check out a couple of the fun & trendy bars in the area (here is a guide on Best Bars in Downtown Las Vegas!).
15. Black out Dining in the Dark
THIS WAS SO COOL!! My boyfriend and I double dated with my parents for my Dad’s birthday and we had so much fun! This is a very unique and quirky experience, but something you will remember forever.
Black Out Dining is a fine dining establishment right off the Strip where you dine in a pitch black room.
From the second you check in with the front, they walk you to your table and help you find the chair to sit down. They serve you a fixed menu with delicious meals that aren’t disclosed until the very end! It’s like a fun guessing game of what you are eating, ha! Click here to read more about it.
(this is what the servers wear!)
16. Get free chocolate samples & factory tour at Ethel M’s Cactus Garden
The Ethel M Cactus Garden is located in a local area of Las Vegas, only a 15 minute drive from the Las Vegas Strip. This chocolate factory offers free factory tours, free chocolate tastings, and free entry to their 3 acre cactus garden! If you are traveling to Las Vegas during the holiday season, they deck the entire cactus garden with Christmas lights, and it is seriously the most beautiful site 🙂
Local Tip: If you plan on seeing the cactus garden, make sure you stop at the best all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant in town, Top Sushi! It’s only a few blocks away from Ethel M.
17. Watch the planes take off over the city
This is kind of my secret spot, but in order for this to be the ultimate guide on things to do in Las Vegas for couples, I have to share it! Located on E Sunset Rd between Eastern Ave & Paradise Rd, you will find an airplane viewing area! Just park at one of the parking areas and you will get to watch the planes take off and land with a view of the beautiful strip.
If you have an SUV or a truck, I would recommend bringing pillows, blankets and some food to have a picnic in the trunk! Just back into the parking spot, pop the trunk open and get ready for a romantic night 🙂
18. Go to a FREE line dancing class at Gilley’s
So… this might not be for everyone! If your man or girl likes to dance, this is such a fun and inexpensive thing to do together! My boyfriend HATES dancing (well, in public at least lol), but my parents have done this several times and love it. At Gilley’ Saloon s at Treasure Island, you can do free line dancing lessons!
19. Have a Pinball competition at the Pinball Hall of Fame
There’s nothing cuter than some friendly competition! At the Pinball Hall of Fame near the Las Vegas Strip, you can have a pinball battle with your boyfriend/girlfriend! It’s completely free to enter and is such a great break from the heat. They are open every day from 11am-11pm, no reservations needed.
If you like arcade-related activities, there is also Game Works at Town Square (near the Las Vegas Strip), Dave & Busters in Downtown Summerlin, & KISS Mini Golf located inside the Rio Hotel & Casino!
TIP: Make sure you stop by an ATM before going to get a bunch of quarters! There is not ATM inside.
20. Have a date night at The District – a great local hangout!
The District is an outdoor shopping mall in a local area of town and is my all-time favorite place in Las Vegas! My boyfriend and I go to to date nights here constantly because there is such a variety of things to do!
You can see a movie at the movie theater, try one of their delicious restaurants, go shopping at the cute boutiques, or sign up for a painting and wine class. My boyfriend and I took his Grandma to a painting class for her birthday and it was seriously the best time!
21. Go snowboarding or hiking at Mount Charleston
Vegas has a forest?! YES, just an hour outside of the city you can go hiking or skiing / snowboarding at Mount Charleston!
If you are traveling to Las Vegas in the warmer months: It’s nice to take a break from the Vegas heat because Mount Charleston is significantly cooler than the valley! There are tons of hiking trails, but my all-time favorite is Mary Jane Falls! After you hike, be sure to stop at the lodge for some yummy food and beautiful views from their patio!
If you are traveling to Las Vegas in the winter months: Head up to Lee Canyon for some fun in the snow! You can go snowboarding, skiing, or sledding! For a ski lift day pass, tickets range from $60 – $80 and have options for either full day or half day passes! Click here for more information on Lee Canyon!
PSST.. Do you like this idea? I have a full guide on Best Day Trips from Las Vegas!
22. Go on a scenic drive through Valley of Fire State Park
Is there anything more romantic than blasting your favorite songs, singing at the top of your lungs together, all while driving an insanely beautiful drive?!
What I love about Valley of Fire State Park is that the winding road hugged by vibrant red canyons is absolutely jaw-dropping AND the drive is short! Because let’s be honest here… a scenic drive is only fun for about an hour and then you are ready to get out of the car LOL.
