5 things: Las Vegas date weekend

VegasSign_If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you already know how strongly I feel about regular date-nights.  It’s a time to reconnect with your partner to tell him or her that they’re important in your life: beyond parenting, diaper changing, income generation, and garbage-removal.

Over-night dates mean you can look forward to sleeping in (!!!), quiet time, romance and intimacy.  But what about adventure?  If you can manage more than one night, Las Vegas is a great place to adventure for 2 or 3 nights.


Hoover Dam (45 minutes from the strip)


The Bellagio Fountains

Five Things …

1 | Rent a car for as little as $12/day and save on tours.  It’s more romantic to do a self-guided tour alone, without the bus filled with strangers.  Surprisingly, all the larger hotels offer free parking.

2 | Spend a few dollars more and stay right on the strip in a nicer hotel to avoid smelly casinos and outdated rooms.  (Both the Palazzo and Bellagio are beautiful.  The Palazzo’s rooms are all suites and the bathroom is total lux.)

3 | Don’t miss a Cirque du Soleil show.  With so many to chose from in Las Vegas, there are no excuses, book same-day discount tickets if you must, but don’t miss a Cirque show while in Las Vegas.  (The first time we went to Vegas, we did two of them in a space of 3 days, so good!)

4 | Get frisky and see an x-rated show.  Peepshow and X Burlesque are both sure to get you both in the mood.


The pool at the Bellagio

5 | Lounge by the pool and talk.  Yes, really talk.  I loved reviewing these questions with my hubby last week, as we hadn’t talked about our favourite word, biggest dream or favourite self-traits since last Winter when I wrote that post.

From Edmonton and Calgary, Westjet and Air Canada both offer packages;  if you’re venturing from the West Coast, I highly recommend flying from Bellingham on Allegiant or Alaska Airlines to get an amazing deal.

What’s your favourite over-night date night or weekend adventure with your mate?




  1. 1

    I am in complete agreement about regulat date nights! DH and I make a point of going out just the 2 of us at least once a month. For the overnighters, we are super fortunate to be able to travel sans children every November. Last year was 7 blissful nights in Barbados. I was like we were dating again. Spending time alone makes our relationship stronger, which makes us better parents IMHO. 🙂

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