20 Most Romantic Things to Do in Vegas for Couples

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Las Vegas is an extremely fun vacation destination for couples

As one of the most visited destinations in the US, Las Vegas attracts millions of tourists every year. Vegas has a vast array of attractions and is very popular with couples.

If you visit Sin City with your other half, you're sure to have an exciting and memorable getaway. Some of the most romantic things to do in Vegas for couples include going on a helicopter tour above the strip, taking gondola rides, and hiking in stunning National Parks.

If looking for some fun ideas for things to do when in Vegas with your partner, read on!

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Hiking in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a must!

Hike through Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is one of the most stunning national parks in Nevada. If you and your partner love the outdoors and nature activities, hiking at Red Rock Canyon is a must.

You can head out to the canyon by yourself, or consider a tour of Red Rock Canyon. If hiking isn’t your thing, you can also horseback ride or bike through the park. Whichever option you choose, you’ll be able to appreciate the stunning red rock mountains and surrounding desert.

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Valley of Fire State Park features red sandstone mountains and sandy dunes

Explore Valley of Fire State Park

Another of the beautiful national parks in the United States that’s close to Las Vegas is Valley of Fire State Park. This vast desert park stretches across 46-acres and has rolling sand dunes and red sandstone mountains.

If interested in visiting, it’s well worth joining a Valley of Fire State Park tour. While many of the tours are hiking tours, you’ll also find operators offering exciting ATV tours of the area.

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Fly above Las Vegas on a hot air balloon ride

What’s more romantic than taking your partner on a memorable hot air balloon ride? If that sounds appealing, you’ll be pleased to learn that taking a hot air balloon ride is one of the many activities in Vegas for couples you can experience. A hot air balloon ride is also one of the fun things to do off of the Las Vegas strip.

Rides take off from Pahrump Valley, and once aboard, you and your significant other will be lifted high above the clouds. In the air, you can view many Vegas landmarks. Once you land, you will both get to enjoy a glass of champagne too!

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The best way to see Grand Canyon West is on a helicopter tour

Take a helicopter ride over Grand Canyon West

The Grand Canyon is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. It’s also very close to Las Vegas, especially the Grand Canyon West area. A romantic way to see this landmark with your partner is on a luxury helicopter tour of Grand Canyon West.

On your 70-minute flight, you’ll be flown above the canyon to appreciate the breathtaking sight from up high. On the way to Grand Canyon West, you’ll also see Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and many other Nevada landmarks. A helicopter tour of this world landmark is the ultimate vacation experience.

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See the Vegas strip from above on a couples nighttime helicopter tour

Enjoy a nighttime helicopter tour of Las Vegas

If you want to stay close to the strip, then a nighttime helicopter tour of Las Vegas is a highly recommended thing to do with your other half. Once in the aircraft, you’ll fly above Sin City to witness the illuminated area from a new angle.

Landmarks you’ll see include the Bellagio, the Luxor, Stratosphere Tower, and much more. You’ll both also enjoy a glass of sparkling wine as you take in the views. A Vegas helicopter tour is one of the most fun and romantic evening activities in Las Vegas.

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Going to the Eiffel Tower viewing deck and restaurant is a romantic Vegas activity

See Vegas from the Eiffel Tower with the Eiffel Tower Experience

The replica of Paris’ Eiffel Tower is one of the most famous landmarks in Las Vegas. One of the most romantic things to do in Vegas as a couple is to go to the Eiffel Tower observation deck.

The Eiffel Tower Experience is the name given to going up to the observation deck in the tower, located 460 feet off the ground. From here, you’ll both enjoy breathtaking views of Las Vegas. While in the tower, treat yourself and your partner to dinner in the high-end Eiffel Tower restaurant too!

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One of the romantic things to do in Vegas for couples is taking a gondola ride
A Venetian gondola ride is one of the romantic things to do in Vegas for couples

Share a gondola ride at the Grand Canal Shoppes

Located in the Venetian Hotel, the Grand Canal Shoppes are designed to be a replica of Venice, Italy. The shopping and dining area of the hotel features canals, Italian-style facades, and even gondolas.

A cute thing to do with your partner is enjoying a gondola ride together at Grand Canal Shoppes. While it might not quite live up to a gondola ride in Venice, a Vegas gondola ride is a fun experience that’s just as memorable as the real thing!

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The Grand Canyon is one of the world's most famous landmarks and is worth the trip

Take a road trip to the Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon West is an ideal day trip location, located just two hours from Vegas. However, if you’re up for a longer journey, why not travel to the rest of Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. This trip is closer to four hours, but it's worth it!

There are a variety of Grand Canyon tours and activities to choose from. These include road trips, overnight trips, hiking tours, and helicopter tours. If you have the time, then seeing the entire Grand Canyon is highly worth it!

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You and your partner can enjoy drinks as you ride the High Roller

Ride the High Roller observation wheel

Riding on the High Roller observation wheel at the LINQ is another of the super fun things for couples to do in Las Vegas. Once in the observation pod, you’ll both be taken high above the strip, enjoying the unique views as you reach the top.

While you ride the observation wheel, you’ll be able to enjoy champagne, sparkling wine, or other alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. If possible, ride the wheel during happy hour for incredible deals!

You can also check out the classy 107 SkyLounge if you want to extend your time on the High Roller. Taking your partner on the High Roller is an activity that you can't leave off your Las Vegas itinerary!

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Be sure to visit Hoover Dam, one of the most famous Nevada landmarks

Tour Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam is one of North America’s most famous landmarks, and it’s conveniently located less than an hour from the strip. You can find numerous tours of Hoover Dam, making it easy for you and your partner to visit.

