Best Date Night Destinations in Las Vegas

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BetMGM Mar 13, 2023, 12:42 PM

While dinner and a movie always make for a fun date, there are times when you want to go the extra mile for your partner and do something you’ve never done before. This is where Las Vegas comes in. Whether it’s your anniversary, Valentine’s Day or another special occasion, dates in Las Vegas make for an unforgettable experience to add to your collection of shared memories.  

Wondering what to do on date night in Vegas to create those memories? Here are some great ideas:

1. Visit the MGM Grand

There’s no better place than Las Vegas to book yourselves into a luxe hotel, get dressed up and enjoy a romantic dinner before you go out on the town to play casino table games at a world-famous casino such as the MGM Grand. Whether you and your date share a passion for casino games or you’re both trying something new, dinner and a night of gambling are sure to get the good times rolling!

There’s no shortage of options when it comes to incredible food at MGM Grand. Enjoy elevated American cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails at Crush, a sophisticated Three-Michelin Star French dining experience at Joël Robuchon, or contemporary Japanese elegance at Morimoto. With 159 table games, excluding poker tables, and a wide selection of jackpot slots and other games, there’s plenty to entertain yourselves with throughout the night. End your date off with some quality time in one of the luxurious hotel suites for a night to remember.

If you’re wondering what to wear on a date night to the MGM Grand, be sure to check out these fashion faux pas to steer you in the right direction.

2. Get your adrenaline pumping

Las Vegas is renowned for its amazing bars and nightclubs, but there’s plenty on offer for those looking for an adrenaline rush. We’re sure you’ve heard that heart-racing activities potentially increase emotional arousal and levels of attraction. So, if you and your loved one are both adrenaline junkies, Las Vegas is a good place to be!  From indoor skydiving to quad biking and supercar racing, there are numerous amazing activities in and around Las Vegas to give you that thrill you’re after.

3. Treat yourselves to a day at the spa

Of course, if you’re in need of some rest and relaxation, a spa day is precisely what you need. Spoil yourself and your sweetheart with an array of treatments  – from tranquil massages to facials and body treatments, heated saunas, pools and much, much more.

The Spa at ARIA is the largest Forbes Five Star spa in the world and boasts Japanese stone beds, a Shio salt room and three plush therapy pools. Book a couples massage or Pedi ala Chocolat at the Grand Spa at MGM Grand, or enjoy a body scrub and steam at the Bathhouse Spa at Delano.

4. Take a tour of the Grand Canyon

Put on your cutest hiking boots and get ready for a memorable road trip to one of the greatest landmarks in the US. The Grand Canyon is a 2.5-hour drive from Vegas, making it perfect for an adventurous day trip. If you want to explore the National Park together, you can take a guided tour, a scenic drive over to the Canyon, a helicopter ride to the base, and a boat ride along the river bottom – all sure to be incredible experiences. Remember to bring your camera!

5. Explore the Fremont Street Experience

Stroll through the Fremont Street Experience for an encapsulating evening of bright lights, incredible entertainers, delicious food, and culture. The LED light shows play every hour on the hour after dark, and there’s an incredible range of street performers, artists, musicians and a selection of excellent bars and restaurants that are sure to keep you entertained for hours. This historic six-block entertainment district is a must see and a great way to spend your date night.

6. Enjoy a romantic gondola ride

It may not be Venice, but it’s certainly far more convenient and accessible if you live in the States. The gondolas are all made in Venice, though, lending the whole experience a transportive whiff of authenticity as you glide through the network of canals. Both indoor and outdoor rides are available, making the experience totally Instagram-worthy and very romantic. 

7. Watch a concert or show

For an unforgettable Las Vegas Valentine’s Day, make a point of trying to see a classic Vegas show. Besides gambling, nothing is as quintessentially Vegas as show business. From world-class musicians and their delightful impersonators to magic shows, circuses and comedy shows, Las Vegas has been named the Entertainment Capital of the World for good reason. There’s something for everyone, from classic shows such as Cirque du Soleil and David Copperfield, to once-in-a-lifetime concerts. Some of the most notable concerts in Las Vegas take place at various MGM Resorts.

8. Take to the skies on a private hot air balloon

Las Vegas is known for its extravagance, and all couples deserve a little spark every now and then. A private hot air balloon ride is the ultimate dream date. What could be more romantic than a sunrise balloon ride over the majestic Mojave Desert? Some tours include breakfast or a champagne toast upon landing to complete the epic experience and prepare you for an inspired day ahead.

9. Indulge with a food tour

To really get a slice of Vegas, take a food tour around the city and indulge in the array of tastes that Vegas has to offer. You and your muffin can go on a guided tour around Las Vegas, stopping at all the best food locations. Not only will you get to skip the queues, but your guide will also be highly knowledgeable and passionate about the cuisine on offer at each establishment and will make the best recommendations. From the best local pizza stand to the highest trending celebrity chef spots, scout for your next date location and get a true taste of Vegas!

10. View the city from the High Roller observation wheel

Take your relationship to new heights with an ultra-modern wheel ride that reaches 550 ft above the Las Vegas Strip. The wheel takes 30 minutes to complete one revolution. You can even opt for a happy-half-hour cocktail experience which includes an open bar and bartender, or the High Roller Wheel Chocolate Tasting Experience to sample chocolates and enjoy a glass of wine along with the view. This is the largest observation wheel in North America and offers the perfect mix of fun and romance for you and your sweetheart to swoon over.

11. Lake Mead

One thing that Vegas really isn’t renowned for is beaches, and given that Nevada is a desert, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. However, if you’re looking for a romantic outing that involves the Vegas version of a beach, then look no further than Lake Mead.

Situated next to the bare mountains and rocks of the desert, the turquoise water of the lake is even more striking and offers some of the best sunsets you could ask for. If you’re up for something a little more physical, then why not hire a kayak or jet ski? There’s also super romantic dinner cruises on offer that shouldn’t be missed.

Play casino games at BetMGM

There’s no reason for post-vacation blues when you register with BetMGM. Our online casino will bring all your best Vegas memories back to life so that you can enjoy all the romance and novelty of Las Vegas in the comfort of your own home. 

BetMGM has an impressive selection of online casino games for you and your date to enjoy. Our live dealer online casino brings the best of both worlds together with a buzzing atmosphere that you can enjoy even without leaving your couch!

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