Las Vegas is a common destination for couples looking to spice things up, let loose, and re-connect. While the city as a whole is known as a raucous party destination, there are a surprising number of romantic things to do in Las Vegas, both on the Strip and downtown.
We thought it would be helpful to point out some of our favorite things for couples to do in Las Vegas, with options ranging from dining with a view to one-of-a-kind activities
Romantic Restaurants in Las Vegas
While plenty of restaurants could be deemed worthy of date night, there are a few that set themselves apart from the pack in our mind, many of which are because of the view offered.
Top of the World at STRAT
Man, I just love Top of the World. Not only does the restaurant provide stunning views of Las Vegas from STRAT’s SkyPod, but the view is also ever-changing as the dining room’s floor slowly rotates during your meal. Specializing in steak and seafood, the full menu for Top of the World can be viewed here.
Hugo’s Cellar at 4 Queens
Located in the basement of 4 Queens downtown, Hugo’s Cellar is a bit of an outlier on this list due to the restaurant’s lack of a view. What it lacks in scenery, however, Hugo’s makes up for by providing a distinct “old school Vegas” vibe. Although corny, we love that ladies are still presented with a red rose when arriving to dine. Steak and seafood entrees will set you back around $50 – $60, and the whole menu at Hugo’s Cellar can be viewed here.
Oscar’s at Plaza
Another downtown steakhouse with a vintage Vegas feel, Oscar’s borrows its name from former mayor and mob lawyer Oscar Goodman. While the food is fantastic, the view of surrounding resorts Circa and Golden Gate from inside the glass dome sets the romantic tone. You can expect to pay $50 – $70 for most steak and prime rib options. Oscar’s full menu can be viewed here.
Lakeside or SW Steakhouse at Wynn
There are few spots more romantic than over an upscale meal at Wynn with a view of their free Lake of Dreams show, which plays multiple times per night. Restaurant options include Lakeside, a seafood restaurant, or SW Steakhouse. If you’re not hungry, grabbing a handmade cocktail or two at Parasol Down will also give you a view of the free show.
Eiffel Tower Restaurant
Paris is “The city of love” and that romantic vibe carries over to the Las Vegas resort of the same name. Located about 1/3 of the way up Paris’ replica Eiffel Tower is the Eiffel Tower Restaurant which is one of the most popular French restaurants in Las Vegas and specializes in caviar, seafood, steaks, and views of the Fountains of Bellagio.
Reservations to the Eiffel Tower Restaurant can be made here, and while a guaranteed window seat costs $40 per person, it’s worth it. View the Eiffel Tower’s menu.
Dinner With a View of the Fountains at Bellagio
On the topic of restaurants with a fountain view, Bellagio has expertly placed a number of high-end restaurants around their iconic lagoon that is home to the Fountains of Bellagio. A total of 8 restaurants are situated next to the fountains with a wide range of culinary influences that include French, Japanese, Italian, Chinese, and a steakhouse, you’re bound to find a romantic setting that works for you.
You can see all restaurant options at Bellagio with a view, here.
Dinner With No View Whatsoever
Date night in Las Vegas gets no more unique than dinging in complete darkness. BLACKOUT Dining in the Dark offers you the opportunity to enhance your other senses by robbing you of your sense of sight. While the waitstaff leverages night vision goggles, guests will enjoy a 7-course “mystery meal” that is only revealed as you enjoy it. Packages for BLACKOUT Dining in the Dark start at $79.
Romantic Things To Do In Las Vegas
Of course, everyone’s idea of what constitutes a “romantic activity in Las Vegas” is a little different. The items below are things that stick out, to us at least, as a fun couples activity.
The Venetian offers romantic rides in authentic gondolas both outdoors along the Strip, and indoors on canals that weave through the Grand Canal Shoppes. Piloted by realistic Gondoliers, guests can expect to be serenaded as they navigate the canals reminiscent of Venice, Italy. The attraction, built with couples in mind, also offers wedding and proposal packages.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Although not the first activity that comes to mind when thinking of things for couples to do in Las Vegas, a hot air balloon ride 10,000 feet up certainly counts as a unique and romantic experience. Located outside of the city, Vegas Balloon Rides requires you to meet in Pahrump 90-minutes prior to sunrise to complete the pre-flight routine. After the t’s are crossed and i’s dotted, you’ll enjoy a 45-60 minute ride above the desert providing breathtaking views of the sunrise, eastern California, and Death Valley.
