Most Romantic Things to Do in Las Vegas

Spice up date day: Las Vegas' 10 best romantic things to do

If you're looking for romantic things to do in Las Vegas, you'll find a wide array of possibilities. Some of the city's most popular attractions are bursting with romance, like the Eiffel Tower Experience and the Gondola Rides at The Venetian. But those are far from being the only romantic attractions in Las Vegas.

Exploring some of the beautiful desert scenery around Las Vegas can be a romantic way to spend the afternoon. Pack a lunch for a day at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, where you can explore the historic ground, enjoy a picnic or go for a hike. Wear your sneakers and be ready to take a lot of pictures.

Closer to town, you can take in a little culture, Vegas-style. A tour of The Neon Museum's Boneyard will give you a window into the city's history in a unique way. If you book a night tour, you'll be able to see some of the old signs in their full glory.

You might also be wondering about where to have a romantic meal or two, in which case you can sign up for a food tour with Lip Smacking Food Tours. Their culinary tours not only take you to some of the city's best restaurants, they also give you background about Las Vegas.

Scroll down to read more of our recommendations on the ten best romantic things to do in Las Vegas.


Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters
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Papillion has been taking people on tours from Las Vegas since 1965, which tells you they must be doing something right. Some of the most popular tours take visitors to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, where helicopters can land on the canyon floor. Nighttime tours of the Las Vegas Strip are another favorite, offering guests an unforgettable view of the Strip at night with all its lights. For true adventurers, Papillon also provides tours that include rafting, ATV riding or a stroll on the Grand Canyon Skywalk, the glass-bottomed observation area that juts out over the Grand Canyon's West Rim.

Recommended for Romantic Things to Do because: A thrilling flight over the lights of Las Vegas is the most romantic way to see the Strip.

Terrisa's expert tip: For couples looking to tie the knot, Papillion offers special packages for proposals and weddings. The wedding package includes a consultant, a round-trip limousine and a private helicopter.

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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 from notable artists. Displays rotate throughout the year and in the past have featured Impressionists, Andy Warhol, Lichtenstein, Faberge Eggs, Japanese art and Pablo Picasso. Exhibits rotate regularly; check the website for information about the current artists on display. Always double-check to be sure BGFA will be open to the public on the day you plan to visit, as the gallery is sometimes reserved for private functions. The space is also relatively small, so be sure to buy tickets ahead of time to ensure you'll be able to get in.

Recommended for Romantic Things to Do because: A stroll together through the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts is a romantic way to spend some time together.

Terrisa's expert tip: When you're done viewing the artwork at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts, you might want to also explore the Conservatory and Botanical Garden, a perfect place for great photos.

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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 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. In summer, plays are held under the stars at night in one of the meadows. The dramatic Wilson Cliffs offer sheer walls of vertical sandstone that will have you snapping away with your camera. A red one-story ranch house is the park's centerpiece, 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.

Recommended for Romantic Things to Do because: Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is full of gorgeous natural beauty and is the perfect place for a romantic picnic or hike.

Terrisa's expert tip: From May through September, Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is home to Super Summer Theater, a series of evening outdoor performances. Food is available for purchase, and you can rent chairs, although guests can also bring their own (size restrictions apply).

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Vegas Balloon Rides will show you Las Vegas from several hundred feet in the air. You'll get 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 delightful adventure. The roomy baskets hold from eight to 12 people. Flights start early. Passengers meet the pilot 30 minutes before sunrise and are taken to the launch location. For a few months in winter, afternoon flights are available. Plan on three to four hours for the whole experience.

Recommended for Romantic Things to Do because: A ride in a hot air balloon offers a host of romantic possibilities and even includes Champagne.

Terrisa's expert tip: If you're looking to pop the big question while you're floating high above the ground, Vegas Balloon Rides can help with your special moment. You can even have a wedding ceremony in one of their balloons.

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The Neon Museum
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Las Vegas is known for many things, including its wealth of colorful neon. But where do old signs end up? If they're lucky, at the Neon Museum. Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic and cultural enrichment. In addition to an approximately two-acre Neon Museum campus, which includes the outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard, the museum also encompasses a visitors' center housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby and several restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. The museum has plenty of docents on hand to tell you the history behind each sign.

Recommended for Romantic Things to Do because: A walk through the Boneyard at the Neon Museum is a trip back in time with signs from iconic Las Vegas landmarks.

