Sin City intentionally stuns with lights and sounds inside glitzy casinos, keeping you away from daylight and the ability to tell time. Las Vegas bets that you will wander around lost, spending money impulsively -- and it's willing to double-down on the both of you. Fortunately, the city offers sinfully good couples activities for those who know how to navigate around the pitfalls.
Eat Your Heart Out
Chefs flock to the desert for a chance to show off their sultry skills to a worldwide audience. Take advantage. Have an intimate experience behind a wall of the world's best bottles of wine at Sage in the Aria, or enjoy watching the iconic Bellagio fountains from Mon Ami Gabi in the Paris. After, slide on over to the Sugar Factory to indulge your sweet side under a chocolate fountain. The Palazzo even offers a single, $750 cupcake adorned with Tahitian gold vanilla caviar and gold flakes.
Sin City offers an array of adult shows and experiences that are sure to turn up the desert heat; you just have to choose how extreme you want to take it. Cirque du Soleil offers just a touch of naughty with the show Zumanity in the New York New York, while the Luxor reveals Fantasy, a series of strip teases. Crank it up all the way with a visit to the Green Door, a multi-leveled swinger's club where you can be a bystander or join the action.
Soak in the Sun
Vegas keeps an average daily high of more than 80 degrees for half the year, so most casinos offer a pool to cool off. Swim with sharks at the Golden Nugget, lounge on beach sand at Mandalay Bay, let yourself go on Wet Republic's lazy river or enjoy a raucous weekend pool party at Marquee. More opportunities to get naughty exist at topless pools such as Bare, Venus or Athena. Pools tend to charge covers, especially for non-hotel guests, topless events and parties.
Take the sensuality to a whole new level with world-class spa treatments. The Strip's casinos seek out the best aestheticians in order to offer them to you, and talent goes where the money is. Look to Sin City's most expensive properties for the best services, such as the spa at Mandarin Oriental, Qua at Caesar's Palace or the Encore Spa. Some spas offer an inexpensive day pass. You'll be able to lounge like a rock star without all the expensive treatments.
Tie the Knot
Nevada requires you to be over 18, have a photo ID and the ability to pay a nominal fee to get married. There is no waiting period. Take your relationship to the next level with an impromptu Las Vegas wedding in the same chapel as Michael Jordan or Britney Spears. Las Vegas Boulevard North, toward downtown, offers a hallway of instant wedding chapels that advertise the celebrities that wed there. Expect prompt service, not class.
- Vegas.com: Romantic Spots in Las Vegas
- The Divine Addiction: Sexiest Restaurants: Sage, Las Vegas
- Cooking Channel: Here’s a Gold and Caviar Cupcake That Costs $750
- New York New York: Zumanity
- Luxor: Fantasy
- Las Vegas Weekly: The Green Door
- Golden Nugget: The Tank
- Bare Pool
- Vegas.com: Average Temperatures
- Fodor's: 5 Hottest Spas in Vegas