At the dam, you can appreciate the incredible structure and take lots of pictures as a souvenir of your visit. For the most incredible views of Hoover Dam, walk across the Mike O’Callaghan - Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. If with a tour guide, they’ll also provide you with more information on the history and purpose of this American landmark.

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Leave Vegas for the day to have a chilled out time at Lake Mead

Hang out at Lake Mead

Lake Mead is a large reservoir, formed by Hoover Dam. The reservoir is a popular spot for Las Vegas residents and tourists to head to for a chilled-out day.

If you’re interested in visiting, there are numerous things to do at Lake Mead. Activities for you and your partner to try include kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, and white-water rafting. Whatever you do at Lake Mead, you’ll both have an enjoyable and exciting time!

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Go wine tasting at Pahrump Valley Winery

Leaving the bustle and craziness of the strip to go wine tasting in Pahrump Valley is one of the most romantic and relaxing things couples can do in Las Vegas. Pahrump Valley Winery is located about an hour’s drive from Las Vegas Boulevard. The winery is the largest wine producer in Nevada and creates high-quality wines all year.

At the winery, you’ll get to taste a selection of Pahrump Valley Winery blends. Of course, you can then purchase some bottles to take home; opening a bottle at your next date night is an meaningful reminder of your Las Vegas trip!

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It's worth the trip to see Death Valley National Park in California

Venture to Death Valley State Park

Death Valley State Park, or Death Valley National Park, is one of the best national parks on the West Coast. The park sits between Nevada and California and is known as being one of the hottest and driest national parks in the US.

However, the renowned park is well worth a visit, and along with desert scenery, you can actually see snow-capped mountains and various wildflowers. A day trip to Death Valley National Park is an ideal choice when visiting from Las Vegas. On the trip, you’ll learn more about the park’s environment and will get to appreciate the unique and breathtaking landscape.

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The Neon Museum features signs and sculptures from Vegas hotels and attractions

See old illuminations at the Neon Museum

Las Vegas’ Neon Museum is a homage to all the famous signs and illuminations that have sat on the strip and surrounding areas. When signs get taken down, or hotels and attractions close, many of the iconic symbols that once represented these places are transported to the Neon Museum.

Signs on display include those from the Hard Rock Cafe and Moulin Rouge Hotels as well as from wedding chapels, nightclubs, and more. Visiting this outdoor museum with your partner is extremely fun, and you’ll be able to get some fun pictures together!

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Drai's Nightclub is just one of the spots you may party at on a Vegas club crawl

Party the night away at the best clubs in Vegas

When in Vegas, partying at least a little is almost a must! If you and your partner like bars and clubs, a club crawl is one of the must-do activities in Vegas for couples.

On the club crawl, you’ll be taken between the hottest spots in Las Vegas with drinks included. At each stop, you can dance, drink, and meet new people. Vegas nightlife is some of the best in the world, so partying into the night with your partner at the coolest clubs must be on your Vegas bucket list.

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Getting off the strip and exploring Fremont Street is a fun thing for couples to do

Discover Fremont Street

Fremont Street is located in Old Las Vegas and is a little more toned down than the main Vegas strip! The area features more retro hotels, casinos, and attractions. To ensure you and your other half don’t miss any of the must-see spots, taking a Fremont Street walking tour is recommended.

On the tour, you’ll stop by the Fremont Street Experience, the Downtown Container Park, the Golden Nugget Casino, and much more! There are also concerts held on Fremont street that you can watch at no cost; doing so is one of the best free things to do in Las Vegas!

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"O" Cirque du Soleil at the Bellagio is a must-see for couples in Vegas

Marvel at the Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil has been a main attraction in Las Vegas for years. The Cirque du Soleil performance at the Bellagio is one of the most-loved and well known. If looking to treat your loved one to an exciting night out, then getting tickets is a must.

The hour and a half-long show features amazing acrobats, dancers, and special effects. Having been amazed by the show, extend your evening by hitting the Bellagio Casino or watching the hotel’s dancing fountains show.

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Taste Vegas’ best dishes on a food tour

Las Vegas has some outstanding dining options, from high-end restaurants to quick eats. One of the fun things for couples to do in Vegas is finding the best of this cuisine on a Las Vegas food tour.

This foodie tour will take you to some popular spots in the city and you’ll try everything from savory dishes to sweet treats and drinks. You and your partner are highly likely to find a new favorite dining spot thanks to this tour!

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You and your partner will love seeing real flamingos at the Flamingo Hotel

Take pictures with flamingos at The Flamingo

If you and your partner love animals, but don’t feel like leaving the strip, no problem! You can hang out and take pictures with beautiful pink flamingos at The Flamingo Hotel and Casino's Flamingo Wildlife Habitat.

Chilling out in the relaxing gardens is a much-needed break from the bustling strip. Along with flamingos, you’ll also find turtles, pretty tropical birds, and tranquil waterfalls in the habitat.

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You can get some amazing photos together at Seven Magic Mountains

View a desert art installation at Seven Magic Mountains

Seven Magic Mountains is a unique art installation placed in the Nevada Desert by Ugo Rondinone. The artwork features seven towers made from stacked bright colored rocks.

There are many tours from the strip to Seven Magic Mountains, so there’s no excuse not to go! Seeing the lively colors against the neutral desert backdrop makes for a stunning view and photograph.

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In Summary

Las Vegas is an exciting, fun, and unique vacation destination for couples. There are so many memorable activities to try and landmarks to see in and around the Vegas strip. If planning a romantic getaway to Las Vegas, keep these activities for couples in mind!

Written by Alli Sewell

allisewell WRITER Currently based in Canada, I've also lived and worked in the UK and Brazil and travelled in North and South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. I love finding the best photo-ops and food and drink locations wherever I go!

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