Are you looking for the ultimate list of things to do in Vegas for couples? Here’s the ultimate list (and the only list you’ll need).
My husband and I visit Las Vegas twice a year – AND WE LOVE IT. There are so many things to do in Vegas for couples, and this is the only list you’ll need. Let me tell you right now – it is! It’s an amazing city, with lots to do and see, plenty of romantic bars, restaurants and nightclubs (if that’s your thing!). There are so many things to do in Las Vegas for couples – you’ll be spoilt for choice – I promise!
I know Las Vegas like the back of my hand – and whilst I know it isn’t everyones cup of tea, it’s a city I love and I love writing about it. As someone who’s only ever been to Vegas as part of a couple, I think it’s the perfect location for a romantic couple getaway because there are so many things to do for couples in Vegas. Las Vegas is a fantastic couples destination!
First on my list of things to do in Vegas for couples.. Shopping! I know you might be shaking your head reading this first suggestion, but trust me! Las Vegas is the only place in the world my husband will actually agree to shop, and enjoy it. First of all, you have to understand, malls in Vegas aren’t like normal shopping malls…
The malls are huge, and usually themed (which makes it fun) and there are shops to suit just about every taste and budget. My favourite has to be the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace Hotel – themed to look like an ancient Roman town. It’s full of handbag shops, jewellery shops, all the main high street stores, you name it (oh and a Cheesecake factory for when you get hungry).
It’s unlike any mall you’ve ever been in, just see the photo below. Some other malls in Vegas that I love, can be found on this list.
Take a helicopter ride over the strip
Next on my list of things to do in Vegas for couples, it’s something a bit special!
Las Vegas is the kind of city where you go big, or go home. So why not take a helicopter ride? It’s such a romantic thing to do as a couple in Las Vegas, and it’s definitely something you’ll never forget. I’d highly recommend it. It’s such a brilliant addition to my list of things to do in Vegas for couples – it’s romantic, memorable and once-in-a-lifetime.
If you REALLY want to push the boat out on the ‘romance’ it might be worth booking a helicopter ride that also includes the Grand Canyon (for my recommendation: click here). Helicopter is the BEST way to get there (and the fastest) and you get to enjoy the views from the most amazing view-point in the sky too.
Go on a hotel-crawl
Next on my list of things to do in Vegas for couples, it’s a hotel crawl.
Las Vegas has no shortage of incredible hotels, and just making your rounds and seeing them all is a whole day and night of fun. They’re all themed, and usually have their own special lobby area of attraction. My top picks for couples would be The Paris Hotel (of course!), Caesars Palace (the mall and shows are SO GOOD!), Bellagio, The Wynn (it’s like stepping into a Disney movie), New York New York, The Cosmopolitan (new, sophisticated) and The Venetian.
You don’t need to do anything special here, half the fun is just turning up at the hotel and exploring it for yourself. All the hotels have insanely cool lobby areas and casinos to explore – and you can spend hours getting lost inside the best ones.
Walk down Fremont Street
Fremont Street is my next suggestion for things to do in Vegas for couples. Fremont Street is in Downtown Vegas, and it’s so much fun. It’s a little bit like old-school Vegas, and it’s a different kind of vibe and atmosphere to the strip (where all the big hotels are). There are street performers, live bands, outdoor bars, it’s full of stuff to do. You have to experience it to know why Fremont Street is such a big deal, so don’t miss it!
Visit Top Golf
My next idea for things to do in Vegas for couples, it’s Top Golf!
Top Golf in Las Vegas is on ANOTHER LEVEL. Literally actually, as there are three levels of golf driving ranges, overlooking the city. Even if you don’t really play golf, it’s such a fun activity for couples. You can do different challenges against each other, and just play it as competitively or as laid back as you like. I don’t really like gold much at all, but this is one of my favourite things to do in the city with my husband for sure.
They also have great food too, delivered right to your private golf booth, and drinks service too!
Experience the High Roller
Next on my list of things to do in Vegas for couples, it’s the High Roller! This is one of Las Vegas’s newer attractions, the High Roller is a great thing do to for couples in Las Vegas. It’s fun during the day or night too – as both times will offer lots of different views. You can also buy ‘skip the line’ passes too for those hot summer days, when you don’t want to be queuing in the heat. I’d definitely recommend booking ahead as it can get busy! But the views are worth it… I promise!
