Las Vegas, an urban sprawl carved out of Nevada’s Mojave Desert, has long been synonymous with bright lights, gaudy entertainment, and 24-hour gambling. But aside from its reputation as the USA’s ‘Sin City,’ Vegas has so much to offer dating couples. It would be very difficult to narrow down the list of romantic things to do here, but if your quest to find a date has been successful, here are six suggestions of things to enjoy together here.
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
Your romantic activities can commence with a visit to this beautiful national park. Set inside Nevada’s scenic Cottonwood Valley, there is a host of adventures for you and your loved one to embark on. Keep an eye out for antelopes, cottontail rabbits, and even coyotes as you search for the picnic area. In the summer months, you can enjoy theater performances. There is also a choice of park trails for you to follow, which take you around some of the finest scenery in this part of the USA.
Eiffel Tower Experience
While it’s considerably shorter than the real thing (the authentic Parisian version of this towering structure is over 1,000 feet tall, while the Vegas copy is only 460 feet), this is a wonderful location for your date. Your climb to the viewing promenade in a glass lift will be rewarded with a 360-degrees view over the city to the desert beyond. Your romantic visit can be sealed with a tasty meal on the 11th floor Eiffel Tower restaurant.
Offering an even higher vantage point, the 550-feet tall High Roller was opened four years ago at a time when it was the world’s tallest Ferris Wheel. Here you and your partner can cozy together in one of the pods and enjoy the jaw-dropping sights. At night, the wheel is lit by a 2,000 LED system which can either display one color, or flash a veritable rainbow to complete the sensory thrill.
Vegas Balloon Rides
By far the best way to view the Vegas landscape is from high above, coasting with your other half inside a Hot Air Balloon. This will take you right over the city’s myriad structures, then give you an unforgettable eagle’s-eye view of the stunning Red Rock Mountains. Drifting silently for about an hour, you can lose yourself to the gentle journey, picking out landmarks on Las Vegas Strip. At the conclusion of the flight, you can enjoy a welcome glass of traditional champagne.
Finish off your evening with the color and splendor of Zumanity, the resident cabaret show run by the Cirque du Soleil (Circus of the Sun) and hosted in the New York Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. This is strictly for adults only, and the combination of comedy, acrobatics, dance and erotic songs will definitely put you and your partner in a romantic mood. The comedy turns include a demonstration of constructing fake breast implants with Scotch-filled sandwich bags, while more nail-biting entertainment is provided by a biker swinging through the air on a chain.
Fountains of Bellagio
As you begin winding down after a hectic day in Sin City, you must take your partner to the Fountains of Bellagio. Set inside an 8-acre manmade lake, these spectacular fountains offer a choreographed light and music show every half-hour. Comprising a network of 1,200 nozzles and hosting 4,500 lights, this dazzling display is the perfect way to whet your appetite for cocktails, wine or beer before venturing into any of the nearby casinos to try your luck.