Vegas might not strike you as the most romantic destination for couples – but I’ve always loved the city, and I’ve only ever been there with my boyfriend Pad – so for me it’s always been very romantic.
First things first, if you’re heading to Las Vegas as a romantic break – make sure you book a romantic hotel! That means no Hooters Hotel, or even Hard Rock Hotel. Pick a grown up hotel that oozes class and romance, and you’ll get things off on the right foot. I’d opt for The Aria Hotel personally (I fell in love with the place when we stayed there). A few other options might be The Wynn, The Bellagio or The Cosmopolitan (which is next on my wish-list).
Next you need to scout out the romantic experiences int he city – which is why I’ve written this post. I few of these suggestions will cross over with my ‘things to do in Las Vegas for couples‘ but not many. That blog post was more about day-to-day things and night-out ideas, rather than super romantic experiences.
1. Take a Gondola ride around The Venetian Hotel
It should be pretty obvious why this makes the list! My only tip though, is making sure you get a private gondola ride and not a shared one! You have to pay a little more, but it’s worth it. After all, it’s not too romantic having some random tourist watch you while you try and steal a kiss! It would definitely be awkward though…
2. Take a helicopter ride
If you’ve never done it before – a helicopter ride is exciting, fun and really memorable – making it the perfect romantic experience! There are a few ways you can mix this up too – you could watch the sunset over the strip – or you could take a helicopter out to the Grand Canyon and watch the sunrise instead. Oh decisions, decisions!
3. Take in the view
There’s nothing more romantic than enjoying a nice cocktail with an incredible view. One of my favourite views is from The Foundation Room in The Mandalay Bay Casino – it literally looks right down the strip and I’d challenge anyone to find a view quite as mesmerising. Book yourselves a private area in the bar – and just let the evening pass by.
4. Take a limo ride
Private limo + champagne = romance. Need I say more? Las vegas limos are actually more affordable than limos ANYWHERE else in the world – so you might as well take advantage of it!
5. Make your own ‘romantic VIP experience’ in your room
OK, so your first step, is to upgrade your room to a suite, once you’ve done that go to one of Las Vegas’s many many dessert shops or chocolate shops and buy every single delicious thing you can find. Last step – buy some champagne (or order it from room service). There you have it – a super romantic evening-in right there in Vegas!
6. The Eiffel Tower Experience
I haven’t had the pleasure of doing this yet – but I can imagine it’s pretty amazing, and it’s definitely on my list for our next visit. Basically you head up to the ‘fake Eiffel Tower‘ and visit the viewing platform at the top – which has incredible views of the city and the Bellagio Fountains below. Sounds pretty lovely to me. You could even finish the night off at the restaurant they have up there too… cocktails anyone?
7. GET MARRIED!
Haha just kidding.
Although, strictly speaking, that is amongst the most romantic things two people can do. So I’m keeping it on the list 😉
My biggest piece of advice for taking a holiday to Las Vegas on a budget, is to try and save as much money as you can on flights, etc – so when you get out there you can do all these things and really splurge on your experiences. For even more (more general ideas) about where to go and what to do, check out this list of 25 best things to do in Vegas on The Crazy Tourist blog.
Like I said – there’s so many amazing things to do here! It’s one place you can seriously spoil yourself and your partner so don’t hesitate to visit – it’s one of my absolute favourite places to go.
If you’re booking your trip soon, I’d recommend the following websites for great deals and prices:
tripadvisor.com (hotels and reviews)
agoda.com (hotels and tours)