Las Vegas is an incredible place to visit and one of the best honeymoon destinations in the US; whether it’s a weekend trip or a week away. But what are the best things to do in Las Vegas for couples?
We asked these Vegas experts and travel bloggers for their thoughts on the most romantic things to do in Vegas to help you plan your next trip.
Things to know before you go to Las Vegas
Romantic things to do in Las Vegas
A helicopter tour
It doesn’t get much more romantic than taking a helicopter flight then sipping champagne on the floor of the Grand Canyon. There are actually lots of Grand Canyon helicopter tour options from Las Vegas, and most will even pick you up at your hotel.
In route to the Grand Canyon, you get aerial views of the Hoover Dam and the Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. Once you land on the floor of the Grand Canyon, you might even have time to go hiking or rafting depending on your tour. On the return flight, you will go over the famous Las Vegas strip.
Yes, a helicopter tour is a splurge (prices start at $300 per person) but it’s a special experience that lasts a lifetime.
Anisa from Two Traveling Texans
Visit the Eiffel Tower
Las Vegas is full of fun, romantic and value for money attractions.
Renew your vows
Vegas is famed for its quicky marriages, but sadly many don’t last the distance. We didn’t have a Vegas wedding, but our marriage has certainly lasted and when we found ourselves in Vegas around the time of our 20th wedding anniversary it made perfect sense to renew our vows.
Our vow renewal was everything our wedding wasn’t. Easy, fun and just the two of us. We loved every second of it.
Vegas Weddings organised everything including my beautiful bouquet of lilies, our transport and our awesome Elvis. We hired an amazing photographer and spent the afternoon hitting all the famous sights and smiling like idiots in front of them. I only wish we had done this the first time around!
Allison from Flights to Fancy
The Strat is often overlooked because it is quite far from the centre of the Las Vegas strip. However, offeringwith fantastic views of Vegas and beyond, this popular hotel, restaurant and attraction centre, should be on your Las Vegas itinerary.
If you are unsure about Vegas nightlife for couples, this is a great place to start. The Stratosphere or The STRAT as it is now officially called, offers the SkyPod – a place to enjoy amazing views whilst eating your dinner in a rotating restaurant; giving you 360 degree views of Nevada.
Alternatively, you can opt for a few drinks in the 107 SkyLounge or try the creative cocktails at 108 Drinks.
For something very unique for Vegas, why not enjoy a thrill ride together? Atop of this iconic building is The Big Shot, Insanity and X-Scream, three rides that use the towering height to their advantage.
Watch the Fountains of Bellagio
A perfect free thing to do in Las Vegas as a couple is to go watch the Fountains of Bellagio. With romance in mind, the creators installed over 1,000 fountains in front of the hotel which sends water soaring as high as 460 feet in the air enhanced with music and light.
With a wide range of music, it is unlikely you will see the same show twice during your trip. The performances range from delicate to grand each with uniquely choreographed water and lights.
The show currently happens every 30 minutes from 3 pm to 8 pm Monday – Friday and ever 15 minutes until midnight. On Saturdays and holidays, the show starts at 12 and on Sundays at 11. You may want to arrive early to get a good spot upfront to enjoy the show.
Dan from Honeymoon Always
The High Roller
Watch a Cirque du Soleil show
One of the most entertaining things a couple can do is attend a Cirque du Soleil show. Cirque du Soleil stands for Sun Circus and was started by a Canadian entertainment company. The proof of its entertainment value is that since its start in 1984 it has branched out to 400 cities across the world.
Las Vegas is the perfect place to watch a Cirque du Soleil performance because there are so many to choose from. Currently, there are 7 different shows in the Las Vegas area. Be prepared to gasp and awe at the amazing acrobatics, aerialists, and stunts you will see as well as the amazing music that it is all set to.
If you are a Beatles fan, head to LOVE at the Mirage. Like villains and fight scenes? Go to Ka at the MGM Grand. Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay will impress you with dance moves. Whatever show you decide to go to with your loved one, it will be an evening you will talk about for a long, long time.
Pam from Travel hacking Mom
On our most recent couples trip to Las Vegas, we had the best time at Top Golf!
Top Golf Las Vegas is the ultimate golf experience – for all levels of golfers! It’s basically a driving range where you get your own bay – complete with table and food/drink waiter service. Your golf balls are chipped so the machine knows who is hitting, allowing you to create competitions. When you hit the ball, it lands out on the target nets and records your score on the computer screens you see in your bay.
It’s super fun and anyone can do it!
Plus yummy food and amazing drinks.
