So you’ve finally gotten the courage to ask your crush on a date and he or she said yes. Great! First mission accomplished. Now comes the hard part. You want to make sure you pick a spot that is romantic but not sappy, affordable but not cheap. It has to strike just the right balance. We’ve got 10 first date ideas below to help get you started.
Simply walking down the strip could be a great first date in Las Vegas, but if you’re searching for something a little more structured, you can’t go wrong with Gold Spike. Open 24/7, this 20,000-square-foot venue has oversized games like chess, video games, drinks, beer pong tournaments, and more. What better way to have a fun, casual first date?
The Salt Room in Las Vegas, Nevada wants to welcome you to “the world of halotherapy.” Services include salt therapy, body treatments, waxing, facials, and halo-massages. For a fun day pampering yourself and your date, the Salt Room is perfect.
Want to really impress your date on your first outing? Nothing says impressive like a helicopter tour. Fly from Las Vegas over the Red Rock conservation area to the Pahrump Valley Winery for a wine tasting and dinner. It will certainly be a date to remember.
Revel in the rich history of the mining towns of the Wild West with your date as you share a drink at the Pioneer Saloon. Established in 1913, the saloon has seen two world wars and more. Make personal history with a first date here.
The Game Lab in the Peppermill Resort Spa and Casino in Reno offers family-friendly fun and is perfect for a date. They have “the hottest video games, the newest ticket and prize games, and Reno's best collection of retro arcade games.” The Game Lab is a great spot for all ages.
Take a detour from the Las Vegas strip to visit the Lion Habitat Ranch in Henderson. Unlike a regular zoo, this habitat is specifically designed for lion care. If your date is an animal person, treating her or him to a tour is a slam dunk.
The Washoe Club is known as one of the most haunted locations in the west, having been featured on “Ghost Adventures” and “Ghost Hunters.” Join a group to be locked in the club overnight and search for ghosts. We can’t think of a better opportunity to get your cuddle on than scaring up a few ghouls in the middle of the night.
Take advantage of the beautiful weather and your proximity to Lake Tahoe by renting a boat for the afternoon. You and your date can float the day away out on the water swimming, fishing, and getting to know one another. Nevada has tons of wonderful bodies of water, and almost all of them have a boat rental company nearby. For Lake Tahoe, we recommend Rent A Boat Tahoe.
Does your date like spooky stuff? Nevada is sprinkled with amazing ghost towns and Goldfield is one of the coolest. Goldfield was once the largest town in the state and a successful one at that. Today, it’s a deserted ghost town with plenty of stories around every corner.
According to their website, the Shark Reef is “dedicated to establishing and maintaining the highest standards of animal care.” This educational experience is an incredibly fun way to make a first impression and will create wonderful conversation. It’s also a pretty peaceful space.