Las Vegas is best known for round-the-clock gambling, wild parties, and countless strip clubs and wedding chapels. It is probably not the place that you think of going to in romantic trips with your significant other. But Las Vegas can be home to all kinds of people: from high rollers and fun-loving single folk to vacationing families and couples alike.
To help you plan your trip with your loved one, here are the top 10 places to visit in Las Vegas for couples.
1. The Strip
The Las Vegas Strip is a stretch of boulevard at South Las Vegas where you can find the city’s most luxurious hotels, casinos, boutiques, and entertainment sights. Take a stroll with your partner and take a sumptuous dinner at any of the excellent restaurants on the strip, have fun at the casinos, and enjoy the sights.
2. Red Rock Canyon State Park
Take a scenic picnic at the Red Rock Canyon State Park. The park is located at the southern end of theSierra Nevada, and then meets to join the El Paso Mountains. It offers a picturesque display of red and green desert cliffs and rock formations. The pristine desert landscape includes two natural preserves where couples can do several recreational activities, such as camping, sightseeing, horseback riding, and hiking.
3. Skyjump Las Vegas
Are you a daredevil couple? Then SkyJump Las Vegas is the perfect spot for you. Located at the Stratosphere Tower, SkyJump Las Vegas is world’s highest commercial decelerator descent at 829 feet. You will be given a short safety lesson prior to your jump, and then strapped to a high-speed descender machine at the edge of a platform. The rest is an act of courage and faith: Jump from the platform to go down the length of the Stratosphere Tower. Just before you hit the ground, the descender machine slows down to give you a safe landing.
4. Shark Reef Aquarium
The Shark Reef Aquarium is at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Half of the aquarium is indoors; the other half is situated outdoors. Take a stroll at a place boasting of myriad sea creatures – manta rays, sea turtles, crocodiles, and of course, sharks, to name a few. The aquarium is one of the largest in North America and the only one in Nevada accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
5. Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil is an entertainment company that produces eight shows in the Las Vegas Strip. It is the biggest theatrical producer in the world. All shows on the Strip – Zarkarna, KA, Zumanity, LOVE, Mystere, Believe, Michael Jackson ONE, and O – star former Olympic gymnasts who perform jaw-dropping stunts and dangerous tricks all over the stage.
Whether you are still in the earliest stages of your romance, or a steady, longstanding couple trying to keep the flame burning, Zumanity is the must-watch show for you as a couple. This naughty show features topless acrobats, sexual innuendo, and raunchy humor.
6. Spa Aquae
Pamper yourself and your loved one at the Spa Aquae. Located Summerlin, roughly a 25-minute drive from the Las Vegas Strip, it is ideal to visit it from the JW Marriot Hotel. The Spa Aquae offers special spa and salon services and therapies for couples. The spa is ideal for relaxation and recreation, with tropical beaches, waterfalls, lagoons, and coconut trees.
7. The Fountains of Bellagio
Looking for a spectacular sight without paying a single cent? Go to the Bellagio and see the lights and fountain show. Every 30 minutes from three in the afternoon until eight in the evening, and every 15 minutes from eight in the evening until midnight, the Bellagio’s 8.5-acre lake lights up and explodes with a display of dancing water rockets to the tune of Frank Sinatra or Gene Kelly songs. It is a mesmerizing sight, one that you should not miss while you are in Las Vegas.
8. The Eiffel Tower of Paris Las Vegas
Who says you need to fly to France for a grand, romantic Paris getaway? Get the Eiffel Tower experience at Paris Las Vegas where, at 50 stories high and 460 feet above ground, you get to see the entire Las Vegas valley. The Eiffel Tower of Paris Las Vegas is a half-size replica of the original tower in France, but has a similar observation deck that is perfect for romance in the air.
9. The Grand Canal at the Venetian
Take a romantic glide down the Grand Canal in an authentic gondola at the Venetian. Add to the romance by asking your gondolier to sing a few Italian love songs to your beloved. You can share your gondola with another couple or pay extra for your own. There is an outdoor or indoor gondola option. Most people say that the indoor option is better.
10. New York-New York Roller coaster
Get your fill of thrills on the New York-New York Roller coaster, which gets nearly 1.5 million riders every year. Located in New York-New York Hotel, the roller coaster features a 180-degree twist and dive maneuver. It is not for the faint of heart, but if you and your loved one are looking for the adventure of a lifetime, this ride is just for you.
Tip: If you are staying long in the city, take a day or two to visit Lake Powell, a reservoir on the Colorado River.