Terrisa's expert tip: For an extra-special treat with your partner, look into booking a photo shoot at The Neon Museum. A private shoot requires two weeks' notice, and you'll have to supply the photographer.

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Canyon Ranch spa + fitness
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One of the largest day spas in the world, Canyon Ranch spa + fitness at The Venetian/The Palazzo offers an oasis of serenity on the Las Vegas Strip. Guests can spend the day unwinding in its lavish Aquavana experiential rooms, enjoying a relaxing massage or indulging in one of their treatments. Aquavana rooms include a crystal steam room, Finnish sauna, herbal laconium, HydroSpa and igloo room. Co-ed offerings have a salt grotto, conservatory and wave room. The menu of services at Canyon Ranch features a variety of treatments in addition to the usual massage, body treatment and facial offerings. Seasonal specials are often available as well.

Recommended for Romantic Things to Do because: Canyon Ranch spa + fitness offers a wide range of services for individuals and couples.

Terrisa's expert tip: Most of the services at Canyon Ranch can be provided to couples for a small extra fee. A couples retreat is also available that includes scalp massage, exfoliation, a bath for two and a full body massage.

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Eiffel Tower Experience
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The Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas recreates 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, which is spectacular at any time of day but is 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 discusses 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.

Recommended for Romantic Things to Do because: Paris Las Vegas' Eiffel Tower is a little slice of the world's most romantic city, with panoramic views of the Strip.

Terrisa's expert tip: For the best photos and highest romance quotient, visit the Eiffel Tower Experience at the same time that a Fountains of Bellagio show is happening across the street. You'll have one of the best views of the show.

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Las Vegas is well-known for its sizeable array of award-winning restaurants, many with celebrity chefs at the helm. For most visitors trying to figure out where to eat, it's often a classic case of too many restaurants, too little time. Lip Smacking Foodie Tours seeks to solve that problem with walking tours that take guests to a selection of three or more restaurants. At each stop, guests enjoy tasting menus and VIP service - including zero wait times for seating. Tours encompass the most notable restaurants in Las Vegas, like Bardot Brasserie, Estiatorio Milos or Mastro's Ocean Club--although the actual restaurants are a surprise for each tour. Tours cover eateries on the Strip and Downtown Las Vegas, with new tours and restaurants consistently coming online.

Recommended for Romantic Things to Do because: Lip Smacking Food Tours lets you enjoy a selection of acclaimed restaurants in one night.

Terrisa's expert tip: If you want an experience just for two, you may want to check out Finger Licking Foodie Tours. This sister tour group offers self-guided culinary experiences.

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Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
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One of Las Vegas' most talked-about attractions, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, houses an intriguing collection of artifacts recovered from the infamous ship's wreckage. Visitors can walk through authentically recreated first- and third-class rooms and have their pictures taken on a full-scale recreation of the Grand Staircase. The Promenade Deck even allows guests to experience the frigid temperatures of that fateful April night. The 25,000-square-foot exhibit holds hundreds of artifacts from the sunken ship, like luggage, floor tiles, a piece of the hull and an unopened bottle of Champagne from 1900. Visitors who are fans of the 1997 movie "Titanic" will undoubtedly recognize many of the re-creations. Fans of the ship's history will appreciate the collection of artifacts.

Recommended for Romantic Things to Do because: Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition offers guests a chance to experience the ship through the exhibit's meticulous re-creations and artifacts.

Terrisa's expert tip: Be sure to allow enough time to walk through the exhibit as it takes a while to read all of the information provided. You can also purchase an audio guide for $5.

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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 or cruise around the outside of the hotel in an authentic Venetian gondola. All the while, 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, but couples are encouraged to bring their cameras as well.

Recommended for Romantic Things to Do because: The Venetian's gondolas are a sure bet for romance, with a gondolier serenading you and your sweetie as you float along together.

Terrisa's expert tip: For extra romance, go on the outdoor gondola ride at sunset, just as the Strip's lights are turning on. You'll get great photos, and it's wonderfully romantic.

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Meet Terrisa Meeks

Terrisa Meeks is a native born, life-long resident of Las Vegas. She's watched Las Vegas grow and change over the years, especially the ever-evolving Las Vegas Strip. She still enjoys hanging...  More About Terrisa