By choosing Las Vegas as your next holiday destination, Boy! You have already hit the jackpot. When you are thinking of a honeymoon trip, you want to surprise your partner by proposing in an exotic location, planning a destination wedding, or you just want to have a relaxing and fun vacation, Vegas is a magnificent choice. And why not? There’s so much to do, see, taste, and experience in the shimmering, glittering city of Las Vegas. Not just the majestic casino, Vegas also offers so much more for travelers with various tastes and preferences. Here is a list of things to do in Vegas for couples that you can make the most of with your darling.
1. Las Vegas Sign
Designed by Betty Willis, this signboard is not just any ordinary board. It is a landmark and your cue to all the mind-blowing things that lay ahead on The Strip and Downtown Las Vegas. Pose in front of this neon sign – one of the fun things to do in Vegas for couples. Whip out your smartphone and get clicking already.
2. The Strip
The 4.2 miles long stretch of fun, frolic, and luxury is the number one reason why people visit Vegas. Little wonder why it tops our list of things to do in Vegas for couples. It is full of fascinating places, the best sights, impressive casinos, neon lights, dancing fountains, spectacular buildings, and whatnot. For a stretch that offers so much, you might feel confused at times – what to do first, where to begin, etc. It’s a happy confusion – we’ll leave you a bit perplexed.
Whether you want to see the mind-blowing shows first, visit a museum, gorge at a celebrity chef’s outpost, indulge in Hershey’s Chocolate World, or hit the casinos first – there are numerous things to do on The Strip when you explore it on foot. You can make your own list and start with the roll of the dice.
3. Strat Hotel SkyPod
You feel tired of all that walking up and down The Strip. But you still want to enjoy Las Vegas’ most attractive location. How about an aerial view from the highest point in the city? We are talking about The Strat Hotel located north of The Strip, on Las Vegas Boulevard.
Formerly known as the Stratosphere Tower, this hotel includes the tallest observation tower in the United States. On top of the tower, there is a pod that has a revolving restaurant called “Top of the World”, two observation decks, and a lounge, at 1,149 feet (350 m) above ground. You can enjoy fine delicacies at the revolving restaurant. Along with it, look at the breathtaking view of The Strip, Vegas, and surrounding desert terrain.
4. Thrill Rides
The Strat also offers four thrill rides. You can choose to sit back and admire the view from the observation decks. Dine at the restaurant cozying up to each other. Or you could pump in some major adrenaline in your romance with these super exciting rides.
If adventure is your middle name, these rides top the list of things to do in Vegas for couples.
- The Big Shot will take you further up on the tower’s needle, and then drop you in a rush, only to take you up once again.
- The Insanity will dangle you out of the tower over the city of Vegas and then spin you round and round, much like what love does to you.
- And if you are hungry for more rush, then X-Scream and Sky Jump will make sure you hold on to your dear one just like you would hold on to your dear life!
5. Get Married/ Propose
The thrill rides have magical powers. They make couples get crazier for each other. Thanks to the boost in the endorphins and adrenaline, you might feel like proposing to your partner or renewing your vows. And what could be a better place than the chapels in Vegas?
Of all the things to do in Vegas for couples, the best is to get married in one of the lovely chapels.
- Romantic wedding
- Theme wedding
- Elvis Style
- Quirky wedding
- Destination wedding
- Or a wedding with limo and helicopter rides thrown in
Vegas offers it all. Even if you are married, just renew those vows to fulfill your long-nurtured desires.
6. Helicopter Ride
Speaking of helicopter rides, one of the most expensive yet fun things to do in Vegas for couples is a helicopter ride. By hiring a chopper, you can fly over the Grand Canyon – one of America’s most iconic national parks. Take in all the beauty of the mesmerizing landscape from up above. You can also set down in between to get a closer look and keep flying to enjoy the aerial view. The best time to enjoy a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon is during the day.
You can also book a helicopter ride for the nighttime to fly over The Strip. Even though The Strip is best enjoyed on foot, there is so much to see and experience. To fully soak in all of that, and get ‘a new fantastic point of view,’ a helicopter ride is your best bet. Watching Vegas from the sky will make you feel like a character straight out of a Disney movie, sitting on a magic carpet, and enjoying a ‘Whole New World’.
