Las Vegas for couples: the most romantic things to do

From skygazing in the desert to breathtaking views and even a Vegas wedding, these 12 romantic things to do in Las Vegas are made for lovers.

The dazzling city of Las Vegas is the best place for a romantic getaway. You’ll find everything from hot air balloon rides and spectacular views to fun activities like Vegas shows and brilliant dining options. And if stargazing in the desert and cocktails at sunset sounds like a recipe for renewing your vows — that’s possible at very short notice here too.

This guide contains a handpicked selection of Las Vegas experiences so you and your partner will never be stuck for romantic things to do. Whether it’s an anniversary trip, a honeymoon, or you’re planning a Britney-style wedding, you’ll find something suitable in fabulous Las Vegas.


1. Enjoy a brunch for two with riverside views

Discover the breathtaking landscapes surrounding Las Vegas with a Hoover Dam and Valley of Fire day trip with brunch. After visiting the most magical spots of the Valley of Fire and admiring the panoramic views over Hoover Dam, you’ll have time to enjoy a romantic brunch for two at Bighorn Cafe, a cozy restaurant known for its laid-back atmosphere and gorgeous riverside views.

Best time to go:

Since the summer temperatures can get pretty hot in the Valley of Fire, aim for a winter or spring trip to make the most of this tour. November to March are the best months to visit.

2. Let love take flight with a toast in the sky

Go on the ultimate romantic escapade with this extraordinary Grand Canyon West helicopter experience. The highlight of this trip is soaring above the majestic Grand Canyon and taking in the awe-inspiring vistas as you hold hands with that special someone, before flying back to Vegas and over the city’s glitzy neon lights. Champagne at a scenic spot right next to the Colorado River is included.

Best time to go:

March, April, and May are the best months to book this tour if you want to enjoy cooler temperatures and thinner crowds in one of America’s most popular tourist destinations.


3. Kayak along the Colorado River together

Adventure-loving couples will love this Emerald Cave kayak tour. This romantic Colorado River escapade will have you paddling together and leave you inspired by the beauty of the surrounding landscapes.

Best time to go:

The natural landscapes that surround Las Vegas are at their best at sunset. To make the most of the golden hour, book the Black Canyon twilight kayak tour.


4. Get hitched at an Elvis-themed wedding

Tie the knot in the most authentic Vegas-style with an Elvis-themed wedding with limousine service. This wedding package comes with all the bells and whistles, including a luxury limo ride to a charming Vegas chapel, some rock-and-roll-inspired vows, and a live music performance by the King himself. Well, almost. 

Best time to go:

The package includes professional photography, so it’s a good idea to avoid a ceremony around midday to avoid lighting issues.


5. Sip wine and stargaze in Death Valley

Wine and stargazing: it doesn’t get any more romantic than this, which is why a Death Valley day trip with stargazing and a wine tour has all you need for the ultimate starlit escapade. This trip takes you through Nye County, known for its award-winning wineries, before heading into the magical landscapes of Death Valley National Park. After a stunning sunset, you’ll have time to marvel at the wild beauty of the star-studded desert sky.

Best time to go:

Book this tour when the moon is full to experience the charm of the moonlit desert and make this a truly romantic experience.


6. Take a mini break and fly along the Strip

Make your vacation dreams come true with the Red Rock Canyon helicopter landing tour. This half-day experience packs all the ingredients needed for a romantic date in the sky: a fancy helicopter, stunning sunset views of the Mojave Desert, champagne at a private landing location, and a view of the glittering lights of the Las Vegas Strip at night.

Best time to go:

Average temperatures in Red Rock Canyon are usually 10 degrees lower than in Vegas, so this sunset helicopter tour is a great option if you’re in Vegas during the summer.

7. Embark on a voyage of love and history at the Titanic Exhibition

The Luxor Hotel’s Titanic Exhibition ticket takes you straight into a romantic story that moved millions when the iconic ship’s tragic tale was retold on the silver screen. The exhibition offers an interesting peek into a bygone era through accurate recreations of the glitz and glamour of the ill-fated ship.

