From KISS mini golf to Candlelight Concerts, Las Vegas features several laidback date night activities
In Las Vegas, it’s understandable for introverted couples to avoid congested club scenes and crowded casinos.
Despite Vegas’ wild reputation, there’s a great deal of off-Strip entertainment for introverted couples with a preference for intimate settings and chill environments.
Here are 10 ideas for couples that gravitate towards low-key date nights.
Step back in time and enjoy a drive-in movie with buttery popcorn at Snappy Burger. The 1950s retro hop features old movies and classic television shows while serving diner food such as burgers, fries, popcorn, milkshakes and slushies. The best part is that all of this is conveniently served drive-thru style in your car.
During the day, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., they play family-friendly classic TV shows. In the late afternoon until night time, from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m., they play movies for mature audiences. Each month they play films that fit an upcoming holiday.
The movie schedule changes regularly, so check their website for the latest updates.
Snappy Burger is located at 101 N. Decatur Blvd.
Pahrump Valley Winery Tour
Only an hour drive from Las Vegas, Pahrump is a small town that is home to winery tours. According to their website, Pahrump Valley Winery hosts tours daily at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Along with the tour, couples have the option to indulge in breakfast, lunch or dinner at Symphony’s Restaurant. To dine-in at their eatery, guests are required to make a reservation. Swish, sniff and sip on a glass of Riesling or American Desert Blush in the countryside beside your loved one.
Pahrump Valley Winery & Symphony’s is located at 3810 Winery Road, Pahrump NV 89048.
Introverted couples that enjoy going for refreshing walks outdoors must visit Springs Preserve. The Preserve is filled with plenty of activities to keep couples occupied including the Origen Museum, Botanical Garden, Nevada State Museum, Butterfly Habitat (seasonal), Boomtown 1905, Divine Cafe and more.
The Botanical Garden is a peaceful place to roam and escape the overstimulating sights in Sin City.
The Garden has “thousands of Mojave Desert and desert-adapted plants,” according to their website. Spring Preserves boasts an award-winning plant collection with cacti, succulents among other rare vegetation.
Springs Preserve is located at 333 S. Valley View Blvd.
National Atomic Museum
According to the Atomic Heritage Foundation, “The Nevada Test Site (NTS), 65 miles north of Las Vegas, was one of the most significant nuclear weapons test sites in the United States.”
An affiliate partner of the Smithsonian Institute, The National Atomic Museum educates visitors about this unique part of the state’s history. The museum features collections of artifacts “relating to atomic testing, the Nevada Test Site, the Cold War, and nuclear and radiological science and technology,” according to their website.
Images of the museum online depict preserved photographs, diagrams and their latest exhibit, Trinity, as some of the displays that inform guests about the history of America’s nuclear testing programs.
Introverted couples, especially lovebirds that enjoy exploring museums, will learn more about a lesser known side of Nevada’s past.
The National Atomic Museum is located at 755 E. Flamingo Road.
KISS by Monster Mini Golf
Located inside of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, KISS Mini Golf is a fun one-on-one activity for introverted couples. The glow-in-the-dark KISS decor and playful props are also perfect for snapping Insta-worthy photos. Listen to classic rock music while putting around a bright golf ball with someone special.
Band memorabilia is sprinkled throughout the golf course and KISS fans will appreciate the electric ambiance. Keep an eye out for drummer Eric Carr’s Porsche, a 70s KISS pinball machine among hundreds of original pieces paying tribute to the band.
Couples play at their own pace and have the opportunity to chat between rounds. Plus, a little friendly competition on a date never hurt anyone.
KISS Mini Golf is located at 3700 W. Flamingo Road.
Pinball Hall of Fame
Speaking of retro pinball machines, gamer couples will have a ball at the Pinball Hall of Fame. From Game of Thrones to Twilight Zone, the 25,000 square foot venue is home to pinball machines from the 1950s to the 1990s, according to the website.
Bring cash to feed the machines for a bucket of quarters. Each game fee varies from 25 cents to 50 cents per play. The arcade museum also features air hockey, claw machines and several other nostalgic games.
Low-key couples will enjoy playing a series of games until they run out of quarters.
Pinball Hall of Fame is located at 4925 Las Vegas Boulevard South.
Marjorie Barrick Art Gallery
Be inspired by the latest art exhibit showing at the Marjorie Barrick Art Gallery. Artsy couples will revel in all the thought-provoking pieces on display in their East Gallery, Workshop Gallery and Center gallery.
The art museum is on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) campus. UNLV is an inclusive education establishment and “one of the most racially diverse universities in the United States.”
According to their website, the museum is an extension of the UNLV College of Fine Arts and showcases contemporary artwork “to create a nourishing environment.”
Creative couples may explore the gallery while admiring each artwork. Plus, admission is free for everyone.
Marjorie Barrick Art Gallery is located at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.
For a romantic rendezvous, attend a Candlelight Concert with your significant other. As the title suggests, the intimate venue glitters with candles accompanied by the smooth sounds of the Listeso String Quartet. The quartet features four talented musicians, usually made up of two violinists, a violist and a cellist.
From classical masterpieces to modern hits, seasoned musicians perform a wide variety of songs with different themed shows throughout the year.
Music enthusiasts will love the casual concert setting and good acoustics while sipping on alcoholic beverages from the bar.
Visit Fever for details about their location and upcoming events.
For bibliophiles and coffee shop connoisseurs, Writer’s Block is the ultimate getaway. This is the ideal spot for introverted couples looking to grab a good cup of Joe and read a thought-provoking novel.
The independent bookstore is filled with cardboard cutouts of literary giants, colorful art and writerly treasures at every corner. Along with the books and coffee, the shop also includes an adorable pet rabbit and an artificial bird sanctuary.
Easy-going couples looking to chat over lattes while surrounded by books will love Writer’s Block. All bookworms deserve a cozy date downtown at this literary haven.
Writer’s Block is located at 519 S. 6th Street Suite 100.
Located in Boulder City, outdoor adventurers must take a trip to Rail Explorers, which is a pedal powered ride fit for groups of two to four people. The attraction also includes the Nevada State Railroad Museum and a lift on an historic train.
Couples have four different tour options to pick from for their Rail Explorer date night: Southwest Round-Up, Southwest Ramble, Desert Sunset Tour and Fireside Starlight.
For night owls, sign-up for the Fireside Starlight to also get a stunning view of a starry desert night sky.
Locals flash your Nevada IDs to receive a 10 percent discount. Plus, parking is free.
Rail Explorers is located at 601 Yucca Street, Boulder City, NV 89005.
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