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Las Vegas is one of the most famous places for vacationers in the world. And with so much to see, do, eat and experience, why wouldn’t it be?
But in a town this jam-packed with options you might want some hints on where to start.
But we’re dedicating our list of 21 things to do in Las Vegas to couples!
Las Vegas is very much a gambling town, so we won’t be excluding hitting the tables, machines or sportsbooks.
And while you can have some fun with your kids, Vegas is really a town built for adults, so we won’t be including things like the Children’s Discovery Museum. (According to a national ranking of children’s museums in the US, there are better ones elsewhere anyhow.)
We’ve gathered a list of things to do in Vegas before, and while there may be some crossover, we’re aiming not to repeat too many of the recommendations we’ve made in those lists.
Head to the top of the 46 stories-high viewing deck of the half-size replica of the Eiffel Tower. Get close to your sweetie at one of the most romantic spots in Las Vegas.
Intermission During a Show at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
Get tickets to see a show, get all dressed up in your best theater wear and grab a seat in one of the comfy chairs in the upstairs lobby.
Spend intermission people watching while enjoying your date’s company and your beverage of choice.
Things for Adrenaline Junkies
Bootleg Canyon, located just 23 miles from the Strip, is a mountain biker’s dream with more than 20 trails for all skill levels with awesome views of Lake Mead and the Strip.
Drive through a 1-mile off-road professional race track in your choice of Truck, Dune Buggy, Razor or Rally Car.
Combine the experience with a helicopter or shooting range session for the ultimate heart pounding action with your sweetheart.
Gambling Related Things
It’s getting harder and harder to find low limit and player friendly live Blackjack tables in town, but the Treasure Island Casino offers a close alternative.
The minimum bet at the 3:2 stadium Blackjack starts at $1 during the week and you may see it go up to $3 on weekends.
Fortune Cup at Resorts World
This horse racing game features little horse figurines traveling around a track while the players at the table root on their betting favorite.
This new version of an old favorite (Sigma Derby) offers a fun and communal experience.
The largest sight in town, other than the entirety of The Strip itself, is Hoover Dam. This engineering marvel is 171 feet taller than the Washington Monument!
To get a good look of the whole dam thing, take a walk across the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.
If you like spotting celebrities, make a visit to see more than 100 life-like wax figures of Hollywood icons, music stars, historical figures, sports legends and even Marvel Superheroes.
Exhibits are highly interactive, so you’ll be rocking on stage with Elvis or starring in a music video alongside Drake.
A Free Thing and an Expensive Thing
Frequently selected as the best free attraction in town, this 117,000-gallon aquarium houses dozens of beautiful tropical fish.
Conveniently, there’s a bar directly adjacent to it, so you can enjoy a few tropical cocktails while imagining you’re swimming beneath the sea with these graceful creatures.
A Night in the Presidential Suite at Bellagio
Luxury like this isn’t free, but by Vegas high roller-suite standards, this one isn’t too bad.
$6,000 a night gets you 4,075 square feet, a fireplace, a six-seat L-shaped bar and a romantic whirlpool tub overlooking the city, butler service and a limo to and from the airport.
Experience the serenity of a picturesque natural attraction on the Colorado River. Go on a guided small group tour in the Black Canyon.
Hot Air Balloon Ride from Vegas Balloon Rides
View the Mojave Desert from the quiet morning serenity of a hot air balloon. Book a ride for just the two of you if you’d like to propose while on your balloon journey.
Vegas has a great pool scene, but there’s only one outdoor pool that’s open all year. The Circa’s heated pool is the sunseekers’ spot in all seasons.
The 324-acre community park is home to a 14-acre pond that’s ideal for couples looking to go for a stroll while holding hands or try their hands at catching a fish. Be on the lookout for model boat races, too!
Things for Foodies
If the two of you are pizza aficionados, a trip to Downtown Las Vegas to try the pies from Tony Gemignani is a must.
Makes a lot of “best of” lists, and for good reason. First-timers should try the legendary items on the tasting menu.
There’s a huge wine list, and for an indulgent special occasion, you really can’t beat it.
Since 2002, this locals’ spot across the street from The Orleans Casino (and not far from T-Mobile Arena) has offered fans of all sports a home away from home.
Book a seat on their Puck-n-Pint Bus if you’re going to a Vegas Golden Knights game.
During the biggest events in sports, there really isn’t a more electric atmosphere in the city. This world famous sportsbook also has the best wagering menu in town.
The first act residing at the brand new venue of the future is the one time biggest band in the world. It’s the hottest ticket in town!
Garth Brooks Plus One at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Fun fact: Bono and Garth have both received the Kennedy Center Honors award for their lifetime contributions to American culture. Garth’s newest Vegas residency is not to be missed!
One More Thing!
If the two of you are an item, definitely check out our roundup of Vegas’s most romantic hotels! And if you have yet to tie the knot, Vegas is the perfect place to get married.
When we aren’t off the clock and enjoying all that Vegas has to offer, our day job is providing couples incredible elopement and micro wedding ceremonies.
If you want to add an elopement or micro wedding to your Vegas adventure, connect with us today!
McKenzi Taylor is America’s go-to elopement and micro wedding expert, often featured in small and major media outlets, such as the New York Times. With over 15 years of wedding photography experience, it was after planning her own Las Vegas elopement in 2016 that McKenzi felt her purpose shift into elopement coordination. She started Cactus Collective Weddings soon after in 2017. Since then, she’s become a WIPA board member, and has helped well over 1000 couples get hitched in style around Las Vegas, San Diego and Black Hills.