7. Bellagio Fountain
From the chopper, you can only get a helicopter view of the enthralling Bellagio fountain. If you truly want to revel in it, see it from one of the restaurants with the fountain view. Grab your favorite drink, sit comfortably, and wait for these dancing fairies to showcase a spectacular performance.
The wait is not too long, since the show starts every thirty minutes in the day and every fifteen minutes in the evenings. It is better to watch it in the evening as water, music, light, and the charm of the night on The Strip come together to make an intoxicating cocktail for your senses.
8. Cirque du Soleil Show
The dancing fountain of Bellagio is only one of the many shows that are there to enjoy in The Strip. There are numerous other shows and things to do in Vegas for couples. The most famous show is Cirque du Soleil, one of the most enthralling live shows in the city. Cirque du Soleil runs its shows in four locations –
- the evergreen Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay
- the timeless Beatles LOVE at The Mirage
- the magical Mystère at Treasure Island
- and the surreal O at the Bellagio
Each location runs multiple shows every day. You could watch any or all of these spellbinding shows. The concepts, the costumes, the music, and the performances – will remain food for thought and discussions long after. Each show seems to outdo the other. They will strum your heartstrings and linger in your heart for a lifetime.
9. Titanic – The Artifact Exhibition
Steep in romance– Titanic style! Looking for fun and romantic things to do in Vegas for couples, you could also visit Titanic – The Artifact Exhibition at the Luxor Hotel. Hop aboard to experience love, romance, wonder, and tragedy – all rolled into one. With more than 350 artifacts recovered from the wreck site from the depth of the ocean, this exhibition is both educational and entertaining.
Hold hands while you walk into the replica of the cabins, the grand staircase, and the outer Promenade deck. Hug each other as the frigid temperatures make you emotional about the doomed night. This place also offers you the option to get married here. So if you are planning an unconventional theme wedding, Titanic – The Artifact Exhibition could be a truly memorable experience for you and your guests.
10. Eiffel Tower Restaurant
Speaking of romance, which is one of the most famous romantic destinations in the world? Paris! Not that we are asking you to catch the next flight to Paris. You don’t have to go anywhere else for a romantic dinner as Las Vegas brings a replica of the iconic tower of Paris right next to your hotel. Yes, we are talking about the Eiffel Tower. You could book a romantic dinner at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant, which is located at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.
Reserve your table at the restaurant in the replica of the iconic Parisian beauty. The spectacular view of The Strip and the Bellagio Fountains, the open-air observation deck, the classic French cuisine, and a wide range of exclusive wines to choose from – ô là! là! All of it just screams romance! An ideal place to get hitched, you can also book the place for a French theme wedding.
11. Gondola Ride
Romance is incomplete without the famous Gondola rides that Venice is known for. Well, in Las Vegas, you can experience that too. Among the many things to do in Vegas for couples, an enchanting Gondola Ride at The Venetian Resort is a must. Your singing gondolier will up your romance game by serenading you and your partner, as you float beneath bridges, beside cafes, under balconies, along the Grand Canal, and underneath the starry night sky.
12. Erotic Heritage Museum
If romance is in the air, can sex be far behind? Your fairy-tale honeymoon in the ‘Sin City’ isn’t complete if you haven’t indulged in eroticism. The Erotic Heritage Museum is your window to the world of lust, passion, and sexuality. Thousands of raunchy, curious, lustful, and even strange artifacts like paintings, sculptures, sketches, figurines, and objects are on display. Get turned on with all the adult movies being played on the screens all over the museum. With so much debauchery around, this museum becomes a must on the list of things to do in Vegas for couples.
When you are here, do check out –
- the ancient and antique sex toys
- how different communities acknowledge their basic human desires
- the erotic version of a Rube Goldberg machine – the largest sex bike in the world
- the famed live show ‘Puppetry of the Penis’.
A visit to the Erotic Heritage Museum can also pave the way for more steamy action under the sheet or could lead to some electrifying BDSM.
