Skip the dinner date and take a food tour instead
The standard dinner date is a classic, but sitting across the table staring at each other for an unknown stretch of time can be nerve-wracking for anyone. Try something a little different with Lip Smacking Foodie Tours, walking tours that hit some of the best restaurants in Vegas -- all in one night. They start at $125 a ticket and go all the way up to an ultra-premium steakhouse tour at $799 per person. Regardless of which option you choose, the tours take a little bit of the one-on-one pressure off the date while still providing an unforgettable cuisine-hopping experience.
Get your culture on with a stage show
The Smith Center is sleek, elegant, sophisticated, and one of the best places to impress a date -- especially when the hottest shows from Broadway come to town. Think favorites like Wicked, Anastasia, Jesus Christ Superstar, and more this season. Be prepared to shell out a few bucks -- this night out is worth the splurge. But that doesn't mean you can't find a good (perhaps last-minute) deal on the resale market.
Drive out to one of our hundreds of natural hot springs
Nevada is home to more than 300 natural hot springs, and there are plenty around Vegas, all located around the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Gold Strike is probably the most well-known, but it is also the most technical (there are several ropes to climb up and down over large, slick boulders) and the most crowded (lots and lots of people in inappropriate footwear sharing their personal music selections with everyone within earshot). It's also the least impressive. Hit the Arizona Hot Spring instead, a three-tiered pool of increasingly hot water located in a very cool slot canyon, with a much more impressive view of the Colorado River at the end. It's just over an hour away by car.
Head to the top of the world for a few thrills
The top of the world = the Top of the World restaurant located at the top of the Stratosphere, more than 800 feet above the madness of the Strip. The revolving restaurant is a bit of a Vegas bucket list item and a great place for a special night out with someone you rather fancy. You can also up the ante a bit with one of the thrill rides that drop, dangle, and spin you over the side of the Strat some 900 feet off the ground. For the real adrenaline-junkies, though, there's also the Guinness Book record-holding SkyJump, an open-air 829-foot jump.
Make some magic at a magic show
Maybe it's something you don't quite realize because it's probably not something you often think about while living here, but Las Vegas is the world capital of magic shows, hands-down. There are a TON here, all the time, and we've recently seen a surge in new magic shows opening, too. While you can never go wrong with a classic like Penn & Teller, Piff the Magic Dragon is just the right mix of self-deprecating humor, an adorable dog, an intimate space, and a grown-ass man in a dragon costume. For a price, these will keep you both laughing, which is a good headspace to be in on any date.