Best time to go:

The Titanic Exhibition is located inside the Luxor Hotel and Casino, so this indoor date plan is perfect for any time of the year.


8. Go on a Vegas date infused with Broadway glamour

Have an awesome date night in Sin City by getting your VIP ticket to Vegas! Vegas! The Show. This grand performance brings the best of Vegas together: charming showgirls, big band music, and an electrifying atmosphere. This is one of the most popular shows in Sin City, an act of glamour and musical talent that will energize you and get you in the mood for a fun break with your loved one in Las Vegas.

Best time to go:

There are no performances on Sundays at certain times of the year. Check with the venue for details.


9. See the sunrise above the Mojave Desert

Go on the ultimate romantic trip with a Mojave Desert hot air balloon ride at sunrise that includes a glass of champagne. To see this spectacular desert landscape light up from above is a remarkable experience. You’ll be able to take in the imposing beauty of the desert and some other key landmarks, like the Nopa Mountain Range, and raise a toast to each other on board.

Best time to go:

There are balloon flights year-round, and no bad time to do it. It’s a great activity for hot summer days as you’ll be out before sunrise, the coolest time of day.


10. Chill out under the sun in Las Vegas Bay

Tourists often think of Las Vegas as a destination for non-stop fun and excitement, but there’s more to a trip to Sin City than that. If you want to get away from the busy streets of Downtown and find a secluded spot to relax together under the sun, head to Las Vegas Bay on this sunset kayaking tour on Lake Mead with a campfire dinner. The changing colors of the sunset and the serene atmosphere set the scene for a memorable date under the stars.

Best time to go:

During the winter, evening temperatures in Las Vegas Bay can drop sharply, so bring an extra warm layer if you book this tour between December and February.


11. Capture the romance with a personal photographer

Make memories and make them picture perfect with personal photographer during your trip. This is a private and fully personalized photo tour of Las Vegas led by an expert photographer who’ll do a candid photo shoot, creating a memory-packed album you can both look back for years to come.

Best time to go:

Capture the magic of the moment without worrying about the crowds ruining your photo shoot by traveling during the shoulder seasons (April and September).


12. Take your love to new heights on the High Roller

Las Vegas is home to the world’s second-tallest Ferris wheel, with breathtaking views over the Strip. Book your spot on the High Roller with in-cabin open bar and spend cocktail hour looking out on Las Vegas with a drink in hand.

Best time to go:

The air-conditioned cabins complete their rotation in 30 minutes, and it’s most spectacular at sunset or at night. Closing time for this attraction is midnight, but the last Happy Half Hour is at 11:30 PM.


What are other romantic activities to do in Las Vegas?

Go for a gondola ride at The Venetian, splurge on a special candlelit dinner at a high-end restaurant, or visit the Eiffel Tower replica at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel. The ultimate romantic activity is getting married in a Vegas chapel, whether an actual wedding or a pretend one.

What are some offbeat romantic things to do in Las Vegas?

For an unconventional date in Sin City, book yourselves into a haunted tour or go on a Goodsprings Ghost Hunt. You can also step together into the incredible world of virtual reality by spending an evening at Area 15.

What are the most romantic spots to watch the sunset in Las Vegas?

Go up the Stratosphere Tower, the tallest structure of its kind in the United States. Other romantic locations for a sunset date include the High Roller observation wheel and the Alle Lounge rooftop bar at the Conrad Las Vegas Hotel.

What are some romantic day trips from Las Vegas?

Kayak tours of the Colorado River are popular with couples looking for a romantic day out away from Downtown Las Vegas. You can also splurge on a flightseeing tour of the Grand Canyon or find a secluded spot to have a picnic by Lake Mead.

What are the best places to take romantic photos in Las Vegas?

Capture your romance against the charming backdrop of the Botanical Gardens, located inside the Springs Preserve. Other picturesque locations for romantic photos are the Bellagio Conservatory, the Eiffel Tower replica, and the Trevi Fountain at Caesar’s Palace.