13. Crystal Palace Skating Center
When in Vegas, you need to spend at least two to three days to cover everything. One of the coolest things to do in Vegas for couples is skating in the Crystal Palace Skating Center – an ideal place to make your partner’s birthday party unforgettable. Planning to propose? Why not here? The maple flooring, with scintillating lights and sounds, plus the boost of adrenaline after skating, makes for an exhilarating setting.
14. Air Balloon Ride
Las Vegas offers plenty of attractions for its visitors, both at night and day. One of the refreshing things to do in Vegas for couples is to go on an air balloon ride offered by the city. Jump into one and fly away from all your worries?
Float over the splendid sprawling Mojave Desert. Get a bird’s-eye view of the colorful Pahrump Valley. Soar ten thousand feet above the ground. Hug each other as you look over the impressive sweeping terrain beneath and all around. Get a flight certificate and a champagne toast to commemorate your balloon ride in Vegas and your love high up at amazing altitudes.
15. Linq High Roller
If altitudes turn you on, you simply cannot miss the Linq High Roller – the famous and the largest observation wheel in North America. This Ferris wheel is a must in any list of observation things to do in Vegas for couples. And why not, this observation wheel offers stunning 360-degree views of the city, including famous landmarks such as the Flamingo, Bellagio fountains, the Eiffel Tower replica at Paris Las Vegas, the Venetian, and everything that is there on The Strip and around.
There are twenty-eight spacious cabins on this high roller. A screen inside your cabin will keep displaying fun information such as ascending elevation. Sway your body to the peppy music that plays inside. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind cocktail experience right inside your cabin for a full thirty minutes. In about half an hour, you start reaching the highest point of the giant wheel. A countdown begins before hitting the highest altitude, which is 550 feet. Sweep her off her feet in the Linq High Roller, as the most ultra-modern wheel in America sweeps you off the ground.
After such an exhausting but fun-filled itinerary, you might want to just relax and rejuvenate. When looking for different things to do in Vegas for couples, don’t forget to book an appointment for a couple-special spa in advance. Some very exquisite spas are waiting to give you the unforgettable pampering that you truly need. You could try out any of the lavish ones like Qua Spa at Caesars, The Spa at Vdara, The Spa at Encore, the Canyon Ranch Spa at The Venetian Resort, and many more. Complete with hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, and private treatment rooms, they are treats to the body and the mind.
17. Fremont Street
Having rejuvenated and refreshed, you might want to explore Downtown Las Vegas and all its offerings. Wear comfortable footwear as you might be walking a lot. Located in this part is the famous Fremont Street, which again has numerous things to do in Vegas for couples. There is a long stretch of a pedestrian-only section on Fremont Street.
You can catch the Viva Vision light show while you are here. Hop in and out of gambling zones and casinos like Binion’s, Golden Nugget, Main Street Station, 4 Queens, Golden Gate, Circa, California, and The Fremont, to name a few. Enjoy free live music and free light shows across the world’s largest digital display. Witness the heavens come alive with 16.4 million brilliant pixels on a 1,375 feet long, 90 feet wide video screen suspended 90 feet above Fremont Street’s pedestrian mall.
While on Fremont Street, you could do with some adrenaline rush. After all, it is your vacation as a couple. We are talking about having fun on a zipline service called SlotZilla. There are two rides available under the canopy of Fremont Street. Fly across Fremont Street like two love birds. You can choose to fly seated on a 7-stories high zipline called Zip-Zilla. It will take you across two blocks. Or you could fly like a super-hero on a 11-stories high Zoomline called Super-Hero Zoom. This will take you across five blocks. Why not go for both if you are hungry for some endorphin-boosting things to do in Vegas for couples?
To Sum It Up
Las Vegas is one of the most sought-after, expensive, and sensualistic magnets for pleasure seekers. No wonder this place has so much to offer. There are so many things to do in Vegas for couples. Honeymoon or not, you can visit the sin city with your partner anytime. From Downtown Vegas to The Strip, you could choose to stay anywhere, indulge in the greatest of foods and finest of wines, go to the highest points, or dive straight into the water in a gondola or inside a pool at a topless pool party. Las Vegas is your best bet to thrill your partner and also invoke the hedonist inside you.