Las Vegas Romance: 10 Things For Couples to Do in Sin City

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By Terrisa Meeks, Las Vegas Local Expert

No matter how you define romance, Las Vegas has a multitude of options for lovers. Las Vegas has something for every couple to enjoy–from risqué shows to scenic picnics, spa treatments to panoramic views.

A romantic evening in Las Vegas might include seeing a show, and one of the city's most sensual shows offers romantic seating arrangements. "Zumanity's" duo sofa seating near the front of the stage lets couples curl up and watch the sensual production together.

For couples looking to experience a little rejuvenation with their romance, some of the city's finest spas feature lavish co-ed areas couples can unwind in, like Costa del Sur Spa & Salon's private couples retreat.

You could choose to escape the Strip and take a romantic scenic drive, perhaps stopping for a picnic at one of the most picturesque places in Las Vegas, Spring Mountain Ranch State Park.

A few of the city's most popular attractions are known for being romantic, like the Fountains of Bellagio, the Eiffel Tower Experience and the Gondola rides at The Venetian–and with the last two modeled on two of the world’s most famous romantic attractions, how can you go wrong? For more on these and other experiences for couples, check out our list of Las Vegas’ 10 best romantic attractions.

10. Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
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One of Las Vegas' premier art collections, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art features ever-changing exhibitions to give both tourists and Las Vegas residents the opportunity to see incredible works and artists. Displays rotate throughout the year and in the past have featured Impressionists, Andy Warhol, Faberge Eggs and Pablo Picasso. Through April 29, 2018, visitors can see "Samurai: Armor From The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection," which contains more than 50 pieces of armor. Audio tours are included in the price of admission and a complimentary docent tour is offered daily at 2 p.m., taking visitors throughout the exhibit while providing an in-depth look at the current display.

9. Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
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Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is a small oasis in the dry Mojave Desert. It's just a short drive down the road from Red Rock Canyon and is probably about 40 minutes from the Strip. The grounds are dotted with historic buildings, some dating to the 1860s. Grassy meadows, trees from a former orchard, and hiking trails surround the main ranch house. Picnic areas offer visitors a place to enjoy lunch, and in summer there are outdoor plays in the evenings in one of the meadows. The dramatic Wilson Cliffs offer a backdrop of vertical sandstone that will have you snapping away with your camera. A red one-story ranch house is the centerpiece of the park, and it has a fascinating history that includes Howard Hughes. The interior has been preserved and acts as a visitor center. Guided tours are available, and docents are on hand to answer questions.

8. Zumanity, The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil
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Take that special someone to one of the Strip's most titillating productions, "Zumanity" to add some sparks to an evening. Cirque du Soleil's steamy adults-only show features breathtaking acrobatics performed in an intimate cabaret setting. Sensual and provocative, the show is unlike any other Cirque show. The amazing talents of Cirque are combined with an exploration of sexuality that includes everything from chains to men in high heels. "Zumanity" encourages ticket holders to leave their inhibitions at the door so they can explore all aspects of love and lust. By the time the show's finale comes around, audience members are sure to have racing pulses and a whole new view of Cirque.

7. Vegas Balloon Rides
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Vegas Balloon Rides will show you Las Vegas from several hundred feet in the air, giving you a spectacular bird's eye view of the Las Vegas Strip, the incredible Red Rock Canyon and beyond. Drift silently over the city and desert where you can see wildlife and even talk with onlookers down below. The flight lasts about an hour, and after landing, a champagne toast is held to celebrate completing a wonderful adventure. Plan on three to four hours for the whole experience. The roomy baskets hold from eight to 12 people. Flights start early, when passengers meet the pilot 30 minutes before sunrise and are then taken to the launch location. Afternoon flights are offered for a few months in winter. Dress in layers and be prepared for temperatures to be the same as they are on the ground.

6. High Roller
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The world's tallest observation wheel, the 550-foot-tall High Roller, is a great place for a date night stop. Views of the Strip and Las Vegas are jaw-dropping. Couples will find plenty of opportunities for romantic moments in a setting with such a panoramic view. Beverages are available for sale before you board, and the pods are air conditioned so everyone will stay comfortable even during summer. If you're over 21, you can take advantage of a ride on the bar cabin--the 30 minute rotation includes an open bar. The area surrounding the High Roller is also worth exploring, since it's filled with shops and restaurants.

5. Fountains of Bellagio
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One of Las Vegas' most iconic attractions is also one of the most romantic. The Fountains of Bellagio features more than 1,200 fountains spanning 1,000 feet across Lake Bellagio, choreographed to send water soaring as high as 460 feet into the air. Couples can watch the magnificent fountains "dance" to 32 different songs. The arrangements each take several months develop, design and perfect. Romantic tracks include Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On," Faith Hill's "This Kiss" and Elton John's "Your Song." The short, free shows take place every 30 minutes Monday -Friday from 3-8 p.m.; Saturday and holidays every 30 minutes from noon-8 p.m., then every fifteen minutes until midnight; Sunday every 30 minutes from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and every fifteen minutes from 7 p.m. to midnight.

4. Eiffel Tower Experience
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The Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas recreates of one of Europe's most famous landmarks, and it's as romantic as the original. It's been the site of countless proposals over the years. The observation deck, located 46 stories above the city, offers guests a sweeping 360-degree view of Las Vegas--spectacular at any time of day, but even more so at night. Visitors take an elevator up to the deck where an experienced ambassador greets them, points out Las Vegas landmarks and talks about interesting historical facts. After that, you're free to walk around and take photos–or get serious and pop the big question. Couples can attach a lock and throw away the key at a fence leading up to the observation deck, memorializing their love.

3. Le Rêve – The Dream
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"Le Reve - The Dream" features an ambitious blend of aerial acrobatics, captivating choreography and beautiful imagery. If you think the show feels a little like a Cirque show, that may be because it was created by a former Cirque director. The performers take the audience through a world filled with water and even fire, amazing the crowd with aerial displays of strength and astonishing agility that captivate the imagination. High dives and underwater tangos take the audience on a journey that is both beautiful and filled with impressive physical feats that are jaw-dropping. For a show that will set a romantic mood for the evening, entering The Dream with your significant other will transport you both to another world filled with beautiful fantasy.

2. Costa Del Sur Spa & Salon
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Costa del Sur Spa & Salon inside the South Point is one of the only spas in Las Vegas to offer an exclusive getaway for couples thanks to its couples-only retreat area, which boasts a private sauna, steam room and a Jacuzzi that couples can enjoy with views of the resort's sparkling swimming pool. The spa also offers several sumptuous services for two, like its Chardonnay Infused Retreat, beginning with a bath for two--infused with the scent of pomegranate and other botanicals, followed by a side-by-side exfoliation with sugar, shea butter and oils. Next, a body butter with chardonnay is massaged into the skin. Tandem massage is also available in 50 or 80 minute sessions. Costa del Sur offers the perfect escape for couples wanting some indulgent and relaxing time together.

1. Gondola Rides at The Venetian
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If you can't make it to Italy for a romantic gondola ride in Venice, the gondola rides at The Venetian are the next best thing. Couples float through the vibrant Venetian streetscape of the Grand Canal Shoppes in an authentic Venetian gondola as a talented singing gondolier sets the mood for romance, crooning romantic Italian songs like "That's Amore!" Private two-person gondolas are available, or couples can make it a double date and book a four-person gondola. A professional photographer will also be on hand to snap a few quick photos before your voyage, although couples are encouraged to bring their own cameras along as well. If the weather's nice, outdoor gondola rides are available from 11 a.m.-10 p.m., offering guests incredible views of the resort's striking architecture and the Las Vegas Strip.