Las Vegas is a grown-up playground oasis in the Nevada Desert. As the entertainment capital of the world, it’s famous for huge casinos, fancy hotels, nightlife, and entertainment that continues all night and day. If you want to take your partner to a romantic destination, you’ll find plenty of fun things to do amongst all the Las Vegas attractions. Couples will have a great time exploring and discovering just how much Las Vegas has to offer. We’ve gone through hundreds of activities and found the 28 best things to do while you’re in Las Vegas.

1. Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride

Las Vegas is arguably one of the best locations in the world for a balloon ride. Soar above the Arizona desert with your loved one. Also, enjoy panoramic views of Las Vegas and amazing rock formations from the air. Options include a sunrise and breakfast tour, a sunset tour, and daytime balloon rides. Alternatively, opt for a private tour with champagne or wine tasting. There are tours perfect for a proposal, memorable anniversary, or birthday celebrations.

  • Departure Times: Daily 3:30-4:30am
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Prices: from $299 USD

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2.  Helicopter Tours

There are many romantic helicopter tours available in Las Vegas. For stunning views, try a flight over the city at night to see all the casinos light up. These are generally short trips, but well worth it. Or you can opt for some popular tours to the Grand Canyon, some include champagne or picnics catered to couples. If you’re only seeing the Grand Canyon, tours can be as short as 3 hours. But if you want to make it an extra special day, go for full-day tours that may include other activities like kayaking or boat rides. At sunset, the scenery is especially spectacular!

  • Departures: pick up from your hotel
  • Duration: 2-12 hours
  • Prices: from $89 USD

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3. Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam is one of the most famous and iconic landmarks near Las Vegas. It’s generally one of the first stops on day tours to the Grand Canyon if you’re on the road. But of course, it’s a much better view if you’re passing by in a helicopter. Onsite, you can book guided tours to learn about the Power Plant and see its inner workings. Also, discover the history of the dam and how it was built ahead of schedule. The highlight, of course, is the 360 views of Colorado River, Lake Mead, and Hoover Bypass Bridge. This is a great spot for a photo to remember your romantic getaway.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 9am-5pm
  • Prices: from $50 USD
  • Address: Nevada 89005, United States

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4. Black Canyon Kayak

Spend a relaxing day with your loved one exploring the Black Canyon by kayak. As the river is ‘flat water’ this is suitable for all levels of paddling, with no rapids. Along the way discover caves, coves, and beaches including Emerald Cave and Gold Strike Canyon. Also, keep your eyes out for native wildlife such as big horned sheep and bald eagles. In addition, you can soak in some natural hot springs, a great romantic experience. A secluded beach provides the perfect lunch stop during your trip.

  • Departures: pick up from your hotel
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Prices: from $285 USD

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5. Scooter Tour of Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock canyon is one of the most impressive areas to see in the desert. Feel the wind in your hair as you explore on your scooter. After a brief safety lesson you will love the thrill of the ride, especially if you have ridden scooters or bikes before. During your journey to Red Rock canyon you will enjoy great scenery. Continue to explore Red Rock Canyon by scooter and see some amazing rock formations. The stunning natural beauty will leave a lasting impression.

  • Departures: pick up from your hotel
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Prices: from $146 USD

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6. Las Vegas City Lights Night Tour by Open-Air Jeep

Absorb the lights, glitz, and glamour of buzzing Las Vegas in the Evening. This unique tour takes you past Las Vegas top night light sights in an open-air jeep wrangler. Along the way, you will stop at Fremont Street, which is now known as the ‘glitter gulch’ thanks to its LED lights. Continue down the strip to Fountains of Bellagio where you can watch their dramatic aquatic shows. If you watch the TV series ‘Pawn stars’ you will recognize the world-famous gold and silver pawn shop. Also, stop at the iconic ‘Welcome to Las Vegas’ sign for a fabulous neon-lit photo opportunity.

  • Departures: pick up from your hotel
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Prices: from $110 USD

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7. Race Around Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Get the adrenaline pumping as you race your favorite exotic car around the track. Sports car enthusiasts will love this experience. As well as being a budding racing driver, you can have one one-on-one tuition. Included in this experience are 5 laps in a supercar such as a Lamborghini, Ferrari, or Porsche. After the ride, you can relive the experience by purchasing the onboard video.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Opening Hours: sessions 9:30am-11:30am
  • Address: 7065 Speedway Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89115, USA

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8. Indoor Skydiving Experience in Las Vegas

Experience the feeling of freefall without jumping from a plane! This tour is great for those who want to try skydiving, but haven’t braved it yet. You will enjoy a full 2 minutes of ‘flying’ in the world’s first wind tunnel. During this exciting activity, your adrenaline is sure to be pumping. All equipment, gear, and everything you need are provided in the session. So there’s no need to worry. Hold your partner’s hand and enjoy the flight!

  • Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 12pm-6pm; Friday to Sunday 11am-7pm
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Prices: from $149 USD
  • Address: 200 Convention Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States

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9. Watch a Live Show

Las Vegas is a city full of entertainment. So it’s no surprise that there’s a huge variety of shows you could see during your trip. Watch Cirque Du Soleil masterpieces, large-scale magic shows, or medieval-themed tournament of kings. Also, there are tribute shows to the likes of Michael Jackson and Australian Bee Gees. There are plenty of ‘adult’ shows too such as stripteases and comedy gigs. Whatever show you choose, it’ll make a fun date night for all couples.

  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Location: Various resorts

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10. Wild West Sunset Horseback Ride with Dinner

Watching the sunset is a romantic experience that most of us don’t do enough. Coupling the sunset with a horseback adventure will make it an unforgettable evening. During your 1.5 hour ride in the southern Nevada desert, you may see Big Horn Sheep, Joshua Trees, and roadrunners. Later at night, enjoy a typical ranch dinner in the country-style house. Then sit around the campfire and gaze at the stars with your partner.

  • Departures: pick up from your hotel
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Prices: from $160 USD

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11. VIP Helicopter Strip Flight with Eiffel Tower Dinner

Pair a helicopter flight with a unique dining experience at Las Vegas’ Eiffel Tower. This luxurious tour begins with pick-up by a luxury SUV and a champagne toast. Following your glass of bubbles, you will enjoy a 15-minute helicopter flight above the Strip. Fine dining awaits you at the world-class Eiffel Tower restaurant. During your fine dining meal watch the amazing light show at the famous Bellagio Fountains. Also guaranteed is a window seat while you eat for spectacular views.

  • Departures: pick up from your hotel
  • Duration: 3-6 hours
  • Prices: from $300 USD

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12. Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Scooter Food Tour

This scooter tour is one of the most fun ways to see the highlights of the Strip. After an overview on how to use your scooter and safety, you will enjoy gourmet treats to start your tour. Heading South on Las Vegas Boulevard you will pass the Las Vegas sign and the Bellagio. Continue to the Strip and pass the Venetian, Palazzo, and the Wynn. Then head downtown Las Vegas to see historical casinos, the Fremont area, and Welder Up to see a collection of custom-made vehicles. Also pass by the location of ‘pawn stars’ and Vegas Rat Rods, and Food paradise TV shows. Finally, you will stop off at Rio Hotel and Casino for amazing views of Las Vegas from the top floor.

  • Departures: 3871 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89103, USA
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Prices: from $300 USD

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13. Segway Tour of Downtown Las Vegas

Explore Las vegas in a unique, fashionable mode of transport. Trying a segway is a fun, memorable experience, and covers more ground than walking. Beginning in the arts district you will learn about historic downtown Las Vegas. Along the way, you will see the Silver and Gold pawn Shop where the TV show ‘Pawn Stars’ is filmed. Other highlights include the Fremont Street Experience, Container Park, and the Mob Museum. During your 2 hour tour, there will also be photo opportunities, fascinating tales, and lots of fun!

  • Departures: 707 E Fremont St #1130, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Prices: from $135USD

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14. The High Roller at The LINQ

Start a fun night in Las Vegas’s glitzy new LINQ entertainment area with amazing views of the High Roller. It is the world’s largest observation wheel and the hottest new attraction in Vegas. During your ride enjoy unparalleled views of the city while sipping happy hour drinks. After the 30 minute experience explore LINQ at your leisure. There is plenty of great nearby restaurants including Mexican or American food. Alternatively, head to Brooklyn Bowl or browse the shops.

  • Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 4pm-12am; Friday to Sunday 12pm-12am
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Prices: from $21 USD
  • Address: 3545 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States

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15. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

This is the perfect date idea if you want lots of photos with your partner (and celebrities)! Rub shoulders with the most famous and realistic replicas of celebrities at Madame Tussaud. Pose with your favorite TV stars, singers, and influential figures for great memorable photos. To make the day extra romantic, head to the Venetian and ‘Venice’ for a Gondola ride. Gondola rides are one of the most popular things to do in Venice, Italy, so why not copy that in Las Vegas! Your 30-minute authentic gondola ride is a shared experience, but you can upgrade to make it private. You can also add a 2-course lunch or dinner at Buddy V’s Ristorante.

  • Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 11am-6pm; Friday to Sunday 11am-8pm
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Prices: from $35 USD
  • Address: 3377 S Las Vegas Blvd Ste. 2001, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States

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16. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Learn about the fabulous ship Titanic and its untimely and sad ending. At the Luxor Hotel and Casino is a fantastic exhibition that holds over 250 authentic artifacts. Interesting items include parts of the hull, an unopened bottle of Champagne, and jewelry. Explore the meticulously replicated cabins from both first and third-class. Also, marvel at the grandeur of the Grand Staircase to imagine the opulence of the ship at that time. Learn about the ship’s passengers and crew, over half of whom didn’t survive when the ship sank in 1912.

  • Opening Hours: Thursday to Sunday 11am-6pm
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Prices: from $37 USD
  • Address: Luxor Hotel – 3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, United States

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17. Springs Preserve

Las Vegas Springs Reserve is a great way to escape the lights and soak up nature and culture for a while. Spend a romantic afternoon wandering through desert botanical gardens and museums. Along the way, learn about Nevada’s natural and cultural history. Highlights include the sustainability gallery, the railroad, Hoover Dam, and Native American Settlements. Other attractions include a seasonal butterfly habitat and the Trackless Train.

  • Opening Hours: Friday to Monday 9am-4pm
  • Duration: 3-5 hours
  • Prices: from $15 USD
  • Address: 333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107, United States

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18. Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino

Come as close as you can to underwater wildlife without getting wet. The Shark Reef Aquarium is home to over 100 sharks. There are 14 different exhibits that house rare and exotic marine species. Highlights include the 4.9 million liters main tank which has 2 tunnels you can walk through. Also, stop off at the touch pool to feel rays and horseshoe crabs.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 10am-6pm
  • Duration: 1-3 hours
  • Prices: from $20 USD
  • Address: Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino – 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, United States

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19. Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas

Heading to the Wet n Wild Water park is the perfect way to cool off in the Nevada Desert. The watery oasis has over 25 rides and slides to entertain you. Including high-speed water slides, a lazy river, and a beach area. During the summer the park hosts themed nights for even more fun. These include a Friday night dive-in movie. Or go on a Saturday night for their DJ sessions.

  • Opening Hours: check on the official site for hours.
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Prices: from $30 USD
  • Address: 7055 S Fort Apache Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89148, United States

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20. Stratosphere Tower Rides

This attraction is fantastic for adrenaline-junkie couples. The iconic Stratosphere Tower has 3 outdoor rides which are sure to get your heart pounding. Firstly try X-Scream, a giant catapult over the edge that leaves you dangling a whopping 109 stories high! Then try Insanity, a ride that spins you over the tower’s edge 274 meters above the Strip. Shooting 49 meters up from the tower the Big Shot ride gives you a free-fall experience as you drop to the launch pad. If that’s not enough, you can upgrade to include the sky jump from 108 stories high. While your waiting for your turn, make sure you enjoy the fantastic panoramic views.

  • Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 2pm-10pm; Friday to Saturday 12pm-12am
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Prices: from $24 USD
  • Address: 2000 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89104, United States

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21. Bellagio Fountains

Take some time out from your explorations of Las Vegas, sit back, relax and enjoy the Bellagio Fountains. The Bellagio fountains have regular light shows with different music and effects all perfectly choreographed. The impressive Bellagio Hotel makes a fantastic backdrop to the show. As well as seeing the show on the ground during a sightseeing tour, you can see it from the sky in a VIP helicopter tour.  Alternatively, use it as an opportunity for a fabulous photoshoot.

  • Opening Hours: 24/7
  • Address: 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States

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22. Get Married

It’s always a nice day for a white wedding in Las Vegas! Whether you are spontaneous or like a well-planned wedding, Las Vegas offers unique wedding packages. There are Elvis-themed weddings, quick drive-bys, or boutique little chapels. Or choose a destination wedding at the Red Canyon, Valley of Fire, or a rustic ranch. You can even do a whole wedding in a limo while cruising down the strip!

  • Duration: 15 minutes to 4 hours
  • Prices: from $65 USD

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Where to Stay in Las Vegas

To make your romantic trip even more special, pick a hotel that caters to couples. Have a look at our recommended romantic hotels before deciding on activities:

If you have time to venture further out, check out these options:

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For all new cities, I go overboard on my itinerary, just to see every major attraction. Countries I've visited include New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Cambodia, Japan and Thailand. Mostly Asian countries. Next target - Europe!


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