Go for cocktails at a rooftop bar
Looking for somewhere glamorous, exclusive and romantic? Las Vegas is FULL to the brim with sophisticated rooftop bars that are all kinds of romantic. MY favourite is The Foundation Room. It was the highlight of my last trip to Vegas, and my husband and we drank for hours, just talking and enjoying the epic view. You literally won’t find a view to rival the view from Mandalay Bay, there is no other place quite as romantic, and it’s simply magical. As far as things to do in Vegas for couples goes, cocktails is a classic, right?
Some other lovely rooftop bars in Vegas are;
- Beer Park (casual drinks, by the Bellagio Fountains)
- Voodoo at the Rio (nightclub with bar area)
- Skybar at the Warldorf Astoria (fancy and incredible views)
- Skyfall Lounge at Delano Hotel (high-end and trendy)
Watch The Bellagio Fountains
The Bellagio Fountains are just stunning, and definitely something to make time for. Head there around 8pm, and find yourself a good spot under the trees and towards the centre of the fountains – and you’ll find it’s easy to waste away a couple of hours just watching the fountains come and go every 15 minutes.
For a slightly different outlook, walk up towards the Bellagio Hotel and watch the fountains from the back instead. You’ll get the view that you see in the photo below. You’ll find a bit more space watching the fountains from over there too which is nice, and the view is just as good! Definitely one of the best things to do in Vegas for couples.
Take an open top bus tour
Open top bus tours might seem a bit touristy – but they’re a great way to see the city and a good way of getting around too. The tour lasts for 3 hours, and it flies by – there’s so much to see. This tour also takes you to Fremont Street in Downtown Las vegas – which is a mega fun part of the city and ideal for couples who are visiting. Book tickets by clicking here.
Visit the Block 16 Food Hall at the Cosmopolitan Hotel
This food hall is new for 2019, but it’s full of delicious food options and makes an ideal thing to do as a couple in las vegas. There are SO MANY food choices, there will be no arguments about what to eat or what to try! It’s also pretty cool to have such affordable food right in the heart of the strip too. This is one of the best things to do in Vegas for couples, especially for couples who love food!
Visit The Neon Museum
For something a little different, venture out of the main strip and explore The Neon Museum in downtown Vegas. The tour takes about an hour to walk around (it’s guided) and it’s so fun to see all the old neon signs that once stood pride of place in the city. I’m going to do a full review of the tour sometime soon – so stay tuned for more photos and information! In short though, we loved it and it was such a fun way to spend the afternoon. Especially nice because we got to venture out of the normal Vegas tourist areas!
Experience some fine dining
There are so many incredible fine dining restaurants in Las Vegas (more than you could ever try in one trip!) and doing something a little special is the perfect date night idea. If you want to find things to do in Vegas for couples that are a little special and romantic, this ticks the boxes.
Have a night out at the best clubs for couples
There are loads of nightclubs in Vegas, so of course you should have a night out during your time in the city! Some of the clubs in Vegas are more suited to couples, and I picked my favourite night clubs for couples here. Often, you can get better prices for entry as a couple, or special drinks offers – so it’s well worth doing some research before heading out!
Take a Gondola Ride at the Venetian
The Venetian Hotel is pure magic. It’s a reaction of Venice inside a hotel, and you have to see it to believe it. It’s one of my favourite places to visit in Vegas, and one of the most memorable things to do for couples in Vegas, has to be taking a romantic Gondola ride along the Venice canals. You even get serenaded during your boat ride too, so it’s a classic choice for things to do in Vegas for couples.
Watch a Cirque du Soleil show
Next up on my list of things to do in Las Vegas for couples, My Favourite show is ‘O’ – there is honestly nothing like it anywhere in the world. I’ve seen most of the shows on the strip (including La Reve at the Wynn) and ‘O’ is THE BEST (you can book cheap tickets here). Honestly, if you’re considering a show is Las Vegas, ‘O’ is the most romantic. It is magical, beautiful and just mind-bendingly impossible. It has you laughing, on the edge of your seat, gasping – it’s just incredible. Have I raved about enough? Hopefully.
