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Take your partner around the world in Las Vegas

Want to see the world with your sweetie? Gaze at the Eiffel Tower, marvel at the Egyptian pyramids and wave hello to the Statue of Liberty, all without leaving Nevada. | By Suzie Dundas | December 10, 2021

There’s so much to love about Las Vegas. We love the world-class shows, over-the-top experiences, sparkling late-night lights and luxurious private cabanas that make us feel like royalty. But one of the very best parts of Las Vegas is how international the city feels, making it the perfect destination to visit with your partner. You may technically be in Nevada, but you and your sweetie will feel like you’re traveling between Egypt, France and the South Pacific every time you cross the street. Check out the best global-inspired sights in Las Vegas below, and be sure not to miss out on:

  • A romantic meal for two: Sample melt-in-your-mouth dumplings and intricately prepared sushi

  • A gondola ride: Sit back and enjoy being serenaded as you are rowed around the Venetian canals

  • Eiffel Tower views: Hold your love close and admire the Las Vegas lights from atop the famous Parisian landmark

Eat your way through Asia

Resorts World Las Vegas is home to more than 40 restaurants, including a vast variety of Asian eateries that range from fast-casual to gourmet. You and your honey can taste your way through Asia without leaving Las Vegas, including Japanese, Chinese and Singaporean eats.

Foodie couples will love exploring Famous Foods Street Eats; it has numerous stalls featuring a medley of Asian fare, including Hainanese chicken rice at Boon Tong Kee. Nori Bar has Japanese beers and sake on tap as well as authentic sushi rolls. FUHU Shack is where the two of you should go to sample the renowned Peking duck burritos and Mamak features take-home food kits and unique snacks to munch on while you explore the city.

And for a special night that’s sure to create lasting memories, head to Ah Chun restaurant for delectable dumplings that have earned recognition from Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand from 2013 to 2021.

Explore New York City

Experience Las Vegas’ Big Apple with your love at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino. You’ll see the skyscrapers from a mile away, though it’s the replica Statue of Liberty that’ll make it clear you’ve arrived in Sin City and not New York. While the statue is not quite as tall as the original (150 feet versus 350-feet-tall), it does have a massive roller coaster racing through the sky — something you certainly won’t find on Liberty Island.

Romantic daredevils will want to take a ride on the coaster, but be sure to step through the doors, too. Inside, the hotel looks like a recreated Greenwich Village, right down to the fire escapes, street signs and corner diners, an ideal destination to wander hand in hand. And just like New York is a melting pot of culture, so too are the on-site eats—you’ll find an authentic Irish pub, an all-day diner, a trattoria straight out of Little Italy and a pizza joint serving huge thin-crust slices.

Visit the land of the pharaohs

If your special someone has always dreamed of seeing the pyramids, head to Luxor at night to see the impossibly tall light beam shooting from the top of the massive glass pyramid, which measures in as the third-largest pyramid in the world. It’s wildly impressive, almost as impressive as the Sphinx in front of it, which is larger than the original in Giza (110 feet versus 70-feet-tall).

Step inside and you’ll be in the world’s largest atrium, with pharaoh statues, obelisks carved with hieroglyphics and the same towering palm trees that grow along the Nile River.

Do as the Romans do

Few destinations are more romantic for a couple than Italy, and fortunately, you have not one but three chances to experience a taste of bella Italia in Las Vegas. For a subtle, low-key Italian experience, head to the Bellagio. While it’s not technically themed, it’s named after the city of Bellagio in northern Italy—and the 8-acre pool is the resort’s answer to Lake Como. Snuggle close with your love while you watch the colorful fountain shows everyone gushes over (every 30 minutes during peak evening hours).

If you truly want to feel like you’re in Italy, outdoor cafes and all, head to the Venetian Resort Las Vegas. Indoor and outdoor canals run the length of the resort; arrive early if you’re hoping to book a gondola ride with a singing gondolier. And if it’s Rome you’ve always wanted to visit, spend time at Caesars Palace, where marble statues, intricate Italian tile work and domed ceilings feel like a stroll through the Pantheon.

Journey to the South Pacific

Are the two of you dreaming of a South Pacific getaway? Skip the long flight and head instead to Mandalay Bay, a tropical oasis celebrating all things warm and wonderful. You and your partner can jump in the surf of the 1.6-million-gallon wave pool or relax in the sand at Mandalay Beach. If you’d rather take it easy, go for a float in the lazy river lagoon or grab a private cabana at the Moorea Beach Club, inspired by the Tahitian island of the same name.

Even better, you don’t have to be a scuba diver to go underwater at Mandalay Bay. Treat your sweetheart to tickets to the Shark Reef Aquarium to see exotic Pacific creatures like piranhas, sea turtles, jellyfish, lionfish and even a Komodo dragon. Don’t miss the walk-through shark tunnel and virtual reality theater, where you can swim with migrating whales or get a shark’s-eye view of the ocean. The aquarium has more than 2,000 animals, so budget at least two hours to soak in this marine world.

For a second dose of Polynesian style, check out The Mirage, where you can visit with the parrots, lions and tigers of the “Secret Garden,” or unwind and reconnect with your sweetie by taking a morning yoga class in the underground dolphin viewing area.

Vive la France

You can't go on a romantic trip to Las Vegas without mentioning Paris Las Vegas. The resort's Eiffel Tower is one of the most defining features of the city's skyline, and as long as you or your love are not afraid of heights, you'll want to snag tickets to take the 46-story-ride to the top. The best time to visit is sunset — that way, afterward, you can head to the gourmet Eiffel Tower Restaurant a few floors below for a romantic dinner for two.

You can also experience the City of Lights from sea level, as the tower hosts a light show every 30 minutes after dark. Inside, expect decor ranging from quaint cobblestone streets to gold-and-white grandiosity that looks straight out of the Palace of Versailles.

Make your Las Vegas memory

Most people can’t make it to Paris or Cairo in a quick weekend, but you and your partner can certainly make it to Las Vegas—and you’ll have no shortage of globally inspired restaurants, spas and stage shows to round out the internationally romantic experience. Here, the world rests at your fingertips.

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Suzie Dundas is a Lake Tahoe-based freelance writer and outdoor enthusiast. She writes about mountain sports, adventure travel, youth culture and much more.

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