Las Vegas can be one of the sexiest places in the world with its seductive neon lights, quiet romantic restaurants, couples spa treatments, and shows that can really rev up your engines. Ride a gondola, take in a fountain show at night, and sip on Champagne from 64 stories in the sky to make that romantic spark sizzle. Here's a look at 15 romantic things to do in Las Vegas.
The best romantic bet at Costa di Mare at Wynn Las Vegas is one of the cabanas that surround the serene lagoon. The restaurant specializes in Mediterranean fish and seafood that is flown in daily from the Italian coast. Cozy up and order one of the specialties such as red shrimp from Naples, sea urchin from Sicily, and Venetian soft-shell moleche.
Mistress of Sensuality Edie welcomes the crowd to “Zumanity,” the Cirque du Soleil show at New York-New York that specializes all things sensual. The naughty show mixes burlesque and cabaret acts with adult themes. Performer Brandon Pereyda and his outrageous Mohawk get strapped into chains above the stage for some erotic aerials paired with a solo cellist, while a pink Champagne-filled tub with three performers indulge in sexual experimentation. Do try to be a part of the lazy Susan finale if invited on stage.
Watch a Romantic Water Show
The Fountains of Bellagio are one of the free romantic things to put on your list in Las Vegas. The water show at the front of the resort features more than a thousand fountains choreographed with music and lights, spanning more than 1,000 feet and shooting water up to 460 feet into the air. While the songs played during the performances change all the time, Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me To The Moon,” Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On,” and Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman’s “Con Te Partiro (Time to Say Goodbye)” can create some sparks.
Scrub Together at a Hammam
Make it a romantic spa treatment at Sahra Hammam & Spa at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas with its hammam, a sensual, centuries-old practice of purification. Couples can lay on the heated motherstone slab for treatments that span body detox and cooling baths together, and then relax in the whirlpools, steam rooms, and stone lounges afterward.
Pretend You're in Paris
Dine inside a replica of the Eiffel Tower 13 stories above the Strip with a view of the Fountains at Bellagio. Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris Las Vegas offers picture perfect views and dishes such as a Rossini-style filet mignon with foie gras and truffle sauce spanning lunch, brunch, and dinner.
Let a gondolier take you on a 30-minute ride through replica of the Grand Canal in Venice with a gondola ride. Gondoliers serenade as the boat floats under bridges and balconies and through the streetscape of the resort. Riders can choose an indoor or outdoor experience and even select to go as a couple for more privacy. Start the trip off right by arriving at 9:50 a.m. or 4:20 p.m. when the gondoliers arrive singing in unison as they start their days.
Dine with Romance on Your Mind
Ask for one of Carbone's very romantic red velvet booths in the main dining room for privacy and then let the tuxedoed captains lead you through an Italian dinner at this ode to old school dining. Carbone features mid-20th century hospitality with a touch of glamour and showmanship for a memorable night. The red dining room was inspired by the Milan Opera with a stunning floor-to-ceiling Murano glass crystal chandelier that was originally commissioned for a Ferrari showroom in the 1960s.
Relax in a Bathhouse
Take 50 minutes or 100 to indulge in a custom couples’ massage performed side by side at Bathhouse at the Delano. The spa even features steam rooms and saunas for some additional relaxation time, although neither are co-ed.
Dine with a Work of Art
Sit among original artwork and ceramic pieces from the restaurant’s namesake artist Pablo Picasso while chef Julian Serrano dazzles diners with the regional cuisine of Spain and France. Quail is a specialty at Picasso at the Bellagio, as is the viewing of the Fountains at Bellagio. Request the patio when the weather is warm enough.
Take in the Entire City
See the entire Las Vegas Strip and surrounding mountains from Skyfall Lounge, perched on the 64th floor of the Delano. An outdoor patio offers the perfect view of the Strip looking north. Head here daily from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a Champagne toast as the sun sets on the city.
Create a New Fantasy
These ladies know how to turn on the heat. Every one of the 14 sexy women fulfills a different fantasy in the show by the same name at the Luxor. Singer Lorena Peril leads the “Fantasy” cast through 15 numbers set to hot songs. Comic relief from Sean E. Cooper keeps audiences on their toes and provides some much-needed cooling off sessions between sexy numbers.
Drink in an Art Deco Lounge
Impress a date with a romantic night at Rosina at the Palazzo. The seductive room features Champagne call buttons to have your glass refilled with nary an interruption. The other attraction at this Art Deco decorated lounge with velvet banquettes is the secret menus that span Manhattans, juleps, Old Fashioneds, and Champagne cocktails.
Fly with the Wine Angels
Charlie Palmer’s Aureole features a four-story wine tower complete with angels flying up and down the space to fetch bottles as they're ordered. The romantic restaurant’s French-influenced dishes pair well with wine, the star of the show, while the angels just make it a great story to tell friends and family back home.
Make an Appointment for a Couples' Treatment
The sprawling Canyon Ranch Spa & Fitness at the Venetian and Palazzo offers 134,000 square feet of spa treatments, and couples can share the experience together in a ritual room. Treatments include a rasu ceremony with purifying muds, while a full afternoon includes a scalp massage, full-body exfoliation, cleansing shower, and a luxurious scented bath for two followed by full-body massages, all done side by side.
Grab a Drink Next to the Fire
The neon-swaddled Fireside Lounge at the Peppermill features romantic booths, fruity cocktails, elegant servers, and a flaming reflection pool that creates the perfect setting to start or end a romantic evening. Of course, since it's open 24 hours a day, it could be the spot to start the day with massive drinks with long, long straws so you never have to pick up your drink and can keep your eyes on your date.