Discover a Speakeasy
Enjoying a clandestine cocktail at a Las Vegas speakeasy with your date before or after dinner is another enjoyable endeavor. If downtown, we recommend checking out The Laundry Room or The Underground at the Mob Museum. If on the Strip, check out Ghost Donkey or The Barbershop at Cosmopolitan.
If you make it north to Resorts World, their hidden Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den is extremely cool as well (pictured below). Click the link of your desired hidden speakeasy for entry instructions!
Grab a Cocktail at a Scenic Bar
If a bar with a view is more your speed then give one of the following elevated cocktail lounges a shot:
- Alle Lounge on 66 at Resorts World
- Legacy Club at Circa
- Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay
- Skyfall Lounge at Delano
- 108 Drinks at STRAT (requires observation deck fee)
- SkyBar at Waldorf Astoria
Go for a Scenic Hike
If you’re an outdoorsy couple, check out the various outdoor activities near Las Vegas. Nearby options include Red Rock Canyon and Valley of Fire National Park, both of which are under 30-minutes by car from resorts on the strip.
Jet Ski Lake Mead
On the topic of outdoor activities, the Lake Mead Marina rents out pontoons, sport boats, and jet skis, giving you the opportunity to spend the day together on the water. You’ll even be able to tootle right up to the backside of the Hoover Dam!
For watersports enthusiasts, I can’t recommend a half or full-day jet ski rental enough. You’ll have a blast, create a lasting memory, and beat the heat.
If you prefer non-motorized recreation, the marina also has kayaks and paddleboards available to rent.
Shop The Art’s District
A free shuttle ride away from Fremont Street, the Arts District can be a couple’s paradise. There, you’ll find a ton of unique shopping options including antiques, art galleries, a man cave store, and more. There are also an impressive number of craft breweries, bars, and restaurants to get your fill.
Visit the Erotic Heritage Museum
Ranking as one of the more sexy things to do in Las Vegas, The Erotic Heritage Museum offers an array of motor revving art and artifacts.
See a Burlesque Show
On the topic of sexy things to do in Vegas, let’s talk about burlesque shows. The popular format commonly features topless performers, but one, in particular, may appeal to both of you.
Rouge at STRAT features both male and female burlesque performers and mixes in a number of variety acts like acrobats, dancers, comics, and more.
See the full rundown of Las Vegas Burlesque shows available to you!
A Couple’s Massage
Here’s the deal. I can’t speak from experience on this one because I don’t like strangers touching me, but I know others like it. If you want to get your muscles rubbed alongside your significant other, your hotel likely has a spa that can fulfill that desire. Also, make sure you scope out Groupon for deals, like this one at Planet Hollywood, before you book as they’re often available.
Renew Your Vows
There is no shortage of wedding chapels in Las Vegas and they range from opulent options at high-end hotels to getting married by a dude dressed as Elvis in a drive-through.
Although I’m a firm believer that getting married to a person once is enough, it has come to my attention that some couples value the opportunity to reiterate their commitment to each other. There are few activities in Las Vegas more romantic than tieing the knot all over again.
Spend Up to get a Respectable Room
Save the dingy budget rooms at questionable properties for your weekend with the boys. If you’re looking to set the mood, kick things off right by surprising your loved one with a more luxurious room option.
Impressive rooms we’ve recently enjoyed include Wynn’s Resort King, Venetian’s Luxury Suite, Mandalay Bay’s 1-Bedroom Penthouse Sky View Suite, Vdara’s Studio Parlor, and a Conrad branded room at Resorts World. When traveling as a couple, it’s worth spending a few extra bucks for a great resort experience.
There’s no shortage of things for couples to do in Las Vegas. Hopefully, we were able to help you identify an item or two to add to your upcoming itinerary!
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