This exact spot is located along Mouse’s Tank Road between Mouse’s Tank Trail and Rainbow Vista Trail! If you like this spot, be sure to check out my guide on best Instagrammable Places in Las Vegas.
This photo was featured on my Instagram – be sure to follow along for more Vegas inspo!
23. Kayak to Emerald Cave on the Colorado River
My boyfriend and I haven’t done this together (yet), but my Dad and I did this for Father’s Day one year! It was such a fun experience and a great way to take a break from the bustling Las Vegas city life.
This tour will pick you up from your hotel in Las Vegas and drive you out to Willow Beach to start your kayaking venture. The tour company provides kayaks, life jackets, snacks, and water throughout the 3 hour tour so you don’t have to worry about a thing!
There are a few tour options, but the one that I did takes you along the Colorado River to Emerald Cave! Click here to see more pictures.
24. Enjoy open bar at the High Roller’s “Half” Happy Hour
At the LINQ hotel and casino located right on the Las Vegas Strip, you can take a ride in their massive Ferris Wheel. And no, this isn’t your typical Ferris Wheel ride, it is an indoor, air conditioned pod that fits up to 40 people inside!
You can either take their standard ride to enjoy the views or upgrade to “Half” happy hour where you can enjoy the views with open bar! Click here to read more about it.
Local’s Tip: In front of the High Roller is the Linq Promenade, which is an adorable outdoor shopping area with cobblestone streets, patio bars, and string lights draped over the road. I would recommend stopping at one of the many restaurants in this area for dinner after!
25. Have way too many drinks at a Vegas Day Club
ahhh.. My boyfriend and I’s favorite couple activity in Vegas! Haha, just kidding… kinda 🙂
Spending the afternoon at a Vegas Day Club is a ton of fun, especially if you are doing a couple’s trip with some of your friends! If you are, I would highly recommend spending the money to get a cabana at one of the many day clubs along the strip so you have some shade from the Vegas heat and your own area to stand in.
This photo was edited in ONE CLICK using my “Vegas Pack” presets!
26. Vow Renewal at the World-famous Graceland Wedding Chapel
Already married? Want to make your Vegas trip one to remember? You can get your vows renewed with Elvis himself at the Graceland Wedding Chapel! This adorable chapel is located right on Las Vegas Blvd, giving you the ultimate “Vegas Wedding.” Click here to read more about it!
27. Get the adrenaline pumping at the Stratosphere thrill rides
You truly couldn’t pay me all the money in the world do this because I am terrified of heights, but my sister and her husband have done this many times because, well.. they’re crazy and enjoy things like this haha! If you also love adrenaline pumping activities, then this one is for you!
At the top of the Stratosphere on the Las Vegas Strip, you will see a handful of amusement rides that literally dangle you off the top of this huge building!! And if that isn’t enough thrill for you, you can also bungee jump off the top… YIKES.
28. Take a day trip to Death Valley National Park for photos that will last a lifetime!
Death Valley National Park is located only 2 hours from Las Vegas and you will be able to see the most unique landscapes in the world! If you like golf, there is also a world-renowned golf resort inside the park.
I have a few extremely detailed guides on Death Valley, so if you decide to go, be sure to check these out:
- One Day in Death Valley National Park
- Tips before visiting Death Valley’s Badwater Basin
- Where to stay when traveling to Death Valley
My boyfriend and I traveled to Death Valley to help one of our friends build her destination photographer portfolio! She took the most amazing photos of us at Badwater Basin (the picturesque salt flats inside the park), which we have framed all over our house! 🙂 P.S. Click here to check out her amazing photos on Instagram!
29. Attend a Mixology class at the Velveteen Rabbit
This is sort of a hidden class in Las Vegas because it is not marketed at all! You can’t even find it on the bar’s website.
If you call or email the Velveteen Rabbit, they host Mixology classes before the bar opens on request… AKA if no one knows about it you will get a private class!
The class includes 3 craft cocktails (that you get to drink afterwards, YUM) for $60/pp. Click here for a link to their website!
30. Indulge in Giant Milkshakes at Black Tap
Joseph and I love stopping at Black Tap anytime we are on the strip! Getting an cold milkshake when you are walking around in the blazing Vegas heat is SO refreshing.
