Romance is undeniably in the air in Las Vegas. Many couples get married in Las Vegas and many more come to Sin City to enjoy some one-on-one time with their significant other. With lots of fun and romantic things for couples to do in Las Vegas, it’s no wonder why.
Travel advisor Jenifour Jones says the fall and spring are ideal times to visit Las Vegas because of the moderate weather. However, if you want guaranteed pool time, it’s important to confirm that your hotel’s pool will be open when you’ll be visiting. Also, she cautions that the cost of a Las Vegas getaway can vary greatly depending on the season and what occupancy is like in the city. Jones shares, "A luxury hotel can price as low as $275 or go up to over $600 per night."
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Jenifour Jones is an accomplished travel advisor and the president of Go Get It Events & Travel.
There’s one thing you should most definitely do for your getaway, according to Jones: plan well. She explains, "Things in Vegas tend to book up quickly, so I would make your reservations before getting there. It is typical to make spa reservations no later than two weeks in advance."
Also, don’t be afraid to indulge yourself when it comes to a romantic resort. "I think staying at the most beautiful and nice hotel your budget will afford is important. Nothing ruins romance like smelling cigarette smoke or finding gum stuck on your mattress," Jones cautions.
Whether you want to go on a weekend getaway in Las Vegas or plan a longer romantic rendezvous with your partner, make time for these fun and adventurous activities in Las Vegas for couples.
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Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride Over the City
A hot air balloon ride is not only extremely romantic, but it also helps give you a greater perspective on Las Vegas. There’s so much more to the city than the Las Vegas strip! You and your partner will be awed by the beautiful scenery of the mountains and valley as you soar as high as 10,000 feet. Vegas Balloon Rides offers a memorable morning balloon ride, too.
Immersive Yourselves in the Van Gogh Exhibit Las Vegas
Many couples have grown closer together over a shared passion for a great artist, and Van Gogh’s art still often inspires a strong reaction. With the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Las Vegas, which is located on the strip, you and your partner may feel as though the art is coming to life before your eyes. You’ll also feel that you are a part of it all.
Enjoy Gondola Rides at the Venetian
The gondola rides at The Venetian Resort can make you feel like you’re suddenly transported to a honeymoon in Europe. You can go on an indoor or an outdoor ride on a gondola, and you and your significant other can coast down the Grand Canal as you look up at passing bridges and balconies. You’ll also get a live serenade from a singing gondolier who will pilot your gondola.
Dine in Darkness
Have you ever tried dining in total darkness? Blackout Dining in the Dark provides couples with a new way of connecting to food in a surprisingly sensual way that’s just right for a romantic dinner. Guests dine in total darkness, so they focus more on the taste, smell, and sounds of the meal than ever before! Just be sure to make reservations early so you don’t miss out on the seasonal mystery menu and overall novel experience of dining here.
Visit the SkyPod and Observation Decks at The STRAT Las Vegas
As an iconic part of the beloved Las Vegas skyline, the SkyPod is a must-visit attraction at The STRAT Las Vegas. You and your partner can take a fun ride to the top to see the jaw-dropping views of the Las Vegas valley. You’ll also want to spend time at the observation deck, which is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States.
Relax at Gold Strike Hot Springs
If you are visiting in the fall, winter, or spring, bring your partner to the Gold Strike Hot Springs for a truly relaxing experience. It’s only about an hour from the Las Vegas Strip, so it works well for a day or evening trip, and the two of you can enjoy soaking up the serenity and privacy that nature can provide. Just beware that Gold Strike Hot Springs is typically closed from May to September because of the extreme summer temperatures.
Ride the High Roller Las Vegas Strip Observation Wheel
If you’ve ever seen The Notebook, you know how romantic a Ferris wheel can be. The High Roller Las Vegas Strip Observation Wheel at The Linq takes that to the next level! The lit-up wheel empowers you to soar 550 feet above the center of the Las Vegas Strip. You and your partner can enjoy your own cabin and the ride provides 360-degree views and takes 30 minutes to complete a full spin.
Enjoy a Date in a Limousine
Limousines are as plentiful in Las Vegas as slot machines and Elvis impersonators. Going on a date in a chauffeured limousine is a great way to enjoy shared luxury and it will give you both an excuse to dress to impress. Take the limo to dinner and a live show, then revel in the fun of the ride back to your hotel.
Watch a Film at the Drive-In
Going to a drive-in movie can be extremely romantic. It can feel as though it’s just you and your partner experiencing the film from the comfort and privacy of your car. Fewer than 350 drive-in movie theaters are left in the United States and The West Wind Las Vegas Drive-In is one of the last great ones. The retro theater shows all new releases, so choose a romantic flick and enjoy the joyful escape of drive-in cinema.
Tour The Neon Museum
Although certainly not the most obviously romantic spot in the city, The Neon Museum is a popular spot for engagement and wedding photos. Its romance comes from the rich history that it preserves with such attractions as the Neon Boneyard that preserves signs from the city’s heyday and beyond.
Stroll Down Fremont Street
Located in downtown Las Vegas, Fremont Street was the first paved street in the city. It also used to be considered the heart of the city before the Las Vegas Strip was established. Fremont Street hasn’t lost its charm. It now serves as a pedestrian mall, so you and your partner can walk hand-in-hand on a romantic stroll here. Light and sound shows are the norm, and music is always playing.
Book a Private Helicopter Ride
If you find yourself marveling at romantic helicopter scenes in movies, you’ll no doubt be thrilled with the glamour and excitement of a private helicopter ride over Las Vegas. Companies like Maverick Helicopters offer private helicopter tours at night over the bright lights of the city. Sharing the moment of being high above the city at night with your partner can help you see Las Vegas—and perhaps even each other—in a whole new way.
Eat at Tarantino's Vegan
With flowers on each table and the delectable scent of Italian cooking in the air, the casually romantic ambiance at Tarantino's Vegan makes it a restaurant that omnivores and vegans all love. The family-owned eatery serves traditional Italian dishes and comfort food with a plant-based flair. Tarantino's Vegan is a great spot to connect with your partner over lunch before heading out for more Vegas adventures.
Explore Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Located just a short car ride and 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip, the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a gorgeous, romantic spot for a rendezvous in nature. If the weather is particularly hot, couples can enjoy a 13-mile scenic drive from the air-conditioned comfort of their car, or they can enjoy a picnic in the fresh air. Adventurous couples can go hiking, mountain biking, or rock climbing.