Every time we’re in the city with friends we take them to this show and every time they come out after with their jaws on the floor. If you’re going to see a show in Las Vegas – make this it.
Hit up a buffet
You can’t go to Vegas and not visit a buffet. If you and your partner love food…. YOU CAN’T VISIT VEGAS AND NOT VISIT A BUFFET. SO FIND ONE AND GO. Honestly, there’s nothing quite like a Las Vegas buffet. It’s genuinely one of the best things to do in Las Vegas for couples.
Have an ADVENTURE
Next up on my list of things to do in Las Vegas for couples… Get outside for some adventurous stuff!
Las Vegas is an incredible city, but it’s also surrounded by some of the most amazing landscapes – perfect for adventures. Embrace your wild side and find something a bit wild. I love the quad bike tour around Lake Mead… It’s close to the city (so you don’t have to spend all day getting there) but it’s also so much fun. It’s such a memorable activity and will be such an adrenaline-fuelled day out.
Hire a private pool cabana for the day
You can visit any hotel and use their pool facilities, as long as you pay the resort fee, or hire a cabana. A great idea (for something a little more special) is to hire a private cabana for the whole day.
At the Aria Hotel (pictured below) that’ll cost you about $300 – $500 depending on the time of year, and it’s sooo good! The cabana was spacious (with indoor and outdoor seating areas) and included soft drink, and we even had a massage come round at one point too! In Las Vegas, where you’ll find beyond plenty of things to do in the evening and during the night, sometimes it can be nice just to relax and pamper yourself during the day. Relaxing poolside is the perfect way to do that, so this makes my list of things to do in Las Vegas for couples.
Do a hot air balloon ride
Next on my list of things to do in Las Vegas for couples… A hot air balloon ride!
If you’re really trying to ‘wow’ your other half and you plan on surprising them with some special… this could be the perfect thing to do in Las Vegas for you both. This is the ultimate bucket-list item for anyone – and such a gorgeous activity for a couple visiting Las Vegas. Perfect for a proposal too – if you were planning on popping the question!
Here’s a great tour company offering sunrise hot air balloon rides in Las Vegas.
Get greeted at the airport by a limo
Next up on my list of things to do in Las Vegas for couples, something for the very start of your trip!
When you arrive in Las Vegas, there is only one way to be greeted – and that’s by a limo. It’s the perfect start to your holiday and it’s the perfect surprise too (if you’re the kind of person who likes to plan romantic gestures). Your limo driver will be waiting for you at baggage claim to help carry the bags out, and then once you get into the car there is a bottle of champagne (maybe beer too!) waiting for you. Can you think of any better welcome after a long haul flight?
You’re in Vegas, so why not do a bit of gambling? How could I write a list of things to do in Vegas for couples, and not include a bit of gambling? My boyfriend and I took to making it a bit of a competition, to see who could come out on top after a night on the roulette table. He won the first night, I won the second night. Maybe we’ll do the tie-breaker next time we visit…
Whichever table you end up playing at, gambling is a really fun way to spend the time in Vegas. Just make sure you stick to a budget, and remember to be sensible with your spending money!
Do a Grand Canyon day trip
It’s a long day as tours usually leave vegas around 7am, and return about 8pm – but it’s so worth it (especially if you’ve never been before). As a couple, it’s a fab thing to do as you can spend the day soaking in the amazing views together. I recommend this tour company – so if you’re going to Las Vegas as a couple – these are the people you’ll want to book with (click here).
Upgrade your room!
You’re there as a couple – so chances are you’ll be spending some time in the bedroom. In Vegas you can upgrade your room when you check in for like half the price you’d usually pay. So don’t forget to ask about whether or not they have upgrades available! In 2013 we upgraded our standard room in the Venetian to a huge suite, with a dining room, office, spa bathroom, massive bedroom and living area… and we only paid an extra $25 a night for it.
The best things about this idea for ‘things to do in Vegas for couples’ is that it makes your entire stay more special!
Visit the Mob Museum
Last on my list of things to do in Las Vegas for couples, the Mob Museum!