Black Tap is a bar located at the Venetian Hotel, with views of the picturesque lagoon & Las Vegas Blvd! They serve food and drinks, but their specialty is extravagant milkshakes! These are definitely big enough to split, but if you’re anything like me and my boyfriend, we can never agree on a flavor so we always get two 🙂
31. Take a cute picture at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign
You can’t come to Las Vegas without taking a picture at the Welcome to Las Vegas Sign…. you just can’t!! How else are you going to show off to all your friends and family from back home that you visited the best city in the world? 🙂
The Welcome to Las Vegas sign is located at the beginning of the strip, on the corner of Sunset & Las Vegas Blvd. If you go anytime but early in the morning, be prepared to wait in a fairly long line to park and take a photo here! But… I think it’s worth the wait to at least do it once!
32. Rent a lily pad by the Wynn Pool
If a crazy party scene isn’t really your style, there are still plenty of options for you to have fun at the pool! Every hotel along the Las Vegas strip has extravagant pools, The Wynn being one of them! You can rent “lily pads” that are big day beds on the pool, perfect for the two of you!
Split a bottle of champagne and a refreshing fruit day and enjoy a relaxing day by the pool with the one you love! Click here to find out more about pricing and availability.
33. Go Brewery Hopping in the Art’s District
Until recently, Vegas always lacked local, craft breweries. Once the first ones began to pop up around the city, it was a domino effect for new ones opening!
In the Art’s District between Downtown Las Vegas and the Strip, you can walk around the beautifully painted streets and go brewery hopping. This area is extremely small, only a few blocks, and every wall is covered with colorful murals.
Here are the breweries in the Art’s District:
Local Tip: If you are traveling to Las Vegas during the first Friday of the month, make sure you head down to the Art’s District for their “First Friday Festival” where food trucks, artists, and pop up shops gather!
34. Enjoy a glass of wine at The M’s Rooftop Wine bar
My boyfriend and I live very close to this local hotel & casino so we love to have date nights here! The best parts about The M are the extremely modern interior, low key & quiet, prices are fair since it is local’s casino, and you get uninterrupted views of the Las Vegas Strip!
For most Valentines Day, my boyfriend and I like to have dinner at one of the restaurants inside the hotel and then head up to their enclosed rooftop wine bar, The Hostile Grape!
They have an amazing selection of wine and you even have the option to do tastings using their “wine tap wall,” which is always so fun! On most weekend nights they also have live music playing while you enjoy your favorite glass of wine and the amazing views of the strip!
35. Go Ice Skating at the Cosmo’s Rooftop Ice Rink (Winter recommendation)
If you are traveling to Las Vegas during the winter months, you NEED to go to the Cosmo to check out their amazing Christmas display! They turn their rooftop pool into a winter wonderland, installing ice skating rinks, hot chocolate bars, fire pit & smores stations, and the largest Christmas tree you will ever see!
**If you are traveling in the summer months, the rooftop bar at the Cosmo is still worth going to just for the beautiful views of the Las Vegas Strip!
OMG we were babies!!
36. Get your heart racing at SpeedVegas Exotic Car
Similar to the rides on top of the Stratosphere (#27), I am WAY to big of a chicken to do this!! If you like adrenaline-pumping activities, then this one is right up your alley!
On the outskirts of Las Vegas, you can spend a few hours driving exotic cars on the speedway! You will get to pick the dream car of your choice and choose how many laps you would like to drive it. Ladies… if you just want to watch your man, there’s a rooftop viewing terrace!
37. Ride the roller coaster at the NYNY Hotel
Personally, I think this may be a little over priced.. but if you love roller coasters, then this is the ultimate one! It is located at the NYNY hotel, on Las Vegas Blvd. During the entire ride you will get jaw-dropping views of the Las Vegas Strip, which will make it a memory to last a lifetime!
There is also an arcade at the entrance to the roller coaster, making it such a fun date night! Click here to learn more about it.
Local’s Tip: If you are at the NYNY hotel, be sure to stop inside the Piano Bar for incredibly talented entertainment and good drinks!
This photo was edited with my one-click photo filters! Click here to check them out 🙂
WOW, that was a ton of ideas for fun things to do in Vegas for couples! Are you still with me?!
As you can see, Las Vegas has endless ideas for fun date nights and memorable experiences. These are things my boyfriend and I have been doing since we started dating way back in high school or things we have been dying to try out because friends have highly recommended them!
I hope you have the most wonderful and romantic time in Vegas, and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to comment below so I can answer them! 🙂
If you are anxious for more ideas, check these out:
- Vegas Packing List – For Ladies!
- Best Bars in Downtown Las Vegas
- 15 Best Day Trips from Las Vegas
- 40 FREE Things to do in Las Vegas
- Girls Guide to Las Vegas
- How to spend your 21st Birthday in Las Vegas
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