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The Couple’s Guide to Getting the Most Out of Las Vegas

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Travel Tips | Comments Off on The Couple’s Guide to Getting the Most Out of Las Vegas

When you think of Las Vegas, a few things probably come to mind, such as casinos and elopement. But Las Vegas has so much more to offer, and can actually be a romantic getaway for couples. Here are a few ways to get the most out of your Las Vegas vacation.

Watch the Sunset from the Eiffel Tower

Las Vegas is so overshadowed by visions of late-night gambling and drunken weddings that you don’t often hear about the Vegas sunset, which is actually quite stunning.  The top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris Las Vegas is an ideal spot for this view if you’re going for the all-out romance.

Have a Drink Next to the Bellagio Fountains

The Bellagio name became famous after the hotel was featured in “Pretty Woman” and later “Ocean’s Eleven.” Beyond its celebrity status, the Bellagio has an impressive fountain display that makes for an enjoyable evening. The Fountains are right next to the Fontana Lounge, so you can enjoy a few drinks while you take in the scenery.

Go on a Shopping Spree at the Forum Shops

If you’re opting for the “Pretty Woman” experience, there’s no Rodeo Drive in Vegas. But there are The Forum Shops at Caesars, a 636,000-square-foot shopping mall connected to the famous Caesars Palace on the Strip. You’re pretty much guaranteed to find the perfect ensemble of your—or your companion’s—dreams in 636,000 square feet of pure luxury shopping.

Catch a Romantic Show

Las Vegas has no shortage of live entertainment options, and romantic shows are in abundance. Choose from options such as “Phantom of the Opera” or “Le Reve,” or go a little more risqué with “Zumanity” or “Peepshow”.  If you’re less into theater and more into music, there’s always a well-known star holding court on a stage near you, such as Elton John, Madonna or Celine Dion. Other options, such as Cirque du Soleil, can up the romance factor as well.

Wander the Las Vegas Strip at Night

You should never run out of things to do in Las Vegas. If you feel like you’re running out of ideas, a stroll down the famous Las Vegas Strip will occupy your time and give you dozens of other ideas. There are plentiful sights to see both day and night on the Strip, including people watching.

Take a Gondola Ride

If you can visit Paris in Las Vegas, why not take a fantasy trip to Venice? Take a gondola ride down the Venetian right from the heart of Vegas. The experience is close to authentic, with serenading gondoliers and cobblestone streets. A two-person boat will cost you a few extra bucks, but it’s worth it to kick the romance up a notch or two.

Las Vegas doesn’t have to be all about getting hitched by an Elvis impersonator or risking it all at the Blackjack tables. There are plenty of opportunities for romantic overtures and activities perfect for couples looking for some one-on-one time. Look beyond the obvious if you want your next Las Vegas vacation to be more about romance and less about gambling.