Top Golf has outlets across the United States, but the Las Vegas location is behind the MGM Casino. You can take a free shuttle from MGM Grand or an Uber/Lyft from other hotels.
The bays hold up to six people and are priced per hour, starting at $33 and going up $93 depending on the day and time of your visit, and location of your bay. Food and drinks can be purchased at an additional cost.
Harmony from Momma To Go
Top Golf Las Vegas
Enjoy a buffet together
Las Vegas is known for its amazing buffets so why not enjoy one with your other half. We loved trying the best buffets in Las Vegas but make sure you take advantage of the deals on the hotel websites, Groupon or Vegas.com
Wicked Spoon in The Cosmopolitan is a great option for couples, with a wide variety of high-quality food but also a calm, sopshisticated ambience. Some buffets can have a sense of urgency, with people rushing between the offerings. However, perhaps because of how this buffet is spaced out and the vast selection on offer, this feels like a much more romantic place to eat at and enjoy. Expect to pay $29 on weekdays and $36 on the weekends.
The Buffet at Wynn is a beautiful restaurant, very light and bright, perfect for romantic brunches. The Mirage’s Craving buffet is a great option for those looking to try a selection of cusines fro around the world. Bacchanal Buffet at Ceasar’s Palace is also a wonderful restaurant, although more expensive than others, there are lots of cook-to-order stands and delicious tasting meats.
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden
This sky-lit atrium in the Bellagio hotel is a free attraction in Las Vegas, offering a selection of vibrant colourful flowers and plants. The displays change seasonally and are particuarly magical at Christmas and New Years.
120 horticulture staff maintain these gardens and they are definitly a romantic way to spend a morning during your trip – perhaps pair up a visit with watching the fountains and trying out a restaurant in the hotel.
Enjoy a Gondola Ride
For those looking to experience a bit of Venice during their Vegas trip, book yourself a ride on the Gondolas in The Venetian.
The ride lasts around 15 minutes and the gondolier often belts out a song or two during your journey. This experience doesn’t come cheap though; expect to pay $29 per person in a shared gondola (4 riders per boat) or $116 for two in a private boat.
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
This romantic thing to do in Las Vegas isn’t tecnically in Vegas at all (but 40 minutes away), however it makes for a wonderful day together and should be included on your next romantic trip to Las Vegas.
The Ranch is a small oasis dating back to the 1860s. With grassy meadows, historic buidlings, hiking trails, picnic spots and outdoor evening plays during the summer, this is the perfect place to visit when you are looking to escape the crowds and bright lights of Las Vegas. This is a pictersque park, with the Wilson Cliffs offering breathtaking backdrops yo your ranch photos.
This Ranch is within the Red Rock Canyon area so why not rent a car, spend the morning exploring the Canyons then head to the Ranch for a relaxing afternoon and picnic lunch.
Las Vegas balloon rides
Vegas Balloon rides are a must if you are looking for a specifc romantic adventure with your loved one. You can get incredible views of the strip and Red Rock Canyon whilst you drift above the desert and wildlife.
Flights last around an hour but plan three to four hours for the whole experience. You can opt fot a champagne toast on landing too, perfect for those looking to propose or celebrating special occasions.
Remember to dress in layers, as you will be outside for several hours and wear appropriate footwear; no sandals or high heels.
Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas offers cheaper restaurants and hotels but also lots of fun interactive restaurant experiences, a light show and a down-to-earth vibe. Head here with your partner to enjoy the historic casinos such as The Golden Nugget, try the Shrimp at Du-Par’s or enjoy a zipline ride over the Fremont Street.
Vegas Nightlife for couples
There are lots of things to see and do for couples during the evenings at Las Vegas, so here are just a few:
- Nightclubs on the strip; Hakkasan in MGM has fantastic DJ’s, XS Las Vegas in Wynn is an elegant nightclub with many different glitz and glam areas to choose from whilst Omnia in Ceasars Palace is a luxerious clubbing option.
- Limo ride: Ride along the strip in a limo! These come with a full bar and televisions as you whizz around Vegas in style.
- The Chandlier Bar – Located inside The Cosmopolitan Hotel, this bar spans 3 levels within the casino area and is drapped in a gorgeous chandlier. This isn’t a place to party but a wonderful spot to enjoy a few drinks.
- The Skybar inside the Waldorf Astoria – This cocktail bar overlooks the strip and offers amazing views with floor to ceiling windows. Pretty much every seat has great views but pre-book a table, it can get busy.
- Comedy shows – There are lots of comedy clubs in Vegas and they are great fun for couples to relax and have a laugh together.