A museum trip might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of things to do in Las Vegas for couples – but actually the Mob Museum is a lot of fun and great for anyone remotely interested in the gangsters / mob era of the city. It’s a fascinating museum and it’s a good break away from the strip for a few hours too. I would recommend booking in advance, and you can book tickets here.
Visit the top of the Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower in Paris is one of the most romantic places to visit in Paris… So of course the Eiffel Tower in vegas is one of the best things to do for couples in Vegas! From the top of the Eiffel Tower you’ll find a pretty romantic restaurant (great for a date night) and you’ll also find a observation deck too. A classic choice for date night, so it had to make my list of things to do in Vegas for couples. Cclick here to book skip-the-line tickets.
Visit the Bellagio Conservatory
The Bellagio Conservatory is located inside the lobby of the Bellagio hotel. It’s a stunning indoor garden that changes with each season, into a unique, beautiful and completely mesmerising design. They theme the entire garden and create complete scenes and stunning sculptures from real flowers. I like to visit every time I’m in the city, because it’s always changing and always beautiful.
Ride the Monorail
The monorail in vegas is an easy way jump between hotels, and it’s also just a fun way to spend an hour or so. There are some pretty cool views from the Las Vegas Monorail too – so make sure you have your camera ready to snap some shots.
Take a day trip to Red Rock Canyon
Red Rock Canyon is one of my favourite things to do in Vegas for couples. It’s an amazing day trip from Las Vegas. If you’ve already seen the Grand Canyon, or if you don’t fancy heading out that far – then Red Rock Canyon is a perfect alternative. They filmed TV shows like Start Trek there, because the landscape is so crazy beautiful and other-worldly.
I recommend using the tour company ‘Pink Jeep Tours’ I used them both times I visited, and they were fantastic from start to finish. Click here to view their Red Rock Canyon tour.
Take a trip to the Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam is big, iconic and it’s one of the most famous landmarks near Vegas. If you’ve got a few spare hours one morning or afternoon, take a rental car out to Hoover Dam and check it out. If you’re not up for driving, there are also plenty of tours that go there too (and they’ll pick you up right from your hotel lobby). I recommend this tour.
Gordon Ramsey’s Hell Kitchen
Yes, Gordon Ramsey has finally opened a Hell’s Kitchen restaurant in Las Vegas! It’s a fantastic addition to this list of things to do in vegas for couples – so I just had to include it. You know how it goes, there are two sides to the kitchen (blue and red) and they’re in competition with each other to make the best food. This place looks just like the LA film set, and the menu is identical too!
Have drinks at the Chandelier Bar
One of the most famous bars along the Vegas Strip, the Chandelier bar is a must-see. It’s located inside the Cosmopolitan Hotel, and it’s so over the top, so glitzy, so glamorous, it just has Vegas written all over it. Order a couple of cocktails and feel like a VIP for the night! Such a fun addition to my list of things to do in Vegas for couples.
Indulge in some spa treatments
OK, so one of the most under-rated things to do for couple in Vegas, has to be the spa treatments and spa facilities. Loads of people don’t even realise their hotel has a spa – but most Vegas spa are simply gorgeous. My favourite spa is the Aria Spa at the Aria Hotel. It even has a mini infinity pool that looks over the hotel grounds.
Book a photoshoot together
Finally on my list of things to do in Vegas for couples, it’s a photoshoot!
If you’re together on honeymoon (or maybe you’re planning to propose) a great activity for an afternoon is to schedule a private photoshoot with a professional photographer. Photographs make the BEST souvenirs, and Las Vegas has so many cute photo backdrops. To take the stress out of finding a photographer, here’s a ready-made package you can easily book (just click here). Professional photographers will take better photos than any selfie, and you’ll get a gorgeous set of images to help you remember to trip of a lifetime forever!
Top Tip! Come Prepared
It’s worth coming prepared and buying yourself an entertainment pass for your time in the city. This not only saves you money, but gives you endless suggestions for how to spend your time. I recommend the one by Get Your Guide (click here to buy). It can save you a load of money on tickets, and can even help you jump the queue in some attractions too.
For more suggestions and advice about visiting Las Vegas – check out my other blog posts below – they will hopefully be helpful! I hope this post of things to do in Vegas for couples has been useful!