Romantic hotels in Las Vegas
There are plenty of romantic hotels in Vegas to choose from but below are just a few we recommend:
- The Venetian – Italy is known for being a place of love and romance, meaning this Italian themed hotel oozes in all things romantic. Every room is a suite with its own living space and each area of this hotel is luxurious and sleek.
- The Cosmopolitan – This is our favourite hotel on the strip; it is understated but gorgeous. Get yourself a fountain view to watch the Bellagio fountains all day long and make sure to head to the Wicked Spoon whilst you are staying here.
- The Waldorf Astoria – This luxurious, sleek and sophisticated hotel is perfected for those couples looking to relax. There isn’t a casino here but there is a fabulous spa which offers yoga, treatments and salon services.
- Aria Las Vegas – With a sky pool and the JEWEL night-club onsite, this gorgeous hotel is in a great location and a perfect option for couples.
- Encore at Wynn – The luxurious rooms at this huge resort are great choices for couples and the hotel offers fantastic deals throughout the year. Plus, there are plenty of fine dining options in this resort as well as plenty of unique experiences such as cooking classes, dumpling making classes, comedy shows, theatre performances and winemaker dinners.
- The Mirage – If you are looking for a chilled out trip to Vegas with your partner, then head to The Mirage. Catch a show, relax by the pool, visit the Spa and explore the Secret Garden in this affordable option in the centre of the strip.
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Most Romantic Restaurants in Las Vegas
- Hell’s Kitchen – Dining at Hell’s Kitchen is an experience itself and definitely worth a visit with a loved one. Try Ramsay specials like the scallops and beef wellington.
- Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris – With stunning views of the strip and the Bellagio fountains, you can enjoy a delicious modern French meal from this Eiffel Tower replica.
- Hugo’s Cellar – With delicious food, first-class service and a red rose for every lady dining in the restaurant, Hugo’s is a fantastic place for couples to head to.
- Top of the world at the Stratosphere – Enjoy great views of Las Vegas and beyond in this rotating restaurant, 800 feet above the strip.
- Wicked Spoon at The Cosmopolitan – This luxurious buffet is a great place for couples. The decor is stunning and the food is some of the best on the strip.
- Lago at the Bellagio – Book in advance to get amazing views of the Bellagio fountains from the patio of the Lago. The Italian-inspired small plates rom chef Julian Serrano are pretty spectacular as well.
The Perfect Las Vegas Couples Itinerary
Check into The Venetian hotel or The Cosmopolitan for a central hotel that are both romantic options.
Spend the afternoon taking a Gondola ride around The Venetian then take in a Cirque De Soleil show in the evening. We highly recommend LOVE at The Mirage; using music from The Beatles.
The following day, jump on a helicopter to take a tour of the Grand Canyon then head to one of the many Las Vegas buffets for a delicious and romantic meal in sin city.
Next, why not head to Top Golf for an interesting morning together before taking a walk about the beautiful Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. As the sun begins to set, jump on the high roller to see the city come alive from above or, if you have the budget, enjoy a meal at The Strat or the Eiffel Tower; both romantic settings to enjoy with your other half.
Las Vegas couple travel FAQ
Las Vegas can be a romantic destination to enjoy with your partner, no matter what you are looking for. With gorgeous hotels, amazing restaurants, fun nightlife, incredible performances and plenty of attractions, Las Vegas offers something romantic for all couples.
Vegas is a great place for honeymoons; there are plenty of lavish hotel rooms that you can splurge on, romantic elopement options and many, many activities and shows to enjoy together.
Whilst in Las Vegas, couples should ride the high roller, take a helicopter tour and enjoy a Gondola ride at The Venetian.
If you plan to stay in a budget hotel with your partner, enjoy the free things to do in Vegas and eat at cheaper restaurants, you can plan to spend around $150 per day. However, staying at a luxury hotel on the strip, enjoying a nice sit-down meal and spending money on a paid attraction, couples can expect to spend around $250 a day.
Always check the resort fees to avoid paying high fees, wear comfortable shoes to avoid blisters and don’t ever forget to tip; especially the waitresses in the casinos.
The cheapest months to visit Vegas are January, February, April and September – just check your visit doesn’t coincide with a conference or special event and avoid weekends where possible.
If you intend to stay in a cheaper hotel on the strip, are not a big gambler and are happy o see all the free attractions in Vegas during your trip, then you would only need to budget around $300 a day. There are plenty of chain restaurants and stores to get cheaper meals from and take advantage of the happy hours too.